Hearken Unto Me


   

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ANTHEM FOR ADVENT OR GENERAL USE

Words from Isaiah LI 4-6

Published by Novello, 1877



Tenors and Basses:
Hearken unto me, my people,
And give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light of the people.
All:
Hearken unto me, my people,
And give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light,
My judgement to rest for a light of the people.
Sopranos:
My righteousness is near,
My salvation is gone forth,
And mine arms shall judge the people.
Basses:
My righteousness is near,
My salvation is gone forth,
And mine arms shall judge the people.
All:
The isles shall wait upon me,
And on my arm shall they trust.
Hearken unto me,
And give ear unto me
Give ear unto me, O my nation;
For a law shall proceed from me,
And I will make my judgement to rest for a light of the people.
Sopranos:
Lift up your eyes to the heav'ns,
And look upon the earth beneath,
And look upon the earth beneath.
Basses:
For the heav'ns shall vanish away like smoke,
And the earth shall wax old as a garment,
And they that dwell therein shall die in like manner,
Shall die in like manner.
All:
But my salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever,
And my righteousness shall not be abolished,
Shall not be abolished.
But my salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever,
And my righteousness shall not be abolished,
My righteousness shall not be abolished,
My salvation shall be for ever,
Shall be for ever, for ever,
For ever, for ever, for ever.

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