Song of the Day for March 1 – 7, 2021


Tuesday Strong winds from the west today, white caps on the sea.

Western wind,
When wilt thou blow
The small rain down can rain
Christ, if my love were in my arms
And I in my bed again!

Westron Wynde – Traditional (:59)  Westron Wynde – Anonimo  (:52)  Western Wind – The Limeliters  (3:53)

Wednesday I’ve never seen Damn Yankees, so I have no idea of the context for this number, but here’s some amazing dancing. Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in Damn Yankees – Who’s Got the Pain  (When They Do the Mambo)  (3:42) Erp!

Thursday Bela Bartok – Four Slovakian Songs (4:57) Budapest University Choir, Hollerung Gábor, Director

Friday Offering from Passages – Ravi Shankar and Phillip Glass (9:45) Passages is a collaborative chamber music studio album co-composed by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass, released in 1990 through Private Music.  It combines aspects of classical Hindustani and contemporary classical Western music.

Saturday Throat singer Saturday!

Bukhchuluun Ganburged | TEDxSydney (6:38)

Punk Inuit throat singer | Tanya Tagaq | TEDxMet 

(9:21  The singing starts at about :50)

Sunday Hil dig, Frelser og Forsoner   Original Hymn by Caspar Christian Hoffmann   (3:51) arr. Phillip Faber, Danish National Girls Choir

Hail Thee, Savior and Atoner!
Though the world Thy name dishonor,
Moved by love my heart proposes
To adorn Thy cross with roses
And to offer praise to Thee.

O what moved Thee so to love us,
When enthroned with God above us,
That for us Thou all wouldst offer
And in deep compassion suffer
Even death that we might live.

Love alone Thy heart was filling
When to suffer Thou wert willing.
Rather givest Thou than takest,
Hence, O Savior, Thou forsakest
All to die in sinner’s place.

Ah, my heart in deep contrition
Now perceives its true condition,
Cold and barren like a mountain,
How could I deserve the fountain
Of Thy love, my Savior dear.

Yet I know that from thy passion
Flows a river of salvation
Which can bid the mountain vanish,
Which can sin and coldness banish,
And restore my heart in Thee.

Lord, with tears I pray Thee ever:
Lead into my heart that river,
Which with grace redeeming cleanses
Heart and soul of all offences,
Blotting out my guilt and shame.

Lord, Thy life for sinners giving,
Let in Thee me find my living
So for Thee my heart is beating,
All my thoughts in Thee are meeting,
Finding there their light and joy.

Though all earthly things I cherish
Like the flowers may fade and perish,
Thou, I know, wilt stand beside me;
And from death and judgment hide me;
Thou hast paid the wage of sin.

Yes, my heart believes the wonder
Of Thy cross, which ages ponder!
Shield me, Lord, when foes assail me,
Be my staff when life shall fail me;
Take me to Thy Paradise.

Source: Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark #75