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Ah, Holy Jesus by Fernando Ortega

Ah, Holy Jesus is Robert Bridges’ translation of Johann Heermann original lyric.
It also features on Fernando Ortega’s The Crucifixion Of Jesus album.


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Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted by Fernando Ortega

I’ve been listening to Fernando Ortega’s new album The Crucifixion Of Jesus for a few weeks now.
A grouping of songs and readings dealing with the portions of the Gospels that recount the passion of Jesus, the album as a whole is a very satisfying listen, and the sum of the whole enhances appreciation of the various facets.
Ortega has collected the tracks very thoughtfully.
Which is to say that songs like Thomas Kelly’s lyrics and the tune O Mein Jesu, Ich Muss Sterben, better known in English as the hymn Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted are even better when you hear them in their album context.
Here’s a lyric video of the album track.


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In My Father’s Kingdom by Fernando Ortega

In My Father’s Kingdom, a track from Fernando Ortega’s soon to be released album The Crucifixion Of Jesus.


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My Song Is Love Unknown by Fernando Ortega

Fernando Ortega has a new album coming out in May.
This retuned version of My Song Is Love Unknown is both the first released track, and the title track as well.
I don’t know if this will last for long on youtube, so enjoy it while you can.
Backing vocals by Audrey Assad.


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Our Great God – Sunday Songs

Fernando Ortega and Mac Powell are credited with composing Our Great God.
There’s a congregational style setting featured on Together For The Gospel Live 3

Here’s a track featuring both Ortega and Powell singing the song.

Here’s Fernando alone.


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Angels We Have Heard On High – Christmas Songs 2016 Day 24

We finished our carols and readings service tonight with Angels We Have Heard On High.
I just heard Marina Prior sing the same arrangement of Angels that she sings every year at the Melbourne Carols By Candlelight. It’s a pretty cool arrangement.
Here’s Fernando Ortega’s version.
A good finish for today and tomorrow’s coming.


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Come Ye Sinners – Sunday Songs

This version of Come Ye Sinners by Fernando Ortega and Amy Grant has more verses than those featured below.
It’s a really solid song.
“In the arms of my dear Saviour
O there are ten thousand charms.”

Some of the lyrics:
1.
Come ye sinners, poor and needy,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity, love, and pow’r.
2.
I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.
3.
Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Ev’ry grace that brings you nigh.
4.
Come ye weary, heavy laden,
Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better,
You will never come at all.
5.
Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.