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18 September 2012

Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol (Bukas Pulad)





Refrain:

Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol
Pinagiginhawa akong lubos
Handog niyang himlaya’y sariwang pastulan
Ang pahingaan ko’y payapang batisan,
Hatid sa kalul’wa ay kaginhawahan,
Sa tumpak na landas, Siya ang patnubay. (Refrain)

Madilim na lambak man ang tatahakin ko,
Wala aking sindak, Siya’y kasama ko.
Ang hawak niyang tungkod ang siyang gabay ko.
Tangan niyang pamalo, sigla’t tanggulan ko. (Refrain)

Inihahandog Niya sa akin 'sang dulang
Maging sa harap man ng aking mga kaaway
Kasiyahan Niyang ulo ko'y langisan,
Saro ko'y punuin hanggang sa umapaw. (Refrain)

Kagandahang loob, pawang kabutihan
Ang tanging kasunod ng buhay kong taglay
Doon sa tahanan ng Poong Maykapal
Nais kong manahan magpakailanman. (Refrain)

Paraphrase of Psalm 23

Text: D. Isidro, SJ
Music: Felipe Fruto Ll. Ramirez, SJ

Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol (Taizé)









Refrain:
Ang Panginoon ang aking pastol
Pinagiginhawa akong lubos
Handog niyang himlaya’y sariwang pastulan
Ang pahingaan ko’y payapang batisan,
Hatid sa kalul’wa ay kaginhawahan,
Sa tumpak na landas, Siya ang patnubay. (Refrain)

Madilim na lambak man ang tatahakin ko,
Wala aking sindak, Siya’y kasama ko.
Ang hawak niyang tungkod ang siyang gabay ko.
Tangan niyang pamalo, sigla’t tanggulan ko. (Refrain)

Inihahandog Niya sa akin 'sang dulang
Maging sa harap man ng aking mga kaaway
Kasiyahan Niyang ulo ko'y langisan,
Saro ko'y punuin hanggang sa umapaw. (Refrain)

Kagandahang loob, pawang kabutihan
Ang tanging kasunod ng buhay kong taglay
Doon sa tahanan ng Poong Maykapal
Nais kong manahan magpakailanman. (Refrain)

Paraphrase of Psalm 23

Text: D. Isidro, SJ
Music: Felipe Fruto Ll. Ramirez, SJ

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

13 September 2012

Viešpatie, tu viską žinai (Taizé)







Viešpatie, tu viską žinai. 
Tu žinai, kad tave myliu.


See also the Chinese version - 上主祢知悉我所有

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

Let All Who Are Thirsty, Come (Taizé)
















Let all who are thirsty come.
Let all who wish receive the water of live freely.
Amen, come Lord Jesus.
Amen, come Lord Jesus.

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

Jésus, ma joie (Taizé)







Jésus, ma joie,
mon espérance et ma vie,
ma joie,
mon espérance et ma vie.

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

03 September 2012

Retourne, mon âme, à ton repos (Taizé)












Retourne, mon âme, à ton repos
car le Seigneur t'a fait du bien.
Il a gardé mon âme de la mort.
Il essuiera pour tou jours les larmes de nos yeux.

Return, my soul, to your rest.
For the Lord has been good to you.
He rescued my soul from death.
He will wipe away every tear from our eyes.

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

24 August 2012

Ô toi l'au-delà de tout (Taizé)















Ô toi l'au-delà de tout,
quel esprit peut te saisir?
Tous les êtres te célèbrent;
le désir de tous aspire vers toi.


You who are beyond all things, 
what mind can grasp you?
All that lives celebrates you; 
the desire of all reaches out to you. 

Text: Gregory of Nazianzus

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

09 August 2012

Sing a New Church





Summoned by the God who made us
rich in our diversity
Gathered in the name of Jesus,
richer still in unity.

Refrain: 
Let us bring the gifts that differ
and, in splendid, varied ways,
sing a new church into being,
one in faith and love and praise.

Radiant risen from the water,
robed in holiness and light,
male and female in God’s image,
male and female, God’s delight. (Refrain)

Trust the goodness of creation;trust the Spirit strong within.
Dare to dream the vision promised,
sprung from seed of what has been. (Refrain)

Bring the hopes of every nation;
bring the art of every race.
Weave a song of peace and justice;
let it sound through time and space. (Refrain)

Draw together at one table,
all the human family;
shape a circle ever wider
and a people ever free (Refrain)

Text: Delores Dufner (1991)
Tune: NETTLETON, from Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music, Part II (1813)

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Catholic series.

