A setting of Psalm 139, this anthem for two-part treble voices unfolds its lyric melodies over flowing arpeggios in the piano. The two vocal parts sing both homophonically and in counterpoint. An excellent choice either for adult trebles or a strong children’s chorus.
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me,
you know when I sit and when I rise;
you have searched me and you know me,
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You are familiar with all my ways, Lord,
you know me completely,
where can I go from your Spirit,
where can I flee from your presence.
If I go up to the heavens,
if I make my bed in the depths,
you are there,
if I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,
even the darkness will shine like the day
for darkness is as light to you.
Even the darkness will not be dark to you
the night will shine like the day.