It’s done, it’s finished! I spent an intensive weekend making all the little finishing touches to ‘Hast thou not known’, following up on the advice from the organist and checking over notational issues: articulation, lines of various types (slurs, ties, triplet bars), respelling accidentals, and so on.
I submitted it to the King James Bible Composition Awards, part of the celebration of the Book’s 400th anniversary organised by the King James Bible Trust (you can find out more about it on their website which includes a video of some very lucky Royal College of Music students receiving coaching!). That means I can’t upload it here yet but in the mean time, here is the full text that I used:
Isaiah 40:28-31 [KJV]
Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.