Sanasi on lamppu (Taizé)





Sanasi on lamppu, valo askeleillani
Your word is a lamp, a light on my path

Paraphrase of Psalm 119:105

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
- in English

Eternal Spirit (Lord's Prayer, New Zealand Prayer Book)



Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and for ever. Amen

Text: Jim Cotter
From A New Zealand Prayer Book: He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa (1995)

01 August 2012

Von guten Mächten (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)









1. Von guten Mächten treu und still umgeben,
behütet und getröstet wunderbar,
so will ich diese Tage mit euch leben,
und mit euch gehen in ein neues Jahr.

Refrain:
Von guten Mächten wunderbar geborgen,
erwarten wir getrost, was kommen mag.
Gott ist mit uns am Abend und am Morgen
und ganz gewiss an jedem neuen Tag.
2. Noch will das Alte unsere Herzen quälen,
noch drückt uns böser Tage schwere Last.
Ach, Herr, gib unsern aufgescheuchten Seelen
das Heil, für das du uns bereitet hast.

3. Und reichst du uns den schweren Kelch, den bittern
des Leids, gefüllt bis an den höchsten Rand,
so nehmen wir ihn dankbar ohne Zittern,
aus deiner guten und geliebten Hand.

4. Doch willst du uns noch einmal Freude schenken
an dieser Welt und ihrer Sonne Glanz,
dann wolln wir des Vergangenen gedenken,
und dann gehört dir unser Leben ganz.

5. Lass warm und still die Kerzen heute flammen,
die du in unsere Dunkelheit gebracht.
Führ, wenn es sein kann, wieder uns zusammen.
Wir wissen es, dein Licht scheint in der Nacht.

6. Wenn sich die Stille nun tief um uns breitet,
so lass uns hören jenen vollen Klang
der Welt, die unsichtbar sich um uns weitet,
all deiner Kinder hohen Lobgesang.

Text: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1944) 1945/1951

04 June 2012

We Have A Gospel To Proclaim







We have a gospel to proclaim
Good news for men in all the earth;
The gospel of a Saviour’s name:
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

Tell of His birth at Bethlehem,
Not in a royal house or hall
But in a stable dark and dim:
The Word made flesh, a light for all.

Tell of His death at Calvary,
Hated by those He came to save;
In lonely suffering on the cross
For all He loved His life He gave.

Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
Empty the tomb, for He was free.
He broke the power of death and hell
That we might share His victory.

Tell of His reign at God’s right hand,
By all creation glorified;
He sends His Spirit on His Church
To live for Him, the Lamb who died.

Now we rejoice to name Him King:
Jesus is Lord of all the earth.
This gospel message we proclaim:
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

Text: Edward Burns (b. 1938)
Tune: FULDA LM

03 June 2012

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord







Be still for the presence of the Lord
The holy one is here
Come bow before him now
With reverence and fear
In him no sin is found
We stand on holy ground
Be still for the presence of the Lord
The holy one is here.

Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all around
He burns with holy fire
With splendour he is crowned
How awesome is the sight
Our radiant king of light
Be still for the glory of the Lord
Is shining all aroun.

Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place
He comes to cleanse and heal
To minister his grace
No work to hard for him
In faith receive from him
Be still for the power of the Lord
Is moving in this place.

Composer: David J. Evans (1986)

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) series
 

01 June 2012

Evening Hymn (Henry Balfour Gardiner)












Te lucis ante terminum,
Rerum Creator, poscimus,
Ut pro tua clementia,
Sis praesul et custodia.

Procul recedant somnia,
Et noctium phantasmata:
Hostemque nostrum comprime,
Ne polluantur corpora.

Praesta, Pater piissime,
Patrique compar Unice,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito,
Regnans per omne saeculum.

To thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with thy wonted favour, thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.

Historical Background

Text: Latin, 8th-9th century
Music: Henry Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

30 May 2012

Lord of the Dance



I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced on the moon and the stars and the sun.
I came down from Heaven and I danced on the earth,
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

Refrain:
'Dance, then, wherever you may be!
I am the Lord of the Dance' said he.
'And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be
And I'll lead you all in the Dance' said He.
I danced for the scribe and the Pharisee,
But they would not dance and they would not follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
They came with me and the Dance went on.

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
The holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high
And left me there on the cross to die.

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
It's hard to dance with the Devil on your back
They buried my body and they thought I'd gone
But I am the Dance and I still go on.

