Vir erat | 2016 | SATB w/ divisi a cappella | 5'
Book of Job | There was a man in the Land of Hus named Job...
A meditation on the problem of pain and suffering this piece sets the story of Job, a just man, who after experiencing the great number of evils still finds the words "Naked I departed from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away. Just as it pleased the Lord so has it been done. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
Vir erat in terra Hus, nomine Job: simplex et rectus, ac timens Deus: quem Satan petiit, ut tentaret et data est ei potestas a Domino in faculates, et in carnem ejus: perdiditque omnem substantiam ipsius et filios: carnem quoque ejus gravi ulcere vulneravit. et dixit (Job): "Nudus egressus sum de utero matris mea, et nudus revertar illuc: Dominus dedit, Dominus abstulit: sicut Domino placuit, ita factum est: sit nomen Domini benedictum."
There was a man in the land of Hus named Job: simple and upright and fearing God; whom Satan besought that he might tempt: and power was given him from the Lord over his possesions and his flesh; and he destroyed all his substance and his children and he wounded his flesh also with a grievous ulcer. and Job said: "Naked I departed from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, the Lord has taken away. Just as it pleased the Lord so has it been done. Blessed be the name of the Lord.