SAB Choir and Flute with Organ or Piano. Don has quite a way with an accompaniment! This gentle, Celtic setting of Brother James' Air is sure to be a favorite with your small choir. Delicious! The text is a paraphrase of Psalm 84, but works equally well on days when Psalm 23 would be appropriate.
How lovely is thy dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts, to me!
My thirsty soul desires and longs
within thy courts to be;
my very heart and flesh cry out,
O living God, for thee.
Beside thine altars, gracious Lord,
the swallows find a nest;
how happy they who dwell with thee
and praise thee without rest,
and happy they whose hearts are set
upon the pilgrim's quest.
Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me.
And in God's house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be;
and in God's house forevermore,
my dwelling place shall be.