Songs of the Season – S’nami Boh – St. Michael’s Choir, Binghamton NY

Christ is Born!

Snami Boh/Snami Bog – God is With Us!

God is with us!
Understand all ye nations!
Understand all ye peoples!
And submit yourselves!
And submit yourselves!
For God is with us!


Chanter: 1. Hear ye, even unto the uttermost ends of the earth: 
Choir:for God is with us. 

2. Submit yoursleves, ye mighty ones:
for God is with us. 

3. If again ye shall rise up in your might, again shall ye be overthrown:
for God is with us. 

4. If any take counsel together, them shall the Lord destroy:
for God is with us. 

5. And the word which ye shall speak shall not abide in you:
for God is with us. 

6. For we fear not your terror, neither are we troubled:
for God is with us. 

7: But the Lord our God, he it is to whom we will ascribe holiness, and him will we fear:
for God is with us. 

8. And if I put my trust in him, he shall be my sanctification:
for God is with us. 

9. I will set my hope on him, and through him shall I be saved:
for God is with us. 

10. Lo, I and the children whom God hath given me:
for God is with us. 

11. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light:
for God is with us. 

12. And they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, on them hath the light shined:
for God is with us. 

13. For unto us a son is born, unto us a child is given:
for God is with us. 

14. And the government shall be upon his shoulder:
for God is with us. 

15. And of his peace there shall be no end:
for God is with us. 

16. And his name shall be called the Angel of Great Council:
for God is with us. 

17. Wonderful, Counsellor:
for God is with us. 

18. The Mighty God, the Highest Power, the Prince of Peace:
for God is with us. 

19. The Father of the world to come:
for God is with us. 

20. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
for God is with us. 

21. Both now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen:
for God is with us. 

God is with us!
Understand all ye nations!
Understand all ye peoples!
And submit yourselves!
And submit yourselves!
For God is with us!



For all of you celebrating Christmas today, may it be a joyful feast!

(It took awhile, but I found my favorite arrangement of this!)

P.S. “Bog” is “God” in Russian (long “o”) but in Ukrainian and Rusyn, the “g” is softened to an “h”-sounding thing, hence the variation in spelling.


In addition to the “Carol of the Bells” playlist, I’ve started a general playlist of Christmas songs that will include pieces mentioned here, for anyone interested.


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2 thoughts on “Songs of the Season – S’nami Boh – St. Michael’s Choir, Binghamton NY

    1. I’ve sung this piece in a concert choir, (though at a slightly slower tempo) and it’s fantastic. It’s unfortunate that I couldn’t find a version with the English as well, but I was actually very surprised this was as hard to find as it was. One of the things that makes Orthodox liturgical music hard to find is that the text is basically the same and the composers do something different with the music. A few composers are well-known enough that their name attaches to their “setting” fairly well – Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Bortniansky, etc, but there tends to be a lot of “Well, it’s the one that we sing at our church sometimes…” that goes on. There’s a haunting piece by Pavel Chesnokov – who seems to be a favorite composer at Luther College in Iowa – that I just cannot find, despite being able to search for it in Russian and in English, and having sung it in concert as well. 🙂

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