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

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude for Organ: Tonality of Time    Francesco Blackmore (b. 1991)

Born in Jamaica, Francesco Blackmore is a Connecticut composer and organist, currently serving as Director of Music at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Windsor. He was an award-winning composition and theory student at CCSU, and recently was composer-in-residence at West Avon Congregational Church. Scott was honored to play the premiere of this work on our Pipes Alive! series in 2019.

Processional Hymn 76 vv. 1, 2, 5    On Jordan’s bank, the baptist’s cry    Winchester New

Gloria S280     Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 513    Like the murmur of the dove’s song    Bridegroom

Offertory Anthem    The Lamb    John Tavener (1944-2013)
Words: William Blake (1757–1827)

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.

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Anthem    Shall we gather at the river    Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God?

Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river that flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river, washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever, all the happy golden day.

Ere we reach the shining river, lay we ev’ry burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver, and provide a robe and crown.

Soon we’ll reach the shining river, soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver with the melody of peace.

Hymn in Procession 135, vv. 1, 2, 4    Songs of thankfulness and praise    Salzburg

Voluntary    Trumpet Tune in D    John Stanley (1713-1786)

Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt