Classic Worship Music for Maundy Thursday from Graham Kendrick

April 2, 2015

I have been following Graham Kendrick on Twitter since Lent began.  He’s uploaded a lot of his classic worship songs.  Here is a 26 song Easter playlist (it includes songs appropriate for Holy Week, not just Easter)

Here are several songs that are especially related to Maundy Thursday:

Meekness and Majesty

The Servant King

Peter at the Breaking of the Bread


Classic CCM for Holy Saturday into Easter: Christian Stephens’ The Descent, and Arise

April 19, 2014

This is the third of three posts with music from Christian Stephens’ self-titled album (1980, Creation records).

On Wednesday I posted 2 songs:  Look What You’ve Done, and Broken and Bleeding.  On Friday, I posted Song of the Cross which is the first part of a trilogy of songs for the Triduum.

Below follow the two additional songs:  The Descent and Arise.   You should listen to and read the lyrics from Song of the Cross before listening to the songs below.  As explained in yesterday’s entry, the songs imagine a dialogue between Jesus and the Father.

Here’s the audio file (the two songs are combined into one track).  The lyrics follow.

(The audio sometimes is slow to load, but it should play. Should there be a problem, use this link.)

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The Descent
[S] = the Son, [F] = the Father

[S] O my Father, can You hear me call?
I need Your light, there’s darkness over all.
I ache to hear Your voice but remain here all alone
Father, when will I begin my journey home?

[F] O my Son, I know You cannot hear.
But I am coming, behold I am very near.
Hold to my words until You hear the trumpet call,
Then You my Son will rise the victor of all!

[S] I ache to hear Your voice, but remain here all alone
Father when will I begin my journey home?

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Arise

[F] “Arise! And come to me my Son.
Arise! And come to me my Son!”

[S] Father, I feel Your touch of life from above
Lifting me by the power of Your love.
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
[Death] tried to hold me back,
tried to hold me down,
While the power of life lifts me off the ground.
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
Hallelujah, I am alive again!
And I have overcome!
Yes, I have overcome!
Yes, I have overcome!

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HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH!!!

Note: the songs posted are digitized versions of my original vinyl album.  There are some scratches, etc.  I believe the album is out of print, but if anyone knows of a CD or digital version available for purchase, I would love to know so I can link it here and ensure royalties go to the artist.


A Classic CCM Song for Holy Saturday – He Holds the Keys (Steve Green)

April 19, 2014

Steve Green performing his classic “He Holds the Keys” in concert in 1987.  The song appears on his 1984 album People Need the Lord.  I hear this song in my head whenever I see any iconography regarding Christ and the Harrowing of Hell….!

(scroll down below the icon to see Scriptures that tie in with the song and the painting…)

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art credit

Acts 2:24 – God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

1 Peter 3:18-19 – For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

Colossians 2:13-15 – And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.


Palestrina: Lamentations for Holy Saturday, performed by the Tallis Scholars

April 19, 2014

You can find this recording for purchase here.


Good Friday Hymns #4: In Evil Long I Took Delight (John Newton) / The Look (adaptation by Bob Kauflin)

April 18, 2014

Back in 2010 we posted the lyrics to John Newton’s hymn In Evil Long I Took Delight.  At the time, I referenced a modern adaptation of this classic hymn by Bob Kauflin of Sovereign Grace Music.  However, the links provided in our old post no longer work, so I thought I’d post this hymn again this year.

First, the modern adaptation of Newton’s hymn by Bob Kauflin.

The Look, by Bob Kauflin, Sovereign Grace Music  (also available at iTunes)

VERSE 1
I saw one hanging on a tree
In agony and blood
Who fixed His loving eyes on me
As near His cross I stood
And never till my dying breath
Will I forget that look
It seemed to charge me with His death
Though not a word He spoke

VERSE 2
My conscience felt and owned the guilt
And plunged me in despair
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there
But with a second look He said
“I freely all forgive
This blood is for your ransom paid
I died that you might live”

CHORUS
Forever etched upon my mind
Is the look of Him who died
The Lamb I crucified
And now my life will sing the praise
Of pure atoning grace
That looked on me and gladly took my place

VERSE 3
Thus while His death my sin displays
For all the world to view
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too
With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled
That I should such a life destroy
Yet live by Him I killed

© 2001 Sovereign Grace Praise (BMI).

