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Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, by Meister der Palastkapelle (Palermo c.1150)

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, by Meister der Palastkapelle (Palermo c.1150) Photo: Creative Commons

PALM SUNDAY

SONG: ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOUR

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret St, London
Words/Music: Theodulph trans Neale/Teschner
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.
Refrain:

The people of the Hebrews
With palms before thee went;
Our prayer and praise and anthems
Before thee we present.
Refrain:

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: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin, Raymond White (dir)
Words/Music: Watts/Griffiths
Recording: Ely 105

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 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.

Through this vain world he guides our feet,
and leads us to his heavenly seat:
his mercies ever shall endure,
when this our world shall be no more.

SONG: REJOICE! THE LORD IS KING

Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O’Donnell (dir), Robert Quinney (organ)
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: Bonneville 510097

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.

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 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: WORSHIP THE LORD IN THE BEAUTY OF HOLINESS

Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Monsell/Anon
Recording: Move 743142

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore him; the Lord is his Name!

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for thee,
comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine;
truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to lay on His shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the Name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
bow down before Him, His glory proclaim;
gold of obedience and incense of lowliness
bring, and adore him; the Lord is his name!

SONG: ST PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE

Artist: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Words/Music: Anon/Trad
Recording: Conifer 500521

I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity
By invocation of the same,
The three in one and one in three.

I bind this day to me forever,
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation,
His baptism in the Jordan River,
His cross of death for my salvation,
His bursting from the spicéd tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom,
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, his might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need,
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, his shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity
By invocation of the same,
The three in one and one in three,
Of whom all nature has creation,
Eternal father, spirit, word.
Praise to the lord of my salvation;
Salvation is of Christ the Lord!
Amen.

SONG: MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU

Artist: Choir of Belfast Cathedral, Philip Stopford (dir)
Words/Music: Trad/Moore
Recording: Priory PRCD 826

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May the sun make your days bright,
May the stars illuminate your nights.
May the flowers bloom along your path,
Your house stand firm against the storm,
And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.