Saturday, February 27, 2016

an incredible canticle

This is an incredible canticle of praise.

Here's is a vid of a choir anthem that does amazing justice the beauty of this psalm.

During the many years I was a church musician, the choirs I directed sang it many, many times.

I think it may be one of the best choir anthems of the 20th century.

Psalm 8

1 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
  Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants
  to tell of your strength,*
silencing your enemies
  and all who oppose you.

3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—

  the moon and the stars you set in place—
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
  human beings that you should care for them?*
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God*
  and crowned them* with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
  putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
  and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
  and everything that swims the ocean currents.

9 O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!

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