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Now, as to John Newton’s original hymn, it is nearly impossible to find any recording of it (with sung lyrics) online or at iTunes.  With some deep digging in Google, however, I found a free download (which I thoroughly scanned for viruses!) of a very nice recording accompanied by acoustic guitar.   I enjoyed hearing John Newton’s lyrics brought to life with a tune that’s simple and singable.

UPDATE:  I kept searching online and I’ve now been able to identify the artist who recorded the version of Newton’s hymn I’ve posted below.  It’s a singer / songwriter from Indiana maned Phil KirkThe track is available on Soundcloud, as are other hymns by this artist.

(should the audio file not display or play properly, try this link)

This hymn by John Newton was part of the famous “Olney Hymnal”  of 1779.  (available online at CCEL) You can hear the tune at the Cyber Hymnal

In evil long I took delight,
Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,
And stopped my wild career.

I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agonies and blood,
Who fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.

Sure, never till my latest breath,
Can I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Though not a word He spoke.

My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
And plunged me in despair,
I saw my sins His blood had spilt,
And helped to nail Him there.

Alas, I knew not what I did,
But now my tears are vain;
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the Lord have slain.

A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid;
I die that thou mayst live.”

Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its blackest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace,
It seals my pardon too.

With pleasing grief and mournful joy,
My spirit is now filled;
That I should such a life destroy,
Yet live by him I killed.

John Newton

Finally, here is some good background on John Newton and his hymn.


Classic CCM for Good Friday: Christian Stephens – Song of the Cross

April 18, 2014

christian-stephens-frontOn Wednesday I shared about a favorite out-of-print CCM album which has many great songs for Holy Week.  Christian Stephens self-titled album from 1980.   I posted 2 songs from the album.  Today I’m posting another song from this album:  Song of the Cross.

Tracks 8 and 9 of the album form a trilogy of songs:

  • Song of the Cross, (track 8)
  • the Descent, and Arise  (track 9)

The songs are an imaginary dialogue between Jesus and the Father during the events of Good Friday and then they continue into Holy Saturday when Christ is in the tomb, and then capture the glory of Easter morning when the Father calls forth Jesus from the tomb.   It’s a very special set of songs which burned themselves on my mind and heart when I was a teenager.  I still get goosebumps and grow teary-eyed when I listen to it, even after all these years…

Here below for Good Friday is the Song of the Cross.  On Saturday evening I will post the Descent and Arise.

I hope these songs bless and encourage you as they have me.  They remind us of Christ’s obedience unto death and the Father’s perfect love that did not spare even His only beloved Son.  How wonderful that this is not just a creative lyric, but TRUTH.  May the Lord help us to adore Him this Good Friday as we remember His death to redeem us.

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Song of the Cross (Christian Stephens, 1980)

(The audio is sometimes slow to load.  Should there be any problem with the embedded audio, use this link.)

[S] = the Son, [F] = the Father

[S] Oh my Father, they nailed me to the tree
This seeming defeat is Your precious victory
Forgive them Father. They know not what they do
My stripes will heal them.
My blood will see them through.

[F] Dearest Child. If there had been some other way to bring man home
than for Your precious blood to atone for his guilt and sin,
You wouldn’t be there.

[S] O my Father, it is finished, my life is done
Your perfect love has helped me overcome
Oh let Your will be completed within me
And let my life be acceptable unto Thee.

[F] O my Son, Your life indeed was a beautiful song to me
A violin announcing perfect victory
Why can’t they see Your great love for me?

[S] O my Father, I cannot breathe again
I commit my soul into Your glorious hands.
Accept my death on behalf of all my friends
They may not see now, but they will understand in the end.

[F] Beloved One, I cannot help you now,
but just hold on my Son.
You will be with me in a while
And I will hold You close to me
You have set Your brothers free.

