Feb 25

Viri Galilaei [Ye men of Galilee] (Acts 1:10-11) – Patrick Gowers

Jesus' ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Jesus’ ascension to heaven depicted by John Singleton Copley, 1775

Acts 1:10-11 [Latin]

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

[plus additional music text, not scripture quotations]

Viri Galilaei, composed by Patrick Gowers (1936-2014) in 1987 for the Consecration of the Bishop of Oxford in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Ascension Day 1988

Performed by The Choir of Queens’ College Cambridge, organist James Southall and director Samuel Hayes


Feb 18

My beloved spake (Song of Solomon 2:10-13) – Patrick Hadley

Song of Solomon 2:10-13

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

My beloved spake, composed in 1938 by Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley (1899-1973)

Performed by the Choir of Winchester Cathedral conducted by Andrew Lumsden


Feb 11

Vox Dicentis: Clama [A voice said: Cry] (Isaiah 40:6-11) – Edward Woodall Naylor


York Minster church as seen from across the st...

York Minster church as seen from across the street, York, England (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Isaiah 40:6-11 [Latin]

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Vox Dicentis: Clama, composed in 1911 by Edward Woodall Naylor (1867-1934)

Performed by The Choir of York Minster, under the direction of Robert Sharpe and accompanied by David Pipe


Choral Public Domain Library

Feb 04

God is My Defense (Psalm 59:1-2,9-10a,16-17) – Esther Mui

Psalm 59:1-2,9-10a,16-17

Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

God is My Defense, written and performed by Esther Mui, http://www.scripturesongsforworship.com/




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