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« on: January 29, 2010, 11:21:57 PM »

Just for fun..

Mine would have to be "Panis Angelicus" by Ceasar Franck. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 12:09:58 AM »

"He Who Would Valiant Be"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbNbXxQwFws

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 labor night and day to be a pilgrim.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2010, 02:11:44 AM »

^^LOL - When I started a thread similar to this sometime ago, I listed To Be A Pilgrim first amongst my favourites.

Praise my Soul, the King of Heaven is probably high on my list of favourites, too.

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven

to his feet thy tribute bring

ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,

who like me His praise should sing?

Praise Him! Praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise Him!

praise the everlasting King.

 

Praise Him for his grace and favour

to our fathers in distress:

praise Him still the same for ever,

slow to chide, and swift to bless;

Praise Him! Praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise Him!

glorious in His faithfulness.

 

Father-like he tends and spares us;

well our feeble frame He knows:

in His hands he gently bears us,

rescues us from all our foes.

Praise Him! Praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise Him!

widely as His mercy flows.

 

Angels, help us to adore Him:

ye behold Him face to face:

sun and moon, bow down before Him,

dwellers all in time and space.

Praise Him! Praise Him!

Praise Him! Praise Him!

praise with us the God of grace!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AezOmQ8vDk
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 02:17:45 AM »

Oh, you have really started something... laugh

Immortal Invisible God Only Wise
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,
And wither and perish but nought 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.

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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 02:37:41 AM »

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Words: Re­gi­nald He­ber, 1826.
Music: Nicaea, John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2010, 09:49:25 AM »

How great thou art

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When through the woods, and forest glades I wander,
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees.
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And see the brook, and feel the gentle breeze.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart.
Then I shall bow, in humble adoration,
And then proclaim: "My God, how great Thou art!"

Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2010, 10:29:49 AM »

St Patrick's Breastplate

I bind unto myself today
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same
The Three in One and One in Three.

I bind this today to me forever
By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
His baptism in Jordan river,
His death on Cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb,
His riding up the heavenly way,
His coming at the day of doom
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of cherubim;
The sweet ‘Well done’ in judgment hour,
The service of the seraphim,
Confessors’ faith, Apostles’ word,
The Patriarchs’ prayers, the prophets’ scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord
And purity of virgin souls.

I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the star lit heaven,
The glorious sun’s life giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea
Around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, His shield to ward;
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours,
Against their fierce hostility
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan’s spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart’s idolatry,
Against the wizard’s evil craft,
Against the death wound and the burning,
The choking wave, the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the Name,
The strong Name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
By Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 10:57:46 AM »

Isaiah, Mighty Seer, in Days of Old

        1. Isaiah, mighty seer, in days of old
        The Lord of all in Spirit did behold
        High on a lofty throne, in splendor bright,
        With flowing train that filled the Temple quite.
        Above the throne were stately seraphim,
        Six wings had they, these messengers of Him.
        With twain they veiled their faces, as was meet,
        With twain in reverent awe they hid their feet,
        And with the other twain aloft they soared,
        One to the other called and praised the Lord:
        "Holy is God, the Lord of Sabaoth!
        Holy is God, the Lord of Sabaoth!
        Holy is God, the Lord of Sabaoth!
        Behold, His glory filleth all the earth!"
        The beams and lintels trembled at the cry,
        And clouds of smoke enwrapped the throne on high.

Written by Martin Luther.  I like the arrangement by Michael Preatorius and (much) later recorded by Paul McCreech with the Gabrieli Consort and Singers.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 11:50:20 AM »

I really enjoyed this song, in fact often I would go about in prayer, Lord Jesus open the eyes of my heart.

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shinin' in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord
Open the eyes of my heart
I want to see You
I want to see You

To see You high and lifted up
Shinin' in the light of Your glory
Pour out Your power and love
As we sing holy, holy, holy

(Repeat two more times)

Holy, holy, holy
We cry holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
I want to see you

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
You are holy, holy, holy
I want to see you
(Repeat five more times)
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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010, 02:50:29 PM »

YES!  Holy, Holy, Holy and Immortal Invisible God Only Wise are also among my favorites! 
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« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010, 03:01:15 PM »

"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"

Still gives me goosebumps.