[S] O my God, if I had just one more breath
I’d tell them I love them again.
But I feel the sting of death.
It’s cold and hard.
And I feel so alone, but my hope is set on You
In three days I will be home.

[F] My dear child, can You still hear my voice, I’m calling You
I want You to know that I’m so in love with You, I’m in love with You…

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Note: the song posted is a digitized version of my original vinyl album.  There are some scratches, etc.  I believe the album is out of print, but if anyone knows of a CD or digital version available for purchase, I would love to know so I can link it here and ensure royalties go to the artist.


Two Worship Songs for a Maundy Thursday evening

April 17, 2014

Two worship songs I’ve been listening to this evening and thought others might appreciate.  They’ve helped me to worship the Lord for the gift of His body and His blood, for His willingness to be the sacrifice Lamb:

  • Stuart Townend’s “Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” from his album There is Hope (Live), 2010.
  • Graham Kendrick’s “Come and See,” (featuring Faye Simpson), from the album The Very Best of Graham Kendrick – Knowing You Jesus, 2010

(There should be an embedded audio file and play arrow above, but WordPress has not always been displaying embedded music correctly lately.  If it does not show up, use these links: Behold the Lamb, Come and See,  but please respect the copyright and purchase the songs if you intend to keep them.)

The lyrics follow below.  First some Scripture verses to reflect on:

But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.  (Isaiah 53:5-6 ESV)

So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” Then he released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the governor’s headquarters, and they gathered the whole battalion before him. And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own clothes on him and led him away to crucify him.   (Matthew 27:24-31 ESV)

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Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)  [See also Stuart Townend’s website]

by, Keith Getty , Stuart Townend , Kristyn Lennox Getty.  CCLI #: 5003372

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away
Slain for us and we remember
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgivness at the cross

So we share in this bread of life
And we drink of His sacrifice
As a sign of our bonds of (peace)  (subsequent verses:  love, grace)
Around the table of the King

The body of our Saviour Jesus Christ
Torn for you eat and remember
The wounds that heal the death that brings us life
Paid the price to make us one

The blood that cleanses ev’ry stain of sin
Shed for you drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise
To respond and to remember
Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
As his body here on earth

Final Chorus:
As we share in His suffering,
We proclaim: Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
Around the table of the King.

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Come and See (We Worship at Your Feet)

Come and see, come and see
Come and see the King of love
See the purple robe and crown of thorns he wears
Soldiers mock, rulers sneer
As he lifts the cruel cross
Lone and friendless now he climbs towards the hill

We worship at your feet
Where wrath and mercy meet
And a guilty world is washed
By love’s pure stream
For us he was made sin
Oh, help me take it in
Deep wounds of love cry out ‘Father, forgive’
I worship, I worship
The Lamb who was slain.

Come and weep, come and mourn
For your sin that pierced him there
So much deeper than the wounds of thorn and nail
All our pride, all our greed
All our fallenness and shame
And the Lord has laid the punishment on him

Man of heaven, born to earth
To restore us to your heaven
Here we bow in awe beneath
Your searching eyes
From your tears comes our joy
From your death our life shall spring
By your resurrection power we shall rise

Graham Kendrick
Copyright © 1989 Make Way Music,
http://www.grahamkendrick.co.uk


Classic CCM Songs for Holy Week: Many Years Ago (Mickey & Becki Moore)

April 17, 2014

Note: this song is ALSO appropriate for an Easter playlist since it includes mention of the resurrection.

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Yesterday I wrote about my love of certain classic CCM songs and albums from the 1970s and early 80s, and how good it is to increasingly find much of it available online.  A very surprising album to find online a few months ago was Mickey and Becki Moore’s Everything is Under Control (Wo Wo), from 1976.   I heard them in concert in my hometown in NJ twice while I was in high school.  As they produced most of their albums independently, it was a wonderful surprise to find most on iTunes.

