Church of England Diocese of Manchester Astley Bridge

Hymns & Music for 5th September 2021 recorded by Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist

Mel, St. Paul's Church Organist, writes:

Sunday’s Gospel reading speaks of two healing miracles and Charles Wesley hymn “O for a thousand tongues” follows up on that referring to various forms of healing. That also ties into one of the Isaiah Old Testament reading appointed for the day. Morning has broken has been a popular hymn for some years despite the writer, Eleanor Farjeon, dying only in 1965 at the age of 84 having written a number of children’s short novels.

‘Will you come and follow me’ is by a still living author, Rev John Bell, a Church of Scotland minister and member of the Iona Community. It takes the theme of ‘The Summons’ and sets new words to the traditional Scottish folk song “Let us haste to Kelvin Grove, bonnie lassie, O”, creating the hymn tune ’Kelvingrove’.

CP260 Morning has broken - https://youtu.be/qCD9uekB72g

Will you come and follow me - https://youtu.be/vfhAJ4HHibs

AMNS 259 My God, and is thy table spread - https://youtu.be/piaNO3R5pnM

AMNS 125 O for a thousand tongues to sing - https://youtu.be/mVbLU_dtYQA

Mel.