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In the Sight of the Angels

J. Michael Joncas

Ref. © 1969, 1981, 1997 ICEL. Psalm Verses © 1970, 1997, 1998 CCD. Music © 2008 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Cantor, Solo, Assembly

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Separate Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Cello

Text Source: Psalm 138, NAB; ref.: Lectionary for Mass; alt. ref.: based on Revelation 8:3–4

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E/M


An inspired setting of Psalm 138! In the words of the composer, who experienced a serious bout with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, “I hope this setting will strike a chord with others who have experienced the power of the God of rescue.” An alternate refrain text is provided for use on the occasion of a church dedication.

For cantor or soloist
Accompaniment can be played by keyboard or harp

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: OT 5 C, OT 17 C, OT 21 A

Rites: Dedication of a Church

Topical: Angels, Praise

Bible Reference: Psalm 138:1–5, 7–8, Revelation 8:3–4

Scored for: Strings, Woodwinds

Style: Traditional

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo