Monday, November 8, 2021

Service Music - Proper 29 - November 21 2021

25th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Opening: H-401 - The God of Abraham praise
  • Sequence: H-380 Doxology (verse 3)
  • Offering: H-383 - Fairest Lord Jesus
  • Communion: H-324 - Let all mortal flesh keep silence
  • Closing: H-494 - Crown Him with many crowns

Words and Practice Recordings

Note the traditional 2-phrase breathing demonstrated in the recordings.  Instead of cutting the dotted half in half, we sing the note as a half note with a quarter rest. Breath breaks are after each second musical phrase or stanza, rather than after each stanza.

This is almost madrigal. A common singing technique for this type of hym is to swell (cresc) when you part is moving (eighth notes), and to slowly soften (decrsc) as your part sustains a note (half notes).

Opening: H-401 - The God of Abraham praise

Piano   PARTS    Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

1 The God of Abraham praise,
who reigns enthroned above;
Ancient of everlasting days,
and God of love;
the Lord, the great I AM,
by earth and heaven confessed:
we bow and bless the sacred Name
for ever blest.

2 He by himself hath sworn:
we on his oath depend;
we shall, on eagles-wings upborne,
to heaven ascend:
we shall behold his face,
we shall his power adore,
and sing the wonders of his grace
for evermore.

3 There dwells the Lord, our King,
the Lord, our Righteousness,
triumphant o'er the world and sin,
the Prince of Peace;
on Zion's sacred height
his kingdom he maintains,
and, glorious with his saints in light,
for ever reigns.

4 The God who reigns on high
the great archangels sing,
and “Holy, holy, holy,” cry,
“Almighty King!
Who was, and is, the same,
and evermore shall be:
eternal Father, great I AM,
we worship thee.”

5 The whole triumphant host
give thanks to God on high;
“Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost”
they ever cry;
hail, Abraham’s Lord divine!
With heaven our songs we raise;
all might and majesty are thine,
and endless praise.

Hymnal 1982 - H-S277 - Glory to God in the highest (in unison)

Recording: Organ

1. Glory to god in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.

2. Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.

3. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,

4. You take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;

5. You are seated at the right hand
of the Father:
receive our prayer.

6. For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,

7. You alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father, Amen.

Hymnal 1982 - H-380 - Doxology

Recordings: Piano    Parts     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

{Before the Gospel}

1 From all that dwell below the skies
let the Creator’s praise arise!
Let the Redeemer’s Name be sung
through every land, by every tongue!

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord,
and truth eternal is thy word:
thy praise shall sound from shore to shore
till suns shall rise and set no more.

{Last verse after the gospel}

3 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise him, all creatures here below;
praise him above, ye heavenly host:
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Offering: H-383 - Fairest Lord Jesus

1 Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son;
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.

2 Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.

3 Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling. starry host:
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast.

Hymnal 1982 - H-S120 - Lift up your hearts

Recording: Unison

Celebrant        The Lord be with you.
People               And also with you.
Celebrant        Lift up your hearts.
People               We lift them to the Lord.
Celebrant        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People                It is right to give him thanks and praise.

W-785 Santo! Santo! Santo!

Recordings: PARTS(Tutti)    Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

¡Santo, santo, santo,
mi corazón te adora!
Mi corazón te sabe decir:
santo eres, Señor.

Holy, holy, holy,
my heart, my heart adores you!
My heart is glad to say the words:
you are holy, Lord.

Hymnal 1982 - H-S258 Christ has died

Piano     Parts     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass
Chirst has died
Christ is risen
Christ will come again

LEVAS2 Hymn 264 - Our Father

Piano     Parts     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever. Amen.

H-S128 - Jesus, Lamb of God

Piano     Parts     Soprano     Alto     Tenor     Bass

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer, Redeemer of the world,
// give us your peace. //

Communion: H-324 - Let all mortal flesh keep silence


1 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
and with fear and trembling stand;
ponder nothing earthly minded,
for with blessing in his hand
Christ our God to earth descendeth,
our full homage to demand.

2 King of kings, yet born of Mary,
as of old on earth he stood,
Lord of lords, in human vesture,
in the Body and the Blood
he will give to all the faithful
his own self for heavenly food.

3 Rank on rank the host of heaven
spreads its vanguard on the way,
as the Light of Light descendeth
from the realms of endless day,
that the powers of hell may vanish
as the darkness clears away.

4 At his feet the six-winged seraph;
cherubim, with sleepless eye
veil their faces to the Presence,
as with ceaseless voice they cry,
"Alleluia, alleluia!
Alleluia, Lord Most High!"

Note: while the recording plays the descant on all 5 verses, it is only sung on the 5th verse.
Also almost madrigal. Use the same cresc and decresc guidance.

Closing: H-494 - Crown Him with many crowns

Piano     PARTS     Soprano      Alto     Tenor     Bass     Descant

1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own;
awake, my soul, and sing of him
who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Son of God
before the worlds began,
and ye, who tread where he hath trod,
crown him the Son of man;
who every grief hath known
that wrings the human breast,
and takes and bears them for his own,
that all in him may rest.

3 Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed over the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
his glories now we sing,
who died, and rose on high,
who died, eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

4 Crown him of lords the Lord,
who over all doth reign,
who once on earth, the incarnate Word,
for ransomed sinners slain,
now lives in realms of light,
where saints with angels sing
their songs before him day and night,
their God, Redeemer, King.

5 Crown him the Lord of heaven,
enthroned in worlds above;
crown him the King,to whom is given,
the wondrous name of Love.
Crown him with many crowns,
as thrones before him fall,
crown him, ye kings, with many crowns,
for he is King of all.

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