I will go to the altar of God (Psalm 43:1-5) – Massimo Scapin

The baroque interior of St. John Cantius [Roman Catholic] Church, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The baroque interior of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
Psalm 43:1-5 (Psalmi 42)
This metrical version of the text was used for the music:

I will go to the altar of God, the God of my gladness and joy.

God, plead my cause and judge me the nations ’round me press:
save me from deceitful men,O send to me redress.

In you I take my refuge; why cast me off distressed?
Why must I walk mourn- fully by th’ enemy oppressed?

Send out your light, your truth, Lord; let them be guides to me;
bring me to your holy hill; To where your dwelling be.

My soul, why are you downcast and within me complain?
Wait for God, my savior and help, whom I shall praise again.

I will go to the altar of God, composed by Massimo Scapin (b. 1968)

Massimo Scapin - I will go to the altar of God

Sung by St. Cecilia Choir at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago

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