'They cut me down and I leapt up high:
I am the life that will never, never die!
I'll live in you if you live in me;
I am the Lord of the Dance' said He.

Composer: Sydney Carter

Behold, The Tabernacle of God





Behold, the tabernacle of God is with you,
and the Spirit  God dwelleth within you.
For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
For the love of whom ye do this day celebrate the joys of the temple
with a season of festivity. Alleluia.

Composer: William Harris 

Now the Day is Over









  1. Now the day is over,
    Night is drawing nigh,
    Shadows of the evening
    Steal across the sky.

  2. Jesus, give the weary
    Calm and sweet repose;
    With Thy tend’rest blessing
    May mine eyelids close.

  3. Grant to little children
    Visions bright of Thee;
    Guard the sailors tossing
    On the deep, blue sea.

  4. Comfort those who suffer,
    Watching late in pain;
    Those who plan some evil
    From their sin restrain.

  5. Through the long night watches
    May Thine angels spread
    Their white wings above me,
    Watching round my bed.

  6. When the morning wakens,
    Then may I arise
    Pure, and fresh, and sinless
    In Thy holy eyes.
Composer: Joseph Barnby (1868)

29 May 2012

How Shall I Sing That Majesty









How Great a Being
Which doth all beings keep.
Thy Knowledge the only Line
To sound so vast a Deep.

Thou art a sea without a shore,
A sun without a sphere,
Thy time is now and ever more,
Thy place is every where.

How shall I sing that majesty,
Which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie,
Sing, Sing, Ye Heavenly Choir.

Thou art a sea without a shore.
A Sun without a sphere,
Thy time is now and ever more
Thy place is every where.

How shall I sing that Majesty
Which Angels do Admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie.
Sing, Sing, Ye Heavenly Choir.

Text: John Mason (1645-1694)

O Lord, Support Us



O Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shadows lengthen,
and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy,
grant us a safe lodging and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.
Amen.

Litany to the Holy Spirit (Music: Peter Hurford)





In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart and sick in head,
And with doubts discomforted,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drown'd in sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
         Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

Text: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
Music: Peter Hurford (b. 1930)

Praise the Spirit in Creation

TUNE I: FINNIAN


TUNE II: JULION


ANTHEM VERSION:



1. Praise the Spirit in creation,
breath of God, life's origin:
Spirit moving on the waters,
quickening worlds to life within,
source of breath to all things breathing,
life in whom all lives begin.

2. Praise the Spirit, close companion
of our inmost thoughts and ways;
who, in showing us God's wonders,
is himself the power to gaze;
and God's will, to those who listen,
by a still small voice conveys.

3. Praise the Spirit, who enlightened
priest and prophets with the word;
his the truth behind the wisdoms
which as yet know not our Lord;
by whose love and power, in Jesus
God himself was seen and heard.

4. Tell of how the ascended Jesus
armed a people for his own;
how a hundred men and women
turned the known world upside down,
to its dark and furthest corners
by the wind of heaven blown.

5. Pray we then, O Lord the Spirit,
praise the Father, praise the Word,
Source, and Truth, and Inspiration,
Trinity in deep accord;
through your voice which speaks within us
we, your creatures call you Lord.

Words: Michael Hewlett (b. 1916)
Tune:
(i) FINNIAN, by Christopher Dearnley (b. 1930)
(ii) JULION 87.87.87, by David Hurd (b. 1950)

For the Beauty of the Earth (John Rutter)









See also: the original hymn version

For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies,

Refrain:

Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.
For the beauty of each hour
of the day and of the night,
hill and vale, and tree and flower,
sun and moon, and stars of light (Refrain)

For the joy of ear and eye,
for the heart and brain's delight,
for the mystic harmony
linking sense to sound and sight (Refrain)

For the joy of human love,
brother, sister, parent, child,
friends on earth, and friends above,
for all gentle thoughts and mild (Refrain)

For each perfect gift of thine
to our race so freely given,
graces human and divine,
flowers of earth and buds of heaven (Refrain)

See also: the original hymn version

Words: Folliot Sandford Pierpoint, 1864
Music: John Rutter

23 May 2012

Blessed be the God and Father





Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy
hath begotten us again unto a lively hope
by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled,
that fadeth not away,
reserved in heaven for you,
Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation
ready to be revealed at the last time.

But as he which hath called you is holy,
so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.
Pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.

