Antony Pitts: O come quickly

O quickly come, dread judge of all! For awful though thine advent be, all shadows from the truth will fall and falsehood die in sight of thee. O quickly come, for doubt and fear like clouds dissolve when thou art near. O quickly come, great King of all! Reign all around us and within; let sin no more our souls enthral, let pain and sorrow die with sin. O quickly come, for thou alone canst make thy scattered people one. O quickly come, true Life of all! For death is mighty all around; on every home his shadows fall, on every heart his mark is found. O quickly come, for grief and pain can never cloud thy glorious reign. O quickly come, sure Light of all! And drive the gloomy night away! Lest haply weakly souls should fall with weary watching for the day. O quickly come, for round thy throne no eye is blind, no night is known. O blessed Saviour, Love of Love! O Father, fount of life and light! O Holy Spirit, heavenly dove! To thee be glory, praise and might. God of our fathers, one in three, with angel hosts we worship thee. (Laurence Tuttiett)

Performance of Tonus Peregrinus, the composer, Antony Pitts, conducting BNQ BM (info)