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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Mar 11

I was glad when they said unto me (Psalm 122:1-3,6,7) – John Blow

John Blow

John Blow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 122:1-3,6,7

I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.

Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

I was glad when they said unto me, anthem for the Peace of Ryswick and the opening of St Paul’s Cathedral, 2 December 1697, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)

Performed by the Choir of New College, Oxford


Feb 04

God is My Defense (Psalm 59:1-2,9-10a,16-17) – Esther Mui

Psalm 59:1-2,9-10a,16-17

Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

God is My Defense, written and performed by Esther Mui,


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Jan 28

Let God arise (Psalm 68:1-4,19; 76:6; 68:35) – George F. Handel


“The Chandos portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel” by James Thornhill, c. 1720

Psalm 68:1-4,19; 76:6; 68:35

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.

35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Let God arise ‘Chandos Anthem No 11a’, HWV256a, composed between August 1717 and summer 1718 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Performed by Choeur de Chambre Ishango – New Barock Times Orchestra
Direction : Thierry Lequenne


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