Sometimes, (riffing on the famously mis-quoted line made popular in the movie Amadeus), there are just too many words (notes!). For the season of Easter, Sound Theology will give you simply the Psalm for the day (from the Revised Common Lectionary), possibly a hymn verse or section of poetry, and the music.
There is so much remarkable music for the Easter Season, that we should take the time to soak it in.
Psalm 16:5-11 (The Message)
My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice! You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir!
The wise counsel God gives when I’m awake is confirmed by my sleeping heart. Day and night I’ll stick with God; I’ve got a good thing going and I’m not letting go.
I’m happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed. You canceled my ticket to hell— that’s not my destination!
Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.
We Give Immortal Praise (Isaac Watts)
Almighty God, to thee be endless honours done, the undivided Three, and the mysterious One: where reason fails with all her powers, there faith prevails, and love adores.
Handels’ Messiah Part 3, and the Resurrexit from Messe Solennelle