Zephaniah 3: 14-18
The Lord will be among us; we are summoned to rejoice and sing.
Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!
The LORD has taken away the judgments against you,
he has turned away your enemies.
The king of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst;
you shall fear disaster no more.
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands grow weak.
The LORD, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
so that you will not bear reproach for it.
Two different pieces today:
“Rejoice greatly”, GF Handel, from Messiah
Elly Ameling, Anna Reynolds, Philip Langridge, Gwynne Howell
Sir Neville Marriner, Conductor
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, 1976
Watchman, tell us of the night