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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Nov 12

Lehre uns bedenken [Teach us to remember] (Psalm 90:12-14) – Johann Hermann Schein

 

Johann Hermann Schein im Jahre 1620

Johann Hermann Schein im Jahre 1620

Psalm 90:12-14

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.


Lehre uns bedenken (1623) composed by Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)


Performed by Sidonia Ensemble

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Oct 22

Save me, O God (Psalm 54:1-4,6-7) – Henry Purcell

 

Henry Purcell

Henry Purcell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 54:1-7

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

 

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.


Save meO God Z. 51, (c. 1680) composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Quire Cleveland, directed by Ross Duffin

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Jul 23

Save me, O God (Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14) – John Blow

John Blow

Psalm 69:1,3,7,10,13-14

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.

10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.


Save me, O God, composed by John Blow (1649-1708)

Performed by Eteläsuomalaisen Osakunnan Laulajat / EOL Chamber Choir

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