Service music

Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019)

Our hymns in the 6:30 PM Ash Wednesday service will be:

“Forty days and forty nights”
“My faith looks up to thee”
“Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands”
“Glory be to Jesus”
“Lord, who throughout these forty days”

The links will connect you to pages that provide some historical notes about each hymn, as well as a piano rendition of each.

Our Sequence hymn throughout Lent is an Anglican chant setting of Psalm 51:1-13. You may listen to it here, and download a copy of the music.

The Offertory anthem in this service is Miserere mei, Deus (“Have mercy on me, O God”), a setting of the first verse of Psalm 51 by William Byrd. The Communion motet is Byrd’s setting of the 14th-century eucharistic hymn, Ave verum corpus.