Henry Purcell (1659–1695) whose operas were wr...
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Psalm 128:1-6

1 Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

4 Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.

5 The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.

Blessed are they that fear the Lord (1688) by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Performed by Choir of New College, Oxford, The King’s Consort, Dir. Edward Higginbottom



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Ireland, 1917
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Song of Solomon 8:7,6; John 15:13; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Peter 2:9; Romans 12:1

7 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.

6 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.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Greater love hath no man (1912) by John Ireland
Greater Love Hath No Man - John Ireland

Performed by Abbeydale Singers


MP3: Greater love hath no man (feat. John Ireland) / Magdelen College Choir / English Anthem Anthology / Musical Concepts


Greater Love Hath No Man by John Ireland (1879-1962). For SB soli, SATB Choir, organ or orchestra (Mixed Voices). 8 pages. Published by Galaxy Music Corporation


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Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873 – 1943
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Psalm 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:7,8

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Blazhen muzh, 3rd movement of All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Opus 37 (1915), by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

3. Blashen muzh (Blessed Is the Man) - University of Utah Singers

Performed by The University of Utah Singers, A Cappella Choir & Salt Lake Choral Artists, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred


MP3: Rachmaninoff: Vespers – Blazhen Muzh (Blessed is the man) / Robert Shaw Festival Singer / Telarc


Blessed Is the Man. (Blazhen muzh). By Alexander Dmitriyevich Kastalsky (1856-1926). For SATB choir (div). Choral octavo. Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.KS-035).


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Romans 10:9-10 KJV
Romans 10:9-10 KJV (Photo credit: Paul L McCord Jr)

Romans 10:9,11-13

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

If thou shalt confess with thy mouth (Op. 37, No. 2, published in 1889) by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Performed by the Kampen Boys Choir, choirmaster Rintje te Wies, organist Carl Visser



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