Viri Galilaei [Ye men of Galilee] (Acts 1:10-11) – Patrick Gowers

Jesus' ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Acts 1:10-11 [Latin]

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[plus additional music text, not scripture quotations]


Viri Galilaei, composed by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) in 1987 for the Consecration of the Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day 1988


Performed by The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge, organist James Southall and director Samuel Hayes

 

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