Nolo mortem peccatoris

Thomas Morley

Nolo mortem peccatoris; Haec sunt verba Salvatoris.
Father I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save.
Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have.
Father, my will now all is this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.
Father behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side;
Even from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied,
but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.

Sir William More (c. 1570)


Thomas Morley (1557 - 1602)