Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A New Song: James MacMillan

I caught a few bars of this anthem on Radio 3's Choral Evensong (Vespers, in fact, from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) in the jeep going around the parish this afternoon. I'm embarrassed to confess it's new to me; but I think it's definitely worth a second hearing!  

O sing unto the Lord a new song *
 sing unto the Lord, all the whole earth.
Sing unto the Lord, and praise his Name *
 be telling of his salvation from day to day.
For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth *
 and with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with his truth.

from Miles Coverdale's translation of Psalm 96 (95)

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