What shall I render to the Lord for His abundant goodness to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and I will call on the Lord. Praising will I call on the name of the Lord in the presence of all His people.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. [This quotation is taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, © 1989 by the division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and is used by permission. All rights reserved. Please reproduce with the same line breaks and tabs, and with the same copyright acknowledgement.]
What though my harp, and viol be Both hung upon the willow-tree? What though my bed be now my grave, And for my house I darkness have? What though my healthful days are fled And I lie numbered with the dead? Yet I have hope, by thy great power, To spring; though now a wither'd flower. These three pieces are NOT intended to be performed as one work. The composer requests that the full texts be printed in concert programmes.
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