24 Nov 2019

Hymns on Sunday, 24 November 2019

From Hymns On Sunday, 2:30 am on 24 November 2019

It's a busy time in the liturgical calendar this week, with hymns to mark Christ the King Sunday, St Clement's Day and hymn writer Isaac Watts.

Pekapeka Wetlands, Hawkes Bay

Pekapeka Wetlands, Hawkes Bay Photo: R Jaquiery 2018

SONG: REJOICE! THE LORD IS KING

Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey, James O’Donnell (dir), Robert Quinney (organ)
Words/Music: C Wesley/Handel
Recording: Hyperion 712801

Rejoice, the lord is king!
Your lord and king adore;
Mortals give thanks and sing,
And triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,
The God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains,
He took his seat above;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv’n;
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

He sits at God’s right hand
Till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,
And fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart,
Lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

SONG: CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

Artist: Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Ronald Jordan (organ)
Words/Music: Bridges, Thring/Elvey
Recording: Marquis 1811175

Crown him with many crowns,
the lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy chosen king
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
who rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
His glories now we sing
who died, and rose on high;
who died eternal life to bring;
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of heav'n,
Enthroned in worlds above;
Crown him the King to whom is giv'n
The wondrous name of Love.
All hail, redeemer, hail!
For thou has died for me;
Thy praise will never ever fail
throughout eternity.

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, 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!
Refrain:

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.
Refrain:

SONG: TO YOU WE BRING OUR HYMN OF PRAISE

Artist: St Michael’s Singers, Coventry Cathedral
Words/Music: Stuart Townend, Matt Maher, Kelly Minter
Recording: Integrity Music 2007

To you we bring our hymn of praise; glory be to God.

Hearts and hands together raised; glory be to God.

Who spoke before the dawn of time; glory be to God.
Veil of darkness torn by light; glory be to God.

And with unceasing voice all heaven sings; glory be to God
The anthem of the Lord’s redeemed; glory be to God

You purchased captives for Your saints; glory be to God
And opened wide the kingdom gates; glory be to God

You overcame the sting of death; glory be to God
And clothed us in Christ’s righteousness; glory be to God

And all Your children cry with loud acclaim; glory be to God
Sing O church Your sweet refrain; glory be to God

Glory, glory, glory, glory forever and ever.
Glory, glory, glory, glory forever and ever. (x2)

Father, Spirit, risen Son; glory be to God.
Who was and is and is to come; glory be to God.

And with unceasing voice all heaven sings; glory be to God
The anthem of the Lord’s redeemed; glory be to God.

And all Your children cry with loud acclaim; glory be to God
Sing O church Your sweet refrain; glory be to God.

SONG: TEACH ME, MY GOD AND KING

Artist: St Chad’s Cathedral Choir, David Saint (dir), Nigel Morris (organ)
Words/Music: Herbert/Trad arr Sandys
Recording: Priory PRCD 723

Teach me, my God and King,
in all things thee to see;
and what I do in anything
to do it as for thee!

A man that looks on glass,
on it may stay his eye:
or if he pleaseth, through it pas,
and then the heaven espy.

All may of thee partake;
nothing can be so mean,
which with the tincture, ‘for thy sake’,
will not grow bright and clean.

A servant with this clause
makes drudgery diving;
who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
makes that and the action fine.

This is the famous stone
that turneth all to gold:

For that which God doth touch and own
cannot for less be told.

SONG: PSALM 23

Artist: Convivium Singers, Eamonn Dougan (dir)
Words/Music: Psalm 23/Rizza
Recording: Convivium Records CR022

[Lyrics not available]

SONG: O JESUS I HAVE PROMISED

Artist: Choir of St Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, Peter Conte (dir), Matthew Glandorf (organ)
Words/Music: Bode/Ferguson
Recording: Dorian 790259

O Jesus, I have promised to serve thee to the end;
be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend;
I shall not fear the battle if thou art by my side,
nor wander from the pathway if thou wilt be my guide.

O let me hear thee speaking in accents clear and still,
above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will;
O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control;
O speak, and make me listen, thou guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised to all who follow Thee
That where Thou art in glory there shall Thy servant be;
And Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end
Oh, give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.

SONG: WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

Artist: Cambridge Singers, John Scott (organ), John Rutter (dir)
Words/Music: Watts/Miller
Recording: Collegium 880126

When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them through his blood.

See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
spreads o'er his body on the tree;
then am I dead to all the globe,
and all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were a present far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.