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: Church Cantata (No. 126) Bach

'Erhalt' uns, Herr, bei Deinem Wort.'
('Sustain us, Lord, by Thy blest Word.')
Relayed from The Guildhall School of Music
Doris Owens (Contralto) Edward Reach (Tenor) William Barrand (Bass) The Wireless Chorus
Leslie Woodgate (Organ) The Wireless Orchestra (Trumpet, Two Oboes, and Strings) Conducted by Stanford Robinson

I. Chorus:
Sustain us, Lord, by Thine own Word,
Nor let the Voice of them be heard
The blessed Saviour that revile,
Warring 'gainst Him with craft and guile.

II. Aria (Tenor):
Shed Thy Might from Heav'n upon us,
God Almighty, Lord of Lords!
On Thy Church Thy Grace bestowing.
Them that mock, that sow discords
In a moment overthrowing.

III. Recitative and Chorale (Alto, Tenor):
Our mortal strength alone to sin had yielded,
But Thy right hand our weakness always shielded;
God, Holy Ghost, Thou bringest peace
Thou know'st how snares about Thy Church are bound
And enemies within her walls are found,
Unfaithful Christians, Thy Commandments breaking
Amid Thy people let warfare cease!
Yet we, of Jesu's Love partaking,
Are one with Him ev'n here on earth below.
'Bide with us to our latest breath!
So when at last mankind's relentless foe
From Thine own Grace, from Thee, would fain divide us,
Then may we know Thy loving Hand doth guide us.
Lead us to life, and save from death!

IV. Aria (Bass):
Pride shall be downcast, vanity perish,
Kingdoms and empires shall pass away!
Thou shalt destroy them, wholly, for ever,
Thou shalt o'er throw them, brief is their day;
Earthly dominion profiteth never!

V. Recitative (Tenor):
So let Thy Word and Truth be manifest
And in Thy Grace let all mankind be blest;
So guard Thy Church on earth below
That is the vineyard she hath tended,
Thy goodly fruit may grow;
From ev'ry ill, Thine own hast Thou defended,
So evermore be near us,
And when we cry to Thee, oh hear us.

VI. Chorale:
In Thy great mercy, grant us peace,
Lord God on High who reignest;
For Thou canst bid the tempest cease,
And Thou alone sustainest
Thy people still against Thy foes.
Be gracious to our King and to his house.
And all his Councillors, that they may wisely rule;
Let Thy people praise Thee, keeping Thy Commandments.
Let Thy grace abide with us for evermore. - Amen.

(English text by D. Millar Craig. Copyright B.B.C. 1929)

The Cantata for next Sunday is:-
Mar. 2. No. 127. - Herr Jesu Christ, wahr'r Mensch und Gott (Lord Jesu Christ Thou Man and God).


Contralto: Doris Owens
Tenor: Edward Reach
Bass: William Barrand
Singers: The Wireless Chorus
Organist: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: The Wireless Orchestra (Trumpet, Two Oboes, and Strings)
Conductor: Stanford Robinson


I Corinthians, viii and ix


This is the third of a series of intimate talks by a Layman

: The Wireless Military Band

Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Overture, ' The Siege of Corinth ' - Rossini
DENNIS NOBLE (Baritone) 'The Violet - Delius
The Miiistrel - Delius
BAND Four Traditional Tunes. - Gerrard Williams
Entry of the Gods into Valhalla (' The Rhine-gold - Wagner
Winifred SMALL-(Violin) Allegro (5th Sonata) - Bach, arr. Rowsby Woof
Tambourin - Rameau, arr. Kreisler
Marguerite - Rachmaninov, arr. Kreisler
The Leprechaun's Dance - Stanford
L'AbeiUe (The Bee) - Schubert
Band Rhapsodic Dance, ' The Bamboula ' - Coleridge-Taylor
DEXNIS NOBLE Song of the passing) Soul (Two Legendary Scottish Songs) - arr. McLeod
The Chief's Behest - arr. McLeod
BAND Neapolitan Scenes - Massenet

: Elena Gerhardt


Im Frühling (In Spring) - Schubert
Im Abendrot (At Sunset) - Schubert
Das Lied im Grünen (The Song amid the Green) - Schubert
In stiller Nacht (In silent Night) - Brahms
Feinsliebchen (Fair Sweetheart) - Brahms
Wenn du zu den Blumen gehst (Would'st thou cull the fairest Flower ?) - Wolf
Auf dem grünen Balkon (On the green Balcony) - Wolf
Schlagende Herzen (Beating Hearts) - Strauss
Morgen (Tomorrow) - Strauss
Cäcilie (Cecily) Accompanist, COENRAAD V. Bos - Strauss


From St. Sepulchre's Church, Holboru
Versieles and Responses (Ferial)
Psalms xxiii and cxxi (Chants by Kelway and Hopkins)
Office Hymn : 13 (Tune-St. Columba) Magnificat (Chant by Robinson)
Second Lesson : Revelation xix, vv. 4-10 Nunc Dimittis (Chant by Macfarren) Apostles' Creed , Versicles and Responses (Ferial) Collects
Hymn, ' Praise to the Holiest in the height'
(Ancient and Modern, 172. Tune— Gerontius)
Hymn, ' Praise to the Lord, the Almighty'
(Ancient and Modern, (;57)
Address by the Rev. G. H. SALTER ,
Vicar of St. Sepulchre's, and Chaplain of the College of St. Nicolas, Chislehurst
Hymn, ' Sun of my Soul, Thou Saviour dear '
(Ancient and Modern, 24)

: 'The Week's Good Cause

(London only)
Appeal on behalf of ST. JOHN's HOSPITAL,
LEWISHAM, by Lieut.-Colonel ROBERT LORAINE , D.S.O.,
All contributions should be addressed to Lieut.-
[address removed]
(Daventry only)
8.45 Appeal on behalf of THE JENNY LIND
HOSPITAL, NORWICH, by Mr. CHARLES R. MAUDE (the Grandson of the Foundress)
Contributions should be sent to [address removed]

: ' The News '

Local News ; (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast

: The Wireless Orchestra


: Epilogue


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