Jul 15

If the Lord had not helped me (Psalm 94:17-19, 22) – Edward Bairstow

Psalm 94:17-19, 22

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.

18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.

19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.


If the Lord had not helped me, composed by Sir Edward Cuthbert Bairstow (1874-1946)


Performed by Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum
Jun 26

Great is the Lord (Psalm 48:1-14) – Edward Elgar

 

Edward Elgar

Edward Elgar

Psalm 48:1-14

1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.

They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Thou breakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.

As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever. Selah.

We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.


Great is the Lord, Op. 67, composed between 1910 and 1912 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934)., orchestrated in 1913.

Free sheet music at Choral Public Domain Library

Feb 29

Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen über dir (Psalm 91:11-12) – Felix Mendelssohn

 

Psalm 91 Angel (Rae K. Hauck / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

Psalm 91:11-12 [German]

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.


Denn Er hat seinen Engeln befohlen, MWV B 53, composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), later made part of Elias/Elijah


Performed by VOCES8

FREE SHEET MUSIC

Choral Public Domain Library

 

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