Sunday, November 22, 2009

Singing hymns to Christ the King!

Today, November 22 2009, the Catholic Church begins the last week of the liturgical year, celebrating the Solemnity of Christ the King!

Screen shot of Jesus Christ the King Today's Sunday readings: Daniel 7:13-14, Psalm 93:1-2,5, Revelation 1:5-8 amd John 18:33-37 all attest to the kingship of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Truth.

Revelation 1:5-8
Jesus Christ is the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father,
to him be glory and power forever and ever, Amen.
Behold, he is coming amid the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him.
All the peoples of the earth will lament him.
Yes. Amen.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God,
"the one who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

Pondering on Christ' immeasurable love for you and me, I thought it ideal to spend my day focused on the beautiful lyrics of these lovely hymns that were sung in our church today to celebrate Jesus Christ who is our King, Savior and Redeemer! I want my heart and soul to shout out praises and thanks for His mighty and wondrous love.

Hail Redeemer, King Divine
(a traditional Catholic hymn by Patrick Brennan)
  1. Hail Redeemer, King Divine
    Priest and Lamb, the throne is Thine
    King whose reign shall never cease
    Prince of everlasting peace.

    Angels, saints and nations sing
    Praised be Jesus Christ, our King
    Lord of life, earth, sky and sea
    King of love on Calvary.

  2. King whose name creation thrills
    Rule our minds, our hearts and wills
    Till in peace each nation rings
    With thy praises, King of Kings.

    Repeat Chorus above

  3. King most holy, King of truth
    Guide the lowly, guide the youth
    Christ thou King of glory bright
    Be to us eternal light.

    Final chorus:
    Sing all tongues, let none be dumb
    Sacred Heart, thy kingdom come
    To the King of ages, then
    Honour, glory, love...Amen.
O King Of Might And Splendour
(a traditional Catholic hymn by D. G. Murray)
  1. Our King of might and splendour
    Creator most adored
    This sacrifice we render
    To Thee as sov'reign Lord.
    May these our gifts be pleasing
    Unto thy Majesty
    Mankind from sin releasing
    Who have offended Thee.

  2. Thy body thou hast given
    Thy blood thou hast out-poured
    That sin might be forgiven
    O Jesus, loving Lord.
    As now with love most tender
    Thy death we celebrate
    Our lives in self-surrender
    To Thee we consecrate.
Hallelujah To The Lamb
(a great favourite of mine!)
  1. Lord I stand in the midst of a multitude
    Of those from every tribe and tongue
    We are Your people redeemed by Your blood
    Rescued from death by Your love.
    There are no words
    Good enough to thank You
    There are no words to express my praise
    But I will lift up my voice
    And sing from my heart
    With all of my strength.

    Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
    To the Lamb
    Hallelujah hallelujah
    By the blood of Christ we stand
    Every tongue every tribe
    Every people every land
    Giving glory giving honour
    Giving praise unto the Lamb of God.

  2. Lord we stand by grace in Your presence
    Cleansed by the blood of the Lamb
    We are Your children called by Your name
    Humbly we bow and we pray.

    Release Your power
    To work in us and through us
    Till we are changed
    To be more like You

    Then all the nations will see
    Your glory revealed
    And worship You.

    Repeat Chorus above

    Every knee shall bow
    Every tongue confess
    That You are Lord of all

    Repeat Chorus above

    Giving praise unto the Lamb of God
    Giving praise unto the Lamb of God
    Jesus Christ Lamb of God

  3. Enjoy a youtube presentation of the hymn, Hallelujah To The Lamb

We bless and praise you, O Christ!
By Your holy cross, you have redeemed us.

Jesus Christ is the King of Kings
Come let us adore Him.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen.

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