Sunday, 26 July 2015
Wells Cathedral from the east. Image by RodW, 2014. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
SONG: CHRIST TRIUMPHANT, EVER REIGNING
Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Recording: Hyperion 711210
Christ triumphant ever reigning,
Saviour, master, king,
Lord of heav'n, our lives sustaining,
Hear us as we sing:
Yours the glory and the crown,
the high renown,
the eternal name.
Word incarnate, truth revealing,
Son of man on earth!
Power and majesty concealing
By your humble birth:
Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated,
Death is through the Cross defeated,
Priestly king, enthroned for ever
High in heaven above!
Sin and death and hell shall never
Stifle hymns of love:
So, our hearts and voices raising
Through the ages long,
Ceaselessly upon you gazing,
This shall be our song:
SONG: KING OF GLORY, KING OF PEACE
Artist: Choir of All Saints Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills
Recording: Gothic 349074
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: AVE MARIA
Artist: Anthony Way (treble), Miriam Keogh (harp)
Words/Music: Trad/Bach, Gounod
Recording: Decca 455 645
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Hail Mary, full of grace,
SONG: SANCTUM NOMEN DOMINI
Artist: St Thomas’ Music Group, Margaret Rizza (dir)
Recording: Alliance Music 1901892
Sanctum nomen Domini
magnificat anima mea.
My soul praises and magnifies
the name of the Lord.
SONG: HOW SWEET THE NAME OF JESUS SOUNDS
Artist: Choir of Ely Cathedral
Recording: Priory PRCD 703
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,
And drives away his fear.
It makes the wounded spirit whole,
And calms the troubled breast;
’Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary, rest.
Dear name, the rock on which I build,
My shield and hiding place,
My never failing treasury, filled
With boundless stores of grace!
Jesus! my shepherd, brother, friend,
My prophet, priest and king,
My lord, my life, my way, my end,
Accept the praise I bring.
Weak is the effort of my heart,
And cold my warmest thought;
But when I see thee as thou art,
I’ll praise thee as I ought.
Till then I would thy love proclaim
With every fleeting breath,
And may the music of thy name
Refresh my soul in death!
SONG: AMAZING GRACE
Artist: Cambridge Singers, John Rutter (dir), Thelma Owen (harp)
Recording: Collegium 880126
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound.
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found.
Was blind but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved:
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace.
When we've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun.
SONG: SAINTS BOUND FOR HEAVEN
Artist: Kansas City Chorale
Recording: Nimbus NI5568
Our bondage it shall end, by and by, by and by,
Our bondage it shall end, by and by;
From Egypt's yoke set free;
Hail the glorious jubilee,
And to Canaan we'll return, by and by, by and by,
And to Canaan we'll return, by and by.
Our deliverer he shall come, by and by, by and by,
Our deliverer he shall come, by and by;
And our sorrows have an end,
With our threescore years and ten,
And vast glory crown the day, by and by, by and by,
And vast glory crown the day, by and by.
And when to Jordan's floods, we are come, we are come,
And when to Jordan's floods, we are come;
Jehovah rules the tide,
And the waters he'll divide,
And the ransomed host shall shout, we are come, we are come,
And the ransomed host shall shout, we are come.
Then with all the happy throng, we'll rejoice, we'll rejoice,
Then with all the happy throng, we'll rejoice;
Shouting glory to our King,
Till the vaults of heaven ring,
And through all eternity we'll rejoice, we'll rejoice,
And through all eternity we'll rejoice.