(Not sure about the visuals … you might just want to listen.)

Orlando Gibbons: Drop, Drop Slow Tears
Banchieri Singers

I should give credit, too, to the poet:

Phineas Fletcher (1580–1650)

A Litany

DROP, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet
Which brought from Heaven
The news and Prince of Peace:
Cease not, wet eyes, 5
His mercy to entreat;
To cry for vengeance
Sin doth never cease.
In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears; 10
Nor let His eye
See sin, but through my tears.


  1. It just doesn’t get any better than that, Patty. Thank you!

  2. Thanks Chip & Bob. I’m so glad you enjoyed this.

    I could wrap myself in this music and just live in it. No words really come close to expressing what it does to and for me.