Choir Anthems

Sunday 10 September

O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace

Christopher Tye (1505-1572)

O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace,
Eternal source of love,
Inflame, we pray, our inmost hearts
With fire from heav’n above.

As thou dost join with holiest bonds
The Father and the son,
So fill us all with mutual love,
And knit our hearts in one.
Charles Coffin (1676-1749)

O Thou, the central Orb

Charles Wood (1866-1926)

O Thou the central Orb of righteous love,
Pure beam of the most High, eternal Light of this our wintry world,
Thy radiance bright awakes new joy in faith, hope soars above.

Come, quickly come, and let thy glory shine,
Gilding our darksome heaven with rays divine.
Thy saints in holy lustre round thee move,
As stars about thy throne, set in the height of Godís ordaining counsel,
As thy sight gives measured grace to each, thy power to prove.

Let thy bright beams disperse the gloom of sin,
Our nature all shall feel eternal day, in fellowship with thee,
Transforming day to souls erewhile unclean, now pure within. Amen
H R Bramley (1833-1917)