November 21, 2021 + The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King
Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth Choir and Schola, sermon by The Rev’d Margie Baker.
Worship at Home:
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Voluntary Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Processional Hymn 435 At the name of Jesus King’s Weston
Gloria in excelsis S278 William Mathias (1934-1992)
Sequence Hymn 494 Crown him with many crowns Diademata
Offertory Anthem Sing my soul Sarah MacDonald (b. 1968)
Sing my soul, his wondrous love,
who from bright yonder throne above
ever watchful o’er his race,
still extends to us his grace
Heaven and earth by him were made,
all is by his scepter swayed,
what are we that he should show
so much love to us below,
so much love to us below?
God, the merciful and good,
bought us with the Savior’s blood,
and to make salvation sure
guides us by his Spirit pure,
guides us by his Spirit pure.
Sing my soul, adore his name!
Let his glory be thy theme:
praise him till he calls thee to his love
for all to come, trust love for all to come.
Sarah MacDonald FRCO is a Canadian-born organist, conductor, and composer, living in the UK, and currently holds the positions of Fellow and Director of Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of the girl choristers at Ely Cathedral. She has been at Selwyn since 1999, and is the first woman to hold such a post in an Oxbridge Chapel. In 2018 MacDonald was given the honorary award of Associate of the Royal School of Church Music (ARSCM).
Sanctus S128 William Mathias
Fraction Anthem S166 Agnus Dei Gerald Near (b. 1942)
Communion Anthem How can I keep from singing arr. Georgeann Weaver (b. 1944)
Text: Robert Lowry, last verse by the composer
Sung by the Youth Choir
My life flows on in endless song,
Above earth’s lamentation
I hear the real though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.
No storm can shake my inmost calm
While to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love prevails in heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing?
What though the tempest round me roars,
I know the truth; it liveth.
What though the darkness round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth. [Refrain]
When tyrants tremble as they hear
The bells of freedom ringing,
Then all the earth will conquer fear;
At last a new beginning.
I’ll turn to take my neighbor’s hand
And place my trust as offering.
When gathered friends around me stand,
How can I keep from singing.
Georgeann M. Weaver was born in Manchester, Connecticut. She settled in the Boston area after graduating from Boston University in 1967 with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education. She taught music in public schools for two years before raising her family. During the next several years she stayed very active in music by teaching piano, conducting various choirs, composing on a small scale, and singing in the Masterworks Chorale, a 120 voice ensemble which performs in Cambridge, Mass.
Communion Hymn 324 Let all mortal flesh keep silence Picardy
Hymn in Procession 290 Come, ye thankful people, come St. George’s, Windsor
Voluntary Now thank we all our God Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Organ scholar: Ted Babbitt