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

 

Feb 17

I love the Lord (Psalm 116:1-4,7-9) – Jonathan Harvey

Psalm 116:1-4,7-9

I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


I love the Lord (1976), composed by Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012)


Performed by the Choir of Royal Holloway, directed by Rupert Gough

 

Dec 03

Oculi omnium [The eyes of all] (Psalm 145:15) – Charles Wood

Charles Wood

Charles Wood

Psalm 145:15 [Latin]

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.


Oculi omnium, composed by Charles Wood (1866-1926) 


The joint choirs of St Michael & All Angels

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