Behold Now, Bless the Lord
Alfred V. Fedak

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Text Psalms 133 and 134
Voicing
SATB, organ
Topics Praise and Adoration
Length
3' 30" Price $2.25 (U.S.)
Released 07/07
Catalog no. 410-888 Difficulty Difficult

Order now!

Download a review copy
A .pdf (Portable Document Format) file of this publication may be downloaded so that you may review it on your computer screen or print it out and review it at your leisure (this requires that you have a copy of Adobe® Acrobat Reader® on your computer). Click on the music below or on this link to download the entire score (of course, this is for review only, and may not be copied in any form), or get your copy of the free program Acrobat Reader by clicking on the logo below.


Description
This magnificent anthem takes its text from Psalm 133 and 134. Reminiscent of the popular festival anthems of William Mathias, Fedak's music is full of joy and vigor, supported by an active and colorful organ part. A slower middle section on the words "O how good and pleasant it is" leads to a reprise of the opening in a higher key. It is useful for nearly any occasion, and will be loved by choir, congregation, and organist. Commissioned by the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the 2007 Region III Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Text
Behold now, bless the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord,
who stand by night (day)
in the house of the Lord.
Bless the Lord.

Lift up your hands in the holy place
and bless the Lord
who made heaven and earth
bless you out of Zion.
Behold now, bless the Lord.

O how good and pleasant it is
when brethren (kindred, people)
live together in unity!
It is like fine oil upon the head
that runs down upon the beard of Aaron,
and runs down the collar of his robe.

O how good and pleasant it is!
It is like the dew of Hermon
that falls upon the hills of Zion.
For there the Lord ordained the blessing:
life for evermore.

Behold now, bless the Lord,
all you servants of the Lord
who stand by night (day)
in the house of the Lord, bless the Lord.
Lift up your hands in the holy place
and bless the Lord,
the Lord who made heaven and earth
bless you out of Zion.

--Psalms 134 and 133



 

Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Please e-mail us your thoughts.

Home
What's New | Music in Worship | About Selah | Composers & Authors
Licensing | Customer Service | Ordering | Legal Stuff

Children | Choral | Congregational Song | Handbell | Instrumental |
Organ/Keyboard | Video | Vocal Solo

© 2017 Selah Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15227.