May 13

Thou, O God, art praised in Sion (Psalm 65:1-13) – Francis Grier

English: Durham Cathedral Català: Catedral de ...

English: Durham Cathedral Català: Catedral de Durham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 65:1-13

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.


Thou, O God, art praised in Sion (1993), composed by Francis Grier (b. 1955)

 


Performed by the choir of Durham Cathedral, directed by James Lancelot and accompanied by Keith Wright and Ian Shaw (organists)

 

 

 

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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