May 26, 2011

John Rutter: Requiem

I had not heard of this piece before last night. My daughter's choir (yes, public school) sang movement 2, "Out Of The Deep."

Out of the deep

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well:
    the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done
    amiss: O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee:
    therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him:
    in his word is my trust.
My soil fleeth unto the Lord:
before the morning watch,
I say, before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the Lord,
    for with the Lord there is mercy:
and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel: from all his sins.

here are rest of the lyrics

I may have to pick up a good recording of this.