Church of England Diocese of Manchester Astley Bridge

Hymns & Music for 15th November recorded by Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist

Mel writes:-

Four more hymns have been prepared for this week's on-line service at St Paul's. The Matt Redman song "Bless the Lord", sometimes called 10000 Reasons, perhaps isn't an obvious one for the organ but that is the instrument we've got here! The third item isn't well known in the UK but has a useful set of words, and the music, written by the 19thC Indiana based Pentecostal preacher Garfield T Heywood.

SHF 598 What a friend we have in Jesus - https://youtu.be/ZnqnTEOlnL8

Bless the Lord (Ten thousand reasons) - https://youtu.be/r47WkAUGQKw

If Jesus should come (Coming as a thief) - https://youtu.be/jYUrvu9_ucQ

AMNS 336 All my hope on God is founded - https://youtu.be/6iUBPCKZiTA

If the earlier items seem too different for some, the closing item reverts to the pipe organ of St Paul's Church. I've also included an extra item which was recorded this week for the Turton Moorland Team. Canon Peter Reiss has written the words but recycled the very familiar tune of the Londonderry Air - https://youtu.be/_QLDLWE0lqI.

Also launched this week is the Manchester Diocese virtual Nine Lessons and Carols. Individuals can take part, as well as choirs and details are here:

https://www.manchester.anglican.org/news/2020/11/12/join-our-diocesan-virtual-choir/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ENFi40SZQ

Kind regards,

Mel.