Spem in alium (Latin for "Hope in any other") is a 40-part Renaissance motet by Thomas Tallis, composed in c. 1570 for eight choirs of five voices each, considered by some critics to be the greatest piece of English early music. Along with Tallis's Lamentations, H. B. Collins described it in 1929 as Tallis's "crowning achievement".You can hear one part here: http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/singlefile.php?lid=27619&commentView=itemCommentsEnglish translation:I have never put my hope in any otherbut in You, O God of Israelwho can show both anger and graciousness,and who absolves all the sinsof suffering manLord God,Creator of Heaven and Earthbe mindful of our lowliness
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Someone on here (Fletcher?) introduced me to Thomas Tallis. Great stuff.
Yes !,Father bind our minds to your mind our feet to the steps you have ordered! Father we knowledge that your ways are not our ways your thoughts are not our thoughts! Mold us and make us for you are the potter and we are the clay break us in areas that we need to be broken and pour out your spirit of grace and supplication upon us !we thank you for mercy !To change us Lord of glory may people see you in us I hope is in you