Choir Anthems





Sunday 21 May

Listen

Aniceto Nazareth, arranged by Malcolm Archer (b.1952)

Listen, let your heart keep seeking,
Listen to his constant speaking,
Listen to the spirit calling you.
Listen to his inspiration,
Listen to his invitation,
Listen to the spirit calling you.

He's in the sound of the thunder, in the whisper of the breeze.
He's in the might of the whirlwind in the roaring of the seas.
Listen, let your heart keep seeking . . .

He's in the laughter of children, in the patter of the rain.
Hear him in cries of the suffering, in the moaning and their pain.
Listen, let your heart keep seeking . . .

Hes in the noise of the city, in the singing of the birds.
And in the night time, the stillness helps you listen to his word.
Listen, let your heart keep seeking,
Listen to his constant speaking,
Listen to the spirit calling you.
Listen to his inspiration,
Listen to his invitation,
Listen to the spirit calling you.
Listen to the Spirit calling you.

Fairest Lord Jesus

Silesian folk song, arranged by Martin How (b.1934)

Fairest Lord Jesus, Lord of all creation,
Jesus, of God and Mary the Son;
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honour,
O thou my soul's delight and crown.

Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the verdure and bloom of spring.
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes the saddest heart to sing.

Fair are the flowers, fairer still the sons of men,
In all the freshness of youth arrayed:
Yet is their beauty fading and fleeting;
My Jesus, thine will never fade.
Words 17th century German, possibly Jesuit.

If ye love me

Philip Wilby (b.1949)

If ye love me, keep my commandments,
And I will pray the Father and he shall give you another Comforter,
That he may abide with you for ever; een the Spirit of truth.
And ye know him for he dwells within you and shall be in you.
I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you.
John 14:15-18