A Prayer for Guidance (William Ellison)
- Editor: William Ellison (submitted 2020-09-22). Score information: Legal, 30 pages, 1.33 MB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Full score.
First published: 2020
Description: Original composition by William Ellison composed in July, 2020 based on Psalm 5 from the New King James Version of the Bible. This composition is for SATB choir with flute choir accompaniment (Piccolo, Flute 1, 2, 3, & 4, Alto Flute and Bass Flute).
Original text and translations
Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
Voices si der my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God, for to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;
In the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
Nor shall evil dwell with You.
The boastful shall not stand in Your sight;
You hate all workers of iniquity.
You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
1The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
I will worship You.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
make Your way straight before my face.
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction;
Their throat is an open tomb;
They ﬂatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God!
Let them fall by their own counsels;
O God! Cast them out in the multitude of their trangressions, they have re belled against You.
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them;
Let them shout for joy, j
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Voices You will sur round him as with a shield.