Friday, October 15, 2010

Anglican Chant IX: York - Protestant Cathedral: "Psalm VIII" - Anglican Choir

Psalm 8. Lovely, lovely. I just so adore Anglican Chant. (As always, check the comments for composer information!)

1 O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy Name in all the world *
thou that has set thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies *
that thou mightest still the enemy, and the avenger.
3 For I will consider thy heavens, even the works of thy fingers *
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him *
and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5 Thou madest him lower than the angels *
to crown him with glory and worship.
6 Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of thy hands *
and thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet;
7 All sheep and oxen *
yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea *
and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord our Governor *
how excellent is thy Name in all the world!


David Sinden said...

I believe the chant composer is Henry Lawes.

bls said...

You are right, according to A poster on my other blog.



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