Three Offertories

Song Cycle by Dudley Buck (1839 - 1909)

Word count: 272

1. O ye that hear [sung text checked 1 time]

O ye that hear and understand, 
look for your Shepherd!
O look for him! For He that shall come is nigh at hand,
and He shall give you everlasting rest.
O recieve the gift that is giver unto you,
recieve it and be glad.
Flee the shadow of this world,
be ready to the reward of the kingdom.
O ye that hear and understand,
upon you the everlasting light shall shine forever and ever.

Authorship

Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

2. Blessed are they [sung text checked 1 time]

Blessed are they which love thee,
for they shall rejoice in thy peace.
Blessed are they which have been sorrowful,
for they shall rejoice in thee.
When they have seen thy glory,
they shall be glad for evermore.
For Jerusalem shall be built up,
and all her streets shall say: Alleluia!
O blessed be God forever and ever more,
Alleluia!

Authorship

Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

3. Judge me, O God [sung text checked 1 time]

1 [Psalm of David.]
  Judge me, O God, and plead my cause 
  against an ungodly nation:
  O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
2 For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off?
  why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3 O send out thy light and thy truth:
  let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy [hill, and to thy tabernacles]1.
4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, 
  unto God my exceeding joy:
  yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
  and why art thou disquieted within me?
  hope in God: for I shall yet praise him,
  who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

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1 Buck: "hill"

Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]