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905. A Song of Wisdom (Sapientia liberavit): Canticle A (metrical paraphrase)

1 Wisdom freed a holy people,
blameless from oppressors’ sword,
and withstood, with signs and wonders,
rulers dread to serve the Lord.
Giving them reward of labors,
led the saints along her way,
she was blaze of stars in darkness
and a shelter through the day.

2 Through the Red Sea safely brought them,
led along the waters steep,
but their enemies she swallowed,
overwhelmed them in the deep.
For salvation, Lord, the righteous praised
your name with one accord:
song-filled tongues of newborn people uttered
Wisdom’s mighty word.

Text Information
First Line: Wisdom freed a holy people
Title: A Song of Wisdom (Sapientia liberavit): Canticle A (metrical paraphrase)
Author: Patricia B. Clark (b. 1938)
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
Topic: Service Music: Canticles
Language: English
Copyright: © 1994 Patricia B. Clark
Tune Information
Composer: David Ashley White (b. 1944)
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1991 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. You must contact Selah Publishing Co., Inc. To reproduce the music.

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