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PETER HALLOCK (b.1924)

1              Let My Prayer   

organ:    Lauren Williams

Dirigatur oratio mea sicut incensum in conspectus tuo, elevation manuum mearum sacrificium vespertinum.

Let my prayer come up as the incense, and let the lifting up of my hands be as an evening sacrifice.

 

PSALM 141:2

“Let My Prayer Come Up” by Peter R. Hallock

Copyright © 1988 by Ionian Arts, Inc.

 

 

 

JOHN NESS BECK (1930-1987)

2              Offertory                            

With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?

Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings,

Shall I come before Him with yearling calves?

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil?

Shall I give Him my firstborn for my transgressions,

        the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He has shown you, O man, what is good.

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice

        and to love kindness,

        and to walk humbly with your God?

 

MICAH 6:6-8

“Offertory” by John Ness Beck

© Copyright 1987 by Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

Used by permission of Beckenhorst Press, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

JOHN AMNER (1579-1641)

3              Come, Let’s Rejoice                                       

Come, let’s rejoice unto our Lord, let us make joy to God our Savior. Let us approach to His presence in confession, and in psalms let us make joy to Him. Alleluia.

 

PSALM 95:1-2, paraphrased

“Come let’s rejoice” by John Amner

© Oxford University Press 1988

Licensed by CopyCat Music Licensing, LLC, obo Oxford University Press

All Rights Reserved

Timing: 1:45

 

 

 

ERNEST BLOCH (1880-1959)

4              Silent Devotion and Response 

Yihyu lerozon imrei fi,

Vehegyon libi lefonecho,

Adonoy tzuri vegoali,

Amen.

O Lord, may the words of my mouth,

and the meditations of my heart

be acceptable before Thee

Adonoy, my Rock and Redeemer.

Amen.

 

PSALM 19:14

“Silent Devotion and Response” by Ernest Bloch

Copyright © by Broude Brothers Limited

Text reproduced by arrangement with Broude Brothers Limited.

 

 

 

GILBERT M. MARTIN (b.1941)

5              O Be Joyful                                                        

Jubilate Deo;

O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands: serve the Lord with gladness,

And come before His presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the Lord He is God;

It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves;

We are His people

And the sheep of His pasture.

O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands,

Serve the Lord with gladness and come before His presence with a song,

Be ye sure that the Lord He is God;

It is He that hath made us and not we ourselves;

We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

O go your way into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise;

Be thankful to Him and speak good of His name.

For the Lord is gracious,

His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth from generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father; Glory be to the Son; Glory be to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning,

Is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.

 

PSALM 100

“O Be Joyful in the Lord” by Gilbert M. Martin

Copyright © MCMLXXVI by Carl Fischer, Inc., New York

International Copyright Secured.  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

 

 

 

F. MELIUS CHRISTIANSEN (1871-1955)

6              Beautiful Savior                                              

Fair are the meadows, fairer the woodlands,

Robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;

Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,

He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

 

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations!

Son of God and Son of Man!

Glory and honor, Praise, adoration,

Now and forevermore be Thine.

 

MÜNSTER GESANGBUCH, 1677, translated by JOSEPH A. SEISS, 1873

“Beautiful Savior” arr. by F. Melius Christiansen

© Augsburg Fortress Publishers (SESAC)

 

 

 

CHARLES DAVID WALKER (b.1938), arranged by ROBERT BREWER (b.1952)

7              King of Glory                                                    

King of glory, King of peace, I will love thee;

and that love may never cease, I will move Thee.

Thou hast granted my request, Thou hast heard me;

        Thou didst note my working breast, Thou hast spared me.

 

Wherefore with my utmost art, I will sing Thee;

        and the cream of all my heart, I will bring Thee.

Though my sins against me cried, Thou didst clear me;

and alone when they replied, Thou didst hear me.

 

Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise Thee;

        in my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise Thee.

Small it is in this poor sort to enroll Thee;

        e’en eternity’s too short to extol Thee.

 

GEORGE HERBERT (1593-1633)

King of Glory, King of Peace

Music: David Charles Walker, arr. Robert Brewer • Music © 1993 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. www.selahpub.com All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 

 

 

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958)

8              O How Amiable                                               

O how amiable are thy dwellings, Thou Lord of hosts!

My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord;

My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.

Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house,

and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young:

even Thy altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Blessed are they that dwell in Thy house: They will be always praising Thee.

The glorious majesty of the Lord our God be upon us:

prosper Thou the work of our hands upon us.

O prosper Thou our handiwork.

O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.

 

PSALM 84 and 90, paraphrased

“O how amiable” by Ralph Vaughan Williams

© Oxford University Press 1940

Licensed by CopyCat Music Licensing, LLC, obo Oxford University Press

All Rights Reserved

Timing: 3:13

 

 

 

ANTON BRUCKNER (1824-1896)

9              Locus Iste

Locus iste a Deo factus est,

inaestimabile sacramentum,

irreprehensibilis est.

This place was made by God,

A priceless mystery;

It is without reproof.

 

GRADUAL FOR THE DEDICATION OF A CHURCH; GENESIS 28:17, paraphrased

© 1999 by the Choral Public Domain Library (http://www.cpdl.org).

Edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, or recorded.

 

 

 

JOHN RUTTER (b.1945)

10           What Sweeter Music                                    

What sweeter music can we bring

Than a carol, for to sing

The birth of this our heav’nly King?

