Jul 15

If the Lord had not helped me (Psalm 94:17-19, 22) – Edward Bairstow

Psalm 94:17-19, 22

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.


If the Lord had not helped me, composed by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Apr 15

Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) – Sir William Walton

 

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 8:6a,7a

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.


Set me as a seal upon thine heart (1938), composed by Sir William Walton (1902-1983)


Performed by LUUMS Chamber Choir

 

Mar 11

I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122:1-3,6,7) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 122:1-3,6,7

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.


I was glad when they said unto me, anthem for the Peace of Ryswick and the opening of St Paul’s Cathedral, 2 December 1697, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)


Performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford

 

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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