5 Jan 2020

Hymns on Sunday, 5 January 2020

From Hymns On Sunday, 2:30 am on 5 January 2020

Hear some of Hymns on Sunday listeners' favourite hymns today in the second Summer Hymn Requests programme. Choices include a hymn with a traditional Ghanaian tune, as well as another setting of Psalm 23 (The Lord's My Shepherd).

Tui on flax bush

Tui on flax bush Photo: Matt Binns, Wikimedia Commons

SONG: ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESU’S NAME

Artist: Huddersfield Choral Society
Words/Music: Perronet/Ellor
Recording: Decca 448684

All hail the pow'r of Jesu's name!
Let angels prostrate fall,
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem
And crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God,
Who from His altar call,
Who from His altar call.
Extol the Stem of Jess’s rod
And crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can never forget
The wormwood and the gall,
The wormwood and the gall,
Go, spread your trophies at his feet
And crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him, crown Him,
And crown Him Lord of all.

Let ev'ry tribe and ev’ry tongue,
Before Him prostrate fall,
Before Him prostrate fall.
And shout in universal song
The crownèd,
Crownèd, crownèd, crownèd,
The crownèd of all.

SONG: THE KING OF LOVE MY SHEPHERD IS

Artist: Choir of Wells Cathedral, Malcolm Archer (dir), Rupert Gough (organ)
Words/Music: Psalm 23 (Baker)/Dykes /
Recording: Griffin GGCD 4010

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.

SONG: LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS

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.

Refrain:
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.
Refrain:

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.
Refrain:

SONG: ALL MY HOPE ON GOD IS FOUNDED

Artist: Choir of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
Words/Music: Neander trans Bridges/Howells
Recording: Private CD 812

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.

God's great goodness e’er endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore from his store
newborn worlds rise and adore.

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..

SONG: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING

Artist: Con Anima (St Patrick’s College, Wellington), Roger Powdrell (dir), Nick Field (oboe), Lance Mundy (piano)
Words/Music: Robert 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: FILL US WITH YOUR LOVE (KNEELS AT THE FEET OF HIS FRIENDS)

Artist: Pro Musica Youth Chorus
Words/Music: Colvin/Trad
Recording: YPM 2011

Refrain:
Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love,
show us how to serve
the neighbours we have from you.


Kneels at the feet of his friends,
Silently washes their feet,
Master who pours out himself for them.

Neighbours are rich and poor,
Neighbours are black and white,
Neighbours are near and far away.
Refrain:

These are the ones we should serve,
These are the ones we should love.
All are neighbours to us and you.

Kneel at the feet of our friends,
Silently washing their feet,
This is the way we should live with you.
This is the way we should live with you.
Refrain:

SONG: AND NOW, O FATHER, MINDFUL OF THE LOVE

Artist: Marlborough College Chapel Choir
Words/Music: Bright/Monk
Recording: Priory PRCD 702

And now, O Father, mindful of the love
that bought us, once for all, on Calvary's tree,
and having with us him that pleads above,
we here present, we here spread forth to thee
that only offering perfect in thine eyes,
the one true, pure, immortal sacrifice.

Look, Father, look on his anointed face,
and only look on us as found in him;
look not on our misusings of thy grace,
our prayer so languid, and our faith so dim:
for lo, between our sins and their reward
we set the Passion of thy Son our Lord.

And so we come: O draw us to thy feet,
most patient Saviour, who canst love us still;
and by this food, so aweful and so sweet,
deliver us from every touch of ill:
in thine own service make us glad and free,
and grant us never more to part with thee.

SONG: LET ALL THE WORLD IN EV’RY CORNER SING

Artist: Cantus Choro
Words/Music: Herbert/Harwood
Recording: Move MD 3062

Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!
The heavens are not too high, his praise may thither fly,
the earth is not too low, his praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!
The church with psalms must shout, no door can keep them out;
but, above all, the heart must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

SONG: COME, COME, YE SAINTS

Artist: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra, Mack Wilberg
Words/Music: Clayton/Trad adapted White
Recording: Intellectual Reserve 2004

Come, come, ye saints, no toil nor labour fear;
But with joy wend your way.
Though hard to you this journey may appear,
Grace shall be as your day.
'Tis better far for us to strive
Our useless cares from us to drive;
Do this, and joy your hearts will swell -
All is well! All is well!

Why should we mourn or think our lot is hard?
'Tis not so; all is right.
Why should we think to earn a great reward
If we now shun the fight?
Gird up your loins; fresh courage take.
Our God will never us forsake;
And soon we'll have this tale to tell -
All is well! All is well!

We'll find the place which God for us prepared,
Far away, in the West,
Where none shall come to hurt or make afraid;
There the saints, will be blessed.
We'll make the air, with music ring,
Shout praises to our God and King;
Above the rest these words we'll tell -
All is well! All is well!

And should we die before our journey's through,
Happy day! All is well!
We then are free from toil and sorrow, too;
With the just we shall dwell!
But if our lives are spared again
To see the saints their rest obtain,
Oh, how we'll make this chorus swell-
All is well! All is well!