Nov 06

For lo, I raise up (Habakkuk 1:6-12; 2:1-3,14,20) – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford

Men of the Day No.949: Caricature of Charles V...

Men of the Day No.949: Caricature of Charles Villiers Standford (1852–1924), Irish composer. Caption read “He found Harmony”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Habakkuk 1: 6-12; 2: 1-3, 14, 20, adapted

For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their’s.

They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

12 Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O Lord, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.


For lo, I raise up, Op 145, composed in 1914 by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by Choir of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland

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SATB choir and organ.  Composed by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Choral. Octavo. Published by Stainer & Bell Ltd. (ST.W197).

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Oct 30

Turn thy face from my sins (Psalm 51:9-11) – Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood

Thomas Attwood

Psalm 51:9-11

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.


Turn thy face from my sins, composed by Thomas Attwood (1765-1838)


Performed by St. John’s College Choir

 

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SATB choir and keyboard. Edited by Lionel Dakers. This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral score. 592 pages. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193531093).

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Oct 23

In Te Domine Speravi [I put my trust in You, Lord] (Psalm 30:1-6) – Nicolas Gombert

Psalm 30:1-6 [Latin]

I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.

O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved.


In Te Domine Speravi composed by Nicolas Gombert (c. 1495 – c. 1560)

 

Oct 16

Christ Rising Again from the Dead (Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22) – Christopher Tye

English: Gothic stained glass window depiction...

English: Gothic stained glass window depiction of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ; Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


Christ Rising Again from the Dead, composed by Christopher Tye (1505 – before 1573)


Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford

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