Love one another with a pure heart fervently.
See that ye love one another.
Love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Being born again,
not of corruptible seed,
but of incorruptible,
by the word of God.

For all flesh is as grass,
and all the glory of man
as the flower of grass.
The grass withereth,
and the flower thereof falleth away.

But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.
Amen.

Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley

King's College Cambridge 2012 Easter Service

PART I:




PART II:



EASTER FROM KING'S: PASSIONTIDE TO EASTER DAY
With the choir of King's College, Cambridge

Music Director Stephen Cleobury
Organ Scholars: Ben-San Lau, Parker Ramsay

Dean: the Rev. Dr. Jeremy Morris
Chaplain: the Rev Richard Lloyd Morgan
Administrator: Janet Copeland

ORDER OF SERVICE

Choir: Amicus Meus "My friend betrayed me with the sign of a kiss"
(Music: Victoria (1548-1611); Words from Tenebrae Responsories)

Choir: Pater Noster "Our Father who art in heaven"
(Music: Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971); Words: The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6))

Reading: Luke 23 "The Crucifixion"

Choir: Crucifixus "He was crucified even for us"
(Music: Antonio Lotti (1667-1740); Words from the Creed)

Reading: Easter Night, Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

Choir: In Paradisum "May the angels lead you into paradise"
Music: Gabriel Fauré, from Requiem; Words liturgical)

Hymn: Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
(Tune: St Fulbert; Words: Fulbert of Chartres (d 1028)

Reading: John 20 "The risen Christ is seen by Mary"

Choir: This Joyful Eastertide
(Words and Music: Trad. Dutch Carol, arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926))

Choir: Surrexit Dominus "The Lord has truly risen"
(Music and Words: Plainsong, arr. David Briggs (1962-))

Reading: from Kilvert's Diary, Francis Kilvert (1840-1879)

Choir: Bring Us, O Lord God, at our Last Awakening
(Music: William Harris (1883-1973); Words: John Donne (1572-1631))

Choir: Let All the World, in Every Corner, Sing
(Music: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958); Words: George Herbert (1593-1633))

Prayer and Blessing

Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen Today (incomplete apologies working to fix)
(Tune: Easter Hymn arr. Stephen Cleobury (1948-);
Words: 14th century from the Compleat Psalmodist, 1749)

Organ: from Finale by Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

21 May 2012

All You Nations, Sing Out Your Joy To The Lord



Refrain:
All you nations, sing out your joy to the Lord:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Joyfully shout, all  you on earth,
give praise to the glory of God;
And with a hymn, sing out God's glorious praise:
Alleluia! (Refrain)

Let all the earth kneel in God's sight,
extolling God's marvellous fame;
Honour God's name, in highest heaven give praise:
Alleluia! (Refrain)

Come forth and see all the great works
that God has brought forth by his might;
Fall on your knees before God's glorious throne:
Alleluia! (Refrain)

Glory and thanks be to the Father;
Honour and praise to the Son;
And to the Spirit, source of life and love:
Alleluia! (Refrain)

Setting of Psalm 67

Composer: Lucien Deiss (1965)

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Catholic series.

14 May 2012

O Taste And See (Ralph Vaughan Williams)









O taste and see
how gracious the Lord is.
Blessed is the man
that trusteth in him!


Setting of Psalm 34

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

11 May 2012

The Shadows of the Evening Hours



The shadows of the evening hours fall from the darkening sky;
Upon the fragrance of the flowers the dews of evening lie;
Before Thy throne, O Lord of Heavn, we kneel at close of day;
Look on Thy children from on high, and hear us while we pray.

The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord, O do not now despise,
But let the incense of our prayers before Thy mercy rise.
The brightness of the coming night upon the darkness rolls;
With hopes of future glory, chase the shadows from our souls.

Slowly the rays of daylight fade, so fade within our heart
The hopes in earthly love and joy, that one by one depart.
Slowly the bright stars, one by one, within the heavens shine:
Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven, and trust in things divine.

Let peace, O Lord, Thy peace, O God, upon our souls descend;
From midnight fears and perils, now our trembling hearts defend.
Give us a respite from our toil; calm and subdue our woes.
Through the long day we labor, Lord, O give us now repose.

Text: Adelaide Procter (1862)

Hail! Gladdening Light (Charles Wood)







Hail! gladdening Light, of His pure glory poured
Who is th'immortal Father, heavenly, blest,
Holiest of Holies - Jesus Christ our Lord!

Now we are come to the Sun's hour of rest;
The lights of evening round us shine;
We hymn the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit divine!

