Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.
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Voluntary Variations on “Simple Gifts” Noel Goemanne (1926-2010)
Processional Hymn 7 Christ, whose glory fills the skies Ratisbon
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn 635 If thou but trust in God to guide thee Wer nur den lieben Gott
Offertory Anthem Lead, kindly light William Henry Harris (1883-1973)
Text: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Lead, Kindly Light, amidst th’encircling gloom, lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home, lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears, pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!
So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till the night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile, which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem My Lord, what a morning African-American Spiritual, arr. Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949)
My Lord, what a mornin’, when the stars begin to fall. Done quit all my worldly ways – join that heavenly band.
The arranger of this anthem was an influential black composer who was passionate about preserving the tradition of African American spirituals. Spirituals, said Burleigh, are hymns of soulful depth and rhythm that express the profound faith of slaves in the face of unspeakable injustice. The striking imagery of “My Lord, What a Morning” offers a glimpse of this faith. The hymn even carries a double name that is revealing – My Lord, What a Mourning/Morning. What is the meaning of this double name? The bitter tears of mourning that flow out of oppression and marginalization give way to a new morning in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. (Notes courtesy Jill Crainshaw)
Communion Hymn 679 Surely it is God who saves me Thomas Merton
Closing Hymn 599 Lift every voice and sing Lift Every Voice
Voluntary Wer nur den lieben Gott Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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