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Benjamin Lane Strengthen for Service, Lord

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Voicing
SATB
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 07
Difficulty
Moderately Difficult
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SATB a cappella. Stirring and complex, with beautiful harmonies and sensitive text-setting. Text by Charles William Humphries, from a 5th-century Syriac Malabar liturgy.

Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
That holy things have taken;
Let ears that now have heard thy songs
To clamor never waken.

Lord, may the tongues which ‘Holy’ sang
Keep free from all deceiving;
The eyes which saw Thy love be bright
Thy blessèd hope perceiving.

The feet that tread Thy holy courts
From light do Thou not banish;
The bodies by Thy body fed
With Thy new life replenish.

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Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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