Worthiest art thou at all times to be sung
With undefiled tongue,
Son of our God, giver of life, alone:
Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own. Amen.

Text: Phos Hilaron (Φῶς Ἱλαρόν), Greek, late 3rd century, trans. John Keble (1834)
Music: Charles Wood (1912)

In Te Confido (Taizé)








Jesu Christe
In te confido

Music: Jacques Berthier (English bio) (French bio)

See my other blog postings in the "Taizé" series of chants.

Official Taizé Community Website

Wikipedia information on the Taizé Community
- in French
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07 May 2012

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Tune: Blaenwern)









See also: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol)

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all thy life receive;
suddenly return, and never,
nevermore thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above,
pray, and praise thee without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love.

Finish then thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee:
changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

See also: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Tune: Hyfrydol)


Historical Information

Text: Charles Wesley, 1747
Tune: BLAENWERN 87.87D

04 May 2012

Seputih Bulu Domba (As White As Fleece)






Tak kau lupakan diriku
Kau ingatku adalah debu
Tetapi kau meninggikannya
Di hadapan malaikatmu

Tak kau hapuskan namaku
Dari kitab kehidupanmu
Kau tak malu mengakuinya
Di hadapan Bapa

Refrain:
Kau Allah yang tiada mengingat lagi
Segala kesalahanku yang telah engkau ampuni
Walau dosaku merah bak kain kesumba
Engkau menjadikan ku putih, seputih bulu domba
You do not forget me
You recall that I am dust
But you raise me up
In front of your angels

You do not erase my name
From the book of life
You are not ashame to defend me
Before the Father

Refrain:
You O God no longer remembers
All my sins you have forgiven
Although my sins are as red as scarlet
They shall be as white as fleece
Paraphrase of Isaiah 1:18


Composer: Jonathan Prawira

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) series

Sungguh Indah Kau Tuhan (You are so Beautiful, O God)










Ku cari wajahMu
Temukan kasihMu
Kau bukan Tuhan yang jauh dariku
Kupanggil namaMu
Kudengar jawabMu
Kau Tuhan yang s’lalu dengar seruan hatiku

Sungguh indah Kau Tuhan
Penuh kasih dan sayang
Kau tempat penghiburan
Bagi setiap hati yang terluka
Sungguh indah Kau Tuhan
Menara perlindungan
Kau sumber kekuatan
Bagi semua orang yang membutuhkan.

I search for your face
To encounter your love
You are not far away from me
I call upon your name

I hear your call
You God always hear the cry of my heart

You are so beautiful O God

Full of love and affection
You are a place of comfort
For every broken heart
You are so beautiful O God
My tower of protection
You are the source of strength
For all those in need.



Composer: Jonathan Prawira

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The Lord Hears The Cry Of The Poor (Psalm 34)







Refrain
The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Blessed be the Lord.
1. I will bless the Lord at all times,
with praise ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord,
who will hear the cry of the poor.

2. Let the lowly hear and be glad:
the Lord listens to their pleas;
and to hearts broken, God is near,
who will hear the cry of the poor.

3. Ev’ry spirit crushed, God will save;
will be ransom for their lives;
will be safe shelter for their fears,
and will hear the cry of the poor.

4. We proclaim your greatness, O God,
your praise ever in our mouth;
ev’ry face brightened in your light,
for you hear the cry of the poor.

Paraphrase of Psalm 34

Composer: John Foley (1978)

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Catholic series.

Kau Sangat Ku Cinta / Bersyukur Selalu Bagi KasihMu (Franky Sihombing)





Bersyukur selalu
Bagi kasihMu
Di dalam hidupku
Takkan ku ragu
Atas rencanaMu
Tuk masa depanku

S'bagai Bapa yang baik
Takkan pernah Kau melupakanku
S'bagai Bapa yang sangat baik
Takkan pernah Kau meninggalkanku

Ku kan menari dan bersuka
KarnaMu oh Yesusku dan
Ku kan minum airMu
Bagai rusa rindu selalu
Ku hidup dalamMu dan
HidupMu di dalamku
Oh Yesusku....
Kau sangat ku cinta.

Always be grateful
For Your love
In my life
I do not doubt
Your plans
for my future

As a Father who is good
Who will never forget me
As a Father who is always good
Who will never abandon me

I will dance and rejoice
O Jesus
I will drink your living water
Like a deer that is longing for you
I live in You
You live in me
O Jesus
You are my love
Composer: Franky Sihombing

See my other blog postings in the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) series.

