A setting of Psalm 42/Freu dich sehr O meine Seele inspired by Charles Wood's O thou sweetest source. Full, rich, unhurried. Also available in a 2-part version.
Comfort, comfort ye my people; speak ye peace: thus saith your God;
comfort those who sit in darkness, bowed beneath oppression's load;
speak ye to Jerusalem of the peace that waits for them;
tell her that her sins I cover, and her warfare now is over.
Hark, the voice of one that crieth In the desert far and near,
Biding all men to repentance Since the kingdom now is here.
Oh, that warning cry obey! Now prepare for God away;
Let the valleys rise to meet him And the hills bow down to greet him.
Make ye straight what long was crooked; make the rougher places plain;
let your heart be true and humble, as befits his holy reign.
For the glory of the Lord now o'er earth is shed abroad,
and all flesh shall see the token that his word is never broken. Amen.