Jun 22

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt [For here have we no continuing city], from Ein deutsches Requiem [A German Requiem] (Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11) – Johannes Brahms


English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German c...

English: Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), German composer, 1889 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hebrews 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52,54-55; Revelation 4:11 [German]

14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt (1866) from Ein deutsches Requiem, nach Worten der heiligen Schrift [A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures] Op. 45, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Performed by KammerChor Hofheim, Monteverdichor Budapest


MP3: Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Stadt / Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle


For soprano voice solo, baritone voice solo, SATB choir and piano accompaniment. Op. 45 (Text Language: German). 96 pages. Duration circa 70 minutes. Published by Edition Peters


Choral Public Domain Library

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May 21

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Revelation 1:4; 4:8; 22:20,5) – Paul Manz

Revelation 1:4b,4:8b,22:20b,5a (Text adapted primarily from Revelation 1, 4, 22)

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly [some translations: “I am coming soon”]. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


Lyrics (Italics for quoted or paraphrased scripture found) 

Peace be to you and grace from Him / Who freed us from our sin / Who loved us all, and shed his blood / That we might saved be.

Sing holy, holy to our Lord / The Lord almighty God / Who was and is, and is to come / Sing holy, holy Lord.

Rejoice in heaven, all ye that dwell therein / Rejoice on earth, ye saints below / For Christ is coming, Is coming soon / For Christ is coming soon.

E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come / And night shall be no more / They need no light, no lamp, nor sun / For Christ will be their All!

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (1953) by Paul Manz (1919-2009)

Performed by Exultate Choir, Thomas Rossin, Conductor


MP3: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come / Kansas City Chorale / Nimbus


For SATB choir (a cappella). Choral Music. Advent. Medium-Difficult. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers


Original manuscript of work by Paul Manz