Nov 08

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (Isaiah 40) – Carolyn Jennings

Detail of third window of the south wall with ...

Detail of third window of the south wall with stained glass depicting Isaiah 40:11 He gathers the lambs in his arms. Created by Watson & Co, Youghal, in 1906. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Adapted from Isaiah 40:9-

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Climb to the top of the highest mountain, joyous tidings proclaim to the world,
Lift up your voice, shout the good news: behold, your Lord comes to you.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will carry the lambs in his arms,
He will ever keep them safe from harm. Behold, your Lord comes to you.
He who made the stars in the heaven, He who fashioned the earth and the sea,
From time eternal he was God, the Alpha and Omega, he. Behold, your Lord!
He will come in power and glory, he will rule with mercy and truth,
Hope of the nations, light of all the world.
He will love the little children, he will hold them in his arms.
Love him and trust him as a little child. Behold, your Lord comes to you.

adapted from Isaiah 40

Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain (1981), composed by Carolyn Jennings (b. 1936)

Performed by Luther College Massed Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Jennaya Robison, conductor


SATB choir – Grade 2. Composed by Carolyn Jennings. Sacred, Christmas, Choral. Choral octavo. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.C8118).

Oct 04

Verbum caro factum est [And the Word was made flesh] (John 1:14; 1:1) – John Sheppard

English: Ribe Cathedral. Pulpit ( 1597 ): Nati...

English: Ribe Cathedral. Pulpit ( 1597 ): Nativity with the latin inscription “Verbum caro factum est” ( The word was made flesh, John 1:14 ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 1:14; 1:1

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Verbum caro factum est, composed between 1553 and 1558 by John Sheppard (c1515-1558)

Performed by Quire Cleveland, conducted by Peter Bennett


Verbum caro



Choral Public Domain Library

Jun 28

If ye love me (John 14:15-17) – Bob Chilcott

Русский: Спас Отпечаток лика Христа на Туринск...

Русский: Спас Отпечаток лика Христа на Туринской плащанице (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John 14:15-17

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

If ye love me (published in 2002), composed by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Performed by National University of Singapore Choir
Conducted by Nelson Kwei



Composed by Bob Chilcott. Mixed Voices. Composer Anthem Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 64 pages. Published by Oxford University Press

Apr 05

Tenebrae factae sunt [There was darkness over all the land] (Matthew 27:45-47; John 19:30; Luke 23:46) – Michael Haydn

Matthew 27:45-47; John 19:30; Luke 23:46

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Tenebrae factae sunt (1772) by Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)

Performed by Mandák Kórus


Tenebrae factae sunt


Tenebrae factae sunt (Darkness was over the earth) composed by Michael Haydn (1737-1806). Edited by Thomas. For SATB choir, Organ/Piano ad lib. Choral. Octavo. Text Language: English/Latin. Published by Edition Peters 


Choral Public Domain Library