Dec 31

How beautiful upon the mountains (Isaiah 52:7) – John Stainer

English: Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)

English: Sir John Stainer (1840-1901) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!


How beautiful upon the mountains, composed by John Stainer (1840-1901)


Performed by Kampen Boys Choir (NL)

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Oct 22

Save me, O God (Psalm 54:1-4,6-7) – Henry Purcell

 

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 54:1-7

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

 

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.


Save meO God Z. 51, (c. 1680) composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Quire Cleveland, directed by Ross Duffin

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Jul 31

Cry aloud and spare not (Isaiah 55:1; 58:1-3) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 55:1; 58:1-3

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.


Cry aloud and spare not,1683 verse anthem composed by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge · Academy of St. Martin in the Fields · Sir David Willcocks

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Jun 05

O Lord, Thou art my God (Is. 25:1,25:4a, Ps. 33:21-22, Is. 25:8, 1 Cor. 15:53b, 1 Cor. 15:34a, 1 Cor.15:52a, Is.25:9) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

English: Samuel Sebastian Wesley

English: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 25:1,25:4a, Psalm 33:21-22,Isaiah 25:8, 1 Corinthians 15:53b, 1 Corinthians 15:34a, 1 Corinthans 15:52a, Isaiah 25:9

O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.


O Lord, Thou art my God (first performed in 1839) composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by The Choir of Chichester Cathedral / Thurlow

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