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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Fugue in D Major, BWV 532    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Processional Hymn 435    At the name of Jesus    King’s Weston

Gloria in excelsis S278     William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 494    Crown him with many crowns    Diademata

Offertory Anthem    Sing my soul    Sarah MacDonald (b. 1968)

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

Heaven 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,
so much love to us below?

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

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

Sarah MacDonald FRCO is a Canadian-born organist, conductor, and composer, living in the UK, and currently holds the positions of Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of the girl choristers at Ely Cathedral. She has been at Selwyn since 1999, and is the first woman to hold such a post in an Oxbridge Chapel. In 2018 MacDonald was given the honorary award of Associate of the Royal School of Church Music (ARSCM).

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    How can I keep from singing    arr. Georgeann Weaver (b. 1944)

Text: Robert Lowry, last verse by the composer
Sung by the Youth Choir

My life flows on in endless song,
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love prevails in heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?

What though the tempest round me roars,
I know the truth; it liveth.
What though the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth. [Refrain]

When tyrants tremble as they hear
The bells of freedom ringing,
Then all the earth will conquer fear;
At last a new beginning.

I’ll turn to take my neighbor’s hand
And place my trust as offering.
When gathered friends around me stand,
How can I keep from singing.

Georgeann M. Weaver  was born in Manchester, Connecticut. She settled in the Boston area after graduating from Boston University in 1967 with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education. She taught music in public schools for two years before raising her family. During the next several years she stayed very active in music by teaching piano, conducting various choirs, composing on a small scale, and singing in the Masterworks Chorale, a 120 voice ensemble which performs in Cambridge, Mass.

Communion Hymn 324    Let all mortal flesh keep silence    Picardy

Hymn in Procession 290    Come, ye thankful people, come    St. George’s, Windsor

Voluntary    Now thank we all our God    Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt