Music for Lent: Rutter Requiem Out of the Deep

Thanks to the Underground Pewster who blogs at Not Another Episcopal Church blog for his post today about Psalm 130, included in today’s Lectionary, and  his mention of the Rutter Requiem.

It’s a wonderful addition to our Music for Lent series.

Underground Pewster has posted one version of Rutter’s requiem, featuring live choir and cello.    I’m partial to the version performed by the Cambridge Singers:

You can purchase the Clare College Cambridge choir’s version of Out of the Deep here.

There is also a wonderful Anglican Chant version of Psalm 130 performed by the Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge.

Purchase it here, from the album The World of Psalms.

Psalm 130 (King James Version)

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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For those who prefer more contemporary worship music, Sovereign Grace Music has an excellent version of Psalm 130, Out of the Depths, written by Bob Kauflin.  (CCLI Song Number: 5260988)

It’s available for purchase here.

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