Monday, December 17, 2007

The Annual Advent Vespers - Listen Online

The Annual Advent Vespers
with the choir of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

SAVIOR of the NATIONS, COME!

The LTSP choir at Atonement Lutheran Church, Wyomissing, PA

The seminary choir led the 2007 Advent Vespers services in two locations, Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing, PA, and in Mt. Airy at Grace-Epiphany Episcopal Church.

Selections from the Mt. Airy service with the choir, under the direction of seminary musician Mark Mummert and assisted by the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble, singing Psalm 141, with music composed by Seminarian Paul Friesen-Carper, and Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland can be heard as online audio streams:

Listen Online

Psalm 141 (music composed by seminarian Paul Friesen-Carper)

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Cantata No. 61, J.S. Bach)

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Psalm 141

Seminarian Paul Friesen-Carper with the LTSP choir rehearsing Psalm 141music by Seminarian Paul Friesen-Carper - at right with the LTSP choir in rehearsal

Let my prayer rise up as incense,
My lifted hands as sacrifice,
I call to you, Loving God, quickly come to my aid.
Hear my voice when I cry to you!

Set a watch within me, God;
Let me will no evil thing;
May your righteousness reprove, may I bow to your will.
Break and bend! It is anointing oil.

Wickedness will come undone;
Evil, too, will break and bend;
Yet my eyes are turned to you, God, my safety, my peace.
Through these snares may I safely go.

Let my prayer rise up as incense,
My lifted hands as sacrifice,
I call to you, Loving God, quickly come to my aid.
Hear my voice when I cry to you!

View the text from Psalm 141 and Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland in Adobe Acrobat format.

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