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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Service Music:

Voluntary    O man, bewail thy grievous sin, BWV 622    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Kyrie eleison S-84    Gregorian Chant, Orbis factor

Sequence Hymn 170    To mock your reign, O dearest Lord    The Third Tune

Offertory Anthem    Create in me a clean heart, O God     Carl Mueller (1892-1982)
Words: Psalm 50:10–13

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me, uphold me with thy free Spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will be converted unto thee.
Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Sanctus     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Fraction Anthem     Agnus Dei     Gregorian Chant, Deus Genitor alme

Communion Anthem     When rooks fly homeward     Arthur Baynon (1889-1954)
Words: Joseph Campbell (1879-1944)

When rooks fly homeward
And shadows fall,
When roses fold
On the hay-yard wall,
When blind moths flutter
By door and tree,
Then comes the quiet
Of Christ to me.

When stars look out
On the Children’s Path,
And grey mists gather
On carn and rath*,
When night is one
With the brooding sea,
Then comes the quiet
Of Christ to me.

Arthur Baynon worked mostly as a teacher, serving as music master and organist at St. Michael’s College, then known for its focus on Anglican church music, in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire from 1913 to 1916. From 1920 he directed the music at Caterham School, a boarding school south of London. He was also the organist, a position that traditionally includes the training of the choir, at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in nearby Croydon. Baynon composed songs for voice and piano, choral works, and music for organ. 

* carn = cairn, a pile of stones constructed as a landmark or monument
   rath = round, or ringfort, an ancient circular earthen fortification

Closing Hymn in Procession 473    Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim    Crucifer

Voluntary    Fugue from Sonata VI     Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)