When I Needed A Neighbour (Sydney Carter)









1.  When I needed a neighbour
Were you there, were you there?
When I needed a neighbour
Were you there?
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
Were you there?

2.  I was hungry and thirsty
Were you there, were you there?
I was hungry and thirsty
Were you there?
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
Were you there?

3. I was cold, I was naked
Were you there, were you there?
I was cold, I was naked
Were you there?
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
Were you there?

4.  When I needed a shelter
Were you there, were you there?
When I needed a shelter
Were you there?
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
Were you there?

5.  When I needed a healer
Were you there, were you there?
When I needed a healer
Were you there?
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
Were you there?

6.
Wherever you travel
I'll be there, I'll be there.
Wherever you travel
I'll be there.
And the creed and the colour
And the name won't matter
I'll be there.

Composer: Sydney Carter (1915-2004)

03 May 2012

Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace



Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.
The darkness is no darkness with Thee, but the night is as clear as the day.
The darkness and the light to Thee are both alike.
God is light and with Him is no darkness at all.
Oh let my soul live and it shall praise Thee.
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, for evermore.

Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)

Morning Glory, Starlit Sky



Morning glory, starlit sky,
Soaring music, scholar's truth,
Flight of swallows, autumn leaves,
Memory's treasure, grace of youth:

Open are the gifts of God,
Gifts of love to mind and sense;
Hidden is love's agony,
Love's endeavour, love's expense

Love that gives, gives evermore,
Gives with zeal, with eager hands,
Spares not, keeps not, all outpours,
Ventures all, its all expends.

Drained is love in making full,
Bound in setting others free,
Poor in making many rich,
Weak in giving power to be.

Therefore he who shows us God
Helpless hangs upon the tree;
And the nails and crown of thorns
Tell of what God's love must be.

Here is God, no monarch he,
Throned in easy state to reign;
Here is God, whose arms of love,
Aching, spent, the world sustain.

Text: W.H.Vanstone
Music: Barry Rose

29 April 2012

The Lord Bless You And Keep You (Rutter)











The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
To shine upon you and be gracious
And be gracious unto you

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face to shine upon you
To shine upon you and be gracious
And be gracious unto you

The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you
The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you
And give you peace, and give you peace
And give you peace, and give you peace

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen

Composer: John Rutter

All Things Bright and Beautiful (Rutter)









See also: All Things Bright and Beautiful (hymn, tune: ROYAL OAK)
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the weather,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden -
He made them every one.
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
See also: All Things Bright and Beautiful (hymn, tune: ROYAL OAK)

Setting: John Rutter

26 April 2012

Serdiczna Matko (Beloved Mother)









Serdiczna Matko, opiekunko ludzi.
Niech Cie placz sierot do litosei wzbudzi.
Wygnancy Ewy do Ciebie wolamy.
Zmilujsie zmiluj niech sie nie tulamy.

Do kogoz mamy, wzdychac nadzne dziatki.
Pylko do Ciebie ukochanej Matki.
U ktorej serce otwarte kazdemu.
A osobliwie nedza strapionemu.

Beloved Mother, guardian of our nation.
O hearken to our supplication
our loyal children kneeling to beseech you.
Grant us the graces to be loyal to you.

Where shall we seek our solace in distress?
Where shall we turn, whom guilt and sin oppress?
Thine open heart, our refuge e'er shall be.
When trials assail us on life's stormy sea.

Traditional Polish hymn

This is a Day of New Beginnings




1) This is a day of new beginnings,
time to remember and move on,
Time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that's gone.

2) For by the life and death of Jesus,
God's mighty spirit, now as then,
Can make for us a world of difference,
as faith and hope are born again.

3) Then let us, with the spirit's daring,
step from the past and leave behind
Our disappointment, guilt, and grieving,
seeking new paths, and sure to find.

4) Christ is alive, and goes before us
to show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings,
our God is making all things new.

5) In faith we'll gather 'round the table
to taste and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings,
our God is making all things new.


Text: Brian Wren, 1978, 1983 
Tune: BEGINNINGS, by Carlton R. Young, 1987

Thine Be The Glory











Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son;
endless is the victory, thou o'er death hast won;
angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave clothes where thy body lay.

