Psalm 62

With God there is rest for my soul

Music: Andrew Wilson-Dickson. Words: based on the psalm text by Brother Anthony of Taizé
Choir or Cantor, Congregation, Keyboard (piano or organ)
Performance time approx 3m 30s
Range: Choir: d'–d'' or d–d' / Congregation: d'–d'' or d–d'
Price code: C
Complexity: **

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Andrew Wilson-Dickson has set a selection of psalms for liturgical use, based on texts by Brother Anthony of Taizé, from the Jerusalem Bible, and from a few other sources. Musically, the settings are inventive and refreshing, full of life and movement, and well within the compass of church choirs and congregations.

Psalm 62 has a philosophical text and the mood of the setting is meditative and sombre. The use of mixed meter enables the text to flow easily. The choir sings in unison, and is joined by the congregation in a regular refrain.

We publish the music for voices and keyboard, and we include a PDF of the congregational part which can be copied into a service booklet. We don't ask you to count the whole congregation when you order this piece: please order according to the number of singers in your choir.

The recording has instrumental accompaniment. Parts for clarinet and strings, should you wish to use them, can be purchased separately from the composer. (Email us at and we will put you in touch with him). Andrew is also willing to create parts for any other instruments you have at your disposal


With God there is rest for my soul, salvation he brings;
with him alone as my safety, my rock and my fortress, I can never fall.

Mankind is only a breath, great and small alike;
if all of them mount on the scales, they are less than the wind.

Do not put any trust in force, crime brings no reward;
on wealth, if riches abound, do not set your heart.

One word I heard God speak, these two I have heard:
that all power belongs to our God, he is constant in love.

With God there is rest for my soul, salvation he brings;
with him alone as my safety, my rock and my fortress, I can never fall.

Based on the psalm text by Brother Anthony of Taizé
© Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, 71250 Taizé, France
Used with permission

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