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Misericords at Wells Cathedral.

Misericords at Wells Cathedral. Photo: Image by Rodw, Wikimedia Commons

SONG: PRAISE THE LORD OF HEAVEN

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Rupert Gough (dir), Malcolm Archer (organ)
Words/Music: Dudley-Smith/Archer
Recording: Hyperion 112101

Praise the Lord of heaven!
praise him in the height;
praise him, all his angels;
praise him, hosts of light;!
Sun and moon together,
shining stars aflame,
planets in their courses,
magnify his name!

Earth and ocean, praise him;
mountains, hills and trees;
fire and hail and tempest,
wind and storm and seas.
Praise him, field and forests,
birds on flashing wings,
praise him, beasts and cattle,
all created things.

Now by prince and people,
let his praise be told;
praise him, men and maidens,
praise him, young and old.
He, the Lord of glory!
We, his praise proclaim!
High above all heavens
magnify his name!

SONG: THE GOD OF ABRAHAM PRAISE

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Words/Music: Anon adapted Olivers/Lyon, Olivers
Recording: Bonneville 519602

The God of Abraham praise,
all praise be to His name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
fore'er the same!
The one eternal God,
before what now appears;
the First, the Last: beyond all thought
His timeless years!

His Spirit flowing free,
high surging where it will:
in prophet's word He spoke of old,
His voice speaks still.
Established is His law,
and changeless it shall stand,
it lives upon the human heart,
on sea or land.

He has eternal life
implanted in the soul;
His love shall be our strength and stay
while ages roll.
Praise to the living God!
All praise be to His name,
who was, and is, and is to be,
fore'er the same!

SONG: THROUGH ALL THE CHANGING SCENES OF LIFE

Artist: Choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Words/Music: Tate/Smart
Recording: Priory PRCD 376

Through all the changing scenes of life,
in trouble and in joy,
the praises of my God shall still
my heart and tongue employ.

O magnify the Lord with me,
with me exalt his name;
when in distress to him I called,
he to my rescue came.

The hosts of God encamp around
the dwellings of the just;
deliverance he affords to all
who on his succour trust.

O make but trial of his love;
experience will decide
how blest are they, and only they
who in his truth confide.

Fear him, ye saints, and you will then
have nothing else to fear;
make you his service your delight;
your wants shall be his care.

To father, son and Holy Ghost
The God whom we adore
Be glory, as it was, is now
And shall be evermore.

SONG: LOOK IN WONDER

Artist: Viva Voce, John Rosser (dir), Michael Bell (piano)
Words/Music: Murray/Strathdee
Recording: NZ Hymnbook Trust 941300
Look in wonder, hold in honour
all the beauty of the earth!
World, surrender to her splendor:
God's own blessing for her birth;
   sense and savour every color,
   every season, sun to star,
   see the measure of this treasure,
   all we nurture, all we mar.

Every creature by its nature
shares the cycle, life's design,
every human, man and woman
joins the circle, moves the line;
   look in horror, look in anger--
   these are lifestreams we destroy!
   Tree and river gone forever,
   bird and flower dead to joy.

In this garden, Eve and Adam
still are given time and place,
ours to cherish, our to nourish,
ocean, water, land and space;
   God, unnerve us, God, forgive us:
   how we plunder, waste and war!
   Give new meaning to earth's greening,
   that the beauty thrives once more.

SONG: SAVIOUR, I HEARD YOUR VOICE GENTLY SAY

Artist: Colla Voce (Havelock North High School)
Words/Music: David Burt
Recording: RNZ

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Saviour, I heard your voice gently say:
Seek you my face, come, walk, child, with me;
Lord Jesus Christ, thy face will I seek,
My heart replies in worship to thee.


Hear, O my Lord, when I call with my voice,
have mercy upon me and answer my cry
In your sweet presence my heart will rejoice,
to our tender call my heart will reply.
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Hide not thy face from me, oh Lord
and turn not thy servant in anger away;
My constant help thou hast been till today
so do not forsake me or leave me, oh God.
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In your great mercy teach me your way
and out of your paths let me never depart.
Wait on the Lord, be of courage, I say,
and his loving kindness shall strengthen your heart.
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SONG: DEEP HARMONY

Artist: Black Dyke Mills Band, John Foster (dir)
Music: Parker
Recording: Chandos 828558

SONG: JESUS, THOU JOY OF LOVING HEARTS

Artist: Scottish Festival Singers
Words/Music: Bernard of Clairvaux trans Palmer/Baker
Recording: Whole World Media Group

Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts,
true source of life, and light of men,
from the best bliss that earth imparts
we turn unfilled to you again.

Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;
you rescue those that on you call;
to those that seek you, you are good,
to those that find you all in all.

We taste you the living bread,
and long to feast upon you still;
we drink from you, the fountainhead,
our thirsty souls from you to fill.

Our restless spirits long for you,
whichever way our lot is cast;
glad when your gracious smile we view,
blessed when our faith can hold you fast.

Jesus, forever with us stay,
make all our moments calm and bright;
chase the dark night of sin away,
spread through the world your holy light.

SONG: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY

Artist: Scottish Festival Singers
Words/Music: Howe/Trad
Recording: Whole World Media Group

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

Refrain:
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.


He has sounded forth the trumpet
that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men
before his judgment-seat:
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him!
be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.
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In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make men holy,
let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.
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He is coming like the glory
of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty,
He is succour to the brave,
so the world shall be his footstool,
and the soul of time his slave,
our God is marching on.
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