Refrain:
Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son,
Endless is the vict'ry, thou o'er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the Church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting. (Refrain)

No more we doubt thee, glorious Prince of life;
life is naught without thee; aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above. (Refrain)

Text: Edmond Budry (1884), trans. Richard Hoyle (1923)
Tune: MACCABEUS 10.11.11.11 + Refrain

23 April 2012

Cantique de Jean Racine





Verbe, égal au Très-Haut, notre unique espérance,
Jour éternel de la terre et des cieux;
De la paisible nuit nous rompons le silence,
Divin Sauveur, jette sur nous les yeux!

Répands sur nous le feu de ta grâce puissante,
Que tout l'enfer fuie au son de ta voix;
Dissipe le sommeil d'une âme languissante,
Qui la conduit à l'oubli de tes lois!

O Christ, sois favorable à ce peuple fidèle
Pour te bénir maintenant rassemblé.
Reçois les chants qu'il offre à ta gloire immortelle,
Et de tes dons qu'il retourne comblé!

Text: Jean Racine (1639-1699)
Music: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

16 April 2012

If You Love Me (Tallis)













If ye love me, keep my commandments,
and I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another comforter,
that he may bide with you for ever,
ev’n the spirit of truth.

Composer: Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace (Rutter)



Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me bring love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Composer: John Rutter

12 April 2012

Come, Risen Lord



Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guest;
nay, let us be thy guests; the feast is thine;
thyself at thine own board make manifest
in thine own Sacrament of Bread and Wine.

We meet, as in that upper room they met;
thou at the table, blessing, yet dost stand:
"This is my Body"; so thou givest yet:
faith still receives the cup as from thy hand.

One body we, one Body who partake,
one Church united in communion blest;
one Name we bear, one Bread of life we break,
with all the saints on earth, and saints at rest.

One with each other, Lord, for one in thee,
who art one Savior and one living Head;
then open thou our eyes, that we may see;
be known to us in breaking of the Bread.

Text: George Wallace Briggs (1875-1959)
Tune: ROSEDALE 10.10.10.10, by Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

11 April 2012

He is Risen (Madden)



He is risen, he is risen!
Tell it out with joyful voice:
he has burst his three days' prison;
let the whole wide earth rejoice:
death is conquered, man is free,
Christ has won the victory.

Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted,
with glad smile and radiant brow!
Lent's long shadows have departed;
Jesus' woes are over now,
and the passion that he bore--
sin and pain can vex no more.

Come, with high and holy hymning,
hail our Lord's triumphant day;
not one darksome cloud is dimming
yonder glorious morning ray,
breaking o'er the purple east,
symbol of our Easter feast.

He is risen, he is risen!
He hath opened heaven's gate:
we are free from sin's dark prison,
risen to a holier state;
and a brighter Easter beam
on our longing eyes shall stream.

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)
Music: Richard Madden (b. 1953)

10 April 2012

Sonne der Gerechtigkeit



1. Sonne der Gerechtigkeit,
gehe auf zu unsrer Zeit;
brich in deiner Kirche an,
dass die Welt es sehen kann.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

2. Weck die tote Christenheit
aus dem Schlaf der Sicherheit,
das sie deine Stimme hört,
sich zu deinem Worte kehrt.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

3. Schaue die Zertrennung an,
der sonst niemand wehren kann;
sammle großer Menschenhirt,
alles was sich hat verirrt.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

4. Tu der Völker Türen auf;
deines Himmelreiches Lauf
hemme keine List noch Macht.
Schaffe Licht in dunkler Nacht!
Erbarm dich, Herr!

5. Gib den Boten Kraft und Mut,
Glauben, Hoffnung, Liebesglut,
und lass reiche Fruch aufgehn,
wo sie unter Tränen sä'n.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

6. Lass uns deine Herrlichkeit
sehen auch in dieser Zeit
und mit unsrer kleinen Kraft
suchen, was den Frieden schafft.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

7. Lass uns eins sein, Jesu Christ,
wie du mit dem Vater bist,
in dir bleiben allezeit,
heute wie in Ewigkeit.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

8. Kraft, Lob, Ehr und Herrlichkeit
sei dem Höchsten allezeit,
der, wie Er ist drei in ein,
uns in ihm lässt eines sein.
Erbarm dich, Herr!

