Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness Top Pick

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Description

For SATB Choir with keyboard or optional instruments.  A sprightly setting of the hymn tune Schmücke Dich from Handel's Brockes Passion.  This setting is totally flexible and can be used with keyboard or instruments.  Available in 3 different keys.  Great for use during communion or during Epiphany.  Parts are in the extras (in all available keys).  Need an SATB version?  It's available here.  Recording coming soon!

Lyrics

Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness,
leave the gloomy haunts of sadness;
come into the daylight's splendour,
there with joy thy praises render
unto him whose grace unbounded
hath this wondrous banquet founded:
high o'er all the heavens he reigneth,
yet to dwell with thee he deigneth.

Sun, who all my life dost brighten,
light, who dost my soul enlighten,
joy, the sweetest heart e'er knoweth,
fount, whence all my being floweth,
at thy feet I cry, my Maker,
let me be a fit partaker
of this blessed food from heaven,
for our good, thy glory, given.