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

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Variations on a Basque Noël, 2017    Carson Cooman (b. 1982)

Processional Hymn 109    The first Nowell the angel did say    The First Nowell

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 124    What star is this, with beams so bright    Puer nobis

Offertory Anthem    Ding, dong, merrily on high    arr. Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Ding dong merrily on high
in heav’n the bells are ringing;
ding dong! verily the sky
is riv’n with angel singing.
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

E’en so here below, below,
let steeple bells be swungen;
and “io, io, io!”
by priest and people sungen.
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime
your matin chime ye ringers;
May you beautifully rhyme
your eve’time song, ye singers.
Gloria Hosanna in excelsis!

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem    My eyes for beauty pine    Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Text: Robert Bridges (1844-1930)

My eyes for beauty pine, my soul for Goddes grace,
No other care or hope is mine, to heaven I turn my face.

One splendour thence is shed from all the stars above;
‘Tis named when God’s name is said, ’tis love, ’tis heavenly love.

And every heart that burns with true desire,
Is lit from eyes that mirror part of that celestial fire.

Communion Hymn 517    How lovely is thy dwelling-place    Brother James’s Air

Hymn in Procession 119    As with gladness, men of old    Dix

Voluntary    Fugue on From heaven above    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt