Your Sunday Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

For the Feast of Christ the King, you are going to love this fresh and exciting rendition of the perennial favorite, Crown Him With Many Crowns by the Fountainview Academy Orchestra and Singers:

Your Sunday Hymn: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled by David Haas is one of my favorite hymns to sing. The alto part is just gorgeous.

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: The King Of Love My Shepherd IS

The melody of perennial favorite, King of Love My Shepherd Is,  is a traditional Irish tune, St. Columbia. The words are paraphrased by H.W. Baker (1821-1877) from Psalm 23. Here performed by the Canto Deo Festival Choir:

Your Sunday Hymn: Pie Jesu

For All Souls Day,  Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” from Requiem has been steadily increasing in popularity since its premier in 1985, massively in part to the large successes of Angelis, a six-member group of preteens created by Simon Cowell in 2006, Sarah Brightman (Webber’s wife at the time), Marie Osmond, Charlotte Church, and Jackie Evancho. Andrew Lloyd Webber’sRequiem was written to honor his father, who, sadly, passed away in 1982. It’s his most personal composition, and the only fully completed classical work. It’s a striking, yet welcome, departure from the style of music for which Lloyd Webber is known. In 1986,Requiem earned Lloyd Webber a Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Unlike a traditional requiem mass, Lloyd Webber combined the texts of the Pie Jesu and Agnus Dei.

Here is Celtic Woman’s beautiful rendition:

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: Teach Me O Lord

For this Sunday’s hymn a gorgeous rendering of Teach Me O Lord sung The  by Choir of Somerville College, Oxford.

Lyrics

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Your Sunday Hymn: The Servant Song

This Sunday’s hymn is dedicated to all of the courageous individuals who have traveled to West Africa and put their own lives at risk, to fight the dreadful Ebola virus there.

This is an excruciatingly beautiful duet of the much beloved hymn, “The Servant Song”,  sung  by a young duo as part of a British Christian Music Program.

Lyrics:

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Your Sunday Hymn: Judica me Deus

Quire Cleveland under guest conductor, Timothy Brown, performing the Lennox Berkeley’s 1978 setting of Judica me, Deus (Psalm 42). Church of the Resurrection, Solon, Ohio, October 30, 2011.

Via Choral Wiki: 

Clementine Vulgate (Psalm 42)

Latin.png Latin text

1 Psalmus David. Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta, ab homine iniquo et doloso erue me.

2 Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea, quare me repulisti? Et quare tristis incedo,
dum affligit me inimicus?

3 Emitte lucem tuam et veritatem tuam; ipsa me deduxerunt, et adduxerunt in montem sanctum tuum, et in tabernacula tua.

4 Et introibo ad altare Dei, ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam. Confitebor tibi in cithara, Deus, Deus meus.

5 Quare tristis es, anima mea? Et quare conturbas me?

Spera in Deo, quoniam adhuc confitebor illi, salutare vultus mei, et Deus meus.

Church of England 1662 Book of Common Prayer

English.png English text

1 Give sentence with me, O God, and defend my cause against the ungodly people: O deliver me from the deceitful and wicked man.

2 For thou art the God of my strength, why hast thou put me from thee: and why go I so heavily,
while the enemy oppresseth me?

3 O send out thy light and thy truth, that they may lead me: and bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy dwelling.

4 And that I may go unto the altar of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness: and upon the harp will I give thanks unto thee, O God, my God.

5 Why art thou so heavy, O my soul: and why art thou so disquieted within me?

6 O put thy trust in God: for I will yet give him thanks, which is the help of my countenance, and my God.

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