One of their songs, Many Years Ago is among my favorite songs for Holy Week.  Another song of theirs I recommend for Holy Week is Was it for Nothing

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Here is Many Years Ago:

(There should be an embedded audio file and play arrow above, but WordPress has not always been displaying embedded music correctly lately.  If it does not show up, click this link, but please respect the copyright and purchase the song if you intend to keep it.)

Many years ago, so the story goes there lived a simple man.
He was a carpenter by trade,
though the best things that He made were never found in wood.
They would find Him at His work in the morning in the dark before the sun arose, before the sun arose.

So many years ago, so the story goes, there lived a good man.
They say His words were made of gold and His arms were made to hold the sorrows of the world.
That there was something in His eyes that was like unto the skies before the sun arose, before the sun arose.

So many years ago, so the story goes, there lived a great man.
They say He walked upon the sea and He taught man to be free, to love their fellow man.
And He spoke unto their lives and He opened up their eyes before the sun arose, before the sun arose.

But they didn’t like the carpenter, and they said He was no good.
So they took Him out one cold Friday, and they nailed Him to His wood.
And they said “come down ye carpenter,” and they laughed and mocked His name.
But He only shook His head at them, for He loved them just the same.
Then the sun went behind the cloud, and lightning filled the air, and a voice cried within the crowd “was a god really there?”

Many years ago, so the story goes there lived a simple man.
He was a carpenter by trade, though the best things that He made were never found in wood.
They would find him at his work in the morning in the dark before the sun arose.
And the Son arose, and the Son arose.

– Mickey and Becki Moore, 1976. From the album Everything is Under Control.

(You can get all of Mickey & Becki’s albums from their website.  Also, 4 of their albums are available at iTunes.)


Classic CCM songs for Holy Week from Christian Stephens: Look What You’ve Done, and Broken and Bleeding

April 16, 2014

christian-stephens-frontAs many of our regular readers will know, I (Karen) am a music lover. My tastes in Christian music are REALLY eclectic. (Yes, in the same week I have posted songs from rocker Mylon LeFevre and the Benedictine nuns of St. Mary of Ephesus…). But while I love good classical music, and also much contemporary worship music, there will always be a special place in my heart for some of the early Contemporary Christian Music of the 1970s and 80s. Those were the years when I was a new Christian and I had little fellowship. (My family attended an Episcopal church in the Diocese of Newark during the years of Bishop John Shelby Spong, need I say more?) Northern NJ seemed like a spiritual wasteland at times, but God used music in a wonderful way to deepen my knowledge of and love for Him.

It’s been a joy to discover that much of the music from that era is being made available in digital format. But a few of my favorite LPs still are not available on CD or online. One such LP is Christian Stephens’ eponymous release from 1980. There are several songs on that album that I listened to every Holy Week for many years….   A few years ago, I digitized my LP.  I thought it would be worth uploading a few songs here for Holy Week as I cannot find them anywhere online.  I pray these two songs bless our readers and help you quiet your heart to worship the Lord and rejoice afresh in His sacrifice, as they have helped me so many times to do.

[Note I will also post Christian Stephen’s  wonderful “trilogy” for the Triduum:  The Song of the Cross; The Descent; and Arise, on Friday and Saturday. Check back then.]

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(There should be an embedded playlist above.  If there is no play arrow, or if the songs don’t play quickly, try these links: Look What You’ve Done  and Broken and Bleeding.)

Look What You’ve Done (Christian Stephens, 1980)

I was alone, You came to me
I was hurt, but You healed my pain
I was lost, You found me.
I was dying, but You gave me life.

I bow down before You.
O Lord my God how I adore You.
Look what You’ve done for me.

I was blind, You touched my eyes
I was crying, You took my tears away
I had no dream, You gave me hope
I was crippled, You taught me how to fly

Look what You’ve done, Look what You’ve done for me.
Look what You’ve done.