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2010, 05:24:58 PM »

"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"

Still gives me goosebumps.



Ditto.  When I was an organist for the last Catholic parish I went to, I picked this hymn most often for the Recessional.  Beautiful. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2010, 05:28:02 PM »

"Holy God, We Praise Thy Name"

Still gives me goosebumps.


One of my absolute favorites. I am glad that it is included in the Liturgy of the Hours.
That being said, the Hyms that really give me the chills are those composed for Corpus Christi.

Tantum ergo Sacramentum
Veneremur cernui:
Et antiquum documentum
Novo cedat ritui:
Praestet fides supplementum
Sensuum defectui.

Genitori, Genitoque
Laus et iubilatio,
Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Sit et benedictio:
Procedenti ab utroque
Compar sit laudatio.
Amen.

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O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.
Amen.
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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2010, 05:31:25 PM »

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,
Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;
Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,
Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;
Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!





BTW, I know of a ridiculous  Sabellian church that changes the "God in Three persons, blessed Trinity" to "God is one person, blessed unity".  ewwwwwwwwwww!
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2010, 05:37:19 PM »

Papist, you may know the answer to this.  I at one time had a CD called, I believe, Latin Catholic Classics.  It was great and there was a variation (Russian I believe) of the Tantum Ergo, any idea what the name of the composer was?
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« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2010, 05:38:25 PM »

Amazing Grace: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XdXEJEI4E
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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2010, 12:18:26 AM »

Sorry..just had to add.."Jesus Christ is Risen Today".  Beautiful.
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 06:58:39 PM »

*resurrects the thread of beauty*

'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'. Not because it's an Advent hymn and it's still fresh in my mind, but because it never loses its beauty, whatever style it is sung in.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 07:12:33 PM »

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

2. Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
Till released from flesh and sin,
Yet from what I do inherit,
Here Thy praises I'll begin;
Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.

3. Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood;
How His kindness yet pursues me
Mortal tongue can never tell,
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
I cannot proclaim it well.

4. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.

5. O that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
Clothèd then in blood washed linen
How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
Take my ransomed soul away;
Send thine angels now to carry
Me to realms of endless day.
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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 10:11:04 PM »

Not to split hairs, but "St. Patrick's Breastplate" is technically an Orthodox hymn, as it comes from the 8th century or earlier  police

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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 10:29:53 PM »

Not to split hairs, but "St. Patrick's Breastplate" is technically an Orthodox hymn, as it comes from the 8th century or earlier  police

The words are written by one of our saints.

Also IIRC, the words to "O Come, O Come Immanuel" predate the schism.
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 06:49:09 AM »

Also IIRC, the words to "O Come, O Come Immanuel" predate the schism.

The wiki claims: 'It is believed that the traditional music stems from a 15th Century French processional hymn for Franciscan nuns, but it may also have 8th Century Gregorian origins.' The English translation dates from the mid-19th century. Interestingly, John Mason Neale was the founder of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association.

What makes the particular hymn non-Orthodox in my understanding is the fact that it is not sung in Orthodox church. Not fitting the typicon is not necessarily wrong. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2013, 10:00:47 AM »

Also IIRC, the words to "O Come, O Come Immanuel" predate the schism.

The wiki claims: 'It is believed that the traditional music stems from a 15th Century French processional hymn for Franciscan nuns, but it may also have 8th Century Gregorian origins.' The English translation dates from the mid-19th century. Interestingly, John Mason Neale was the founder of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association.

What makes the particular hymn non-Orthodox in my understanding is the fact that it is not sung in Orthodox church. Not fitting the typicon is not necessarily wrong. Smiley

That tends to be the thing with a lot of "non-Orthodox" stuff. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2013, 09:20:04 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2013, 12:49:28 AM »

Down at your feet o lord
is the most high place
In your presence lord
I seek your face.

There is no higher calling
No greater honor
than to bow and kneel before your throne
I am amazing at your glory
embraced by your mercies
O Lord I live to worship you.

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