This is Purcell's Second Setting made for the funeral music for Queen Mary II (1695)

Music by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Words from the Burial Service, Book of Common Prayer


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Thou Knowest Lord by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts;
shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer;
but spare us, Lord most holy,
O God most mighty,

O holy and most merciful Saviour,
thou most worthy Judge eternal,
suffer us not at our last hour,
for any pains of death,
to fall from thee. Amen.