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Broken and Bleeding (Christian Stephens, 1980)

 Well I saw my Lord as He passed by here
Stumbling ‘neath the weight of His cross, He was shedding a tear
But in His agony, I heard His spirit speak to mine, saying “come with me”

So I followed Him up to the top of Calvary
His screams shattered my soul as they nailed Him to the tree
And when they raised Him high, my heart was torn apart and I began to cry

Jesus I love You, broken and bleeding for me
Jesus I love You, broken and bleeding for me

Well the sky grew dark as the end drew near
The love within His eyes took away my fear
and once again He cried, lifted up His spirit, hung His head and died.

Jesus I love You, broken and bleeding for me
(Look what You’ve done)
Jesus I love You, broken and bleeding for me
(Look what You’ve done)

You died on the Cross
You gave Your life
You gave everything for me.
Out of Your love, You bled and died.
You died for me.

Jesus I love You, look what You’ve done for me
Jesus I love You, look what You’ve done for me

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Note: the songs posted are digitized versions of my original vinyl album.  There are some scratches, etc.  I believe the album is out of print, but if anyone knows of a CD or digital version available for purchase, I would love to know so I can link it here and ensure royalties go to the artist.


Palm Sunday Playlist #1 (Contemporary)

April 13, 2014

Back in 2009 I posted a short Palm Sunday devotional:  Prayer and Songs for Palm Sunday: Ride on to die – the contrast between exuberance and sorrow which included a 5 song playlist:

  • Sandi PattiHosanna (from her 1986 album Was it a Morning Like This)
  • First CallMessiah (from their 1986 album Undivided)
  • Dan SchutteHosanna to the Son of David (from his 1989 album Always & Everywhere)
  • Fernando OrtegaCome Oh Redeemer Come (from his 1999 EP Give Me Jesus)
  • Michael Card: Ride on to Die (from his 1983 album Known by the Scars – an album focused soley on Christ’s passion in Holy Week.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)

These 5 songs capture something of the shifting mood of Palm Sunday and Holy Week, from the excitement and joyful exuberance and praise of the crowd, the longing of souls for a Messiah, and then the determination and sorrow of Jesus as He chooses to ride on to the fate He knows awaits Him.

I hope to post several other Palm Sunday playlists later today and several Holy Week playlists througout the week.  I’ll be posting some traditional and choral music as well as worship music and songs from contemporary Christian artists.


Music for Lent & Holy Week: Chris Tomlin – At the Cross (Love Ran Red) [Brand New!]

April 7, 2014

The excellent worship resource site, Worship Together, is currently featuring a brand new song by Chris Tomlin, which he sang at the Passion 2014 conference – it’s a great modern hymn / worship song for Holy Week & Good Friday.

It’s At the Cross (Love Ran Red)

(Clicking on the link will give you access to free streaming of this song, and members of the site can get a free Lead Sheet with the chords).  This song is not yet available for purchase anywhere.  I believe it’s due to be released on the new Passion album on April 29.

Verse 1
There’s a place where mercy  reigns
And never dies
There’s a place where streams of grace
Flow deep and  wide
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood, comes flowing down

Chorus
At the cross, at the cross
I surrender my life
I’m in awe of You
I’m in awe of You
Where Your love ran red
And my sin washed white
I owe all to You
I owe all to You, Jesus

Verse 2
There’s a place where sin and shame
Are powerless
And there my heart has peace with God
And forgiveness
Where all the love I’ve ever found
Comes like a flood, comes flowing down

Bridge
Here my hope is found
Here on holy ground
Here I bow down
Here  I bow down
Here arms open wide
Here You save my life
Here I bow down
Here I bow down

— by Chris Tomlin , Matt Redman , Jonas Myrin , Matt Armstrong , Ed Cash

The Worship Together site also has more free lead sheets for Easter songs by contemporary artists.


A Holy Week Worship Musical – Max Lucado He Chose the Nails

April 2, 2014

He_Chose_Nails_CDYesterday I posted about the Amazon special offer on Max Lucado’s excellent devotional book He Chose the Nails, and mentioned that when the book was first released in 2000, there was also an accompanying music CD released.  The CD is out of print and I cannot find many online versions of the songs, so I am uploading my original CD here for our readers enjoyment.

