Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen [How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? Forever?] (Psalm 13:1-6) – Johannes Brahms

 

Brahms in 1853

Brahms in 1853 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 13:1-6 [German]

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen for female voices, Op. 27, composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). First performed, with Brahms conducting, in St Peter’s Church, Hamburg, on 19 September 1859; published 1864. Additional information here.

Performed by the University of Illinois’ Women’s Glee Club
Directed by Dr. Andrea Solya
Chris Holman, Organ

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Psalm 13 (Lord, how long wilt thou forget me and forsake me?). Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Gunter Graulich. For Strings version: SSA Choir, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass. G-Moll (G minor). German title: Der 13.Psalm. Psalms, German; Psalms. Level 2. Part: cello/double bass. Language: German/English. Composed 1859. Op. 27. 4 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.4018214).

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