May 24, 2020 + The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Holy Eucharist Rite II (Mass on the World) at 10:30 a.m., sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

Worship at Home:

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 846    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christa Rakich, clavichord

Opening Hymn 460 vv. 1 & 3    Alleluia! sing to Jesus!    Hyfrydol

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus;
His the scepter, His the throne.
Alleluia! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion
thunder like a mighty flood;
“Jesus out of ev’ry nation
has redeemed us by His blood.

Alleluia! Bread of heaven,
here on earth our food, our stay.
Alleluia! Here the sinful
flee to You from day to day.
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, hear our plea
where the songs of all the sinless
sweep across the crystal sea.

Sequence Hymn 315 vv. 1 & 2    Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray    Song 1

Thou, who at thy first Eucharist did pray
That all thy Church might be forever one,
Grant us at ev’ry Eucharist to say
With longing heart and soul,
“Thy will be done.”
O may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.

For all thy Church, O Lord, we intercede;
Make thou our sad divisions soon to cease;
Draw us the nearer each to each we plead,
By drawing all to thee, O Prince of Peace;
Thus may we all one bread, one body be,
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity.

Music at the Offertory    Eternal Father, strong to save    John B. Dykes, 1861
William Whiting, 1860
John Church, baritone

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm does bind the restless wave,
Who bids the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Savior, whose almighty word
The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked upon the foaming deep,
And calm amid the rage did sleep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.

O Trinity of love and pow’r,
Your children shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire, and foe,
Protect them where-so-e’er they go;
Thus, evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

Sanctus S125   Richard Proulx (1937-2010)

Closing Hymn 719 vv. 1 & 3    O beautiful for spacious skies    Materna

O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for patriot dream
that sees beyond the years
thine alabaster cities gleam,
undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law.

Voluntary    Prelude in C Major, BWV 545    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

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