Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth and Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

O for a closer walk with God (2015)    Craig Phillips (b. 1961)
Meditation on Slane (2015)    June Nixon (b. 1942)

Processional Hymn 381    Thy strong word did cleave the darkness    Ton-y-Botel

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b.1932)

Sequence Hymn 505    O Spirit of Life, O Spirit of God    O heiliger Geist

Offertory Anthem    Lead, kindly light    William Harris (1883-1973)
Text: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Lead, kindly light, amid the 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  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction Anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God     Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem    O for a closer walk with God    Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Words: William Cowper (1731-1800), found at Hymn 683

Hymn in Procession 488    Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart    Slane

Voluntary    Carillon de Longpont    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Assisting Organist: Bruce Henley