I Shall Dwell in the Lord’s House (AOV 2/69)

A setting of Ps 23 by Hilary Raimondo with a lot of competition. The excerpt at AOV shows how to do it without getting too sing-songy. The tune is stretched in all sorts of ways to fit the text in the verses, but it appears singable for all that.

It can be purchased for download at As One Voice.

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I shall dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life.

Verse 1

The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me rest.

He leads me near quiet waters,

There to revive my drooping soul, and…

Response

Verse 2

He guides me down the right path as he promised in his name.

In the valley of darkness I walk and no evil fear.

For you, Lord, will always be near,

Your crook and your staff are comfort to me, and…

Response

Verse 3

You prepare me a banquet in the sight of all my foes.

My head with oil anointed and my cup overflows.

I know, Lord, your goodness and love

shall follow me as long as I live, and…

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© Hilary Raimondo 1993.

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