Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Margie Baker.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Chant de Paix (Song of Peace)   Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Processional Hymn 665    All my hope on God is founded    Michael

This hymn’s popularity increased when its pairing with the tune Michael by the English composer Herbert Howells became more widely known. Howells’ son, Michael, born in 1925, had died in childhood in 1935 from spinal meningitis. It is believed that shortly after this, in 1936, Howells received a request for a new hymn tune in the morning’s post, and he is said to have written the tune, which he named after his late son, over breakfast.

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn    Are ye able said the master

Offertory Anthem    Swing low, sweet chariot    Spiritual, arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925)

Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home
Swing low, sweet chariot
Coming for to carry me home

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see
A band of angels coming after me
Sometimes I’m up, sometimes I’m down
Sometimes I’m almost to the ground

Alice Parker is a national treasure: America’s reigning queen of choral music. – American Record Guide
My twenty-years’ experience with Robert Shaw, an immersion in folk music of many kinds, has had a profound effect on my own understanding of song. I learned to see each tune as a small universe, setting up its own rules of pitch and rhythm, mood and dance. If I understand that universe, and work within it for my setting, the result is an organic whole that allows the original melody to flourish. – Alice Parker

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

Fraction Anthem S166    Agnus Dei     Gerald Near (b. 1942)

Communion Anthem    Sing my soul, his wondrous love    David Ashley White (b. 1944)

Text: Anonymous, ca. 1800

Sing my soul, his wondrous love,
who, from you  bright throne above,
ever watchful o’er our race,
still to us extends his grace.

Heav’n and earth by him were made;
all is by his scepter swayed;
what are we that he should show
so much love to us below?

O God, the merciful and good,
bought us with the Savior’s blood,
and to make our safety sure,
guides us by his Spirit pure.

Sing my soul, adore his Name!
Let his glory be thy theme:
praise him till he calls thee home;
trust his love for all to come.

Communion Hymn 328    Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord    Song 46

Hymn in Procession 580    God, who stretched the spangled heavens    Holy Manna

Voluntary    Emporer’s Fanfare    Antonio Soler (1729-1783)

Ted Babbitt, organ scholar