ORDER OF MUSIC: August 21, 2016DOWNLOAD ORDER OF MUSIC
However, sometimes we cannot match up the text of the Propers to companion hymns. This week we find that limitation with our hymnbook’s index. So we take our hymns from the Old Testament lesson, Is.66, where the prophet speaks of the Lord’s coming to gather all nations. The hymntune called St. Theodulph is usually sung with “All glory, laud and honor” on Passion Sunday, but this text honoring Sts. Peter and Paul’s feast day provides us the opportunity to sing the great melody once again in the liturgical year.
The actual Introit is more reflected in our Offertory song, “Turn to me,” a Lenten reflection wherein the Lord calls us to forsake our sinful lives and join in communion with Him.
“Come to me and drink” is a wonderful Communion hymn appropriate simply for the liturgical moment.
And our Songs of Thanksgiving, “If my people would pray” and “Sacred silence” are powerful and moving odes that continue the “return to the Lord” mandate.
“We are called,” a compelling and rousing clarion song, echoes the initial invitation from the Entrance in which we are chosen to unite and carry the standard of Jesus to all in the world.
The list of music for St. Mary’s is provided for celebrants/homilists/English Music Ministry to reference for their own information and use. Singers in Schola and Ensemble can listen to the YouTube and mp3 examples as references.
BY ALL YOUR SAINTS STILL STRIVING St Theodulph
ALL THE EARTH Deiss
TURN TO ME Foley
COME TO ME AND DRINK B.Hurd
IF MY PEOPLE WOULD PRAY Owens
SACRED SILENCE Booth/Pixler
WE ARE CALLED
SPANISH MISA AT SAN TOMAS