O clap your hands, all ye people;
shout unto God with the voice of triumph.
For the Lord most high is terrible.
He is a great King over all the earth.
God is gone up with a shout,
the Lord, with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God; sing praises.
Sing praises to our King; sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth.
Sing ye praises with understanding.
God reigneth over the heathen.
God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
Sing praises unto our King. Sing praises.
--Ralph Vaughn Williams,
To hear this piece performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Choir, click on the video below:
Image source: Chris Koelle, The Ascension