2.29.2012

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part X - Finale)

Finally, we have "U", "V", "W", and "Y".  Sorry, no "X" or "Z" (or for our Canadian friends, "ZED").  Hey, we did pretty good!  Over 450 pieces total (counting "second tunes").

411. Ubi Caritas (Worship III, #598).  Tune: Chant, Mode VI.  Key of G.  Footnote: "For English version, see Where Charity and Love Prevail."
412. Unto Us a Boy Is Born (Worship II, #288). Tune: Puer Nobis Nascitur (Shaw). Key: D.
413. Veni, Creator Spiritus (Worship II, #289).  Tune: Chant, Mode VIII.  Tonic: F, with "low-key option" in Tonic: E-flat in the organ book.  Also, footnote: "For English version, see O Holy Spirit, By Whose Breath or Come, Holy Ghost."
414. Virgin-Born, We Bow before You (Worship III, #403).  Tune: Mon Dieu Prete-Moi Loreille.  Key of G minor.
415. Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying (Worship I, #4).  Tune: Wachet Auf.  Key of C in people's book, with "low key option" in B-flat in organ book.
416. Watchman, Tell Us of the Night (Worship II, #293).  Tune: Aberystwyth.  Key of E minor in people's book, with "low key option" in D minor in organ book.
417. We Gather Together (Worship II, #294).  Tune: Kremser.  Key of C.
418. We Give Our God Our Grateful Praise (Worship I, #313). Tune: Grateful Praise. Key: C.
419. We Know That Christ Is Raised and Dies No More (Worship III, #721).  Tune: Engelberg.  Key of F.
420. We Long to Learn to Praise (Worship II, #295).  Tune: Styer.  Key of B-flat.
421. We Praise Thee, O God (Worship II, #296).  Tune: Kremser.  Key of C.
422. We Praise You, Father, For Your Gifts (Text in Worship II, #297, Tune in Worship III, #20).  Tune: Te Lucis Ante Terminum.  Tonic: E.
423. We Praise You, Lord, for Jesus Christ (Worship IV, #918).  Tune: Beatitudo. Key of G. (Worship IV uses New Britain.  One Amazing Grace is enough.)
424. We Thank Thee, Jesus, Dearest Friend (Worship II, #298).  Tune: Erscheinen Est.  Key of D minor.
425. We Thank You, God (Worship II, #299). Tune: Emery. Key of F.
426. We Three Kings of Orient Are (Worship II, #300). Tune: Kings of Orient. Key: E minor.
427. We Walk by Faith (Worship III, #572).  Tune: Dunlap's Creek.  Key of D.
428. Weary of All Trumpeting (Worship II, #301).  Tune: Distler.  Key of D minor.
429. Were You There (Worship III, #436).  Tune: Spiritual.  Key of E-flat.
430. What Child Is This (Worship I, #16).  Tune: Greensleeves.  Key of E minor.
431. What Does the Lord Require (Worship II, #304). Tune: Sharpthorne. Key of D minor.
432. What Star Is This with Beams So Bright (Worship II, #305). Tune: Puer Nobis. Key: D.
433. What Wondrous Love Is This (Worship II, #306).  Tune: Wondrous Love. Tonic: D.
434. When God the Spirit Came (Worship III, #481). Tune: Vineyard Haven. Key of C minor.
435. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Worship III, #433). Tune: Rockingham. Key of D.
436. When in Our Music God Is Glorified (Worship III, #549). Tune: Engelberg. Key of F.
437. When Jesus Came to Jordan (Worship IV, #456).  Tune: Merle's Tune. Key of G.
438. When Jesus Left His Father's Throne (Worship II, #308). Tune: Kingsfold. (Ah! Only three Kingsfold's here, not seven!)  Key: E minor.
439. When John Baptized by Jordan's River (Worship III, #412).  Tune: Rendez a Dieu.  Key of G.
440. When Love Is Found (Worship III, #745).  Tune: O Waly Waly.  Key of G.
441. When Morning Gilds the Skies (Worship III, #675).  Restore text from Hymnal 1940.  Tune: Laudes Domini.  Key of B-flat.
442. When the King Shall Come Again (Worship III, #355).  Tune: Ave Vero Virginum. Key of F.
443. Where Charity and Love Prevail (Worship IV, #700).  Tune: Christian Love (by French organ composer Dom Paul Benoit).  Key of E minor.
444. Where Temple Offerings Are Made (Worship III, #622). Tune: Twenty-Fourth. Key: G.
445. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night (Worship II, #309).  Tune: Winchester Old.  Key of F.
446. Who Are These at Earnest Knock (Worship II, #310). Tune: Dies Est Laetitiae. Key: F.
447. Who Are These like Stars Appearing (Worship IV, #888). Tune: All Saints (aka Zeuch Mich, Zeuch Mich).  Key of B-flat.
448. Who Can Measure Heaven and Earth (Worship III, #509).  Tune: Lucerna Laudoniae.  Key of G.
449. With Jesus for Hero (Worship II, #311).  Tune: Sioban Ni Laoghaire. Key of C minor.
450. Word of God, Come Down on Earth (Worship III, #513).  Tune: Liebster Jesu.  Key of G.
451. Ye Sons and Daughters (Worship II, #312). With the Latin O Filii et Filiae.  Tune: Chant, Mode II.  Key of G minor in the people's book, with "low key option" in F minor in the organ book.
452. Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Worship II, #313). Tune: Lasst Uns Erfreuen. Key: D.
453. Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus (First tune) (Worship IV, #904).  Worship IV has ALL Who PUT THEIR Faith IN Jesus.  Title sequenced here is from Hymnal 1982.  Tune: Den Des Vaters sinn Geboren. Key of D.
454. Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus (Second tune) (see note on text at #453).  Tune: Julion. Key of F.
455. Yes, I Shall Arise (Worship IV, #964).  Tune by Lucien Deiss.  Key of F.
456. You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd (Worship IV, #626).  Tune: Mannheim, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Picardy; see Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence".  Key of E.
457. You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Worship III, #736).  Tune: Bicentennial.  Key of D-flat.
458. You Walk along Our Shoreline (Worship IV, #766).  Tune: Munich. (Worship IV uses Aurelia).  Key of E-flat in people's book, with "low key option" in D in the organ book.
459. Your Hands, O Lord, in Days of Old (Worship III, #750).  Tune: Mozart. Key of F.
460. Your Love, O God, Has All the World Created (Worship III, #638).  Tune: Northbrook. Key of D.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks!
Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part IX)

