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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sung Psalm for Tuesday in the Second Week of Advent



This is a recording of an a cappella quartet singing Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (Dutch composer, 1562 - 1621)'s setting of Psalm 96, Chantez a Dieu. The credits are at the end of the video.

Since they are singing in French, here's the BCP translation of Psalm 96:

Psalm 96

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.

Sing to the Lord and bless his Name;
proclaim the good news of his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the nations
and his wonders among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;
he is more to be feared than all gods.

As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols;
but it is the Lord who made the heavens.

Oh, the majesty and the magnificence of his presence!
Oh, the power and the splendor of his sanctuary!

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples;
ascribe to the Lord honor and power.

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his Name;
bring offerings and come into his courts.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
let the whole earth tremble before him.

Tell it out among the nations: "The Lord is King!
he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity."

Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad;
let the sea thunder and all that is in it; let the field be joyful and all that is therein.

Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the Lord when he comes,
when he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness
and the peoples with his truth.








2 comments:

  1. Beautiful psalm beautifully sung. Interesting composer. The Bruton Parish Choirs sang "Hodie Christus natus est" by Sweelinck at their recent Christmas Concert.

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