Navigation for Hymns On Sunday

Lupins Lake Tekapo NZ
Lupins at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - Tien K Khoo. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

SUMMER REQUESTS

SONG: TELL OUT, MY SOUL

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral
Words/Music: Dudley-Smith/Greatorex
Recording: Hyperion CDP 12105

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of his word;
in God my Savior shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
his mercy sure, from age to age the same;
his holy name the Lord, the Mighty One.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by.
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
to children's children and forevermore!

SONG: O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

Artist: Choir of Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
Words/Music: C Wesley/Haweis
Recording: Abbey 282830

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

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of Thy name.

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

He speaks, and listening to his voice
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean
his blood availed for me.

See all your sins on Jesus laid:
the Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made
for every soul of man.

SONG: HARK! HOW THE ADORING HOSTS ABOVE

Artist: The Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Anon/Jarman
Recording: Abbey 282830

Hark how the adoring hosts above,
with songs surround the throne!
Ten thousand, thousand are their tongues;
but all their hearts are one.

Worthy the Lamb that died, they cry,
to be exalted thus;
worthy the Lamb, let us reply;
for he was slain for us.

Thou hast redeemed us with thy blood,
and set the prisoners free;
thou mad'st us kings and priests to God,
and we shall reign with thee.

From every kindred, every tongue,
thou brought'st thy chosen race;
and distant lands and isles have shared
the riches of thy grace.

To him who sits upon the throne,
the God whom we adore,
and to the Lamb that once was slain,
be glory evermore.

SONG: DE NOCHE IREMOS

Artist: St Thomas Music Group, dir Margaret Rizza
Words/Music: St John of the Cross/Berthier
Recording: Alliance Music 2000

De noche iremos, de noche
que para encontrar la fuente,
solo la sed nos alumbra,
solo la sed now alumbra.

[By night we hasten, in darkness,
to seek the living water.
Only our thirst lights us onwards,
only our thirst lights us onwards.]

SONG: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

Artist: Con Anima, Nick Field (oboe), Lance Mundy (piano)
Words/Music: Anon/Lowry
Recording: Private 1469

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 Savior 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: THE SERVANT SONG

Artist: The Festival Singers
Words/Music: Gillard
Recording: Festivity Productions FPCD2007

Brother, sister let me serve you.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

We are pilgrims on a journey.
We are brothers on the road.
We are here to help each other
Walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the night time of your fear.
I will hold my hand out to you;
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping.
When you laugh, I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
We shall find such harmony
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, sister let me serve you.
Let me be as Christ to you.
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

SONG: GOD IS WORKING HIS PURPOSE OUT

Artist: Choir of Manchester Cathedral
Words/Music: Ainger/Kingham
Recording: Priory PRCD 718

God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year:
God is working his purpose out, and the time is drawing near;
nearer and nearer draws the time the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

From farthest east to farthest west, where human feet have trod,
by the voice of many messengers goes forth the voice of God:
'Give ear to me, you continents, you islands give ear to me,
that earth may be filled with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.'

Let us go forth in the strength of God, with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth may shine throughout the world:
let us all fight with sorrow and sin, to set their captives free,
that earth may be filled with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

All that we do can have no worth, unless God bless the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide, till God gives life to the seed;
yet nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.