Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop.) - From Wikimedia Commons
Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop.) – From Wikimedia Commons

Psalm 51:7,1a [Latin: Psalm 50:9,3a]

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Asperges me hyssopo, et mundabor; lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor. 

Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam


Asperges me, composed by Massimo Scapin (b. 1968)

The “Ançã-ble” Vocal Group from Portugal, conducted by Rev. Pedro Miranda, rehearsing Asperges me by Massimo Scapin

 

 

 

“I Thirst” The Vinegar Given to Jesus – James Tissot

Psalm 69:20-21 [Latin Vulgate: Psalm 68:21-22]

20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Improperium expectavit cor meum et miseriam et sustinui qui simul mecum contristaretur et non fuit; consolantem me quaesivi et non inveni. Et dederunt in escam meam fel, et in siti mea potaverunt me aceto.


Improperium expectavit cor meum (1593) in Offertoria totius anni, no. 24, composed by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)

Palestrina: Improperium exspectavit cor meum - Sixteen

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350px-schutzPsalm 100:1-5 [German]

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.

Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


Jauchzet dem Herren, SWV 36 (The Psalms of David, 1619), composed by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

Jauchzet dem Herren - Heinrich SCHÜTZ (1585-1672) / Arsys Bourgogne

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“Death of King Saul”, 1848 by Elie Marcuse (Germany and France, 1817-1902)

2 Samuel 1:17-27

17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son:

18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)

19 The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!

20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.

22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.

23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.

25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.

26 I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

27 How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!

Planxit autem David (1504) by Josquin des Prez (c. 1440 – 1521)

Planxit autem David

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