• Psalms,  Service music

    A Psalm for Lent

    During Lent, when weather permits, we will be chanting Psalm 51:1–13 as part of our parking lot hymn-sing. The Anglican chant setting we will be using is by Charles H. Wilton (1761–1832), an English violinist, singer, and music teacher. We have sung this setting as a parish in the past, and you may download a pdf of the text and music here. As part of our Choir in Quarantine project, our choir has made a recording of this Psalm setting for use by the parish.

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    First Sunday in Lent

    PropersPsalmsPalestrina, Scapulis suis (Offertory motet) Propers         Introit Invocabit me. Psalm 91He shall call on me, and I will hearken unto him: I will deliver him and bring him to honour: with length of days will I satisfy him. Whoso dwelleth under the defence of the Most High: shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 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. He shall call on me . . .         Collect O LORD, who for our sake didst fast…

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    Music for Quinquagesima

    Since the Epistle for today is I Corinthians 13 — the most focused discourse on love in all of Holy Scripture — the hymns and motets usually experienced in our Quinquagesima mass often complement St. Paul’s description of what love is. The choir frequently sings a setting of Ubi caritas, a text long used during the foot-washing rite practiced on Maundy Thursday. Where charity and love are, God is there.Christ’s love has gathered us into one.Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.Let us fear, and let us love the living God.And may we love each other with a sincere heart.Where charity and love are, God is there. There are…

  • Psalms,  Service music

    Quinquagesima

    PropersPsalms Propers         Introit Esto mihi. Psalm 31Be thou my God and defender, and a place of refuge that thou mayest save me: for thou art upholder, my refuge, and my Saviour: and for thy holy Name’s sake be thou my leader, and my sustainer. In thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion: but rid me and deliver me in thy righteousness. 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. Be thou my God . . .…

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    Sexagesima

    PropersPsalmsA hymn inspired by today’s Gospel Propers         Introit  Exsurge. Psalm 44:23, 25, 26, 1Arise, O Lord, wherefore sleepest thou? Awake, and cast us not away for ever: wherefore hidest thou thy countenance, and forgettest our adversity and misery? Our belly cleaveth unto the ground: arise, and help us, and deliver us. O God, we have heard with our ears: our fathers have declared unto us. 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. Up, Lord, why sleepest thou . . .         Collect…

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    Septuagesima

    PropersPsalmsJ. S. Bach cantata for this Sunday Propers         Introit Circumdederunt. Psalm 18The sorrows of death came about me; the pains of hell gat hold upon me: and in my tribulation I made my prayer unto the Lord, and he regarded my supplication out of his holy temple. I will love thee, O Lord my strength: the Lord is my stony rock, my fortress, and my Saviour. 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. The sorrows of death compassed me . . .  …

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    Second Sunday after Epiphany

    PropersPsalms Propers         Introit Omnis terra. Psalm 66All the earth shall worship thee, O God, and sing of thee: they shall sing praise to thy Name, O Most Highest. O be joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name; make his praise to be glorious. 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. All the earth . . .         Collect ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear…

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    Third Sunday in Advent

    PropersPsalms Propers         Introit Gaudete. Philippians 4:4-6Rejoice ye in the Lord, and again I say, rejoice ye; let your moderation be known unto all men, the Lord is at hand: be careful for nothing, nor troubled; but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. [Psalm 85:1] Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 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. Rejoice ye in the Lord .…

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    Second Sunday in Advent

    PropersPsalms from the Daily Office Propers         Introit Populus Sion. Isaiah 30.O People of Sion, behold, the Lord is nigh at hand to redeem the nations: and in the gladness of your heart the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard. [Psalm 80] Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. 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. O People of Sion, . . .         Collect BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy…

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    Sunday next before Advent

    PropersPsalms from the Daily Office Propers         Introit Dicit Dominus. Jeremiah 29Thus saith the Lord: I know the thoughts that I think towards you, thoughts of peace, and not of affliction; ye shall call upon me, and I will hearken unto you: and will bring again your captivity from every nation. [Psalm 85] Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. 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. Thus saith the Lord . . .  …