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St Chad s Cathedral Birmingham Hanging Rood
The hanging rood in the Metropolitan Cathedral & Basilica of St Chad, Birmingham,
by A.W.N. Pugin / Photo by James Bradley

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

SONG: CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

Artist: Huddersfield Choral Society
Words/Music: Bridges and Thring/Elvey
Recording: EMI 746202

Crown him with many crowns,
the lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy chosen king
through all eternity.

Crown him the lord of love,
behold his hands and side,
Those wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

Crown him the lord of peace,
whose power a sceptre sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end,
and round his piercèd feet
Fair flowers of paradise
extend their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown him the Lord of heav'n,
Enthroned in worlds above;
Crown him the King to whom is giv'n
The wondrous name of Love.
All hail, redeemer, hail!
For thou has died for me;
Thy praise will never ever fail
throughout eternity.

SONG: EARTH AND ALL STARS

Artist: Choir of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Words/Music: Brokering/Johnson
Recording: Grace Cathedral promo grace

Earth and all stars!
Loud rushing planets!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Oh, victory!
Loud shouting army!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain
He has done marvelous things.  I too will praise Him with a new song!

Hail, wind, and rain!
Loud blowing snowstorm!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Flowers and trees!
Loud rustling dry leaves!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain

Trumpet and pipes!
Loud clashing cymbals!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Harp, lute, and lyre!
Loud humming cellos!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain

Engines and steel!
Loud pounding hammers!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Limestone and beams!
Loud building workers!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain

Classrooms and labs!
Loud boiling test tubes!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Athlete and band!
Loud cheering people!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain

Knowledge and truth!
Loud sounding wisdom!
Sing to the Lord a new song!
Daughter and son!
Loud praying members!
Sing to the Lord a new song!

Refrain

SONG: THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD

Artist: Woodford House Chapel Choir
Words/Music: Trad/Buchanan
Recording: KSP 93001

The Lord's my Shepherd; I'll not want.
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; He leadeth me
The quiet waters by.

My soul He doth restore again;
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
E'en for His own name's sake.

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,
Yet will I fear no ill;
For Thou art with me, and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still.

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me;
And in God's house forevermore
My dwelling place shall be.

SONG: FIRMLY I BELIEVE AND TRULY

Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Newman/SS Wesley
Recording: Move 743142

Firmly I believe and truly
God is three, and God is one;
And I next acknowledge duly
Manhood taken by the son.

And I trust and hope most fully
In that manhood crucified;
And each thought and deed unruly
Do to death, as he has died.

Simply to his grace and wholly
Light and life and strength belong,
And I love supremely, solely,
Him the holy, him the strong.

And I hold in veneration,
For the love of him alone,
Holy church as his creation,
And her teachings are his own.

And I take with joy whatever
Now besets me, pain or fear,
And with a strong will I sever
All the ties which bind me here.

Adoration aye be given,
With and through the angelic host,
To the God of earth and heaven,
Father, son and Holy Ghost.

SONG: WHEN ALL THY MERCIES, O MY GOD

Artist: St Chad’s Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Addison/Ouseley
Recording: Priory PRCD 723

When all thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view, I'm lost
in wonder, love, and praise.

Unnumbered comforts to my soul
thy tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flowed.

When in the slippery paths of youth
With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm unseen conveyed me safe,
And led me up to man.

When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
With health renewed my face;
And, when in sins and sorrows sunk,
Revived my soul with grace.

Through every period of my life
thy goodness I'll pursue;
and after death, in distant worlds
the glorious theme renew.

Through all eternity to thee
a joyful song I'll raise;
for O, eternity's too short
to utter all thy praise!

SONG: IN THE LORD IS MY JOY AND SALVATION

Artist: Margaret Rizza and St Thomas’ Music Group
Composer: Rizza/Rizza
Label: Kevin Mayhew 1490095

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.
In the Lord is my salvation.

SONG: LIKE A MIGHTY RIVER FLOWING

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir
Composer: Perry/Tredinnick

Label: Hyperion 112105

Like a mighty river flowing,
like a flower in beauty growing,
far beyond all human knowing
   is the perfect peace of God.

Like the hills serene and even,
like the coursing clouds of heaven,
like the heart that's been forgiven
   is the perfect peace of God.

Like the summer breezes playing,
like the tall trees softly swaying,
like the lips of silent praying
   is the perfect peace of God.

Like the morning sun ascended,
like the scents of evening blended,
like a friendship never ended
   is the perfect peace of God.

Like the azure ocean swelling,
like the jewel all-excelling,
far beyond our human telling
   is the perfect peace of God.

SONG: GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT REDEEMER

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir
Composer: Williams/Hughes
Label: Hyperion 112105

Guide me, O my great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but you are mighty;
hold me with your powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me now and evermore,
feed me now and evermore.

Open now the crystal fountain,
where the healing waters flow.
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through.
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
ever be my strength and shield,
ever be my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside.
Death of death, and hell's Destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever sing to you,
I will ever sing to you.