Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
Voluntary from Kleine Intermezzi: Maestoso, Andante sostenuto Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984)
Processional Hymn 372 Praise to the living God! Leoni
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
William Mathias was a Welsh composer best known for his music for choir and organ. A child prodigy, he started playing the piano at the age of three and began composing at the age of five. His settings of the Gloria and Sanctus have been mainstays of the Episcopal liturgy since they were written, in 1975.
Sequence Hymn 630 Thanks to God whose Word was spoken Wylde Green
Offertory Anthem I hear a voice a prayin’ Houston Bright (1916-1970)
I hear a voice a-prayin’, Lord, Hallelujah,
I hear a voice a-cryin’, oh Lord, save-a my soul.
Every time I hear a sinner pray, I wonder if I’m ready for the Judgment Day.
Every time I hear a sinner cry, I wonder where I’m goin’ when I come to die.
Every time I hear the parson preach, I wonder if salvation is in-a my reach.
Houston Bright, son of a Methodist minister and long-time professor of music at what is now West Texas A&M University, composed over a hundred choral works, but ‘I Hear a Voice’ is by far his most famous, and one of the few pieces written in this Gospel style.
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem Oculi omnium Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Words: Psalm 144:15
Oculi omnium in te spirant Domine: et tu das illis escam in tempore opportune. Gloria tibi Domine. Amen.
The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their meat in due season. Glory be to thee, O Lord. Amen.
Hymn in Procession 530 Spread, O spread, thou mighty word Gott sei Dank
Voluntary from Kleine Intermezzi: Poco vivace Hermann Schroeder