I Love the Lord! (Psalm 116) (2018)
For Bass Voice and Piano
Text from Psalm 116, New Revised Standard Version
Premiere: August 2, 2018
I Love the Lord! (Psalm 116) was written by the Greek composer Michalis Andronikou and was premiered by Chinese-American bass-baritone Robert Feng. This piece is dedicated to and commissioned by Cameron McKenzie, Dean of Providence University College.
Psalm 116 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1I love the Lord! Because he has heard my voice and my supplications,
2 because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, save my life!”
5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
6 The Lord protects the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your rest,
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
©Michalis Andronikou 2018
Michalis Andronikou II:
Katy Luo, pianist:
Audio & video produced by Duane Padilla:
Recorded at University of Hawaii Manoa Orvis Auditorium (United States)