Brahms’ ‘Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen’ is taken from his German Requiem – a large-scale seven-movement work. The text of the work is not the usual Catholic Requiem mass but rather various scriptural passages (in German). The text of this particular movement is taken from Psalm 84.
The Advent Carol Service from Sunday 29 November 2015, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, is now available on BBC iPlayer. Listen to the service in its entirety here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qjknm