Psalm 63 (O God, You Are My God)

 

Psalm 63 (O God, You Are My God)


"Vinnie Zarletti’s Psalm 63 draws on the deep wisdom of ancient responsorial psalmody in order to help worshiping communities delve deeply into the Psalm’s meaning. It’s form is tested over centuries (a metered arrangement of a simplified Anglican chant): allowing a soloist to the sing the Psalm and the congregation to sing a memorable refrain as their ‘Amen’ to what the soloist sings. All of this is done in a stylistic language that will be very accessible across the spectrum of contemporary music." (John Witvliet, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship)

PSALM 63 (O GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD)
Written by Vinnie Zarletti (ASCAP)
© 2015 Common Hymnal Publishing (ASCAP), VINNIEZ Music (ASCAP) (admin by CapitolCMGPublishing.com). CCLI 7061356.

REFRAIN
O God, you are my God
Earnestly, I seek you

VERSE 1
O God, you are my God
Earnestly, I seek you
My soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you
In a dry and weary land where there is no water
I have seen you in the sanctuary
And beheld your power and glory
Because your love is better than life
My lips will glorify you

VERSE 2
I will praise you as long as I live
And in your name I will lift up my hands
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest foods
With singing lips my mouth will praise you
On my bed I will remember you
I think of you through the watches of the night
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wing
My soul clings to you, your right hand upholds me