Oct 11

The secret of Christ (Isaiah 42:14-16; Revelation 22:1-3; Colossians 4:2-4) – Richard Shephard

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible car...

English: Isaiah; illustration from a Bible card published by the Providence Lithograph Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Text from Isaiah 42:14-16; Revelation 22:1-3; and The Pilgrim Prayer (based on Colossians 4:2-4) by the Revd Canon Derrick Walters

14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.

15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:

That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

The secret of Christ (published in 1990) composed by Richard Shephard (b. 1949)


Performed by Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Susanna Gibbons, Soprano
Mark Husey, Organist & Choirmaster

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The secret of Christ

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The New Church Anthem Book. Edited by Lionel Dakers. This edition: paperback. Mixed Voices. Sacred, Choral Collection. Choral score. 592 pages. ISBN 9780193531093. Sacred, Choral Collection. 10 x 7 inches. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.

Sep 27

I am Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8) – John Stainer

Greek alphabet alpha-omega

Greek alphabet alpha-omega (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

I am Alpha and Omega (1878), composed by Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)


Performed by The Choir of the Abbey School

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I am Alpha & Omega

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SATB with Organ and Soprano or Tenor Solo. Composed by John Stainer (1840-1901). Choral. 8 pages. G. Schirmer #OC3897. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50294490).

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Aug 23

Rejoice in the Lord alway (Philippians 4:4-7) – Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell

Portrait of Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Rejoice in the Lord alway, Z 49, verse anthem composed c. 1682-85 by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Sidney Sussex College choir, Director David Skinner

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“Rejoice in the Lord alway” Z49

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The New Church Anthem Book. The definitive collection of 100 anthems, mostly for SATB voices, from Tudor times to the present day, including favourites from each period, and lesser-known pieces. Keyboard reductions are included for unaccompanied music, and organ accompaniments are always practical.

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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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