2009 Palm Sunday Words and Music

A programme of readings a capella choral music at St Mary’s Church, Stamford, devised by Canon Donald Gray

Sunday 5th April, 2009 at 6pm

at St Mary’s Church, Stamford
with readers David and Kay Roberts

Programme devised by Canon Donald Gray
Programme text follows:–

Call to Remembrance - Farrant
Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.

Nolo mortem - Morley
Nolo mortem peccatoris; Haec sunt verba Salvatoris.
("I do not wish the death of a sinner." These are the words of the Saviour. )
Father I am thine only Son, sent down from heav’n mankind to save.
Father, all things fulfilled and done according to thy will, I have.
Father, my will now all is this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.
Father, behold my painful smart, taken for man on ev’ry side;
Ev'n from my birth to death most tart, no kind of pain I have denied,
but suffered all, and all for this: Nolo mortem peccatoris.

God so loved the world - Stainer (from The Crucifixion)
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoso believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

A Litany - Walton (Drop, drop slow tears)
Drop, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet,
Which brought from heaven
The news and Prince of peace.

Cease not, wet eyes,
His mercies to entreat;
To cry for vengeance
Sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let his eye
See sin, but through my tears.

Herzlich thut mich verlangen (the Passion Chorale, O Sacred Head) by Rheinberger