Alfred V. Fedak
Text Psalm 30 and 126
Voicing SATB, keyboard
Scripture references Psalms 30: 5, 11, 12; 126:5
Lectionary Usage Epiphany 6B, Easter 3C, Thanksgiving B
Price $2.00 (U.S.)
Length 2' 25" Released 1/2020
Catalog no. 410-826
Difficulty Mod. easy
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Those who sow in tears, shall reap in joy.
Weeping may last for a night,
but joy comes in the morning.
For the Lord become my salvation;
the Lord is my strength and my song.
O Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
You turn my laments into dancing
And fill my heart with joy!
My soul shall sing your praises today
and never be silent: Alleluia!
--Psalm 126:5, Psalm 30:5, 11, 12
Alfred Fedak's setting of verses from Psalms 126 and 30 moves dramatically from darkness to light. The piece begins in hushed, quiet contemplation: "Those who sow in tears, shall reap in joy. / Weeping may last for a while, but joy comes in the morning." The music bursts into a joyous celebration--"For the Lord has become my salvation"--ending in a coda of ecstatic Alleluias.