". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Psalm 150

Hope you don't mind another music video! This one is also from Trinity Sunday--our adult choir singing Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150. Just one piece of advice if you decide to listen: hold on to your hats (or wigs or toupees or whatever the case may be)!

"Salmo 150"

Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius.
Laudate eum in firmamento virtutis eius.
Laudate eum in virtutibus eius.
Laudate eum secundum multitudinem magnitudinis eius.
Laudate eum in sono tubae.
Laudate eum in psalterio et cithara.
Laudate eum in timpano et choro.
Laudate eum in cymbalis benesonantibus.
Laudate eum in cymbalis jubilationis.
Omnis spiritus laudet Dominum.
Laudate Dominum, alleluia!


Praise the Lord in His sacred places.
Praise Him in the firmament of His power.
Praise Him for His mighty acts.
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet.
Praise Him with psaltery and harp.
Praise Him with drum and dance.
Praise Him with strings and pipes.
Praise Him with high-sounding cymbals.
Praise Him with cymbals of joy.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, alleluia!

This service also featured the choir singing Peter S. Klemp's "Veni Sante Spiritus" and the traditional Caribbean "Halle, Halle" from GIA Publications. Hymns in addition to "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name" (see previous post) were "Holy, Holy, Holy," "Gold Loved the World So That He Gave," "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus," and "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow." The Athanasian Creed was confessed, and in place of the Sanctus we sang "Isaiah, Mighty Seer" (Lutheran Service Book 960), a hymn paraphrase of the Sanctus written by Martin Luther with additional text from Isaiah 6, the Old Testament Lesson for the day. And the guest preacher was Rev. Daniel Preus from Luther Academy! It was a glorious Trinity Sunday. Wish you could have been there! (Of course some of you were. :-) But if you weren't, I hope you were in your own church singing some of these same great hymns!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the best services since my family joined Bethany in January, 2006. Who says you need to dance in the aisles, have a rock band, swoon, yell, talk nonsense, to feel the Spirit of the Trinity when you have a liturgy that is timeless, singing that is inspired, and the Word that never changes. The Holy Gospel is alive and well at Bethany. Keith