In this installment, lots of "T"s (at least half of them "The").

349. Take Up Thy Cross (First tune) (text reference Worship III, #634).  Restore text from the 1976 We Celebrate.  Tune: Breslau (the 6/4 version).  Key of G.
350. Take Up Thy Cross (Second tune) (Worship III, #634).  See note at #348.  Tune: O Jesu, Mi Dulcissime.  Key of D minor.
351. Tantum Ergo (Worship II, #258).  With English Down in Adoration Falling.  Tune: St. Thomas (Webbe), with footnote: "Alternate tune: see Pange Lingua".  Key of C.
352. Tell Out My Soul the Greatness of the Lord (Worship III, #534).  Tune: Woodlands. Key of D.
353. Thanks Be to God (Worship III, #526).  Text reflected to satisfy Vatican directive to remove the name "YHWH", which is rendered "Yahweh".  Tune: Danket dem Herren.  Tonic: G.
354. Thanks to God, Whose Word Was Spoken (Worship III, #514) Tune: Wylde Green.  Key of F.
355. That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright (Worship II, #260) Tune: Puer Nobis.  Key of D.
356. The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (Worship III, #675).  Tune: Gabriel's Message.  Key of G minor.
357. The Church of Christ in Every Age (Worship III, #626).  Tune: Dunedin. Key of F.
358. The Church's One Foundation (Worship II, #262).  Also add missing verse Though with a scornful wonder...  Tune: Aurelia.  Key of D.
359. The Day of Resurrection (Worship I, #51).  Tune: Ellacombe. Key of A.
360. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (First tune) (text: Worship II, #263; tune: Worship III, #678).  Tune: St. Clement.  Key of G.
361. The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended (Second tune) (Worship II, #263).  Tune: Commandments.  Key of F.
362. The First Nowell (Worship III, #408).  Tune: English carol.  Key of D.
363. The Glory of These Forty Days (Worship II, #264). Tune: Erhalt Uns, Herr (some hymnals still title it Spires). Key: E minor.
364. The God of Abraham Praise (Worship I, #59). Tune: Leoni. Key of E minor with footnote: "For higher key, see God Is My Great Desire".
365. The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (Worship II, #265).  Tune: Eisenach.  Key of D.
366. The Great Forerunner of the Morn (Worship III, #698).  Tune: Winchester New.  Key of B-flat, with footnote: "For lower key, see On Jordan's Bank low key option".
367. The Head that Once Was Crowned with Thorns (Worship II, #266). Tune: St. Magnus.  Key of G.
368. The King of Love My Shepherd Is (Worship II, #268).  Tune: St. Columba. Key of D, with footnote: "For higher key, see O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God."
369. The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (First tune) (hybrid of Worship II, #269 and Worship III, #373).  Tune: St. Stephen. Key of G.
370. The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns (Second tune) (hybrid of Worship II, #269 and Worship III, #373).  Tune: Morning Song. Key of F minor.
371. The Kingdom of God (Worship III, #615).  Tune: Laudate Dominum.  Key of B-flat, with footnote: "For lower key, see O Praise Ye The Lord, low key option".
372. The Living God My Shepherd Is (Worship II, #270). Tune: Brother James' Air. Key: D.
373. The Master Came to Bring Good News (Worship III, #752).  Tune: Ich Glaub An Gott.  Key of F.
374. The Moon with Borrowed Light (Worship IV, #877). Tune: Terra Beata.  Key of D.
375. The Royal Banners Forward Go (Worship III, #435).  Add Latin Vexilla Regis Prodeunt.  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Key of E minor.
376. The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve (Worship IV, #787) Tune: Azmon. Key of G.
377. The Star-Spangled Banner (Worship II, #213).  Love it or hate it, it is our national anthem.  And the middle verses do mention God ("Let this be our motto, in God is our trust.").  Tune: National Anthem.  Key of A-flat.
378. The Stars Declare His Glory (Worship III, #506).  Tune: Aldine. Key of E-flat.
379. The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done (Worship II, #273).  Tune: Victory, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Gelobt Sei Gott; see Christ Is the King".
380. The Voice of God Goes Out to All the World (Worship III, #358).  Tune: Toulon (basically Old Hundred Twenty-Fourth minus the middle line).  Key of F.
381. The Works of the Lord (Worship III, #504). Tune: Kremser. Key of C.
382. There Is a Balm in Gilead (Worship II, #274). Tune: Spiritual.  Key of F.
383. There's a Spirit In the Air (Worship III, #531) Tune: Lauds. Key of F.
384. There's a Wideness In God's Mercy (Worship II, #275). Tune: In Babilone.  Key of G.
385. Thirsting for the Living Fountain (Worship I, #138). Tune by Virginia B. Pados. Key: G.
386. This Day God Gives Me (Worship III, #673).  Restore verse 2: "This day God sends me, strength as my steersman..."  Tune: Bunessan.  Key of C.
387. This Is My Commandment (Worship III, #603).  Tune by Erik Routley.  Key of D.
388. This Is My Song (Worship IV, #997).  Tune: Finlandia.  Key of E-flat with footnote: "For higher key, see Be Still, My Soul."
389. This Is the Day When Light Was First Created (Worship II, #276).  Tune: Northbrook. Key of D.
390. This Is the Feast Day of the Lord's True Witness (Worship III, #717).  Tune: Iste Confessor.  Key of D minor.
391. This Is the Feast of Victory (Worship III, #458).  Tune: Festival Canticle. Key of D.
392. This Is the Spirit's Entry Now (Worship III, #722).  Tune: Perry.  Key of E.
393. This Joyful Eastertide (Worship III, #449).  Tune: Vreuchten.  Key of E-flat.
394. This World, My God, Is Held within Your Hand (Worship III, #582).  Tune: Sursum Corda.  Key of D.
395. Those Who Love and Those Who Labor (Worship II, #277).  Tune: Dohmnach Trionoide.  Key of F minor.
396. Thou Art the Way (First tune) (Worship II, #278). Tune: Dundee.  Key of E-flat with footnote: "For lower key, see Maker of All, to You We Give".
397. Thou Art the Way (Second tune) (text in Worship II, #278). Tune: Consolation (appears in 1979 We Celebrate).  Key of G.
398. Thou Whose Almighty Word (Worship II, #279).  Tune: Italian Hymn.  Key of F.
399. Thy Strong Word Didst Cleave the Darkness (Worship III, #511).  Tune: Ebenezer. Key of F minor.
400. 'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here (Worship II, #280).  Tune: Swabia.  Key of D.
401. To Christ, the Prince of Peace (1st tune) (Worship III, #577). Tune: Narenza (the tune in Worship III; Worship IV uses Festal Song). Key: A-flat.
402. To Christ, the Prince of Peace (2nd tune) (same text). Tune: Potsdam.  Key of D.
403. To God with Gladness Sing (Worship III, #2).  Tune: Camano, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Darwall's 148th; see Rejoice, the Lord Is King".
404. To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King (Worship II, #282).  Tune: Ich Glaub An Gott. Key of F.
405. To Jordan Jesus Humbly Came (Worship IV, #457).  Tune: Winchester New.  Key of B-flat, with footnote: "For lower key, see On Jordan's Bank, low key option."
406. To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love (Worship II, #283).  Tune: Bishops. Key of F.
407. Tomorrow Christ Is Coming (Worship II, #285).  Tune: King's Lynn.  Key of D minor.
408. Turn Back, O Man, Foreswear Thy Foolish Ways (Worship II, #286).  Tune: Old Hundred Twenty-Fourth (often titled Geneva 124).  Key of F.
409. 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Worship III, #380).  Tune: Une Jeune Pucelle. Key of G minor.
410. Two Noble Saints (Worship III, #699). Tune: De Eersten Zun de Laatsten. Key: G minor.

Peace,
BMP

2.28.2012

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part VIII)

This installment will see the "P", "R", and "S" sections.  There are no "Q"s.

306. Pange Lingua Gloriosi (Worship II, #225) with English Sing, My Tongue, the Savior's Glory.  Tune: Chant, Mode III.  Tonic: D.
307. Parce, Domine (antiphon at Worship II, #226), with Latin verses of Psalm 50 (51) to Tonus Peregrinus.  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Key of E minor.
308. Peace with the Father (Worship III, #660).  Tune: Song 46.  Key of F.
309. People, Look East (Worship III, #359).  Tune: Besancon Carol.  Key of D.
310. Praise and Thanksgiving, Father, We Offer (Worship III, #682).  Tune: Bunessan (accompaniment by David Evans). Key of C.
311. Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Worship II, #228, plus added verse from Worship III, #530).  Tune: Lauda Anima (arrangement from Worship III).  Key of D.
312. Praise the Lord, His Glories Show (Worship II, #18)  Appears as Alleluia, Alleluia, Praise the Lord, His Glories Show, with the tune Alleluia Song.  Tune here: Llanfair.  Key of F.
313. Praise the Lord of Heaven (Worship III, #551)  Tune: Une Vaine Crainte.  Key of A.
314. Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens, Adore Him (Worship I, #87).  Tune: Austria, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Hyfrydol; see Alleluia! Sing to Jesus".  Key of E-flat.
315. Praise the Spirit in Creation (Worship III, #477).  Tune: Julion.  Key of F.
316. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Worship II, #231).  Tune: Lobe den Herren. Key of F.
317. Praise We the Lord this Day (Worship II, #232).  Tune: Swabia.  Key of D.
318. Puer Natus in Bethlehem (a combination of Worship II, #233, and Worship IV, #432).  With English translations from both hymnals.  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Key of E minor.
319. Regina Caeli (Worship III, #433) with English O Queen of Heaven.  Tune: Chant, Mode VI.  Key of F.
320. Rejoice, Angelic Choirs, Rejoice (Worship III, #455).  Tune: Mit Freuden Zart.  Key of D with footnote: "For lower key, see O Holy Lord, by All Adored".
321. Rejoice, the Lord is King (Worship II, #235).  Tune: Darwall's 148th.  Key of C.
322. Rest in Peace, Earth's Journey Ended (Worship IV, #989).  Tune: Moehr.  Key of E-flat.
323. Saint Joseph, God Has Chosen You (Worship II, #239).  Tune: London New. Key of D.
324. Saint Joseph, Mary's Faithful Spouse (Worship IV, #873).  Tune: St. Botolph with footnote: "Alternate tune: Tallis' Ordinal; see O Holy Spirit, Come to Us".  Key of E-flat in people's book, with "low key option" in D in the organ book.
325. Salve Regina (Worship II, #240).  Tune: Chant, Mode V.  Key of C.
326. Savior of the Nations, Come (Worship II, #241).  Tune: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland. Key of G minor.
327. See, amid the Winter's Snow (Worship III, #375).  Tune: Humility. Key of G.
328. Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless (Worship II, #242). Tune: St. Agnes. Key of G.
329. Shepherds Left Their Flocks A-Straying (Worship II, #243).  Tune: Quem Pastores. Key of F.
330. Shout for Joy, Loud and Long (Worship III, #540). Tune: Personet Hodie. Tonic: E.
331. Silence, Frenzied Unclean Spirit (Worship IV, #666).  Tune: Dohmnach Trionoide with footnote: "Alternate tune: Ebenezer; see Thy Strong Word Didst Cleave the Darkness".  Key of F minor.
332. Silent Night (Worship II, #242), with original German Stille Nacht.  Tune: Stille Nacht.  Key of B-flat.