Psalm 118: This is the Day (Marty Haugen)



Refrain:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

OR


This is the day the Lord has made,

let us rejoice and be glad!
This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad!
1. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his mercy endures for ever;
Let the house of Israel say: “His mercy endures for ever.” (Refrain)

2. The hand of the LORD has struck with power, his right hand is exalted,
I shall not die, but live anew, declaring the works of the LORD. (Refrain)

3. The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,
the LORD of love and mercy has brought wonder to our eyes. (Refrain)

Composer: Marty Haugen

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04 April 2012

By the Waking of our Hearts





Refrain
By the waking of our hearts,
by the stirring of our souls,
may the Spirit of God abide
and bring us together in Christ.
1. Come, O Spirit, from above,
come from your celestial heights.
Come with your blessed light
so radiant bright. (Refrain)

2. Come, O Savior of the poor,
come, O source of gifts ensured.
Come with your gentle hope,
so wondrous and pure. (Refrain)

3. In our labor, rest most sweet;
grateful coolness in the heat.
Console our restless lives,
by your comfort, we seek. (Refrain)

4. Bend the stubborn heart and will,
melt the frozen, warm the chill.
Come guide our searching minds
toward your promise fulfilled. (Refrain)

5. Grant us virtue’s sure reward,
may your gracious love be sent.
Come with your peace and joy
that shall never end. (Refrain)

Verses based on the Pentecost Sequence, Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Composer: Ricky Manalo (1997)

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Beyond the Days







Refrain:
Beyond the days of hope and mystery
we see a light of faith renewed,
and in our longing we thirst for guidance
to walk with you day by day.
1. Forty days and nights,
you guide the steps of our journey.
May your presence be felt
in the whisper of your voice. (Refrain)

2. Not on bread alone
are we to walk on this journey.
Speak the words that give life
to the yearnings of our hearts. (Refrain)

3. In your hands, O God,
we feel the touch of your guidance.
Keep us safe in your care:
may your gentleness be there. (Refrain)

4. On our Lenten path
we see the dawn of a new day.
Be our vision of hope;
be the promise of our lives. (Refrain)

Composer: Ricky Manalo

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On this Day (Dies Domini)





1. On this day the first of days,
God’s most holy name we praise;
and who, creation’s Lord and spring,
did the world from darkness bring.

Refrain:
Dies Domini! Dies Domini!
On the Day of the Lord we rise and sing:
Dies Domini! Jubilate!
Praise and glory on this day!

2. On this day the eternal Christ
over death His triumph shines;
and on this day the Spirit came
with the gifts of living flame. (Refrain)

3. Loving God, Who did fashion us
image of Yourself we trust.
Come, fill us with Your love assured
and conform our wills to yours. (Refrain)

4. God, the blessed Three in One,
may Your holy will be done.
Now one with You with all above,
we send forth our hearts of love. (Refrain)

Text: Verses: Die parente temporum. Le Mans Breviary, 1748; tr. Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877.
Refrain: Ricky Manalo (2002)
Music: Ricky Manalo (2002)

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03 April 2012

Christians Praise the Paschal Victim (Victimae Paschali Laudes)





See also the original Latin plainchant: Victimae Paschali Laudes

Christians praise the Paschal Victim
Offer thankful sacrifice.
Christ the Lamb has saved the sheep;
Christ the Just One paid the price,
Reconciling sinners to the Father.

Death and Life fought bitterly
For this wondrous victory;
The Lord of life who died
Reigns glorified!

O Mary, come and say
What you saw at break of day.
"The empty tomb of my living Lord!
I saw Christ Jesus risen, and adored!"

Bright angels testified,
Shroud and grave-cloths side by side!
"Yes, Christ my hope rose gloriously.
He goes before you into Galilee."

Share the good news, sing joyfully:
His death is victory!
Lord Jesus, victor King, show us mercy.
Amen. Alleluia!

See also the original Latin plainchant: Victimae Paschali Laudes

Background Information (Wikipedia)

Words: Ascribed to Wipo of Burgundy (c. 995 - c. 1048)
Music: Plainchant, Mode I

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09 February 2012

Beyond the Moon and Stars (Dan Schutte)







Refrain:

Beyond the moon and stars, as deep as night,
So great our hunger, Lord, to see your light.
The sparrow finds her home beneath your wing,
So may we come to rest where angels sing.
1. Our eyes have longed to see your loving face,
To live within your courts for all our days.

2. Your roads have led us, Lord, 'cross desert sand.
We place our hopes and dreams within your hand.

3. Upon our darkness, Lord, a light has shone.
You came to dwell with us in flesh and bone.

4. With shining stars at night, and cloud by day,
you brought us here to see your love's display.

5. When life’s great journey ends, and day is done,
Then may our eyes behold your Holy One.

Composer: Dan Schutte (1970, 2004)

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