Jun 17

Teach me, O Lord (Psalm 119:33-38) – William Byrd

 

William Byrd

William Byrd

Psalm 119:33-38

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.

36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.

38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.


Teach me, O Lord, composed by William Byrd (1539/1540-1623)


Performed by Guilford Cathedral Choir, directed by Barry Rose

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May 28

The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11) – William Boyce

 

William Boyce, composer

William Boyce, composer

Psalm 19:1-5; Rev. 15:3b,4:11

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.


The heavens declare the glory of God (published 1790), composed by William Boyce (1711-1779)

Performed by Guildford Cathedral Choir, Gavin Williams (organ), directed by Barry Rose

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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 18

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – Sir Charles V. Stanford

 

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


The Lord is my shepherd (1886) composed by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)


Performed by The Choir of New College, Oxford / directed by Edward Higginbottom

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