It was good to get this from my dear sister, who sings in a choral society:
I thought you might appreciate the words of our Brahms anthem, that we are singing before the Crucifixion.Maybe you know them, by Paul Flemming, 1609-40.
Let no sad thought oppress thee;
Fear nothing, trust God's own will,
and be thou still, my spirit.
Heed not with care and sorrow the morrow:
our Father who all doth see
shall give to thee thy portion.
From righteous paths then range not,and change not;
be steadfast, for God is just;
trust him for ever. Amen
Don't you think that's lovely? The music is beautiful too.