Apr 29

Let the people praise Thee, O God (Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2) – William Mathias

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Ro...

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Road, Whitland William Mathias – famous musician – 1934-1992 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.


Let the people praise Thee, O God, composed by William Mathias (1934-1992) for the July 1981 royal wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer

Performed by Atlanta Master Chorale, conductor Dr. Eric Nelson, organist Jonathan Easter

 

Nov 18

God grant with grace (Psalm 67:1-2) – Thomas Tallis

 

Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575)

Archbishop Matthew Parker (1504-1575) (Image via Wikipedia)

Psalm 67:1-2

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

[Psalter text by Archbishop of Canterbury Matthew Parker:]

God grant with grace, he us embrace,
in gentle part bless he our heart.
With loving face shine he in place,
his mercies all on us to fall.
That we thy way may know all day,
while we do sail this world so frail.
Thy health’s reward is nigh declared,
as plain as eye all gentiles spy.

God grant with grace (published in 1567), also known as “Tallis’s Canon,” the eighth of nine tunes contributed by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) for Archbishop Parker’s Psalter. As Parker described it, “The eyghte goeth milde: in modest pace.”


Performed by Alamire, directed by David Skinner

 

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