Spiritual Eucharist Rite II at 4:00 p.m. sung by cantor Daaé Ransom, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

Click here: Service Bulletin – Sermon Text

Service Music:

Organ Voluntary    Meditation on Quelle est cette odeur agréable?    Dale Wood (1934-2003)

Choral Introit     The Lamb     Scott Lamlein, 2009
Words: William Blake (1757–1827)
Youth and Alumnae Choir, recorded Christmas Eve 2019

Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee
Gave thee life & bid thee feed.
By the stream & o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing wooly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice!
Little Lamb who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee

Little Lamb I’ll tell thee,
Little Lamb I’ll tell thee!
He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb:
He is meek & he is mild,
He became a little child:
I a child & thou a lamb,
We are called by his name.
Little Lamb God bless thee.
Little Lamb God bless thee.

Opening Hymn 87    Hark! the herald angels sing    Mendelssohn

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Anthem    Brightest and best     arr. Malcolm Archer (b. 1962)
Words: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Youth and Alumnae Choir, recorded Christmas Eve 2018
Soloists: Britt Emerick, Emma Evica

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall.
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all.

Shall we not yield Him, In costly devotion
Odors of Edom and offerings divine,
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest and gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure.
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Closing Hymn 111   Silent night    Stille Nacht

Voluntary    Carillon-Sortie    Henri Mulet (1878-1967)