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Whatipu Beach Cliffs West Auckland I
Whatipu Beach, West Auckland


Artist: Choir of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Words/Music: Baker/Parry
Recording: Priory PRCD 376

O praise ye the Lord! praise Him in the height;
Rejoice in His Word, ye angels of light;
Ye heavens, adore Him by Whom ye were made,
And worship before Him in brightness arrayed.

O praise ye the Lord! Praise Him upon earth,
In tuneful accord, ye sons of new birth;
Praise Him Who hath brought you His grace from above,
Praise Him Who hath taught you to sing of His love.

O praise ye the Lord! All things that give sound;
Each jubilant chord re-echo around;
Loud organs, His glory forth tell in deep tone,
And sweet harp, the story of what He hath done.

O praise ye the Lord! Thanksgiving and song
To Him be outpoured all ages along!
For love in creation, for Heaven restored,
For grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord!



Artist: Cambridge Singers
Words/Music: Anon trans Byrne, Hull/Trad
Recording: COLLEGIUM 880126

Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art;
thou my best thought, in the day or the night,
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

Be thou my Wisdom, be thou my true Word;
I ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
thou my great Father: thine own I would be;
thou in me dwelling, and I one with Thee.

Be thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
be thou my dignity, thou my delight,
thou my soul's shelter, and thou my high tower:
raise thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor earth's empty praise,
thou mine inheritance, now and always:
thou, and thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my treasure thou art.

High King of Heaven, after victory won,
may I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.


Artist: Choir of St John’s Elora
Words/Music: Rose
Recording: Naxos 8.572540

I will lift up mine eyes to unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh even from the Lord,
who hath made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be moved,
and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord himself is thy keeper;
the Lord is thy defence upon the right hand.

So that the sun shall not burn thee by day,
neither moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going out
and thy coming in from this time forth for evermore.

Glory be to the father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning, in now, and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen


Artist: Sofia Vocal Ensemble
Words/Music: Olsson
Recording: Footprint FRCD 060

Psalm 121 sung in Swedish


Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Hay
Recording: Move MD 3032

I to the hills will lift mine eyes,
from whence doth come mine aid.

My safety cometh from the Lord,
who heav'n and earth hath made.

Thy foot he'll not let slide, nor will
he slumber that thee keeps.

Behold, he that keeps Israel,
he slumbers not, nor sleeps.

The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade
on thy right hand doth stay:

The moon by night thee shall not smite,
nor yet the sun by day.

The Lord shall keep thy soul; he shall
preserve thee from all ill.

Henceforth thy going out and in
God keep for ever will.


Artist: Choir of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Composer: Pierpoint/Evans
Label: Priory PRCD 523

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies.

Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.

For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon and stars of light: [Refrain]

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and mind's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight: [Refrain]

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild: [Refrain]

For each perfect gift and sign
of your grace so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven: [Refrain]


Artist: Choir of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham
Composer: Watts/Armes
Label: Priory PRCD 523

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
does its successive journeys run,
his kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
till moons shall wax and wane no more.

People and realms of every tongue
dwell on his love with sweetest song,
and infant voices shall proclaim
their early blessings on his name.

Blessings abound where'er he reigns:
the prisoners leap to lose their chains,
the weary find eternal rest,
and all who suffer want are blest.

Let every creature rise and bring
the highest honors to our King,
angels descend with songs again,
and earth repeat the loud amen.


Artist: Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne
Words/Music: Trad/Rutter
CD Label: ABC Classics 476 4862

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
To shine upon you and be gracious
And be gracious unto you

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you,
The Lord lift up the light of His countenance upon you
And give you peace, and give you peace;
And give you peace, and give you peace