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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- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Chandos Anthem no 10: The Lord is my light" [ sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2010-02-10
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Word count: 342