Drop, drop slow tears, with variations, for wind quartet




Arrangement of Orlando Gibbons’ Good Friday hymn

I have added a descant in the middle verses
which moves between the various instruments.

Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet,
which brought from heaven the news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet eyes, his mercies to entreat;
to cry for vengeance sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears;
nor let his eye see sin, but through my tears.