Apr 22

Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29:1-5,7-8,9b-11) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 29:1-5,7-8,9b-11

Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the Lord is upon many waters.

The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.

The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire.

The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.

The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever.

11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.


Give unto the Lord, Op. 74 (1914), composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Performed by the choir of Durham Cathedral, the Cathedral Consort of Voices and the BBC Philarmonic Orchestra, directed by James Lancelot


Performed by Warsaw Philharmonic Choir, Andrzej BIAŁKO – organ, Henryk WOJNAROWSKI – conductor

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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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Aug 16

Fear not, O land (Joel 2:21-24,26) – Edward Elgar

Elgar aged about 60

Elgar aged about 60 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Joel 2:21-24,26

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

Fear not, O land (1914), composed by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)


Performed by: Trinity College Choir, Cambridge
Conductor: Richard Marlow

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Composed by Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Music Sales America. Romantic, 20th Century, Choral. 54 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV030134R. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14037323).

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