Psalms for SATB #2, Vol. 13
Create in Me a Clean Heart H540
Sing Him a New Song H541
Have Mercy on Me, O Lord H542
Enlarge My Narrow Heart H543
Create in Me a Clean Heart – Psalm 51
Create in Me a Clean Heart is from Psalm 51: 2,12. “Miserer mei, Deus”: These words of penitence from this well-known Psalm are used in many ceremonies throughout the Church year. Misericordia is tender-heartedness, pity, compassion, and the cor in misercordia means heart. The music invokes a contrite and gentle spirit.
Sing Him a New Song – Psalm 33
Sing Him a New Song is from Psalm 33: 3 and is a joyous and playful hymn of praise that features constant motion and counterpoint as the sections of the choir toss around phrases of song and psalm.
Have Mercy on Me, O Lord – Psalm 4
Have Mercy on Me, O Lord – a Psalm of penitence.
Miserere mei, Deus. Have mercy on me, O God.
Miserere mei et exaudiorationem mean. Pity me and hear my prayer.
Cum invocarem, exaudivit me. When I call, you listen.
Deus Justitiae meea. O my righteous God.
Miserere mei, Deus, etc.
Enlarge My Narrow Heart – Psalm 25
Enlarge My Narrow Heart – a Psalm of praise.
Ad te, Domine, levavi animam meam.
To Your, Lord, I lift up my breath and my soul.
To You, Lord, I lift up my life and my breath.