21 September 2002, 4.00 pm
conducted by Donald Halliday
Ian Keatley, organ
Julius Harrison (1885 - 1963)
Open Thy gates
thy gates to him, who weeping waits,
And might come in, but that held back by sin.
Let mercy be so kind to set me free,
And I will strait come in.
[words: R. Herrick]
William Smith (1603 - 1645)
verses 33 to 40
Chant by S. Elvey
me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the
Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall keep
it with my whole heart.
Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein is my
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
O turn away mine eyes, lest they behold vanity; and quicken thou
me in thy way.
O stablish thy word in thy servant, that I may fear thee.
Take away the rebuke that I am afraid of: for thy judgments are
Behold, my delight is in thy commandments: O quicken me in thy righteousness.
89 to 96
Chant by C. E. Miller
soul hath longed for thy salvation: and I have a good hope because
of thy word.
Mine eyes long sore for thy word, saying, O when wilt thou comfort
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou be avenged
of them that persecute me?
The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
All thy commandments are true: they persecute me falsely; O be thou
They had almost made an end of me upon earth; but I forsook not
O quicken me after thy loving kindness; and so shall I keep the
testimonies of thy mouth.
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924) in B flat
Charles Villiers Stanford in B flat
Henryk Górecki (b. 1933)
Euntes ibant et flebant
For unaccompanied choir in 3 to 12 parts
Sung in Latin
that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
(Psalm 125, v. 6)
O come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord
(Psalm 94, v. 6)