I will lift up mine eyes (2009)

SATB and Organ   6 minutes

This celebratory anthem setting Psalm 121 was composed for the 150th Anniversary of the consecration of the Gilbert Scott Chapel at Exeter College Oxford in 2009.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel
shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD is thy keeper:
the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121

Text: Psalm 121

Commissioned by the choir of Exeter College, Oxford to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the consecration of the Gilbert Scott Chapel at Exeter College

First performance: 18th October 2009, Choir of Exeter College, Oxford, Joshua Hales (organ), conducted by Alistair Reid, Gilbert Scott Chapel, Exeter College, Oxford.