Saint Lawrence at the Stake, Anonymous, ca. 1621–1750
Saint Lawrence being placed on a gridiron to be tortured and killed, Anonymous, ca. 1621–1750

John 12:25 [Latin]

25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Qui odit animam suam in hoc mundo, in vitam aeternam custodit eam.

Qui odit animam suam, polyphonic music composer unknown


Qui odit animam suam

^Performed by Vox Stellae

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation [“softness” in music text] be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway (mid-16th century), “Attributed (probably incorrectly) to John Redford” (CPDL)

Rejoice in the Lord alway

Performed by the Greenwich Village Chamber Singers


MP3: Rejoice in the Lord alway / Anonymous / Voices of Ascension Chorus / Delos 


English Church Music, Volume 1: Anthems and Motets by Robert King. Arranged by John Rutter. For SATB choir with keyboard/unaccompanied/basso continuo. Mixed Voices. Oxford Choral Classics Collections. Sacred, Choral Collection. Vocal score. 384 pages. Published by Oxford University Press


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