Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday music spot: "I Saw the Lord" by John Stainer

If it's Trinity Sunday it must be time for Stainer's "I saw the Lord …"

Most of the lyrics of this magnificent Trinity Sunday anthem are taken from the first four verses of chapter six of the Book of Isaiah, describing the vision which the prophet experienced shortly after the death of King Uzziah:

"In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 
(2) Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 
(3) And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 
(4) And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke."

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