Matin ResponsoryI look from afar
First Responsory of Advent
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Sir David Valentine Willcocks

R I look from afar:
and lo, I see the power of God coming,
and a cloud covering the whole earth.
† Go ye out to meet him and say:
‡ Tell us, art thou he that should come
†† to reign over thy people Israel?
V High and low, rich and poor, one with another. †
V Hear, O thou shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. ‡
V Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come. ††
V Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. R
Based on Ezek. 38.9; Mat. 25.6; 11.3; 1 Sam. 9.17; Pss. 80.1; 24.7;

St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor)
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