Jun 26

Great is the Lord (Psalm 48:1-14) – Edward Elgar

 

Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

Psalm 48:1-14

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.


Great is the Lord, Op. 67, composed between 1910 and 1912 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)., orchestrated in 1913.

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Mar 08

Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan [My son, why did you do this to us?] (Luke 2:48-49 and Psalm 84:1-2,4) – Heinrich Schütz

 

William Holman Hunt - The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple.jpg

William Holman Hunt, The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple

Luke 2:48b-49b and Psalm 84:1-2,4

48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.


Mein Sohn, warum hast du uns das getan, SWV 401, composed by Heinrich Schütz, first published in Symphoniae sacrae III, Op. 12, no. 4 (1650)


Performed by Musica Fiata, Kammerchor Stuttgart

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Feb 29

Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (Psalm 91:11-12) – Felix Mendelssohn

 

Psalm 91 Angel (Rae K. Hauck / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Psalm 91:11-12 [German]

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.


Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen, MWV B 53, composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), later made part of Elias/Elijah


Performed by VOCES8

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Feb 22

And I saw another angel (Revelation 7:2,3,9,10,12) – Charles Villiers Stanford

Trier Sankt Paulin BW 12Revelation 7:2,3,9,10,12

And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.


And I saw another angel, Op. 37, No. 1, composed by Charles Villiers Stanford

Performed by Duke Chapel Evensong Singers at Duke University

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