Composer Craig Phillips
Text Psalm 98
Voicing SATB, organ, opt. children’s choir
Lectionary usage Easter Vigil ABC, Easter 6B
Price $2.95 (U.S.)
Length 4' 15" Released 6/15
Catalog no. 410-899
Difficulty Mod. diff.
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Sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things.
With his right hand and his holy arm
has he won for himself the victory.
The Lord has made known his victory;
his righteousness has he openly shown
in the sight of the nations.
He remembers his mercy and faithfulness
to the house of Israel,
and all the ends of the earth
have seen the victory of our God.
Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands;
lift up your voice, rejoice and sing.
to the Lord with the harp and the voice of song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
shout with joy before the King, the Lord.
Let the sea make a noise and all that is in it,
the lands and those who dwell therein.
Let the rivers clap their hands,
and let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord,
when he comes to judge the earth.
In righteousness shall he judge the world,
and the people with equity.
Description This grand setting uses Psalm 98 as its text and features a major organ part that is best realized on a large instrument. Phillips’s characteristically spirited music makes for a glorious festival anthem. A short middle section provides an optional part for children’s choir (which can be taken by the adult choral sopranos instead).