September 8, 2019 + The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30 a.m. sung by the St. John’s Youth & Adult Choirs, sermon by the Rev’d Susan Pinkerton.

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Service Music:

Voluntary    Prelude on Cwm Rhondda    Paul Manz (1919-2009)

Processional Hymn 632    O Christ, the Word Incarnate    Munich

Song of Praise    Dignus es    Benjamin P. Straley (b. 1986)

Benjamin Straley is the Assistant Rector at St. John’s in Essex, former organist of Washington National Cathedral, and a noted concert organist who will perform here in 2020. He wrote this song of praise for the Cathedral, and our choir had the honor of premiering it while singing there in July. His tempo marking is “with much verve,” so listen once to the refrain and then help us make a joyful noise to God!

Sequence Hymn    I have decided to follow Jesus

Offertory Anthem    Nunc dimittis in E-flat    Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word.
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles and to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. World without end, amen.

Sanctus    Land of Rest, arr. Annabel Morris Buchanan (1889-1983)

Fraction Anthem    Be known to us, Lord Jesus     Gary James (b. 1957)

Communion Anthem   O taste and see    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1951)
Words: Psalm 34:8

O taste and see how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

One of the last of Vaughan Williams’ sacred pieces, this work was written for the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The music is of distilled simplicity, with a pentatonic flavor that reminds us of the composer’s lifelong interest in folk-song.

Hymn in Procession 594    God of grace and God of glory    Cwm Rhondda

Voluntary     Procesión Alegre    Garry Cornell (b. 1940)

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