". . . 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)

Monday, June 21, 2010

"O God, My Faithful God"

Lutheran Service Book, #696, stanzas 5 & 6. Stanza 6 is sung a cappella by the congregation, and stanza 7 is sung by our high school youth ensemble. Click on the link below the video to go to my Vimeo page and get more information.

Here's the text:

"Let me depart this life
Confiding in my Savior;
By grace receive my soul
That it may live forever;
And let my body have
A quiet resting place
Within a Christian grave;
And let it sleep in peace.

And on that final day
When all the dead are waking,
Stretch out Your mighty hand,
My deathly slumber breaking.
Then let me hear Your voice,
Redeem this earthly frame,
And bid me to rejoice
With those who love Your name."

"O God, My Faithful God" (Lutheran Service Book #696, st. 5 & 6) from Cheryl on Vimeo.


Hannah said...

And one ex-college kid. :) Thanks for posting this!

Melanie T said...

Very nice! The clarinetist did a great job, too. The accoustics in your church are lovely.

Leah said...

I love to see high school students singing these hymns in harmony.
(And are the woodwinds I hear live instruments being played? Beautiful!) Almost all the children in our church (mine included) grow up singing and are in the choir at some point.
Also, I loved hearing the harmonies being sung by the congregation!
We're still working on that, but like I said with the kids all learning, at some point they will be the parents SINGING IN HARMONY!

IggyAntiochus said...

I need a "Like" button.

The acapella verse sent chills up my spine!