A House of Prayer (2022)
for SATB Chorus and Organ
Text by James Montgomery
Harvard University Choir; Edward Elwyn Jones, conductor; David von Behren, organ
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication: Commissioned by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina in celebration of its bicentennial (1822–2022)
Commission: Commissioned by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina
Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.
“My House shall be a House of Prayer
For all that live, to worship there:”
Thus saith the Lord:—how answer we?
“Thine House, our House of Prayer shall be.”
“Wherever I my Name record,
There will I meet Thee,” saith the Lord;
Thee in Thine House of Prayer we meet;
Now bless us from the Mercy-seat.
James Montgomery (1771—1854)