31 Jan 2021

Hymns on Sunday, 31 January 2021

From Hymns On Sunday, 4:20 am on 31 January 2021

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More listener favourites this week, including a hymn by New Zealander Nigel Eastgate. Alongside a busy career as a GP in South Dunedin for nearly 38 years, he was also a composer. He wrote a number of hymns: we'll be playing If I take the wings of the morning.

Stained glass at St Patrick's Cathedral

Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell

SONG: STAND UP, STAND UP FOR JESUS

Artist: Choir of the Abbey School, Tewkesbury
Words/Music: Robert Grant/William Croft
Recording: Priory PRCD 709

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
ye soldiers of the cross;
lift high his royal banner,
it must not suffer loss:
from vict'ry unto vict'ry
his army he shall lead,
'til ev'ry foe is vanquished,
and Christ is Lord indeed.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the trumpet call obey;
forth to the mighty conflict
in this his glorious day:
ye that are men now serve him
against unnumbered foes;
let courage rise with danger,
and strength to strength oppose.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
stand in his strength alone;
the arm of flesh will fail you,
ye dare not trust your own:
put on the gospel armou  r,
each piece put on with pray'r;
where duty calls, or danger,
be never wanting there.

Stand up, stand up for Jesus,
the strife will not be long;
this day the noise of battle,
the next the victor's song:
to him that overcometh
a crown of life shall be;
he with the King of glory
shall reign eternally.

SONG: JESUS, MY LORD, MY GOD, MY ALL

Artist: Choir of the King’s School, Canterbury
Words/Music: Henry Collins/Joseph Barnby
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 Saviour, Thou art mine.
Refrain:

SONG: BREATHE ON ME, BREATH OF GOD

Artist: NAC Cape Town Choir
Words/Music: Edwin Hatch/Robert Jackson
Recording: NAC Cape 2006

Breathe on me, breath of God
fill me with life anew
that I may love what thou dost love
and do what Thou wouldst do

Breathe on me, breath of God
till I am wholly thine
until this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire.

Breathe on me, breath of God
so shall I never die
with thee a perfect life
in thine eternity.
Amen.

SONG: ONE BREAD, ONE BODY

Artist: St Louis Jesuits
Words/Music: Father John Foley
Recording: OCP Publications 1996

One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.

Gentile or Jew, servant or free, woman or man no more.
One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth,
 we are one body in this one Lord.

Many the gifts, many the works, one in the Lord of all.

One bread, one body, one Lord of all,
one cup of blessing which we bless.
And we, though many, throughout the earth,
we are one body in this one Lord.

SONG: GENTLE AS SILENCE

Artist: Tony Grant
Words/Music: Estelle White
Recording: RNZ Private CD 815

Oh, the love of my Lord is the essence,
Of all that I love here on earth,
All the beauty I see He has given to me,
And His giving is gentle as silence.

Every day, every hour, every moment,
Have been blessed by the strength of His love,
At the turn of each tide, He is there at my side,
And His touch is as gentle as silence.

There’ve been times when I’ve turned from His presence,
And I’ve walked other paths, other ways,
But I’ve called on His name in the dark of my shame,
And His mercy was gentle as silence.

SONG: IF I TAKE THE WINGS OF THE MORNING

Artist: Choir of Durham Street Methodist Church, Wallace Woodley (director and organist)
Words/Music: Nigel Eastgate
Recording: Private CD817

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SONG: GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, FROM THE CRUCIFIXION

Artist: Choir of St John’s, Elora
Words/Music: John 3, 16-17/John Stainer
Recording: Naxos 8.572540

God so loved the world,
God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoso believeth, believeth in him
should not perish,
should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world
to condemn her,
God sent not his Son into the world to condemn her;
but that the world through him might be saved.

God so loved the world,
God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoso believeth, believeth in him
should not perish,
should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God so loved the world,
God so loved the world,
God so loved the world.

SONG: MY SONG IS LOVE UNKNOWN

Artist: Choir of St John’s Church, Elora, Matthew Larkin (organ)
Music: Samuel Crossman/John Ireland
Recording: Naxos 8.557037

My song is love unknown,
My saviour’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,
That they might lovely be.
O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take frail flesh and die?

He came from his blest throne
Salvation to bestow;
But men made strange, and none
The longed-for Christ would know:
But O! my friend, my friend indeed,
Who at my need his life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;
Resounding all the way
Hosannas to their King:
Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,
And for His death they thirst and cry.

They rise and needs will have
my dear Lord made away;
a murderer they save;
the Prince of Life they slay.
yet cheerful he to suffering goes
that he his foes from thence might free.

Here might I stay and sing,
No story so divine;
Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like thine.
This is my friend, in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.

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