The Ad Te Levavi chant begins the holy Season of Advent. It it, in a liturgical sense, the first chant of the year. In this video, Fr. Jacob walks us through the deep musical and spiritual beauty of this important chant.
Ad te [Domine] levavi animam meam, Deus meus, in te confido: non erubescam neque irrideant me inimici mei. Etenim universi qui te expectant non confundentur.
Versus: Vias tuas, Domine, demonstra mihi: et semitas tuas edoce me.
Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul; my God, I have put my trust in thee: O let me not be confounded, neither let mine enemies triumph over me. For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed.
Introit verse: Shew me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.