come, let us rebuild

at a glance

Instrumentation: SATB a cappella

Duration: 9 minutes 30 seconds

Composed: JanuaryMarch 2023

Premiered: April 1, 2023, by members of the Harvard University Choir, at Faith and Veritas ’23


Come, let us rebuild
the wall of Jerusalem!
Nehemiah 2:17

Come, let us arise and build.
Nehemiah 2:18

Is this not the fast that we have chosen?
To break the yoke of oppression,
to loose the chains of injustice,
to share our bread with the hungry,
and to satisfy the afflicted soul?
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
Isaiah 58:6–7, 9–10; Matthew 5:6

Let your light break forth like the dawn;
Let your light rise in the darkness;
Let your light shine
and glorify your Father in Heaven.
Isaiah 58:8, 10; Matthew 5:16

Come, let us rebuild
the wall of Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 2:17

Lord, strengthen our hands!
Nehemiah 6:9

And you shall rebuild the ancient ruins
and raise up the generations!
Isaiah 61:4

And when you hear the trumpet’s call,
Rally to us there:
The joy of the Lord is our strength.
Nehemiah 4:20, 8:10

Come, let us sing to the Lord;
Let us rejoice in the Rock of our salvation!
Psalms 95:1