Gregorian chant for the first week of Advent.
To you have I lifted up my soul.
My God, in you I trust, let me not be put to shame
and let not my enemies laugh over me,
because all those who wait for you
shall not be put to shame.
O Lord, make me know your ways
and teach me your paths.
To you have I lifted up . . .
Gregorian chant was one of the earliest forms of written music, and was primarily an effort of the Roman Catholic Church. While there is no date connected to this hymn, Gregorian chant was developed in Europe in the 9th and 10th centuries. This means that “Ad te levavi” could be up to 1,200 years old.