Friday, October 3, 2008

Stay With Us

Today I came across a gorgeous composition by Egil Hovland entitled "Stay With Us." The version I found is a recording of the Men and Girls Choir of Trinity Episcopal Church on the Green in Newhaven, CT. For me, it's a powerful example of how music and text can work together to proclaim the Gospel to the depths of our being.

You can listen to it here.

This is the text:

Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us.
Stay with us, it soon is evening.
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us,
it soon is evening and night is falling.

Jesus Christ, the world's true light!
Shine so the darkness cannot overcome it!
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, it soon is evening.
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, for night is falling.
Let your light pierce the darkness
and fill your church with its glory.

Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us.
Stay with us, it soon is evening.
Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us,
it soon is evening and night is falling.





UPDATE: December 15, 2010

I just came across a different version today on YouTube. The words are slightly different, but it's still lovely.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great song. Thank you for posting it.