16 Jul 2017

Hymns on Sunday, 16 July 2017

From Hymns On Sunday, 7:30 am on 16 July 2017

A selection of traditional and modern hymns. We've hymns about singing in this week's programme - a great thing to do on a cold winter's morning! Hymns include O for a thousand tongues to sing, How can I keep from singing and Let all the world in every corner sing.

The Ghent Altarpiece: Singing Angels (detail) - Jan van Eyck (between 1427 and 1429)

The Ghent Altarpiece: Singing Angels (detail) - Jan van Eyck (between 1427 and 1429) Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SONG: O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

Artist: St Michael’s Singers, Coventry Cathedral, Paul Leddington-Wright (dir)
Words/Music: C Wesley/Jarman
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 583

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace! [last line x 4]

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro' all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name. [last line x 4]

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease,
that bids our sorrows cease,
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life and health and peace. [last line x 4]

See all your sins on Jesus laid
the Lamb of God was slain
the Lamb of God was slain
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man. [last line x 4]

He breaks the power of cancell'd sin,
He sets the prisoner free
He sets the prisoner free
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood avail'd for me. [last line x 4]

He speaks, - and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive
new life the dead receive
the mournful, broken hearts rejoice
The humble poor believe. [last line x 4]

Hear Him, ye deaf, His praise, ye dumb
your loosened tongues employ,
your loosened tongues employ
ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
and leap ye lame for joy! [last line x 4]

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
assist me to proclaim
To spread through all the world abroad
The honors of Thy name. [last line x 4]

SONG: COME, LET US TO THE LORD OUR GOD

Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Psalm 30 paraphrased Morrison/Anon arr Robertson
Recording: Abbey 282830

Come, let us to the Lord our God
With contrite hearts return;
Our God is gracious, nor will leave
The desolate to mourn.

His voice commands the tempest forth
And stills the stormy wave;
And though His arm be strong to smite,
’Tis also strong to save.

As dew upon the tender herb,
diffusing fragrance round;
As show’rs that usher in the spring,
and cheer the thirsty ground:

So shall His presence bless our souls,
And shed a joyful light;
That hallowed morn shall chase away
The sorrows of the night.

SONG: KING OF GLORY, KING OF PEACE

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Herbert/Archer
Recording: Hyperion 112101

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee;
e'en eternity's too short
to extol thee.

SONG: IN THE LORD IS MY JOY AND SALVATION

Artist: Margaret Rizza and St Thomas' Music Group
Words/Music: Rizza
Recording: Alliance Music 190892
In the Lord is my joy and salvation
He gives light to all his creation.
In the Lord is my joy and salvation,
He gives peace and true consolation.

SONG: COLNE

Artist: NZ Community Trust Woolston Brass Band, David Gallaher (dir)
Words/Music: Anon arr Rive
Recording: Private 930

Words: Oxenham
'Mid all the traffic of the ways,
Turmoils without, within,
Make in my heart a quiet place,
And come and dwell therein:

A little shrine of quietness,
All sacred to thyself,
Where thou shalt all my soul possess,
And I my find myself:

A little place of mystic grace,
Of self and sin swept bare,
Where I may look into thy face,
And talk with thee in prayer.

Come occupy my silent place,
And make thy dwelling there!
More grace is wrought in quietness
Than any is aware.

SONG: SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

Artist: Oregon Catholic Press Session Choir
Words/Music: Lowry
Recording: OCP Press

Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?

Refrain:
Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
the beautiful, the beautiful river
gathered with the saints at the river
that flows by the throne of God
.

Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.
Refrain:

SONG: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

Artist: The Birralee Blokes, Paul Holley (dir), Ashreya Ward (oboe), Justine Favell (piano)
Words/Music: Lowry
Recording: ABC 476509

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Saviour liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His
How can I keep from singing?

SONG: LET ALL THE WORLD IN EVERY CORNER SING

Artist: Choir of the King’s School, Canterbury
Words/Music: Herbert/Harwood
Recording: Priory PRCD 716

Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!
The heavens are not too high, his praise may thither fly,
the earth is not too low, his praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!
The church with psalms must shout, no door can keep them out;
but, above all, the heart must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

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