12 Mar 2017

Hymns on Sunday, 12 March 2017

From Hymns On Sunday, 7:30 am on 12 March 2017

A selection of traditional and modern hymns. Hymns for the Second Sunday in Lent include The Lent Prose and My faith looks up to thee, and we've a Taize chant from Margaret Rizza and the St Thomas Music Group.

Church Music stained glass window at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC. Designed by the studio of Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich, Germany.

Church Music stained glass window at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Charleston, SC. Designed by the studio of Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich, Germany. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SONG: WHEN IN OUR MUSIC GOD IS GLORIFIED

Artist: Cathedral Choral Society, Washington Cathedral
Words/Music: Green/Stanford
Recording: Gothic G49112

When in our music God is glorified,
and adoration leaves no room for pride,
it is as though the whole creation cried:
Alleluia!

How often, making music, we have found
a new dimension in the world of sound,
as worship moved us to a more profound
Alleluia!

So has the church, in liturgy and song,
in faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
borne witness to the truth in every tongue:
Alleluia!

SONG: CHRIST BE OUR LIGHT

Artist: OCP Session Choir
Words/Music: Bernadette Farrell
Recording: Journeysongs Vol 28

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
light for the world to see.

Refrain:
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.


Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
walls made of living stone.
Refrain:

Many the gifts, many the people,
many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
making your kingdom come.
Refrain:

SONG: LET JUSTICE ROLL DOWN LIKE A RIVER

Artist: Otago Girls’ High School Choir
Words/Music: Colin Gibson
Recording: RNZ CD 816

Refrain:
Let justice roll down like a river,
let justice flow  down to the sea;
let justice roll down like a river
let justice begin through me.


Justice for all who go hungry,
crying to God to be fed,
left in a world of abundance
to beg for a morsel of bread.
Refrain:

Justice for those who are homeless,
victims of war or of need,
trapped on the borders of nowhere,
lost in the canyons of greed.
Refrain:

Justice for all who are powerless,
yearning for freedom in vain,
plundered and robbed of their birth-right,
silently bearing their pain.
Refrain:

SONG: MY FAITH LOOKS UP TO THEE

Artist: Choir of Norwich Cathedral
Words/Music: Palmer/Mason
Recording: Priory PRCD 705

My faith looks up to thee,
thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior divine!
Now hear me while I pray;
take all my guilt away.
O let me from this day
be wholly thine!

May thy rich grace impart
strength to my fainting heart,
my zeal inspire.
As thou hast died for me,
O may my love to thee
pure, warm, and changeless be,
a living fire!

While life’s dark maze I tread
and griefs around me spread,
be thou my guide;
bid darkness turn to day,
wipe sorrow’s tears away,
nor let me ever stray
from thee aside.

When ends life’s transient dream,
when death’s cold sullen stream,
shall o’er me roll,
Blest Saviour, then, in love
fear and distrust remove.
O bear me safe above,
a ransomed soul.

SONG: THE LENT PROSE

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret Street, London, Harry Bramma (dir), Andrew Arthur (organ)
Words/Music: Anon
Recording: Priory PRCD 707

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.
Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

To thee, Redeemer, on thy throne of glory:
lift we our weeping eyes in holy pleadings:
listen, O Jesu, to our supplications.

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

O thou chief cornerstone, right hand of the Father:
way of salvation, gate of life celestial:
cleanse thou our sinful souls from all defilement.

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

God, we implore thee, in thy glory seated:
bow down and hearken to thy weeping children:
pity and pardon all our grievous trespasses.

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

Sins oft committed, now we lay before thee:
with true contrition, now no more we veil them:
grant us, Redeemer, loving absolution.

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

Innocent captive, taken unresisting:
falsely accused, and for us sinners sentenced,
save us, we pray thee, Jesu, our Redeemer.

Hear us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we have sinned against thee.

SONG: IN THE LORD IS MY JOY AND SALVATION

Artist: St Thomas’ Music Group, Margaret Rizza (dir)
Words/Music: Margaret Rizza
Recording: Alliance Music

In the Lord is my joy and salvation
He gives light to all his creation.
In the Lord is my joy and salvation,
He gives peace and true consolation.

SONG: HOLY GOD, WE PRAISE THY NAME

Artist: The Kolbe Singers, Ken Joblin (dir), Zachary Ashley (trumpet), Grant Bartley (organ)
Words/Music: Franz trans Walworth/Anon
Recording: Private recording

Holy God, we praise your name;
Lord of all, we bow before you.
All on earth your scepter claim;
all in heaven above adore you.
Infinite your vast domain,
everlasting is your reign.

Hark! The glad celestial hymn
angel choirs above are raising;
cherubim and seraphim,
in unceasing chorus praising,
fill the heavens with sweet accord:
“Holy, holy, holy Lord!”

Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit: three we name you,
while in essence only one;
undivided God we claim you,
and adoring, bend the knee
while we own the mystery.

Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray,
by a thousand snares surrounded:
keep us without sin today,
never let us be confounded.
Lo, I put my trust in Thee;
never, Lord, abandon me.

SONG: VIVI’I IA MA FA’AFETAI

Artist: Youth Choir of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa Papatoetoe, Peter Su’a (dir)
Recording: Video Pacific Communications 2009

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