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Artist: Choir of Girton College, Cambridge, Martin Ennis (dir), William Ings (organ)
Words/Music: Baelz/Greatorex
Recording: Priory PRCD 717

Let bells peal forth the universal fame
Creator Lord, of thy mysterious name;
Conscience within, the boundless heavens above,
Disclose to faith the hidden name of Love.

Loudly proclaim with each insistant chime
How thine eternity redeems our time;
Past sins forgiven, and future hopes restored,
Reveal thy presence with us, gracious Lord.

Spirit divine, re-cast our faulty ways,
Make them ring true and echo to thy praise;
Through every change of circumstance and choice
May we confess thee with a single voice.

Call us to worship, call us to obey,
Call us to pilgrimage along life's way;
Rouse us from sleep; renewed in mind and heart,
Call us to love thee, Lord, since Love though art.


Artist: Scottish Festival Singers
Words/Music: Havergal/Mountain
Recording: Whole World Media Group

Like a river glorious is God's perfect peace,
over all victorious in its bright increase:
perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day;
perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.

Stayed upon Jehovah
Hearts are fully blessed
Finding, as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest.

Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow, never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.

Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.


Artist: Linden Singers of Hawkes Bay, Basil Brooker (dir)
Words/Music: Edmeston/Filitz
Recording: RNZ CD 813

Lead us, heavenly father, lead us
o'er the world's tempestuous sea;
guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
for we have no help but thee;
yet possessing every blessing,
if our God our father be.

Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us;
all our weakness thou dost know;
thou didst tread this earth before us;
thou didst feel its keenest woe;
lone and dreary, faint and weary,,
through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
fill our hearts with heavenly joy;
love with every passion blending
pleasure that can never cloy;
thus provided, pardoned, guided,
nothing can our peace destroy.


Artist: Toronto Children's Chorus, Elise Bradley (dir), Kathryn Tremills (piano)
Words/Music: Dorothy Buchanan
Recording: Marquis 81439

For you my friend I have one wish,
I wish that you will find
The way to know and love your friend,
Which comes from peace of mind.
No more of warring hate or doubt,
No talk or thought of gain,
Time now for sowing seeds of joy:
La paix, la joie, l'amour.

Peace, shalom,
Pax, aroha,
La paix, la joie, l'amour
Peace to all who search for truth,
Peace and joy and love.

If we would buy with effort peace,
The cost to us would be
Our search for fortune, petty needs,
We'd find tranquility.
To find your true self seek for peace
With head and hand and mind,
With friends and lovers unite for peace,
Peace and joy and love.


Artist: Sheffield Celebration Choir, Jackie Williams (dir)
Words/Music: Montgomery/J Parry
Recording: Kingsway 206665

Go to dark Gethsemane,
You who feel the tempter's pow'r;
Your Redeemer's conflict see;
Watch with Him one bitter hour;
Turn not from His griefs away;
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb
There' adoring at His feet,
Mark the miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete:
"It is finished!" Hear the cry;
Learn of Jesus Christ to die.

Early hasten to the tomb
Where they laid his breathless clay;
All is solitude and gloom;
Who hath taken Him away?
Christ is ris'n! He meets our eyes:
Savior, teach us so to rise.


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

[Instrumental version]

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

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.


Artist: Con Anima (St Patrick’s College, Wellington), Roger Powdrell (dir)
Words/Music: Andraé Crouch
Recording: Private 1469

Soon and very soon, we are going to see the King, (x 3)
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
We’re going to see the King.

No more dying there, we are going to see the King, (x 3)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
We’re going to see the King.

Should there be any rivers we must cross,
Should there be any mountains we must climb,
God will supply all the strength that we need,
Give us grace ’til we reach the other side.

No more crying there, we are going to see the King, (x 3)
Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
We’re going to see the King.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
We’re going to see the King.


Artist: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Words/Music: Neander trans Winkworth/Howells
Recording: Conifer 500521

All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew,
me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown,
he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

Pride of man and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple fall to dust.
But God's power,
hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

Daily doth th’almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand
at his hand;
joy doth wait on his command.

Still from man to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ, his son.
Christ doth call
one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.


Artist: Choir of Ely Cathedral
Words/Music: Williams/Hughes
Recording: Priory PRCD 703

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
hold me with thy powerful hand;
bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
feed me till I want no more,
feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain,
whence the healing stream shall flow;
let the fire and cloudy pillar
lead me all my journey through;
strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
be thou still my strength and shield,
be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
bid my anxious fears subside;
death of death and hell's destruction,
land me safe on Canaan's side;
songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.