3 Jan 2019

Hymns on Sunday, 6 January 2019

From Hymns On Sunday, 12:00 pm on 3 January 2019

Good news from The Graduate Choir, a carol for Epiphany by Peter Cornelius, and an atmospheric setting of Joseph Parry's tune 'Aberystwyth' - some of the treats in store in today's Summer Hymn Requests.

The Adoration of the Kings (Monforte Altar) - Hugo van der Goes

The Adoration of the Kings (Monforte Altar) - Hugo van der Goes Photo: Wikimedia Commons

SONG: AIN’A THAT GOOD NEWS!

Artist: Graduate Choir, Terence Maskell (dir)
Words/Music: Trad arr Dawson/Trad
Recording: Atoll ACD 105

I got a crown up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I got a crown up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I'm-a gonna lay down this world,
gonna to shoulder up-a my cross,
Gonna to take it home-a to my Jesus,
Ain't-a that good news!

I got a harp up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I got a harp up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I'm-a gonna lay down this world,
gonna to shoulder up-a my cross,
Gonna to take it home-a to my Jesus,
Ain't-a that good news!

I got a robe up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I got a robe up in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I'm-a gonna lay down this world,
gonna to shoulder up-a my cross,
Gonna to take it home-a to my Jesus,
Ain't-a that good news!

I got a Saviour in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I got a Saviour in-a that kingdom,
Ain't-a that good news!
I'm-a gonna lay down this world,
gonna to shoulder up-a my cross,
Gonna to take it home-a to my Jesus,
Ain't-a that good news!

SONG: AT THE NAME OF JESUS

Artist: Marlborough College Chapel Choir
Words/Music: Noel/Monk
Recording: Priory PRCD 702

At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him King of glory now;
'tis the Father's pleasure we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

At His voice creation sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces, all the hosts of light,
thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
all the heav'nly orders in their great array.

Humbled for a season to receive a name
from the lips of sinners unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious, when from death he passed;

Bore it up triumphant, with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures, to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead, to the Father's breast,
filled it with the glory of that perfect rest.

In your hearts enthrone him; there let him subdue
all that is not holy, all that is not true.
He is God the Saviour, he is Christ the Lord;
ever to be worshipped, trusted and adored.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
with the Father's glory with His angel train;
for all wreaths of empire meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him King of glory now.

SONG: THE THREE KINGS

Artist: Donald Sweeney (bar), Winchester Cathedral Choir
Words/Music: Cornelius trans Bate/Nicolai
Label: Herald HAVPCD 231

Three kings from Persian lands afar
to Jordan follow the pointing star:
And this the quest of the travellers three,
where the new-born King of the Jews may be.
Full royal gifts they bear for the King:
Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.

The star shines out with steadfast ray;
the kings to Bethlehem make their way,
and there in worship they bend the knee,
as Mary's child in her lap they see;
their royal gifts they show to the King:
Gold, incense, myrrh are their offering.

Thou child of man, lo, to Bethlehem
the kings are trav'ling, travel with them!
The star of mercy, the star of grace,
shall lead thy heart to its resting place.
Gold, incense, myrrh thou canst not bring:
Offer thy heart to the infant King, offer thy heart!

SONG: O THOU WHO CAMEST FROM ABOVE

Artist: Wells Cathedral Choir/Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Herbert/Harwood
Recording: Hyperion 112105

O Thou who camest from above,
the pure celestial fire to impart
kindle a flame of sacred love
upon the mean altar of my heart.

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return,
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
to work and speak and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up thy gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat,
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make my sacrifice complete.

SONG: PSALM 46 (GOD IS OUR HOPE AND STRENGTH)

Artist: Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Bill Ives (organ)
Words/Music: Psalm 46/Luther
Recording: Marquis

God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved,
And though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea.

Though the waters thereof rage and swell,
And though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same.
The rivers of the flood thereof shall make glad the city of God:
The holy place of the tabernacle of the most highest.

God is in the midst of her therefore shall she not be removed:
God shall help her and that right early.
The heathen make much ado and the kingdoms are moved:
But God hath shewed his voice, and the earth shall melt away.

The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

O come hither and behold the works of the Lord:
What destruction he hath brought upon the earth.
He maketh wars to cease in all the world:
He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder,
And burneth the chariots in the fire.

Be still then and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the heathen, and I will be exalted in the earth.
The Lord of hosts is with us: the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
World without end. Amen.

SONG: ABERYSTWYTH

Artist: NZ Community Trust Woolston Brass Band/David Gallaher (dir)
Music: J Parry
Recording: Private 930

SONG: LET SAINTS ON EARTH IN CONCERT SING

Artist: Choir of Llandaff Cathedral, Richard Moorhouse (dir), Michael Hoeg (organ)
Words/Music: C Wesley/Anon
Recording: Priory PRCD 719

Let saints on earth in concert sing
With those whose work is done;
For all the servants of our king
In heav’n and earth are one.

One family, we dwell in him,
One church, above, beneath;
Though now divided by the stream,
The narrow stream of death.

One army of the living God,
To his command we bow;
Part of his host has crossed the flood,
And part is crossing now.

E’en now to their eternal home
There pass some spirits blest;
While others to the margin come,
Waiting their call to rest.

Jesu, be thou our constant guide;
Then, when the word is given,
Bid Jordan’s narrow stream divide,
And bring us safe to heav’n.

SONG: TRUST AND OBEY

Artist: Jubilate Singers
Words/Music: Sammis/Towner
Recording: Music World MWCH 6019

When we walk with the Lord
in the light of his word,
what a glory he sheds on our way!
While we do his good will,
he abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there's no other way
to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey


Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil he doth richly repay;
not a grief or a loss,
not a frown or a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.
Refrain:

SONG: IRISH BLESSING (MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU)

Artist: Choir of Belfast Cathedral
Words/Music: Anon/Trad arr Stanford
Recording: Priory PRCD 826

May the road rise up 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.