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Passion window detail Grace Cathedral
Passion window (detail), Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. Source: Wikimedia Commons

PALM SUNDAY

SONG: ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOUR

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret St, London
Words/Music: Theodulph trans Neale
Recording: Priory PRCD 707

Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, redeemer, king,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


Thou art the king of Israel,
Thou David’s royal son,
Who in the Lord’s name comest,
The king and blessèd one.
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The company of angels
Are praising thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.
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The people of the Hebrews
With palms before thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before thee we present.
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To thee, before thy passion,
They sang their hymns of praise;
To thee, now high exalted,
Our melody we raise.
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Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious king.
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Do thou direct our footsteps
upon our earthly way,
and bring us by thy mercy
to heaven’s eternal day.
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Within that blessed city
thy praises may we sing,
and ever raise hosannas
to our most loving King.
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SONG: GIVE TO OUR GOD IMMORTAL PRAISE

Artist: Coventry Singers
Words/Music: Watts/Harrison
Recording: Mission Worship

Give to our God immortal praise:
mercy and truth are all his ways;
wonders of grace to God belong;
repeat his mercies in your song.

Give to the Lord of lords renown;
the King of kings with glory crown:
his mercies ever shall endure,
when lords and kings are known no more.

He built the earth, he spread the sky,
and fixed the starry lights on high:
wonders of grace to God belong;
repeat his mercies in your song.

He sent His Son with power to save
from guilt and darkness and the grave;
wonders of grace to God belong;
repeat his mercies in your song.

SONG: REJOICE! THE LORD IS KING

Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Words/Music: C Wesley/Handel
Recording: Hyperion 712801

Rejoice, the lord is king!
Your lord and king adore;
Mortals give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand
Till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,
And fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

SONG: RIDE ON, KING JESUS!

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Words/Music: Trad/Trad
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 851

Ride on King Jesus!
No man can hinder me
Ride on King Jesus, ride on!
No man can hinder me.

For he is King of Kings
he is Lord of Lords
O Jesus Christ, the first and last
No man works like him.

For he is King of Kings
and he is Lord of Lords
O Jesus Christ, the first and last
No man works like him.


King Jesus rides a milk white horse
no man works like him.
The river Jordan he did cross
No man works like him

He is King of Kings
he is Lord of Lords
O Jesus Christ, the first and last
No man works like him.


King Jesus rides in the middle of the air
no man works like him.

O won’t you ride on, King Jesus
No man can hinder me.
Ride on, King Jesus, ride on!
No man can hinder me.

For he is King of Kings
he is Lord of Lords
O Jesus Christ, the first and last
No man works like him.

For he is King of Kings
he is Lord of Lords
O Jesus Christ, the first and last
No man works like him.

SONG: THE ROYAL BANNERS FORWARD GO

Artist: Choir of Gloucester Cathedral
Words/Music: Fortunatus trans Neale/Buck
Recording: Priory PRCD 704

The royal banners forward go,
The cross shines forth in mystic glow;
Where he in flesh, our flesh who made,
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid.

Where deep for us the spear was dyed,
life’s torrent rushing from his side,
to wash us in that precious flood,
where mingled water flowed, and blood.

Fulfilled is all that David told
In true prophetic song of old,
The universal Lord is he
who reigns and triumphs from the tree.

O tree of beauty, tree of light
O tree with royal purple dight’
elect on whose triumphal breast
those holy limbs should find their rest!

On whose dear arms, so widely flung.
the weight of this world’s ransom hung,
the price of humankind to pay
and sspoil the spoiler of his prey.

O Cross, our one reliance, hail!
so may thy power with us prevail
to give new virtue to the saint,
and pardon to the penitent.

To thee, eternal three in one,
Let homage meet by all be done:
whom by the cross thou dost restore,
So rule and guide us evermore. Amen.

SONG: SPIRIT OF MERCY, TRUTH AND LOVE

Artist: Choir of Newcastle Cathedral
Words/Music: Anon/Anon arr Shaw
Recording: Priory PRCD 720

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love,
O shed Thine influence from above;
And still from age to age convey
The wonders of this sacred day.

In every clime, by every tongue,
Be God's surpassing glory sung:
Let all the listening earth be taught
The wonders by our Saviour wrought.

Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide,
Still o'er Thy holy Church preside;
Still let mankind Thy blessings prove;
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love.

SONG: THOU DIDST LEAVE THY THRONE

Artist: Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge
Words/Music: Elliott/Matthews
Recording: Priory PRCD 721

Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown,
When thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room
For thy holy nativity.

Refrain:
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for thee.


Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
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Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word,
That should set thy people free;
But with mocking scorn and with crown of thorn,
They bore thee to Calvary.
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When the heav’ns shall ring, and her choirs shall sing,
At thy coming to victory,
Let thy voice call me home, saying “Yet there is room,
There is room at my side for thee.”
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SONG: MY SONG IS LOVE UNKNOWN

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Crossman/Ireland
Recording: Hyperion 711210

My song is love unknown,
My saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take frail flesh and die?

He came from his blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But O! my friend, my friend indeed,
Who at my need his life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the way
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

They rise and needs will have
my dear Lord made away;
a murderer they save;
the Prince of Life they slay.
yet cheerful he to suffering goes
that he his foes from thence might free.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like thine.
This is my friend, in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.