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“Psałterz florianski1″ by Unknown (Wawel Castle scriptorium) – Polona. Source: Wikimedia Commons

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

SONG: O WORSHIP THE KING

Artist: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral
Words/Music: Grant/Croft
Recording: Helios CDH 88036

O worship the King all-glorious above,
O gratefully sing his power and his love:
our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

O tell of his might and sing of his grace,
whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

The earth with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy power hath founded of old;
hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end,
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.

O measureless might! Ineffable love!
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
Thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall all sing thy praise.

SONG: I TO THE HILLS

Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Psalm 121/Ravenscroft
Label: Move MD 3032

I to the hills will lift mine eyes,
from whence doth come mine aid.
My safety cometh from the Lord,
who heav'n and earth hath made.

Thy foot he'll not let slide, nor will
he slumber that thee keeps.
Behold, he that keeps Israel,
he slumbers not, nor sleeps.

The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade
on thy right hand doth stay:
The moon by night thee shall not smite,
nor yet the sun by day.

The Lord shall keep thy soul; he shall
preserve thee from all ill.
Henceforth thy going out and in
God keep for ever will.

SONG: CHRIST IS OUR CORNERSTONE

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Anon trans Chandler/SS Wesley
Recording: Hyperion 112102

Christ is our corner-stone,
On Him alone we build;
With His true saints above
The courts of heaven are filled,
On His great love our hopes we place
Of present grace and joys above.

O then with hymns of praise
These hallowed courts shall ring;
Our voices we will raise
The Three in One to sing;
And thus proclaim in joyful song,
Both loud and long that glorious Name.

Here, gracious God, do Thou
For evermore draw nigh;
Accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh;
In copious shower on all who pray,
Each holy day, Thy blessings pour.

Here may we gain from heaven
The grace which we implore;
And may that grace, once given,
Be with us evermore,
Until that day when all the blest
To endless rest are called away.

SONG: PSALM 25 (SHOW ME YOUR WAYS)

Artist: Choir of Manchester Cathedral
Words/Music: Psalm 25/Dom Gregory Murray
Recording: Priory PRCD 718

Response:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


Show me your ways, O Lord,
and teach me your paths.
Lead me forth in your truth,
For you are God my Saviour.

Response:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


Good and righteous is the Lord,
he brings back those who stray,
he guides the meek in his ways
and shows his paths to the lowly.

Response:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


All his ways are mercy and truth,
for those who are faithful to his word.
To those who love him, he reveals his mind,
and shows them all his will.

Response:
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

SONG: O JESUS, I HAVE PROMISED

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Bode/Elliott
Recording: Hyperion 112102

O Jesus, I have promised
to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me,
my Master and my friend;
I shall not fear the battle
if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway
if thou wilt be my guide.

O let me feel thee near me!
The world is ever near:
I see the sights that dazzle;
the tempting sounds I hear.
My foes are ever near me,
around me and within;
but, Jesus, draw thou nearer
and shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear thee speaking
in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion,
the murmurs of self-will;
O speak to reassure me,
to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen,
thou guardian of my soul.

O let me see thy footmarks,
and in them plant mine own:
my hope to follow duly
is in thy strength alone:
O guide me, call me, draw me,
uphold me to the end;
and then in heav’n receive me,
my Saviour and my friend.

SONG: LORD, FROM THE DEPTHS TO THEE I CRIED

Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Psalm 130/Wilson
Recording: Abbey 282830

Lord, from the depths to thee I cry’d.
My voice, Lord, do thou hear:
Unto my supplication’s voice
give an attentive ear.

Lord, who shall stand, if thou, O Lord,
should’st mark iniquity?
But yet with thee forgiveness is,
that fear’d thou mayest be.

I wait for God, my soul doth wait,
my hope is in his word.
More than they that for morning watch,
my soul waits for the Lord;

I say, more than they that do watch
the morning light to see.
Let Israel hope in the Lord,
for with him mercies be;

And plenteous redemption
is ever found with him.
And from all his iniquities
he Israel shall redeem.

SONG: LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS

Artist: St Michael’s Singers
Words/Music: Havergal/Mountain
Label: Kingsway KMCD 851

Like a river glorious is God's perfect peace,
over all victorious in its bright increase:
perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day;
perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.

Refrain:
Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest,
finding, as he promised, perfect peace and rest.

Hidden in the hollow of his mighty hand,
never foe can follow, never traitor stand.
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care;
not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.

Refrain:

Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Son of love.
We may trust Him fully all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.

Refrain:

SONG: PRAISE THE LORD, YE HEAVENS ADORE HIM

Artist: Jubilate Singers, Christchurch
Words/Music: Anon, Osler/Redhead
Label: Private CD 809

Praise the Lord! ye heav'ns, adore Him;
Praise Him, angels, in the height.
Sun and moon, rejoice before Him;
Praise Him, all ye stars of light.
Praise the Lord! for He hath spoken;
Worlds His mighty voice obeyed.
Law which never shall be broken
For their guidance hath He made.

Praise the Lord for He is glorious;
Never shall His promise fail.
God hath made His saints victorious;
Sin and death shall not prevail.
Praise the God of our salvation!
Hosts on high, His power proclaim,
Heav'n and earth and all creation
Laud and magnify His name.

Worship, honor, glory, blessing,
Lord, we offer unto Thee.
Young and old, Thy praise expressing,
In glad homage bend the knee.
All the saints in heav'n adore Thee;
We would bow before Thy throne.
As Thine angels serve before Thee,
So on earth Thy will be done.

SONG: GOD BE IN MY HEAD

Artist: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Words/Music: Anon/Rutter
Label: Conifer CDCF 219

God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing.