Text attributed to Pope Gregory the Great. SATB and organ.
A perfect anthem for Ash Wednesday or the beginning of Lent. Beautiful, modal, and introspective.
Now let us all with one accord,
in company with ages past,
keep vigil with our heavenly Lord
in his temptation and his fast.
Your love, O Christ, our sinful race
has not returned, but falsified;
author of mercy, turn your face
and grant repentance for our pride.
Remember, Christ, though frail we be,
in your own image were we made;
help us, lest in anxiety,
we cause your Name to be betrayed.
Therefore, we pray you, Christ, forgive;
so when our wanderings here shall cease,
we may with you forever live,
in love and unity and peace.