29 Jan 2017

Hymns on Sunday, 29 January 2017

From Hymns On Sunday, 7:30 am on 29 January 2017

A selection of traditional and modern hymns. Listener requests continue this week, and include the modern classic In Christ alone, as well as Isaac Watts' hymn When I survey the wondrous cross sung in Maori. And you can hear how Julia Howe Watts came to write the words for Mine eyes have seen the glory.

Coromandel trail path

Coromandel trail path Photo: Creative Commons

SONG: IN CHRIST ALONE

Artist: Lincoln Minster School Chamber Choir, Alex Prentice (dir), Charles Harrison (organ)
Words/Music: Townend/Getty
Recording: Priory 2013

In Christ alone my hope is found;
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all –
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone, Who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied;
For ev'ry sin on Him was laid –
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain;
Then bursting forth in glorious day,
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory,
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am His and He is mine –
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death –
This is the pow'r of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow'r of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home –
Here in the pow'r of Christ I'll stand.

SONG: JESUS, THE NAME HIGH OVER ALL

Artist: St Michael’s Singers, Coventry, Paul Leddington-Wright (dir)
Words/Music: C Wesley/Philips
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 583

Jesus! the name high over all,
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and men before it fall,
and devils fear and fly
and devils fear and fly.

Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven
it turns their hell to heaven.

Jesus the prisoner's fetters breaks,
and bruises Satan's head;
pow'r into strengthless souls He speaks,
and life into the dead
and life into the dead.

Oh, that the world might taste and see,
the riches of His grace!
the arms of love that compass me,
would all mankind embrace
would all mankind embrace.

His only righteousness I show,
his saving truth proclaim:
'tis all my business here below,
to cry, Behold the Lamb!
to cry, Behold the Lamb!

Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name:
preach Him to all, and cry in death,
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"
"Behold, behold the Lamb!"

SONG: I’M NOT ASHAMED TO OWN MY LORD

Artist: The Coventry Singers
Words/Music: Watts/Jackson
Recording: Private 1469

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord,
or to defend his cause,
maintain the glory of his cross,
and honor all his laws.

Jesus, my God! I know his name,
His name is all my trust;
nor will He put my soul to shame,
nor let my hope be lost.

Firm as His throne His promise stands,
and He can well secure
what I’ve committed to His hands
till the decisive hour.

Then will He own my worthless name
before His Father’s face,
and in the new Jerusalem
appoint my soul a place.

SONG: SAVIOUR, I HEARD YOUR VOICE GENTLY SAY

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

Refrain:
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, O 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: HE PONO KOIA (WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS)

Artist: St Joseph’s Maori Girls’ College Choir
Words/Music: Watts/Parker
Recording: Kiwi SLC 125

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SONG: I, THE LORD OF SEA AND SKY

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Daniel Schutte
Recording: Hyperion 711210

I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?
Refrain:
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have born my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them, They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak My word to them,
Whom shall I send?
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I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?
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SONG: MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square
Words/Music: Howe/Trad arr Wilhousky
Recording: DG 479 1073

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.


I have seen Him in the watch-fires
of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar
in the evening dews and damps
l can read His righteous sentence
by the dim and flaring lamps
His day is marching on.
Refrain:

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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