Awake the voice! Awake the string!

Dark and dull night, fly hence away,

And give the honour to this day

That sees December turn’d to May.

 

Why does the chilling winter’s morn

Smile, like a field beset with corn?

Or smell like a meadow newly shorn

Thus on the sudden?

Come and see

The cause, why things thus fragrant be:

‘Tis He is born, whose quick’ning birth

Gives life and lustre, public mirth,

To heaven and the under earth.

 

We see Him come, and know Him ours,

Who, with His sunshine and His show’rs,

Turns the patient ground to flow’rs.

The darling of the world is come,

And fit it is, we find a room

To welcome Him.

The nobler part of all the house here, is the heart,

Which we will give Him; and bequeath

This holly, and this ivy wreath,

To do Him honour; who’s our King,

And Lord of all this reveling.

 

ROBERT HERRICK (1591-1674)

“What sweeter music” by John Rutter

© Oxford University Press 1988

Licensed by CopyCat Music Licensing, LLC, obo Oxford University Press

All Rights Reserved

Timing: 4:20

 

 

 

ERIC WHITACRE (b.1970)

11           Lux Aurumque                                 

soloist:   Andrea Johnson

Light,                                                                    

Warm and heavy as pure gold                   

And the angels sing softly                           

To the new-born baby.                                

Lux,

calida gravisque pura velut aurum,

et canunt angeli molliter

modo natum.

 

EDWARD ESCH (b.1970), Latin translation by CHARLES ANTHONY SILVESTRI (b.1965)

“Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre (4:00)

Copyright © Walton Music Corporation 2001

 

 

 

ALF HOUKOM (b.1935)

12           The Rune of Hospitality                               

guitar:    Michael LeFevre

I saw a stranger yestereen;

I put food in the eating place,

        Drink in the drinking place,

        Music in the listening place;

And in the sacred names of the Triune

He blessed me and my house,

        My cattle and my dear ones.

And the lark said in her song:

        Often, often, often,

Goes the Christ in the stranger’s guise:

        Often, often, often,

Goes the Christ in the stranger’s guise.

 

from the GAELIC

“The Rune of Hospitality” by Alf Houkom (4:20)

Copyright © Walton Music Corporation 1994

 

 

 

OLA GJEILO (b.1978)

13           Sanctus: London                                              

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus

Dominus Deus Sabaoth.

Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua

Hosanna in excelsis.

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.

Hosanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy

Lord God of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

SANCTUS: London by Ola Gjeilo (5:25)

Copyright © Walton Music Corporation 2008

 

 

MOSES HOGAN (1957-2003)

14           I Got a Home in-a Dat Rock                        

soloist:   Randall Folkenberg

I got a home in-a dat Rock, don’t you see?

Between de earth an’ sky, thought I heard my Saviour cry,

You got a home in-a dat Rock, don’t you see?

 

Poor man Laz’rus, poor as I, don’t you see?

Poor man Laz’rus, poor as I, when he died he foun’ a home on high,

He had a home in-a dat Rock, don’t you see?

 

Rich man Dives, he lived so well, don’t you see?

Rich man Dives, he lived so well, when he died he foun’ a home in Hell,

He had no home in-a dat Rock, don’t you see?

 

God gave Noah de rainbow sign, don’t you see?

God gave Noah de rainbow sign, no mo’ water, but fire nex’ time,

Better get a home in-a dat Rock, don’t you see?

 

I Got A Home On That Rock

Traditional Spiritual

Arranged by Moses Hogan

Copyright © 1999 by HAL LEONARD CORPORATION

International Copyright Secured   All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

WILLIAM DAWSON (1899-1990)

15           Ain’-a That Good News!                              

I got a crown up in-a the Kingdom,

Ain’-a that good news!

I’m a-goin’ to lay down this worl’,

Goin’a shoulder up-uh my cross,

Goin’a take it home-a to my Jesus,

Ain’-a that good news, good news!

 

I got a harp up in-a the Kingdom…

 

I got a robe up in-a the Kingdom…

 

I got a Saviour up in-a the Kingdom…

 

TRADITIONAL SPIRITUAL

“Ain’-a That Good News!” written by William L. Dawson

© 1937.  Renewed.  Music Press c/o Scion Five Music LLC (SESAC), New York, NY.

All rights reserved including right of performance.

 

 

 

 

JOHN RUTTER

16           The Lord Is My Shepherd                                                            

clarinet: Ron Coleman

The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.

He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.

He shall convert my soul and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness,

for His Name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk thro’ the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;

For Thou art with me: Thy rod and Thy staff comfort me.

Thou shalt prepare a table for me against them that trouble me:

Thou hast anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full.

But Thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord, forever.

 

PSALM 23

“The Lord is my shepherd” by John Rutter

© Oxford University Press 1978

Licensed by CopyCat Music Licensing, LLC, obo Oxford University Press

All Rights Reserved

Timing: 5: 31

 

 

 

RENÉ CLAUSEN (b.1953)

17           Tonight Eternity Alone                 

soloists: Elizabeth Rice

Stephanie Haddad

Tonight eternity alone is near,

The sunset, and the darkening blue,

There is no space for fear,

Only the wonder of its truth.

 

THOMAS S. JONES, JR. (1882-1932)

“Tonight Eternity Alone” by René Clausen

Copyright © Shawnee Press, Inc.

Text reproduced by permission from Hal Leonard Corporation, obo Shawnee Press

 

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