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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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