Handel’s Messiah, Part 1 of 15

Beginning today, I will begin to post YouTube videos of Handel’s Messiah, as conducted by Stephen Cleobury and performed by the Brandenburg Consort and the King’s Choir College Cambridge. Here’s the first video: Continue reading Handel’s Messiah, Part 1 of 15

“Be Thou My Vision”

Here are the lyrics. The video eliminates verse 4 and varies the lyrics throughout. Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. Be Thou my Wisdom, Thou my true Word; I ever with Thee, Thou with me, Lord; Thou my great Father, I thy true son; Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one. Be Thou my battle-shield, sword for my fight, Be Thou my dignity, Thou my delight. Thou my soul’s … Continue reading “Be Thou My Vision”

“Before the Throne of God Above”

Before the throne of God above I have a strong, a perfect plea: A great High Priest, whose name is Love, Who ever lives and pleads for me. My name is graven on his hands, My name is written on his heart; I know that while in heaven he stands No tongue can bid me thence depart No tongue can bid me thence depart. When Satan tempts me to despair, And tells me of the guilt within, Upward I look, and see him there Who made an end of all my sin. Because a sinless Savior died, My sinful soul … Continue reading “Before the Throne of God Above”