Anthem Texts 12/8


This is the record of John - Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)


This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not, and said plainly, I am not the Christ.

And they asked him, What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? And he answered, No.

Anthem Texts 12/1


O Pray for the peace of Jerusalem John Blow (1649-1708)


O pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

They shall prosper that love thee.

Peace be within thy walls

And plenteousness within thy palaces.


Text: Psalm 122 vv. 6, 7


E’en so Lord Jesus quickly come Paul Manz (1919-2009)


Peace be to you and grace from Him

Who freed us from our sins,

Anthem Texts 11/24


Let justice and judgement - George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Let justice and judgment be the preparation of thy seat!

Let mercy and truth go before thy face.

Let justice, judgment, mercy and truth go before thy face.


Text: Psalm 89:14



Benedictus in C - Charles V. Stanford (1852-1924)



Anthem Texts 11/17


And I saw a new heaven Edgar Bainton (1880-1956)


And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them and be their God.

Anthem Texts 11/10


Ain’a that good news William Dawson (1899-1990)


I got a robe up in that Kingdom

ain'a that good news, ain'a that good news

I got a robe up in that Kingdom

Ain'a that good news, Ain’a that good news

I’m gonna lay down this world,

Gonna shoulder up my cross

Gonna take it home to my Jesus,

Ain’a that good news, ain'a that good news

Anthem Texts 11/3


O quam gloriosum - Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)


O quam gloriosum est regnum,

in quo cum Christo gaudent omnes Sancti!

Amicti stolis albis,

sequuntur Agnum, quocumque ierit.


O, how glorious is the kingdom,

in which all the saints rejoice with Christ!

Arrayed in white robes,

they follow the Lamb, wherever He goes.


Anthem Texts 10/20


Thou knowest, Lord - Henry Purcell (1659-1695)


Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts. Shut not thy

merciful ears unto our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy.

O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, thou

most worthy judge eternal, suffer us not at our last hour for any

pains of death to fall from thee. Amen.


Text: from the Book of Common Prayer


Anthem Texts 10/13


Wash me throughly - Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876)


Wash me throughly from my wickedness,

and forgive me all my sin.

For I acknowledge my faults

and my sin is ever before me.


Text: Psalm 51 vv. 2–3


View me, Lord - Richard Lloyd (b. 1933)


View me, Lord, a work of thine!

Shall I then lie downed in night?

Anthem Texts 10/6


Thee we adore - Derek Holman (1931-2019)


Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, thee,

who at this blessed feast art pleased to be; 

both flesh and spirit in thy presence fail,

yet here thy presence we devoutly hail.

O blest memorial of our dying Lord,

who living bread to all doth here afford!

O may our souls forever feed on thee,

and thou, O Christ, forever precious be!

Anthem Texts 9/29


Exultate, justi

Lodovico Viadana

Sung in Latin


Exultate, justi, in Domino: Sing ye righteous, unto the Lord:

Rectos decet collaudatio. Exalt in song the Lord of Hosts.

Confitemini Domino Praise ye the Lord above

In cithara: in psalterio With the lute, with musicians

Decem chordarum With stringed instruments

Psallite illi, Offer your praises,

Cantate ei, canticum novum: Sing to the Lord a new song:

Bene psallite ei in vociferatione. Sing well with a strong voice.