William Harris: Bring Us, O Lord God
Tenebrae; Nigel Short, Conductor

Friedrich Silcher: So nimm denn meine Hände
Sirventes Berlin

1 O take my hand, dear Father, and lead thou me,
Till at my journey’s ending I dwell with thee.
Alone I cannot wander one single day,
So do thou guide my footsteps on life’s rough way.

2 O cover with thy mercy my poor, weak heart,
Lest I in joy or sorrow from thee depart.
Permit thy child to linger here at thy feet,
Thy goodness blindly trusting with faith complete.

3 Though oft thy power but faintly may stir my soul,
With thee, my Light in darkness, I reach the goal.
Take then my hand, dear Father, and lead thou me,
Till at my journey’s ending I dwell with Thee.

Ola Gjeilo: Lux Beata Trinitas
ACJC Alumni Choir; Seow Yin, Oboe; Ola Gjeilo, Piano

(Yes, I know they say Merry Christmas at the end of the video … but I like it so I’m posting it now.)

Ken Burton: Prayer
Madison Choral Project; Albert Pinsonneault, Conductor

A Prayer
O Lord, the hard-won miles
Have worn my stumbling feet:
Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,
And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen
Where’er I trembling trod;
The way was long between
My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow Do thou my footsteps lead. My heart is aching so;
Thy gracious balm I need.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

Dan Forrest: Hallelujah Yah: Three Psalms of Praise
Rivertree Singers; Dr. Warren Cook, Director; Jean Cook, Pianist

Lydia Jane Pugh: My Hiding Place (Psalm 32)
Choral Chameleon

Liz Hanna: O Magnum Mysterium
Choral Chameleon

His Eye Is on the Sparrow, arr. Zanaida Robles
Baylor A Cappella Choir

Ko Matsushita: Ave Verum Corpus
USC Chamber Singers

Kinley Lange: Esto les digo
First Christian Church; Luke Hancock, Conductor