30 Aug 2020

Hymns on Sunday for 30 August 2020

From Hymns On Sunday, 2:30 am on 30 August 2020

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Pilgrim hymns feature this week, including He who would valiant be (with words from John Bunyan's allegory The Pilgrim's Progress), and Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart.

Five Members of the Utrecht Brotherhood of Jerusalem Pilgrims - Jan van Scorel

Five Members of the Utrecht Brotherhood of Jerusalem Pilgrims - Jan van Scorel Photo: Creative Commons

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: HE WHO WOULD VALIANT BE

Artist: Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, David Rowland (dir), Simon Jacobs (organ)
Words/Music: Bunyan, Dearmer/Trad arr Vaughan Williams
Recording: Priory PRCD 721

He who would valiant be
'Gainst all disaster,
Let him in constancy
Follow the Master.
There's no discouragement
Shall make him once relent
His first avowed intent
To be a pilgrim.

Who so beset him round
With dismal stories,
Do but themselves confound
His strength the more is.
No foes shall stay his might,
Though he with giants fight;
He will make good his right
To be a pilgrim.

Since, Lord, thou dost defend
Us with thy Spirit
We know we at the end
Shall life inherit.
Then, fancies, flee away!
I'll fear not what men say,
I'll labour night and day
To be a pilgrim.

SONG: PILGRIM’S HYMN

Artist: Choir of St John’s, Elora
Words/Music: Browne/Paulus
Recording: Naxos 8.572540

Even before we call on Your name
To ask You, O God,
When we seek for the words to glorify You,
You hear our prayer;
Unceasing love, O unceasing love,
Surpassing all we know.

Glory to the father,
and to the Son,
And to the Holy Spirit.

Even with darkness sealing us in,
We breathe Your name,
And through all the days that follow so fast,
We trust in You;
Endless Your grace, O endless Your grace,
Beyond all mortal dream.

Both now and forever,
And unto ages and ages,
Amen.

SONG: LIGHT OF THE LONELY PILGRIM’S HEART

Artist: Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, David Rowland (dir), Simon Jacobs (organ)
Words/Music: Denny/Stewart
Recording: Priory PRCD 721

Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart,
Star of the coming day,
Arise, and with Thy morning beams
Chase all our griefs away.

Bid the whole earth, responsive now
To the bright world above,
Break forth in rapturous strains of joy
In memory of Thy love.

Thine was the cross, with all its fruits
Of grace and peace Divine:
Be Thine the crown of glory now,
The palm of victory Thine.

See how they fair creation groans,
The sky, the earth, the sea,
In unison with all our heart,
And calls aloud for thee.

Come, blessed Lord, let every shore
And answering island sing
The praises of thy royal name,
And own thee as their king.

SONG: PSALM 23

Artist: Gloriae die Cantores
Words/Music: Psalm 23/Charles Hylton Stewart
Recording: Gloriae Die Cantores 2007

The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.
He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.

He shall convert my soul, and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his Name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Amen.

SONG: O, THE DEEP, DEEP LOVE OF JESUS

Artist: Choir of Hereford Cathedral
Words/Music: Francis/Thomas
Recording: Griffin GCCD 4060

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,
rolling as a mighty ocean
in its fullness over me.
Underneath me, all around me,
is the current of Thy love;
leading onward, leading homeward
to my glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,
spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth,
changeth never, nevermore!
How He watcheth o'er His loved ones,
died to call them all His own;
how for them He intercedeth,
watcheth o'er them from the throne.

Oh, the deep, deep love of Jesus!
Love of every love the best:
vast the ocean of his blessing,
sweet the haven of his rest!
Oh, the deep, deep love of Jesus,
very heaven of heavens to me,
and it lifts me up to glory,
evermore his face to see.

SONG: I WANT TWO WINGS

Artist: Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy (dir)
Words/Music: Trad
Recording: Nimbus NI 5568

Oh, Lord I want two wings to cover my face,
Oh, Lord I want two wings to fly away,
Oh, Lord I want two wings to cover my face,
When I reach my heavenly home.

I want two golden shoes to put on my feet,
I want two golden shoes to put on my feet,
I want two golden shoes to put on my feet,
When I reach my heavenly home.

I want a golden harp to play by myself,
I want a golden harp to play by myself,
I want a golden harp to play by myself,
When I reach my heavenly home.

SONG: HARK, I HEAR THE HARPS ETERNAL

Artist: Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy (dir)
Words/Music: Warren/Trad arr Parker
Recording: Nimbus NI 5568

Hark, I hear the harps eternal
Ringing on the farther shore,
As I near those swollen waters
With their deep and solemn roar.

Refrain:
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah, praise the lamb!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Glory to the great I AM!


And my soul, tho’ stain’d with sorrow,
Fading as the light of day,
Passes swiftly o’er those waters,
To the city far away.
Refrain:

Souls have cross’d before me, saintly,
To that land of perfect rest;
And I hear them singing faintly
In the mansions of the blest.
Refrain:

SONG: A CELTIC BLESSING

Artist: St Thomas Singers, Margaret Rizza (dir)
Words/Music: Trad/Rizza
Recording: Kevin Mayhew KM 1490095

The guarding of the God of Life be on you,
the guarding of the loving Christ be on you
the guarding of the Holy Spirit be on you,
to aid and uphold you each day and night of your life.

The guarding of God
the guarding of Christ,
the guarding of the Spirit,
be upon you.

The guarding of God
the guarding of Christ,
the guarding of the Spirit,
be upon you.

The guarding of the God of Life be on you,
the guarding of the loving Christ be on you
the guarding of the Holy Spirit be on you,
to aid and uphold you each day and night of your life.

The guarding of God
the guarding of Christ,
the guarding of the Holy Spirit,
be upon you.