February 19, 2023 + The Last Sunday after Epiphany

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

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on Hyfrydol    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Processional Hymn 432    O praise ye the Lord!    Laudate Dominum

Gloria S280    Robert Powell (b. 1932)

Sequence Hymn 137    O wondrous type! O vision fair    Wareham

Offertory Anthem    My God, how wonderful thou art    Richard Scarth (b. 1983)
Words: Frederick William Faber (1814-1863)

My God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright,
How beautiful Thy mercy seat,
In depths of burning light!

How wonderful, how beautiful,
The sight of Thee must be,
Thine endless wisdom, boundless pow’r,
And awesome purity!

Father of Jesus, love’s reward,
What rapture will it be,
Prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
And ever gaze on Thee!

Sanctus  S130    Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Fraction anthem S164    Jesus, lamb of God    Franz Schubert

Communion Motet    O nata lux    Annabel Rooney (b. 1973)

O nata lux de lumine,
Jesu redemptor saeculi,
dignare clemens supplicum
laudes preces que sumere.
Qui carne quondam contegi
dignatus es pro perditis,
Nos membra confer effici,
tui beati corporis.

O born light of light,
Jesus, redeemer of the world,
mercifully deem worth and accept
the praises and prayers of your supplicants.
Thou who once deigned to be clothed in flesh
for the sake of the lost ones,
Grant us to be made members
of your blessed body.

Annabel McLauchlan Rooney studied in Cambridge with an MPhil and a PhD on eighteenth-century opera. She writes predominantly choral music, and combines this with performance and instrumental teaching. Annabel’s music appears regularly at Evensong at Christ’s College Chapel, and has been performed by choirs including those of the Chapel Royal, and Exeter and Ely Cathedrals. The choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge, released a CD of Annabel’s sacred choral music, As a Seed Bursts Forth, in 2019.

Communion Hymn    I love to tell the story    Hankey

Hymn in Procession 460    Alleluia! sing to Jesus!    Hyfrydol

Voluntary    Cortège Académique    Ernest MacMillan (1893–1973)

Sir Ernest Alexander Campbell MacMillan was a Canadian orchestral conductor, composer, organist, and Canada’s only “Musical Knight.” He is widely regarded as being Canada’s pre-eminent musician, from the 1920s through the 1950s. His contributions to the development of music in Canada were sustained and varied, as conductor, performer, composer, administrator, lecturer, adjudicator, writer, humourist, and statesman.

Christopher Houlihan, guest organist and choirmaster
Yingying Xia, organ scholar

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