Monday, January 16, 2012

WORSHIP IV, THE FOLLOW-UP (Part the sixth)

Ascension, Pentecost
*  = new to the Worship series

529 Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise ("Llanfair") - go back to the Worship II text
530 A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing ("Lasst uns Erfreuen") - they ADDED a verse.  Coo1!
*531 Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus ("All Saints") - nice addition!
*532 Go to the World ("Sine Nomine") - weak text.  Save the tune for "For All the Saints".
535 Spirit Divine, Inspire Our Prayer ("Graefenberg") - third title in three issues.  Worship II: ATTEND Our PRAYERS.  Worship III: ACCEPT Our PRAYERS.  Worship IV: INSPIRE Our PRAYER.  I believe a verse or two was also added.
*536 O Spirit All-Embracing ("Thaxted") - not bad for a Dufner text
*537 Come Spirit Blest / Ven Creador (Krisman) - I'd rather stick with/Profiero seguir con "Come Holy Ghost" and/y "Veni Creator Spiritus", thank you very much/muchos gracias.
538 Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Taize) - Partial to the actual sequence chant
*539 Laus Tibi Sancte Spiritus ("O Filii et Filiae") - Latin refrain (commendable).  English verses - you be the judge.
*540 Holy Spirit, Come to Us (Taize) - in English, Spanish, and Latin - reminds me of this goofy round we had to sing in fifth grade, "Love, love, love, love, Christians, this is your call..."
541 Holy Spirit, Lord Divine ("Veni, Sancte Spiritus"/Webbe) - tune is a welcome edition.  Text is a translation of the "Veni Sancte" by my local colleague, Peter Scagnelli.
*545 Living Spirit, Holy Fire (True) - text by Ruth Duck, tune by Lori True.  I'll pass the buck to you, the reader.
547 Spirit of God within Me (Joncas) - The tune in Worship III is better.  The tune "St. Christopher" would work well also.

Next installment: Trinity.

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