Chandos Anthem no 10: The Lord is my light
Language: English 
1 Sinfonia

2 Tenor
 The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom then
 shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of
 whom then shall I be af raid? (Psalm 27 (26)-1)

3 Chorus 
 Though a host of men were laid against me, yet shall
 my heart not be afraid: though there rose up war
 against me,yet will I put my trust in him. (Psalm 27 (26)-3)

4 Tenor
 One thing have I desired from the Lord, which I will
 require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all
 the days of my life to behold the fair beauty of the Lord
 and to visit his temple. (Psalm 27 (26)-4)

5 Chorus
 I will offer in his dwellings an oblation with great
 gladness: I will sing and speak praises unto the Lord. (Psalm 27 (26)-6)

6 Chorus
 For who is God but the Lord: or who hath any
 strength except the Lord? (Psalm 18 (17)-32)

 The earth trembled and quaked; the very foundations
 also of the hills shook and were removed. (Psalm 18 (17)-8)

 He cast forth lightnings and gave his
 thunder and destroyed them. (Psalm 18 (17)-15)

7 Chorus
 They are brought down and fall'n: but we are risen. (Psalm 20 (19)-8)

8 Chorus
 O praise the Lord with me and let us magnify his
 name together. (Psalm 34 (33)-3)

9 Tenor
 The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart has
 trusted in him and I am helped: therefore my heart
 danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him. (Psalm 28 (27)-7)

10  Soprano
 It is the Lord that ruleth the sea, the Lord sitteth
 above the waterflood and the Lord remaineth a king
 forever. (Psalm 29 (28)-10)

11 Chorus
 Sing praises into the Lord O ye saints of his: and give
 thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness. (Psalm 30 (29)-5)

 I will remember thy name from one generation to another:
 therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world
 without end. (Psalm 45 (44)-18)

 Amen.

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Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-10
Line count: 44
Word count: 342