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[Hymns Archives]


October 30, 2011 Pentecost 20 (Proper 31)


Ave Maris Stella Franz Liszt

Zur Trauung Franz Liszt

Processional Hymn: 365 (Darwall) Glory to God on high

Psalm 107: 33-37

Anthem: O Be Joyful, Sing to God Michael Haydn

O be joyful, sing to God, the Lord is God alone,

He has made us and we are his people.

Psalm 100

Offertory Hymn: 505 (Slane) Be thou my vision

Communion: Adagio Franz Liszt

Communion Hymn: 439 (Franconia) Blest be the pure in heart

Closing Hymn: 431 (Breslau) Take up thy cross the Saviour said

Postlude Cortege Flor Peeters


October 23, 2011 – Pentecost 24 Proper 30


Voluntaries, Op.14 Edward Elgar



Allegretto piacevole

Poco lento

Processional Hymn: 565 (Cwm Rhondda) Guide me, O great Jehovah

Psalm 90: 1-6; 13-17

Anthem: O the Blessedness Is Great Johann Christian Bechler

O the blessedness is great,

And its beauty none can tell,

On Christ’s bosom, safe from harm,

In his love to dwell.

Offertory Hymn: 645 (Down Ampney) Come down, O love divine

Communion: Andante and Moderato Edward Elgar

Communion Hymn 487 (Twenty-fourth [Primrose]) Where Charity and Love Prevail

Closing Hymn: 388 (Austria) Glorious things of thee are spoken

Postlude: Poco allegro Edward Elgar


October 16, 2011 – Pentecost 23 Proper 29


Meditations on Hymn 76: “Thee We Adore, O Hidden Saviour Thee”

John G. Barr, Healy Willan and David Paxton

Processional Hymn: 381 (Praise My Soul) Praise my soul the King of heaven

Anthem: O Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me K. Lee Scott

Gracious spirit, dwell with me,

I would gracious be,

Help me now thy grace to see,

I would be like thee.

Offertory Hymn: 522 (Redhead No. 76) Rock of ages, cleft for me


Partita on Hymn 52: “O God, Unseen, Yet Ever Near” Healey Willan

Communion Hymn: 52 (St. Flavian) O God, unseen, yet ever near

Closing Hymn: 337 (Arnsberg) God, your glorious presence

Postlude: Festal Voluntary Gordon Jacobs


October 9, 2011 – Harvest Thanksgiving


Chorale Preludes on "Now Thank We All Our God"

Randall Thompson, Noel Rawsthorne, J.C.Oley, G.F.Kaufmann

Processional Hymn: 262 (St.Georges, Windsor) Come, ye thankful people, come

Psalm 126

Anthem: Prayer of Thanksgiving Dutch Carol

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing.

He chastens and hastens his will to make known;

The wicked oppressing cease them from distressing,

Sing praises to his name, He forgets not his own.

St. James and Men’s Choirs

Offertory Hymn: 258 (Wiir Pflugen) We plough the fields and scatter

Communion: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come George Elvey

Communon Hymn 259 (Ar hyd y nos) For the fruits of all creation

Closing Hymn: 399 (Nun Danket) Now thank we all our God

Postlude: Song of Thanksgiving Hugh Roberts


October 2, 2011 – Pentecost 21 Proper 27


Sonata No. 6 Felix Mendelssohn

“Our Father Who Art In Heaven”

Processional Hymn: 524 (Aurelia) O Christ, the great foundation

Psalm 19

Anthem: The Heavens Are Telling Ludwig van Beethoven

The heavens are telling the Lord’s endless glory,

Through all the earth his praise is found.

The starry hosts he doth order and number,

He fills the morning’s golden springs.

O man, adore the King of Kings!

Offertory Hymn: 427 (Forest Green) All beautiful the march of days

Communion: Adagio Felix Mendelssohn

Communion Hymn: 70 (Maryton) Jesus, the joy of loving hearts

Closing Hymn: 394 (St. Denio) Eternal, unchanging, we sing to thy praise

Postlude: Fugue Felix Mendelssohn