Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Adult Choir, sermon by the Rev’d Todd FitzGerald.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prayer (An Offertory)    George Walker (1922-2018)

Processional Hymn 1    Father, we praise thee, now the night is over    Christe Sanctorum

Gloria in excelsis S278    William Mathias (1934-1992)

Sequence Hymn 397    Now thank we all our God    Nun danket all Gott

Offertory Anthem    Restless is the heart    Bernadette Farrell (b. 1957)
Text: Based on Psalm 90:1–2, 4–6, 12, 14

Restless is the heart until it comes to rest in you.
All the earth shall remember and return to our God.

Lord you have been our refuge through all time, from one generation to the next;
before the mountains were born, or the earth brought forth, you are God, without beginning or end. (Refrain)

To your eyes a thousand years are like a day, no more than a watch in the night.
You sweep us away like a dream, like the grass that springs green in the morning, but faded by night. (Refrain)

Make us know our life’s shortness, that we may gain true wisdom of heart.
In the morning full us with your love. (Refrain)

Bernadette Farrell is one of the most beloved composers of music for worship on both sides of the Atlantic. Many of her songs such as “Christ, Be Our Light” and “O God, You Search Me” are worship staples in the hymnals of every denomination. She has a gift for composing richly meaningful, often challenging lyrics and comforting, prayerful melodies. 

Bernadette has always had a passion for social justice and that comes to the fore in many of her songs. She is a community organizer for UK Citizens, which advocates for fair housing, a living wage, proper community policing and health care access.

Sanctus S128    William Mathias

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

Communion Anthem    Lord, make me to know    William Byrd (1543-1623)

Lord, make me to know thy ways, O Lord.
O Lord, teach me thy paths, O Lord.
O lead me in thy truth, and teach me,
for thou art the God of my salvation.

William Byrd as an English composer of late Renaissance music. Considered among the greatest composers of the Renaissance, he had a profound influence on composers both from his native England and those on the continent. He wrote in many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard, and consort music. Although he produced sacred music for Anglican services, sometime during the 1570s he became a Roman Catholic and wrote Catholic sacred music later in his life.

Communion Hymn 655    O Jesus, I have promised    Nyland

Hymn in Procession 493    O for a thousand tongues to sing    Azmon

Voluntary    Miserere    William Byrd (1543-1623)

Douglas Johnson, guest organist