Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Helen Moore.
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Voluntary Prelude on Land of Rest George Shearing (1919-2011)
Blind from birth, George Shearing was one of the most well-loved of the 20th century jazz pianists. Wanting to express his faith through his music, he composed a set of jazz preludes for organ, including this prayerful setting of Land of Rest, the hymn-tune for I come with joy. This hymn text, written in 1968 by living hymn-writer Brian Wren, gradually changes perspective from the inward “I come with joy to meet my Lord” to the outward togetherness in Christ that is embodied in communion. Through the singing of this hymn, we are molded into the body of Christ in worship and return to the world to witness, not as individual Christians, but as Christ’s “people in the world.”
Processional Hymn 304 I come with joy to meet my Lord Land of Rest
Gloria S280 Robert Powell (b.1932)
Sequence Hymn Lord, you have come to the seashore Pescador
Sung in English.
Written in 1979, “Tú has venido a la orilla” is based on the parallel passages found in the synoptic gospels on Jesus’ calling of his first disciples (Matthew 4:18-20; Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:1-11). As found in the Scripture, the hymn-writer captures the total obedience of disciples and their willingness to give up everything. The hymn entreats us to follow Christ with the same obedience and commitment. The refrain is a call to surrender to Jesus in response to his command to follow him. The gentle melody, Pescador de Hombres (Fisher of Men), is reminiscent of a rocking boat by the lakeshore. This hymn was used in the 1993 movie Alive, based on a book about the survivors of the Andes plane crash in 1972, and the Spanish film Camino (2008), about a girl who died of spinal cancer in 1985 who is in the process of canonization by the Catholic Church. (Notes courtesy C. Michael Hawn)
Offertory Before the morning star begotten Ned Rorem, 1988
Words from the Liber Usualis
Before the morning star begotten,
and Lord from everlasting,
Our Saviour is made manifest unto the world today.
This composition is one of seven works in a set of a cappella motets titled Seven Motets for the Church Year, by New York composer Ned Rorem. Each of the works is brief, yet lyrical and powerfully individual. The choir will present the entire collection during 2017.
Sanctus S130 Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fraction anthem S164 Jesus, lamb of God Franz Schubert
Communion Anthem Hide not thou thy face from me, O Lord Richard Farrant (1525-1580)
Words from Psalm 27
Hide not thou thy face from us, O Lord, and cast not off thy servant in thy displeasure;
For we confess our sins unto thee and hide not our unrighteousness.
For thy mercy’s sake, deliver us from all our sins.
Hymn in Procession 550 Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult Restoration
Voluntary Fanfare John Cook, 1952
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