Psalm 119:1, three translations:
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. (KJV)
Joyful are people of integrity,
who follow the instructions of the LORD. (NLT)
You’re blessed when you stay on course,
walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. (The Message)
SONG: “Beati quorum via” (Blessed are those whose way) | Music by Charles Villiers Stanford, ca. 1892 | Performed by VOCES8, 2017
Stanford’s “Beati quorum via,” op. 38, no. 3, is a motet for mixed unaccompanied six-part choir, a setting of Psalm 119:1 in Latin: “Beati quorum via integra est, qui ambulant in lege Domini.” It is the last of Stanford’s Three Latin Motets, published in 1905—the other two being on the subjects of Christ’s ascension and the souls of the just at rest in heaven.
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