William Byrd: Ad dominum cum tribular (1560s?)

Ad dominum cum tribularer
Ad Dominum cum tribularer clamavi,
et exaudivit me.
Domine, libera animam meam a labio
mendacii, et a lingua dolosa.
Quid detur tibi, aut quid apponatur tibi,
ad linguam dolosam?
Sagittae potentis acutae,
cum carbonibus desolatoriis.
Heu mihi! quia incolatus meus prolongatus est;
habitavi cum habitantibus Cedar.
Multum incola fuit anima mea.
Cum his qui oderunt pacem eram pacificus.
Ego pacem loquebar, et illi bellum

In my distress I cried unto the Lord
and he heard me.
O Lord, deliver my soul from the lip
of falsehood, and from a deceitful tongue.
What should be given unto thee, or done to thee,
to a deceitful tongue?
Sharp arrows of the mighty,
with searing coals.
Woe is me! that my sojourn is prolonged;
I have lived with the inhabitants of Cedar.
My soul hath dwelt much there.
With those that hate peace I was a peacemaker.
I spake peace, and they shouted together for war.

Psalm 120

Performance by I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth conducting [NML(info)