25 Feb 2024

Hymns on Sunday, 25 February 2024

From Hymns on Sunday, 4:15 am on 25 February 2024

This week, we've a hymn by Dunedin GP Nigel Eastgate; two different settings of Psalm 130 - Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; and a hymn from Hatea Kapa Haka: E kino koe te ingoa nei.

Votive candles at St Patrick's Cathedral

Photo: RNZ / Paul Bushnell


Artist: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Words/Music: Walter Smith/Trad
Recording: Helios CDH 88036

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
in light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might:
thy justice, like mountains high soaring above;
thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all, life thou givest, to both great and small.
In all life thou livest, the true life of all.
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
then wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.


Artist: Choir of Westminster Abbey
Words/Music: Psalm 130/Henry Purcell adapted Turle
Recording: Virgin 545036

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint.
If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, O Lord, who may abide it?
For there is mercy with thee; therefore shalt thou be feared.
I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him; in his word is my trust.
My soul fleeth unto the Lord before the morning watch; I say, before the morning watch.
O Israel, trust in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.


Artist: Scottish Philharmonic Singers
Words/Music: Psalm 130/Trad arr Hugh Wilson
Recording: Abbey 282830

Lord, from the depths to thee I cried.
My voice, Lord, do thou hear:
Unto my supplication’s voice
give an attentive ear.

Lord, who shall stand, if thou, O Lord,
should’st mark iniquity?
But yet with thee forgiveness is,
that fear’d thou mayest be.

I wait for God, my soul doth wait,
my hope is in his word.
More than they that for morning watch,
my soul waits for the Lord;

I say, more than they that do watch
the morning light to see.
Let Israel hope in the Lord,
for with him mercies be;

And plenteous redemption
is ever found with him.
And from all his iniquities
he Israel shall redeem.


Artist: New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir 1999-2000, Roger Stevenson (dir)
Words/Music: Anon/Wi-Patena Te Pairi
Recording: Private NZSSC 2000

E te Ariki,
Whakarongo mai rā ki a mātou,
E te Ariki,
Titiro mai rā ki a mātou,

Tēnei mātou Ō tamariki,
E whakapono Ana mātou,
Ki a koe

Auē! Auē!
Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

Te matua te tamaiti.
Wairua tapu e.

[Oh Lord, listen to us. Oh lord, look at us. This is us, your children. We believe in you.
The father, and the son and Holy Spirit.]


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

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Artist: Haatea Kapa Haka, David Tapene
Words/Music: Himene 76/Cuthbert Howard
Recording: Private 2023

E Kino koe te ingoa nei
To Ihu ingoa nui
Pa rekareka ana mai
Te panga ki ahau

Te Ingoa ra e ngaro ai
Nga he e pehi nei
He mana ia e ora ai
Te wairua hiakai

Te ingoa pai, te Toka nui
E piri ai ahau
Te puna e pupu mai ai
Nga atawhai katoa

E Ihu toku Hepara
Ariki Kingi nui
Tenei ka tukua atu mou
He rangi whakapai

Hei kawe noa, hei tohe nui
Matoke tonu ia
Kia kitea atu ra ‘no koe
Ko kona ngoto ai

I tenei wa me whakahua
Ko tou aroha nui
Te wa e mate ai ahau
Manaakitia e koe

Do not slander this Name
The precious Name of Jesus
It is an enjoyment
That has an effect on me.

That Name banishes
The sins that burden
It has authority to enliven
The searching spirit.

The precious Name and great Rock
That I cling to
The spring from which gushes
Grace for all.

Jesus my Shepherd
Lord and almighty King
(I) present to you
A song of worship.

To carry and persevere
In cold times
Until you are seen
That’s when it is deeply imbedded.

At this time (I) proclaim
Your precious love
At my time of dying
Bless and care for me.


Artist: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, Richard Marlow (dir)
Words/Music: William Walsham How/Trad arr Ralph Vaughan Williams
Recording: Conifer 75605-51248

It is a thing most wonderful,
Almost too wonderful to be,
That God’s own Son should come from Heav’n,
And die to save a child like me.

And yet I know that it is true;
He chose a poor and humble lot,
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and died,
For love of those who loved Him not.

But even could I see Him die,
I could but see a little part
Of that great love, which, like a fire,
Is always burning in His heart.

It is most wonderful to know
His love for me so free and sure;
But ’tis more wonderful to see
My love for Him so faint and poor.

And yet I want to love Thee, Lord;
Oh, light the flame within my heart,
And I will love Thee more and more,
Until I see Thee as Thou art.


Artist: Choir of St Paul’s Cathedral, Wellington, Michael Stewart (dir), Richard Apperley (organ)
Words/Music: Trevor Francis/Thomas Williams
Recording: RNZ 2020

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.


Artist: Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge
Words/Music: Bode/Elliott
Recording: Priory PRCD 721

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 feel thee near me! The world is ever near:
I see the sights that dazzle; the tempting sounds I hear.
My foes are ever near me, around me and within;
but, Jesus, draw thou nearer and shield my soul from sin.

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 let me see thy footmarks, and in them plant mine own:
my hope to follow duly is in thy strength alone:
O guide me, call me, draw me, uphold me to the end;
and then in heav’n receive me, my Saviour and my friend.

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