89. For You, O Lord, My Soul in Stillness Waits (My Soul in Stillness Waits)

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First Line: O Lord of Light, our only hope of glory
Title: For You, O Lord, My Soul in Stillness Waits (My Soul in Stillness Waits)
Author: Marty Haugen (1982)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Psalm 25:5; Psalm 27:13-14; Psalm 39:8; Psalm 62:5-6; Psalm 95; Psalm 137; Isaiah 65:24; Matthew 7:7-8; 1 John 5:14
Topic: Guidance; Healing; Hope (2 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: For you, O Lord, my soul in stillness waits
Copyright: © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune Information
Composer: Marty Haugen (1982)
Meter: Irregular
Key: d minor
Copyright: © 1982 GIA Publications, Inc.

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With a paraphrase of Psalm 62:5 as a refrain, this Advent text adapts four of the “Great O” antiphons (all of which can be seen in no. 88), combining them with a paraphrase of Psalm 95:6–7 and an echo of a medieval hymn. This rich blend yields a wealth of imagery and meaning.

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