Notes: Completed in 2008, this anthem was first performed by the Concordia University College Concert Choir, Dr. John Hooper, conductor. Hide Thy Face sets two verses from Psalm 51, (Miserere Mei Deus) using the English translation from the King James’ Bible. It is set in a straight-forward, three-part form with the words of verse ten ("Create in me a clean heart, O God") providing the text for the contrasting middle section.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.