May 21

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Revelation 1:4; 4:8; 22:20,5) – Paul Manz

Revelation 1:4b,4:8b,22:20b,5a (Text adapted primarily from Revelation 1, 4, 22)

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly [some translations: “I am coming soon”]. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

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Lyrics (Italics for quoted or paraphrased scripture found) 

Peace be to you and grace from Him / Who freed us from our sin / Who loved us all, and shed his blood / That we might saved be.

Sing holy, holy to our Lord / The Lord almighty God / Who was and is, and is to come / Sing holy, holy Lord.

Rejoice in heaven, all ye that dwell therein / Rejoice on earth, ye saints below / For Christ is coming, Is coming soon / For Christ is coming soon.

E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come / And night shall be no more / They need no light, no lamp, nor sun / For Christ will be their All!

E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (1953) by Paul Manz (1919-2009)


Performed by Exultate Choir, Thomas Rossin, Conductor

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MP3: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come / Kansas City Chorale / Nimbus

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For SATB choir (a cappella). Choral Music. Advent. Medium-Difficult. Octavo. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers

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Original manuscript of work by Paul Manz

 

Apr 22

Burial Service (John 11:25-26, Job 19:25-27, 1 Timothy 6:7, Job 1:21, Job 14:1-2, Revelation 14:13) – William Croft

John 11:25-26; Job 19:25-27a; 1 Timothy 6:7; Job 1:21b; Job 14:1-2; Revelation 14:13 plus additional text from Book of Common Prayer: The Order for the Burial of the Dead

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

Raising of Lazarus by Jesus

Raising of Lazarus by Jesus (Image via Wikipedia)

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.

He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Burial Service (year unknown) by William Croft (1678-1727)


Performed by [unknown]


Performed by Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA
Gallery Choir: Mark Husey, Choirmaster [First 7 of the 10 verses sung]

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MP3 ALBUM: Burial Service and more from Thou Knowest Lord, the Secrets of our Hearts – Funeral Music from 16th and 17th Century England; The Choir of Christ’s College

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Burial Sentences. Arranged by Bruce Wood. For SATB choir, a cappella. Duration 6′. Published by Oxford University Press

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Mar 29

Hallelujah (Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16), from Messiah – George Frideric Handel

 

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Ge...

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Händel Deutsch: Georg Friedrich Händel (1733) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Revelation 11:15; 19:6,16

15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Hallelujah chorus from the oratorio Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

“I did think I did see all heaven before me and the great God himself!” —Handel, with tears in his eyes, while working on the Hallelujah Chorus


Performed by The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
The Brandenburg Consort
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

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MP3: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury

ALBUM: Handel: Messiah [+digital booklet]

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Edited by Watkins Shaw. For soprano solo voice, alto solo voice, tenor solo voice, bass solo voice, SATB choir and piano accompaniment (Vocal Score). Music Sales America. Choral notation and piano reduction. 257 pages. Published by Novello & Co Ltd.

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