Composer Craig Phillips
Text Psalm 90
Voicing SATB, organ, brass quartet, timp.
Lectionary usage Christmas
Price $2.75 (U.S.)
Length 4' 00" Released 7/17
Catalog no. 415-190
Difficulty Mod. diff.
Other editions Full score/parts (415-191, 415-191D)
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Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth,
or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday
when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Let thy work appear unto thy servants,
and thy glory unto their children.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:
and establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
--Psalm 90:1-2, 4, 12, 16-17
This setting of verses from Psalm 90 (“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place”) is a festival anthem with an accompaniment for organ, brass quintet, and timpani. While it has an exultant conclusion and a majestic tone throughout, it is not bombastic or burstingly energetic in spirit and thus could make a good contrast to many anthems with brass.