Beatus vir [Blessed is the man] (Psalm 112) – Jan Dismas Zelenka
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.
9 He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Beatus vir qui timet Dominum: in mandatis ejus volet nimis. Potens in terra erit semen ejus; generatio rectorum benedicetur. Gloria et divitiae in domo ejus, et justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi. Exortum est in tenebris lumen rectis: misericors, et miserator, et justus. Jucundus homo qui miseretur et commodat; disponet sermones suos in judicio: quia in aeternum non commovebitur. In memoria aeterna erit justus; ab auditione mala non timebit. Paratum cor ejus sperare in Domino, confirmatum est cor ejus; non commovebitur donec despiciat inimicos suos. Dispersit, dedit pauperibus; justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi: cornu ejus exaltabitur in gloria. Peccator videbit, et irascetur; dentibus suis fremet et tabescet: desiderium peccatorum peribit.
Beatus vir, ZWV 76 (1726), composed by Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)
Performed by Ensemble Inégal, Prague Baroque Soloists
Free sheet music can be viewed in the YouTube video above or purchased at Carus-Verlag