Swayne G - Adam lay ibounden



Recorded on
29 November 2009


Deo gratias!
Adam lay ibounden,
bounden in a bond:
Four thousand winter
thought he not too long.

And all was for an apple,
an apple that he took;
as clerkès finden
written in theirè book.

Nè haddè the apple taken been,
the apple taken been,
nè haddè never our lady
a-been heavenè queen.

Blessèd be the time
that apple taken was!
therefore we moun singen:
Deo gracias!

Words Anonymous, 15th century


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  • Responses: Tomkins (Peterhouse)
  • Psalm 109 (omit vv. 5-19) (Barnby, Hylton Stewart)
  • Stanford in B flat
  • MacMillan: O give thanks unto the Lord
  • Hymns 341, 461 (tune: Corvedale)
  • Preacher: Professor Deborah Howard - Professors Professing: The Human search for God - Architecture
  • Voluntary: Allegro Maestoso (Sonata in G) - Elgar

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