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Chandos Anthem no. 7: My song shall be alway of the loving kindness

Language: English after the Latin

Sonata

Soprano and Chorus
 My song shall be alway of the loving kindness
 of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be
 shewing thy truth from one generation to
 another. The Heav'ns shall praise thy
 wond'rous works, and thy truth in the
 congregation of the saints.

Tenor
 For who is he among the clouds that shall be
 compared unto the Lord? And what is he
 among the Gods that shall be like unto the Lord?

Soprano, Tenor and Bass
 God is very greatly to be feared in the counsel
 of the saints, and to be had in reverence of
 all that are round about him. O Lord, God of
 hosts, who is like unto thee? Thy truth, most
 mighty Lord, is on ev'ry side.

Alto and Bass. Duet
 The heav'ns are thine, the earth also is thine;
 thou has laid the foundation of the round
 world.

Chorus
 Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy
 seat; mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Soprano
 Blessed is the people, O Lord, that can rejoice
 in thee; they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.

Chorus
 Thou art the glory of their strength. Alleluja.


This text comes from lines 5(6)-7(8), 11(12), 14(15), and 17(18).

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-21.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:34
Line count: 30
Word count: 195

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