Let Everything That Hath Breath Praise the Lord!

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Welcome to a new season of Praying Twice! Our full Cathedral Choir returns this morning with a traditional Anglican chant setting of Psalm 150 by Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). 

Born in Ireland, Stanford founded the Royal College of Music and taught at the University of Cambridge. His students included Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams. His best-known compositions are staples of the Anglican choral repertoire, and his melodic style makes his music a favorite of singers.

This psalm is one of the great songs of praise found in the Old Testament. The text paints a vivid image of music in the ancient temple, and it encourages all living creatures to raise their voices in singing God's praise.

O praise God in his holiness;
praise him in the firmament of his power.
Praise him in his noble acts;
praise him according to his excellent greatness.
Praise him in the sound of the trumpet;
praise him upon the lute and harp.
Praise him in the cymbals and dances;
praise him upon the strings and pipe.
Praise him upon the well tuned cymbals
praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath
praise the Lord.

Hear a recording: Psalm 150

As we begin a new program year, let us join together to joyfully sing God's praise!

Music for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Hymns: 429, 633, 397 (stanza 3), 493, 610
Service Music: New Plainsong Mass, David Hurd, S-277, S-124, S-154; 
Psalm 125, St. Martin's Psalter
Anthems: "O Praise God in His Holiness," Charles Villiers Stanford; 
"Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me," Adoro devote, arr. K. Lee Scott
Organ Music: "Toccata in G Major," Dietrich Buxtehude;
"Chaconne," Louis Couperin

Art: Psalm 150 by Francine Medoff


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