10 Jan 2019

Hymns on Sunday, 13 January 2019

From Hymns On Sunday, 12:00 pm on 10 January 2019

A Taizé chant, the Seafarers' Hymn (Eternal Father), and a psalm from the Scottish Psalter are among today's listener requests. And there's a rousing rendition of Timothy Dudley-Smith's hymn When the Lord in glory comes.

Christ Church, Pukehou, Hawkes Bay

Christ Church, Pukehou, Hawkes Bay Photo: Andrew Caldwell, Creative Commons


Artist: 2003 New Zealand Youth Choir, Karen Grylls (dir)
Words/Music: Ngapo Wehi
Recording: Trust MMT 2048

Wairua tapu tau mai ra
wairua tapu mai runga
uhia mai taonga mai
homai to aroha

Wa hia kia tika
akona mai ra kia u kit e pai ho roia
kia ma tonu ra
Mohau te tino koroia.

[Holy Spirit embrace me
Holy Spirit from up above
encase me in the precious gifts
give to me your love.

This place of truth
teach me the things that are right
bathe me, cleanse me
to You goes the glory.]


Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Bernadette Farrell
Recording: Hyperion 112105

O God, you search me and you know me
All my thoughts lie open to your gaze
When I walk or lie down you are before me:
Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

You know my resting and my rising
You discern my purpose from afar
And with love everlasting you besiege me:
In ev'ry moment of life or death, you are.

Before a word is on my tongue, Lord,
You have known its meaning through and through.
You are with me beyond my understanding:
God of my present, my past and future, too.

Although your Spirit is upon me,
Still I search for shelter from your light.
There is nowhere on earth I can escape you:
Even the darkness is radiant in your sight.

For you created me and shaped me,
Gave me life within my mother's womb.
For the wonder of who I am, I praise you:
Safe in your hands, all creation is made new.


Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Words/Music: Baker/Dykes
Recording: Griffin 224018

The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth;
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me;
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house forever.


Artist: St Thomas’ Music Group, Margaret Rizza (dir)
Words/Music: Margaret Rizza
Recording: Alliance Music 1999

Laudate omnes gentes, laudate Dominum!

[Sing praises, all you people, sing praises to the Lord!]


Artist Scottish Festival Singers
Words/Music: Wilkinson/Barham-Gould
Recording: Whole World Media Group

May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
live in me from day to day,
by His love and pow'r controlling
all I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly
in my heart from hour to hour,
so that all may see I triumph
only through His pow'r.

May the peace of God, my Father,
rule my life in ev'rything,
that I may be calm to comfort
sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
as the waters fill the sea.
Him exalting, self abasing:
this is victory.

May I run the race before me,
strong and brave to face the foe,
looking only unto Jesus
as I onward go.


Artist: Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Ronald Jordan (organ)
Music: Anon/Trad
Recording: Marquis 181175

Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honour,
thou, my soul's glory, joy and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring:
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
and fair the twinkling, starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
than all the angels heaven can boast.

All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,
wondrously, Jesus, is found in thee;
none can be nearer, fairer or dearer,
than thou, my Saviour, art to me.


Artist: Liverpool Cathedral Choir, Massed Choirs from Merseyside, Ian Wells (organist)
Words/Music: Dykes/Whiting
Recording: Virgin 759031

Eternal father, strong to save,
Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to thee,
For those in peril on the sea.

O sacred Spirit, who did brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
who badst its angry tumult cease,
and gave us light, and life, and peace:
O hear us when we cry to thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and power,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:
Thus evermore shall rise to thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Psalm 24/Thomson
Recording: Abbey 282830

Ye gates lift up your heads on high;
ye doors that last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King
of glory enter may.

But who of glory is the King?
The mighty Lord is this,
ev’n that same Lord, that great in might
and strong in battle is.

Ye gates, lift up your heads; ye doors,
doors that do last for aye,
be lifted up, that so the King
of glory enter may.

But who is he that is the King,
the King of glory? who is this?
The Lord of hosts, and none but he,
the King of glory is.


Artist: Choir and Orchestra of All Souls, Langham Place, Noel Treddinick (dir)
Words/Music: Timothy Dudley-Smith
Recording: Kingsway KMCD 936

When the Lord in glory comes,
not the trumpets, not the drums,
not the anthem, not the psalm,
not the thunder, not the calm,
not the shout the heavens raise,
not the chorus, not the praise,
not the silences sublime,
not the sounds of space and time,
but his voice when he appears
shall be music to our ears;
(Repeat last 2 lines)

When the Lord is seen again,
not the glories of his reign,
not the lightnings through the storm,
not the radiance of his form,
not his pomp and power alone,
not the splendours of his throne,
not his robe and diadems,
not the gold and not the gems,
but his face upon my sight
shall be darkness into light;
(Repeat last 2 lines)

When the Lord to human eyes
shall bestride our narrow skies,
not the child of humble birth,
not the carpenter of earth,
not the man by all denied,
not the victim crucified,
but the God who died to save,
but the victor of the grave,
he it is to whom I fall,
Jesus Christ, my all in all;
(Repeat last 2 lines)