John 1: 1–2, 4–5 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. In him was life, and that life was the light of all. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
“In the Beginning Was the Word” Op. 161, for SATB and organ, composed by Carson Cooman (b. 1982) in 1999 and revised in 2003.
Song of Solomon4:7,11; 2:11-13; 4:8 [Latin] – You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.
Your lips distil nectar; honey and milk are under your tongue; the scent of your perfumes is beyond all spices.
For now the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.
The flowers have appeared; the flowering vines have given forth their fragrance, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land.
Arise, my love, my fair one; come from Lebanon, Come, you will be crowned.
Tota pulchra es, amica mea, et macula non est in te;
favus distillans labia tua; mel et lac sub lingua tua;
odor unguentorum tuorum super omnia aromata:
jam enim hiems transiit, imber abiit et recessit.
vineae florentes odorem dederunt,
et vox turturis audita est in terra nostra:
surge, propera, amica mea:
veni de Libano, veni, coronaberis.
Philipians2: 7-8 –But [he] made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
“He made Himself of no reputation,” recitative from The Crucifixion (1887), an oratorio for SATB choir and organ composed by Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
7. He made himself of no reputation - The Crucifixion - Stainer