Mar 03

The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1-6) – Lennox Berkeley

Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880

Illustration from The Sunday at Home, 1880

Psalm 23:1-6

1 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, Op.91 No.1, composed in 1975 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)


Performed by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, directed by Colin Walsh

 

Feb 17

I love the Lord (Psalm 116:1-4,7-9) – Jonathan Harvey

Psalm 116:1-4,7-9

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


I love the Lord (1976), composed by Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)


Performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway, directed by Rupert Gough

 

Jan 27

They that put their trust in the Lord (Psalm 125:1-2) – Robin Orr

Psalm 125:1-2

They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.


They that put their trust in the Lord (1946), composed by Robert Kelmsley (Robin) Orr (1909-2006)


Performed by Pembroke College Chapel Choir, Cambridge