While I enjoy the whole CD, I most HIGHLY recommend tracks 10 – 15.  They are just OUTSTANDING, especially Track #12 Thread of Scarlet.  Don’t miss a chance to hear this truly wonderful worship song.

 


Music for Lent: Thomas Tallis – Lamentations

March 25, 2014

I forget where I came across the link to this YouTube video recently, but I so enjoyed this version of Thomas Tallis’  Lamentations (a musical setting of the early verses from Lamentations 1, traditionally used in Tennebrae services during Holy Week).

Read more about the Lamentations and Thomas Tallis.

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Here is the Latin text:

Text for Tallis’ setting of Lamentations I:

(Opening announcement)

Incipit lamentatio Ieremiae prophetae.

(from Lamentations, Chapter 1)

1:1 ALEPH. Quomodo sedet sola civitas plena populo! Facta est quasi vidua domina gentium; princeps provinciarum facta est sub tributo.

1:2 BETH. Plorans ploravit in nocte, et lacrimæ ejus in maxillis ejus: non est qui consoletur eam, ex omnibus caris ejus; omnes amici ejus spreverunt eam, et facti sunt ei inimici.

(Concluding refrain)  Ierusalem, Ierusalem, convertere ad Dominum Deum tuum

 

English translation:

(Opening announcement)

Here begins the Lamentation of Jeremiah the Prophet.

(from Lamentations, Chapter 1)

1:1 ALEPH. How lonely sits the city that was full of people! How like a widow has she become, she that was great among the nations! She that was a princess among the cities has become a vassal.
1:2 BETH. She weeps bitterly in the night, tears on her cheeks; among all her lovers she has none to comfort her; all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, and they have become her enemies.

(Concluding refrain)  Jerusalem, Jerusalem, return unto the Lord thy God

From here. (where there is much more interesting background about the Lamentations)

 

Note the above text is only for Part 1 of Tallis’ Lamentations.  I believe the full text of both parts is from Lamentations 1:1-5

Here’s the Latin from the Vulgate

Here’s the New King James version.


Updated Music Links from prior years’ devotionals

March 18, 2014

I’m in the process of updating music links in various posts from prior years (especially our 2012 Holy Week devotional series)

Updated music links include:

Dan Schutte:  Behold the Wood.

John Michael Talbot:  Prayer Before the Cross.

both from this Good Friday devotional.

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Michael Card:  Lift Up the Suffering Symbol

from this Good Friday devotional

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By His Wounds (Brian Littrell, Mac Powell, Mark Hall & Steven Curtis Chapman, from the 2007 album Glory Revealed, iTunes link)

Stricken Smitten and Afflicted (Fernando Ortega, from his 2005 Album Beginnings, iTunes link)


both from this Maundy Thursday / Good Friday devotional

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Gethsemane (To See the King of Heaven Fall) –  (by Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty, from the albun Have You Heard by Stuart Townend. 2008 )

From this Mandy Thursday devotional.

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The Sacrifice Lamb (by Lamb, from their 1995 album Lamb Favorites)

from this Maundy Thursday devotional post

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Create in Me A Clean Heart.  (John Michael Talbot and Terry Talbot, from their 1980 album, The Painter, iTunes link)

from this Ash Wednesday Devotional

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More updated links coming soon….


Lenten Music Links & Compilation of Musical Resources for Lent

March 7, 2014

Last update:  7 March  2014

I’ve created a new Lent & Beyond blog sub-category specifically for Lenten Music.  All posts featuring musical selections during Lent can be found with that link.

I’ve been inspired to focus on Lenten music this year since several blogs and websites (notably Biola’s Lent Project site, and Dr. Emily Polis Gibson’s Barnstorming blog) have already posted some stunning music this year, and I’d like to keep track of the links here with the aim of developing a good Lenten music playlist.  Please feel free to leave recommendations in the comments!

There are five sections below:

1.  Traditional / Sacred Music
2.  Contemporary Songs
3.  Recommended Albums
4.  Additional Compilations / Lent Music Recommendations & Resources
5.  Blogs / Websites that feature music as part of daily Lenten devotional entries:

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