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Choral Music Recordings from CHT Services Anthem: Laudate Dominum – Mozart (3:57)

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Date: February 8, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: O praise the Lord, all ye nations, praise him, all ye peoples. For his loving kindness has been bestowed upon us, and the truth of the Lord endures for ever.

Motet: Sweelinck – Orsus serviteurs du Seigneur. Sunday February 8 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (2:20)

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Date: February 8, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: Behold now, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, you that stand by night in the house of the Lord, bless the Lord.

020115 “Tu solus, qui facis mirabilia – Josquin Desprez”. Sunday February 1 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. (4:26)

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Date: February 1, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: Thou alone, who doest wonders; thou sole creator, who created us; thou sole redeemer, who redeemed us with thy most precious blood. In thee alone we seek refuge; in thee alone we place our trust, and we adore no other, Jesus Christ; to thee we offer our prayers. Hear our supplications and grant that which we ask, O benign King! To love another would be delusion; to love another would be profound ignorance and sin. Her our sighs; Fill us with thy grace, O King of Kings, that in thy service we may remain with joy forever.

Motet “Jesus Christ the apple tree – Elizabeth Poston”. Sunday February 1 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (3:18)

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Date: February 1, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: The tree of life my soul hath seen, laden with fruit and always green: The trees of nature fruitless be compared with Christ the apple tree.

His beauty doth all things excel: by faith I know, but ne’er can tell the glory which I now can see in Jesus Christ the apple tree.

For happiness I long have sought, and pleasure dearly I have bought: I missed of all; but now I see ‘Tis found in Christ the apple tree.

I’m weary with my former toil, here I will sit and rest awhile: Under the shadow I will be, of Jesus Christ the apple tree.

This fruit doth make my sould to thrive, it keeps my dying faith alive; which makes my soul in haste to be with Jesus Christ the apple tree.

Anthem “What wondrous love is this?” – Parker/Shaw. Sunday January 18 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (3:05)

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Date: January 18, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this
That caused the Lord of bliss
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
To bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down, sinking down,
When I was sinking down
Beneath God’s righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb,
Who is the great I AM,
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
While millions join the theme, I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.
And when from death I’m free
I’ll sing His love for me,
And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity I’ll sing on.

Motet “Thou knowest Lord” – Purcell. Sunday January 18 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (1:38)

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Date: January 18, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayers; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour , thou most worthy Judge eternal, suffer us not at out last hour for any pains of death to fall from Thee. Amen.

Anthem “Benedictus” – Tallis. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (3:57)

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Date: January 11, 2015

By: Alan Neale

Motet “Set me as a seal upon your heart” – Walton. The Church of the HolyTrinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. (2:30)

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Date: January 11, 2015

By: Alan Neale

Description: Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is as strong as death.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. Set me as a seal upon thine heart …

Anthem “Ring out, wild bells” – Gounod. Sunday January 4 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (2:35)

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Date: January 4, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: Ring out, wild bells to the wild sky, the flying cloud, the frosty light; the year is dying in the night; ring out wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring, happy bells, across the snow. The year is going let him go; ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that here we see no more, ring out the feuds of rich and poor, ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin, the faithless coldness of the times; ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, but ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease, ring out the narrowing lust of gold, ring out the thousand wars of old, ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free, the larger heart, the kindlier hand; ring out the darkness of the land, ring in the Christ that is to be, Alleluia.

Motet “In the bleak midwinter” – Darke. Sunday January 4 2015. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (4:08)

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Date: January 4, 2015

By: CHT Choir

Description: In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.