Sep 11

Cast me not away (Psalm 51:11,12,17,8) – Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Prayer of David, psalm 51

Prayer of David, psalm 51 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 51:11,12,17,8

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.


Cast me not away (1848), composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Performed by The Choir of Lincoln College (Oxford), conductor Christopher Eastwood

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Choral (SATB). Anthems from the Psalms for Mixed Voice Choirs. Edited by Barry Rose. Music Sales America. Choral. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV040062. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021854).

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Sep 04

Thy word is a lantern (Psalm 119:105-108,110-111) – Henry Purcell

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Psalm 119:105-108,110-111

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord, and teach me thy judgments.

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.


Thy word is a lantern, Z. 61, composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Performed by Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cleveland, Ohio. Horst Buchholz, Choirmaster

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Composed by Henry Purcell (1659-1695). Edited by Watkins Shaw. Music Sales America. Classical, Choral. 12 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV290148. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14033628).

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Aug 14

Laboravi in gemitu meo [I am weary with my groaning] (Psalm 6:6) – Martin Peerson

Psalm 6:6

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.


Laboravi in gemitu meo, composed by Martin Peerson (c1572-1651)


Performed by Contrapunctus

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May 22

Soit loué l’Eternel (Psalm 150:1-6) – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. ...

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Kupferstich von J. Müller, 1624 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 150:1-6

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.


Soit loué l’Eternel, from Livre Troisieme des Pseaumes de David, 1614 composed by Jan Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Performed by Middelburgs Kamerkoor

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SSAATTBB choir & optional continuo. Now Praise the Lord. Composed by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621). General, Praise/Thanksgiving, Renaissance. Choral score. With Scripture: Psalms 150. 60 pages. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.2790).

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