Sunday, 21 October 2007

Asperges (Sprinkling) Hymn

I wrote this while I was music director at Our Lady's in Ringwood. I can't really claim to be the composer or writer, as the music is one of my favourites (which I have used before) and the words are straight from the missal. But the final thing works quite well.

To be sung to THAXTED by Gustav Holst
15.15.15.15.15.15

R. Like a deer for running waters I long for you, my God.
My heart and soul are thirsting for God, the living God.

V. I saw water flowing eastwards from God’s holy sanctuary,
flowing down through the desert in a river to the sea.
It gave healing and salvation to everyone who came
and with shouts of “Alleluia”, God’s praises were proclaimed.

R. Like a deer for running waters I long for you, my God.
My heart and soul are thirsting for God, the living God.

V. You will sprinkle me with hyssop, O Lord, and make me clean,
you will wash me with water and I’ll be white as snow.

R. Like a deer for running waters I long for you, my God.
My heart and soul are thirsting for God, the living God.