The Call of Wisdom (2012)
Words - biblical texts from Proverbs 8 set by Michael Hampel (see below)
Commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral for the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service on 5th June 2012. Performed by the Diamond Choir in the prescence of HM The Queen and broadcast live on BBC Televsion.
Published by Oxford University Press
Recorded by Tenebrae on The Call of Wisdom for Signum Classics (SIGCD298)
Lord of wisdom, Lord of truth, Lord of justice, Lord of mercy;
walk beside us down the years till we see you in your glory.
Striving to attain the heights, turning in a new direction,
entering a lonely place, welcoming a friend or stranger.
I am here, I am with you. I have called: do you hear me?
Silver is of passing worth, gold is not of constant value,
jewels sparkle for a while; what you long for is not lasting.
Rulers govern under me with my insight and my wisdom.
Those who know me know my love, those who seek me find their answer.
God the Father and the Son, Holy Spirit coeternal.
Glory be ascribed to you, now and to the end of ages.
9 December 2012 - St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
30 November 2012 - St George's School, Edinburgh
29 September 2012 - Sparsholt Village Hall
18 June 2012 - Craigentinny School, Edinburgh
5 June 2012 - St Paul's Cathedral, London and live on BBC Television
13 May 2012 - Holy Trinity Church, Guildford