1 Man Sings A Cappella Rendition Of ‘The Lord Bless You And Keep You’

Bobby Goulder presents a stunning one-man choir rendition of ‘The Lord Bless You And Keep You.’

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On his official Youtube channel, he says, “I was commissioned to arrange and record this piece for the memorial of somebody close to a friend of mine. It was the middle of the 2020 lockdown so in lieu of getting a real choir to sing it, I decided to experiment with a video technique I’d not really tried before!”

The beautiful music video was recorded at St. Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden and is a visual and audio delight.

The words of “The LORD Bless You and Keep You’ are from Numbers 6:24-26 (RSV), also known as the priestly blessing and the Aaronic benediction.

Martin Bucer and John Calvin introduced the Aaronic blessing to Reformed worship after the example set by Martin Luther’s Formula Missae (“Formula of the Mass,” 1523).

It was composed in 1900 by Peter Christian Lutkin and the music is more an anthem than a hymn; and was called a “Farewell Anthem with Sevenfold Amen.”