VIDEO: O God Beyond All Praising (Church Music)

Here is my latest hymn video! “O God Beyond All Praising” is my all-time FAVOURITE hymn. The lyrics by Michael Perry are profoundly moving and match up so beautifully with Gustav Holst’s epic Jupiter music (Thaxted). It was sung at my ordination to the priesthood and sends chills up my spine when I hear it!

I had fun producing this music video (and using some visual effects choir trickery at the same time). I hope you enjoy it!

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Licensing info:
“O God Beyond All Praising”
Words: Michael Perry
Words Copyright 1982 The Jubilate Group (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188). All rights reserved. Used by permission. License no. WB2020-02

The lyrics are phenomenal. I recorded the two verses that speak to me most:

O God beyond all praising,
we worship you today
and sing the love amazing
that songs cannot repay;
for we can only wonder
at every gift you send,
at blessings without number
and mercies without end:
we lift our hearts before you
and wait upon your word,
we honour and adore you,
our great and mighty Lord.

Then hear, O gracious Saviour,
accept the love we bring,
that we who know your favour
may serve you as our king;
and whether our tomorrows
be filled with good or ill,
we’ll triumph through our sorrows
and rise to bless you still:
to marvel at your beauty
and glory in your ways,
and make a joyful duty
our sacrifice of praise.

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See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

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VIDEO: Hail, Holy Queen, Enthroned Above (Church Music)

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us! She is the model disciple of her Son, Jesus, and has so much to teach us!

There are so many wonderful Marian church hymns, and this is one of my favourites. I hope you enjoyed this multipart choir and harmony, with some orchestra pieces added in; I enjoyed making it!

(Yes, this video is me, times four. I used some compositing magic in Final Cut Pro X to put me into the frame multiple times, and had a lot of fun doing so!)

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

Click here to download the MP3.

What’s your favourite church music? Let me know below!

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See my other Church music videos here: Church Music Playlist (YouTube)

Thanks for watching!

VIDEO: O Holy Night (Christmas Music) – feat. Lynda Millette

O Holy Night is my absolute favourite Christmas song. My sister Lynda has been blessed with a tremendous voice and it’s an honour to share this with you.

And those lyrics…..!!!

Fall on your knees
O hear the angel voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born!

And

Chains he shall break
The Slave is our Brother
And in his name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raising!

Yeah, that’s pretty amazing. I hope you enjoy this; it was a labour of love putting it together!

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See my other Advent and Christmas videos here: Advent and Christmas Music Playlist (YouTube)

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VIDEO: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Advent Music)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel is both an incredible piece of music and a deeply moving prayer. It is derived from the ancient tradition of praying the “O Antiphons” from Dec. 17-23, using several beautifully Scriptural titles for Jesus Christ. I absolutely love these!

Yes, this video is me, times five. I used some compositing magic in Final Cut Pro X to put me into the frame multiple times, and had a lot of fun doing so! Hopefully you enjoyed the result. 😊

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What are your favourite hymns for the season of Advent? How about your favourite church music? Let me know below!

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VIDEO: Creator of the Stars of Night (Advent Music)

This is a more simple, vulnerable video for today: just me, a microphone, and a piano, singing to the Creator the stars of night.

(In the cold Canadian winter. 🥶)

The MP3 can be downloaded here.

This 9th century chant is hauntingly beautiful in its noble simplicity and depth of meaning. For example:

“Thou grieving at the bitter cry,
Of all creation doomed to die,
Didst come to save a ruined race,
With healing gifts of heav’nly grace.

Thou camest, Bridegroom of the Bride,
As drew the world to ev’ningtide,
Proceeding from a Virgin shrine,
The Son of Man, yet Lord Divine.”

How amazing is it that we have a Saviour?! Come, Lord Jesus!

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See my other Advent videos here: Advent Music Playlist (YouTube)

VIDEO: Come, O Long Expected Jesus (Advent Music)

Here’s the latest instalment in my Advent music video series! video series! Advent music is amazing. The depth of lyrics, the beautiful melodies… yeah. I love it! Come, O Long Expected Jesus is one of those incredible hymns.

In this video it’s five of me singing, plus a piano track (though I combined the footage in a more traditional way… 😆).

The MP3 can be downloaded here.

See my other Advent videos here: Advent Music Playlist (YouTube)