May 13

Thou, O God, art praised in Sion (Psalm 65:1-13) – Francis Grier

English: Durham Cathedral Català: Catedral de ...

English: Durham Cathedral Català: Catedral de Durham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 65:1-13

Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.

O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.

By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:

Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.

They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.

10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.

11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.


Thou, O God, art praised in Sion (1993), composed by Francis Grier (b. 1955)

 


Performed by the choir of Durham Cathedral, directed by James Lancelot and accompanied by Keith Wright and Ian Shaw (organists)

 

 

 

May 06

Alleluia, Laudate Pueri Dominum [Alleluia, praise the Lord] (Psalm 113:1) – Francis Jackson

 

Francis Jackson

Francis Jackson

Psalm 113:1

Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.


Alleluia, Laudate Pueri Dominum (1971), composed by Francis Jackson (b. 1917)


Performed by Salisbury Cathedral Choir

 

Apr 29

Let the people praise Thee, O God (Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2) – William Mathias

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Ro...

English: Memorial to William Mathias, North Road, Whitland William Mathias – famous musician – 1934-1992 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 67:3,5,4,6,7,1,2

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.

God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.

That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.


Let the people praise Thee, O God, composed by William Mathias (1934-1992) for the July 1981 royal wedding of the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer

Performed by Atlanta Master Chorale, conductor Dr. Eric Nelson, organist Jonathan Easter

 

Apr 15

Set me as a seal upon thine heart (Song of Solomon 8:6-7) – Sir William Walton

 

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester...

Capital from the Song of Solomon in Winchester Cathedral. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Song of Solomon 8:6a,7a

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.


Set me as a seal upon thine heart (1938), composed by Sir William Walton (1902-1983)


Performed by LUUMS Chamber Choir