Let Us Go to the House of the Lord
Composer Benjamin Hutto
Text Psalm 122 (tr. Book of Common Prayer, 1979)
Voicing Cantor, choir, opt. cong., and handbells.
Length 3' 45" Price $1.25 (U.S.) Released 1/99
Catalog no. 410-825 Difficulty Moderately easy
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Description A chant-style responsorial setting of Psalm 122 for cantor, choir, congregation, and handbells. Variety is achieved by assigning verses to different sections of the choir. The handbell chords, which punctuate the cadences, help the singers maintain pitch while adding a delightfully festive touch.
I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the Lord."
Now our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem. Alleluia.
Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity with itself. Alleluia.
To which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, the assembly of Israel, to praise the Name of the Lord. For there are the trones of judgment, the trones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
"May they prosper who love you." Alleluia.
Peace be within your walls and quietness within your towers.
For my brethren and companions' sake, I pray for your prosperity.
Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek to do you good." Alleluia.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
-Psalm 122, Book of Common Prayer, 1979
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