9 Apr 2017

Hymns on Sunday, 9 April 2017

From Hymns On Sunday, 7:30 am on 9 April 2017

PALM SUNDAY

Palm frond.

Palm frond. Photo: Felix Burton, Creative Commons

Today we're marking Palm Sunday with a great selection of uplifting and triumphal hymns. The Choir of Westminster Abbey sings Rejoice! The Lord is King, there's a spiritual from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and we've a hymn that's been in use as a Palm Sunday processional hymn since the 10th century - All glory, laud and honour.

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.
Refrain:

Thou didst accept their praises;
Accept the prayers we bring,
Who in all good delightest,
Thou good and gracious king.
Refrain:

Within that blessed city
thy praises may we sing,
and ever raise hosannas
to our most loving King.
Refrain:

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: VIDI AQUAM

Artist: Monks of Keur Moussa Abbey, Senegal
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: Sounds True STA A337

Latin:
Vidi aquam egredientem de templo,
a latere dextro, alleluia:
et omnes, ad quos pervenit aqua ista,
salvi facti sunt, et dicent, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus:
R. Quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius.

V. Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:
R. Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saecula sæculorum. Amen.

English translation:
I saw water coming forth from the temple
on the right side, alleluia:
and all those to whom this water came
were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
R. For His mercy endureth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
R. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. I saw water coming forth from the temple
on the right side, alleluia:
and all those to whom this water came
were saved, and shall say, alleluia, alleluia.

V. Give praise to the Lord, for He is good:
R. For His mercy endureth forever.

V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
R. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end. 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: WE SING THE PRAISE OF HIM WHO DIED

Artist: Choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Words/Music: Kelly/Nicholson
Recording: Priory PRCD 707

We sing the praise of him who died,
of him who died upon the cross;
the sinner's hope let men deride,
for this we count the world but loss.

Inscribed upon the cross we see
in shining letters, 'God is love';
he bears our sins upon the tree;
he brings us mercy from above.

The cross! It takes our guilt away:
it holds the fainting spirit up;
it cheers with hope the gloomy day,
and sweetens every bitter cup.

It makes the coward spirit brave,
and nerves the feeble arm for fight;
it takes its terror from the grave,
and gilds the bed of death with light:

The balm of life, the cure of woe,
the measure and the pledge of love,
the sinner's refuge here below,
the angels' theme in heaven above.

SONG: RIDE ON, RIDE ON IN MAJESTY

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret St, London
Words/Music: Milman/Dykes
Recording: Priory PRCD 707

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Hark! all the tribes hosanna cry;
O Saviour meek, pursue your road
With palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die!
O Christ! Your triumph now begin
O’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
Your last and fiercest strife is nigh;
The father, on his sapphire throne,
Awaits his own anointed son.

Ride on, ride on, in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
Bow your meek head to mortal pain,
Then take, O God, your power, and reign.