News from July

Music Sunday

St Paul’s Sunday 10 o’clock communion service on July 8th was a celebration of the music and musicianship that are a vital and beloved part of church life as part of the RSCM Music Sunday.

We gave thanks to God for the gift of music and asked His blessing on the work of musicians of all kinds in His church.

RSCM Music Sunday for more information

Use the links below listen to some of the music we sang and listened to.

Choir introit:                                             

How can I keep from singing?


American Gospel song by Robert Lowry (1826 - 99)

First hymn:

Angel-voices, ever singing       

Music: E.G. Monk (1819 – 1900) 

Words: Francis Pott (1832 – 1909)


Psalm 150

Music by C.V. Stanford (1852 – 1924)


Jesus, Saviour, Friend now to you we come, Saranam, saranam, saranam

Punjabi melody, arr. Geoff Weaver. 

“Saranam” is a Hindi word meaning “refuge”, “shelter”

Offertory Hymn:

Songs of thankfulness and praise

Music: Charles Steggall (1826 – 1905)  Words: Christopher Wordsworth (1807 – 85)

1st communion hymn:                                 

Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands…

Melody: from Neu-Liepziger Gesangbuch, adapted by J.S. Bach (1685 – 1750) Words: Syrian, 4th century tr. C.W. Humphreys (1840 – 1921) & Percy Dearmer (1867 – 1936)

2nd communion hymn:

Sing of the Lord’s goodness

Words & Music: Ernest Sands, desc. Christopher Walker, accompaniment Paul Inwood

At the Blessing:

May the grace of Christ our Saviour

Words: John Newton (1725 – 1807)

Music: Richard Lloyd (1933 --)

Recessional hymn:

O praise ye the Lord!

Music: C. H. H. Parry (1848 – 1918)

Words: H. W. Baker (1821 – 77)


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