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St John the Evangelist - Codex Aureus of Lorsch

St John the Evangelist, from Codex Aureus of Lorsch (written between 778 and 820) Photo: Creative Commons

SONG: ALL GLORY, LAUD AND HONOUR

Artist: Choir of All Saints, Margaret St, London, Henry Bramma (dir), Andrew Arthur (organ)
Words/Music: Theodulph trans Neale/Teschner
Recording: Priory PRCD 707

Refrain
All glory, laud and honour,
To thee, redeemer, king,
To whom the lips of children
Made sweet hosannas ring.


Thou art the king of Israel,
Thou David’s royal son,
Who in the Lord’s name comest,
The king and blessèd one.
Refrain

The company of angels
Are praising thee on high,
And mortal men and all things
Created make reply.
Refrain

Do thou direct our footsteps
upon our earthly way,
and bring us by thy mercy
to heaven’s eternal day.
Refrain

Within that blessed city
thy praises may we sing,
and ever raise hosannas
to our most loving King.
Refrain

SONG: JESUS, MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

Artist: Choir of the King’s School, Canterbury,
Words/Music: Collins/Trad
Recording: Priory PRCD 716

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All,
Hear me, blest Savior, when I call;
Hear me, and from Thy dwelling-place
Pour down the riches of Thy grace:

Refrain:
Jesus, my Lord, I Thee adore;
O make me love Thee more and more.

Jesus, too late I Thee have sought;
How can I love Thee as I ought?
And how extol thy matchless fame,
The glorious beauty of Thy Name?
Refrain:

Jesus, what didst Thou find in me
That thou hast dealt so lovingly?
How great the joy that Thou hast brought,
So far exceeding hope or thought!
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Jesus, of Thee shall be my song;
To Thee my heart and soul belong:
All that I have or am is Thine;
And Thou, blest Savior, Thou art mine.
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SONG: O PERFECT LOVE

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Gurney/Barnby
Recording: Hyperion 112102

O perfect love, all human thought transcending,
lowly we kneel in prayer before thy throne,
that theirs may be the love which knows no ending,
whom thou forevermore dost join in one.

O perfect life, be thou their full assurance
of tender charity and steadfast faith,
of patient hope and quiet, brave endurance,
with childlike trust that fears nor pain nor death.

Grant them the joy which brightens earthly sorrow;
grant them the peace which calms all earthly strife,
and to life's day the glorious unknown morrow
that dawns upon eternal love and life.

SONG: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

Artist: Con Anima/Roger Powdrell (dir), Nick Field (oboe), Lance Mundy (piano)
Words/Music: Lowry
Recording: Private 1469

My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the sweet though far off hymn
That hails a new creation:
Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear the music ringing;
It finds an echo in my soul –
How can I keep from singing?

What though my joys and comforts die?
The Lord my Saviour liveth;
What though the darkness gather round!
Songs in the night He giveth:
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that refuge clinging;
Since Christ is Lord of Heav’n and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

I lift mine eyes; the cloud grows thin;
I see the blue above it;
And day by day this pathway smoothes
Since first I learned to love it:
The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
A fountain ever springing:
All things are mine since I am His –
How can I keep from singing?

SONG: KUMBAYA

Artist: Con Anima/Roger Powdrell (dir), Ilham Kurnia (piano)
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: Private 1469

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Someone's praying, Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya

Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Someone's singing Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbayah

Someone's shouting Lord, kumbaya
Someone's shouting Lord, kumbaya
Someone's shouting Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbayah

Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Kumbaya my Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya
Oh Lord, kumbaya.

SONG: JESUS LOVES ME

Artist: Upper Norwood Salvation Army Band
Words/Music: Warner/Bradbury
Recording: Word SALCD 002

[instrumental only]

Jesus loves me! this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
The Bible tells me so.


Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
If I love Him, when I die
He will take me home on high.
Refrain:

SONG: TURN YOUR EYES UPON JESUS

Artist: Upper Norwood Salvation Army Band
Words/Music: Lemmel
Recording: Word SALCD 002

[instrumental only]

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

SONG: COME, LET US TO THE LORD WITH CONTRITE HEARTS RETURN

Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers, Ian McCrorie (dir), John Langdon (organ)
Words/Music: Psalm 30 paraphrased Morrison/Anon arr Roberton
Recording: Abbey 282830

Come, let us to the Lord our God
With contrite hearts return;
Our God is gracious, nor will leave
The desolate to mourn.

His voice commands the tempest forth
And stills the stormy wave;
And though His arm be strong to smite,
’Tis also strong to save.

As dew upon the tender herb,
diffusing fragrance round;
As show’rs that usher in the spring,
and cheer the thirsty ground:

So shall His presence bless our souls,
And shed a joyful light;
That hallowed morn shall chase away
The sorrows of the night.

SONG: O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING

Artist: Huddersfield Choral Society
Words/Music: C Wesley/Jarman
Recording: Signum Records

O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer's praise,
my great Redeemer's praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace! [last line x 4]

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro' all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name. [last line x 4]

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease,
that bids our sorrows cease,
'tis music in the sinner's ears,
'tis life and health and peace. [last line x 4]

Hear Him, ye deaf, His praise, ye dumb
your loosened tongues employ,
your loosened tongues employ
ye blind, behold your Saviour come,
and leap ye lame for joy! [last line x 4]

In Christ, your head, you then shall know,
shall feel your sins forgiven,
shall feel your sins forgiven,
Anticipate your heaven below
And own that love is heaven. [last line x 4]