333. Since Our Great High Priest Christ Jesus (Worship IV, #531). Tune: All Saints (titled in some hymnals as Zeuch Mich, Zeuch Mich). Key: B-flat.
334. Sing a New Song to the Lord (Worship II, #245).  Tune: Cantate Domino (lately titled as Onslow Square).  Key of G.
335. Sing Alleluia, Praise the Lord (Worship II, #246).  Tune: Lobt Gott in Seinem Heiligtum.  Key of E minor.
336. Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle (Worship II, #247).  Tune: Fortunatus New.  Key of D minor.
337. Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly (Worship II, #248).  Tune: Pleading Savior.  Key of F.
338. Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above (Worship II, #249).  Tune: Mit Freuden Zart.  Key of D with footnote: "For lower key, see O Holy Lord, by All Adored".
339. Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song (Worship II, #250).  Tune: Gonfalon Royal. Key of G.
340. Sing We Now of Christmas (Worship IV, #422).  Tune: Noel Nouvelet.  Key of F minor, with footnote: "For lower key, see Now the Green Blade Riseth".
341. Sing We of the Blessed Mother (Worship III, #714). Tune: Omni Die Dic Mariae. Key: F.
342. Sing with All the Sons of Glory (Worship II, #252).  Tune: Hymn to Joy. Key of G.
343. Son of God, Eternal Savior (Worship II, #254).  Tune: Lord, Revive Us, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Pleading Savior; see Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly".  Key of F.
344. Songs of Thankfulness and Praise (Worship II, #255).  Tune: Salzburg. Key of D.
345. Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers (Worship II, #257).  Tune: Graefenberg, with footnote: "Alternate tune: St. Agnes; see "Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless".  Key of F.
346. Spirit of God within Me (Worship III, #480).  Tune: Escambia. Key of C.
347. Stainless the Maiden (Worship IV, #900). Add missing verse from We Celebrate.  Tune: Serdeczna Matko.  Key of D.
348. Surely It Is God Who Saves Me (Worship III, #584).  Tune: Raquel.  Key of A-flat.

More tomorrow!
Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part VII)

In this installment, "O".  There are lots of 'em!  Almost enough to make a bowl of Cheerios!

Don't forget the disclaimers!  Only hymns that appeared in at least one of the four Worship edition.  We may change a few tunes, but the texts are all from a Worship hymnal of some species.

So: here we go!

255. O Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit (Worship IV, #738) Tune: Kontakion. Key of F.
256. O Breathe on Me, O Breath of God (Worship III, #728)  Tune: St. Columba.  Key of E-flat, with footnote: "For lower key, see The King of Love my Shepherd Is".
257. O Christ the Healer We Have Come (Worship III, #747)  Tune: Erhalt Uns, Herr. Key of E minor.
258. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Worship II, #193 for English verses, Worship III, #392 for the FOUR Latin Adeste Fideles verses).  Tune: Adeste Fideles.  Key of G.
259. O Come, Divine Messiah (Worship II, #194).  Add third verse from the St. Michael Hymnal.  Tune: Venez, Divin Messie.  Key of G.
260. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Worship II, #195).  Add Latin Veni, Veni, Emmanuel.  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Key of E minor.
261. O Day of Peace (Worship III, #654)  Tune: Jerusalem.  Key of D.
262. O Father, All-Creating (Worship III, #744).  Tune: Aurelia.  Key of D.
263. O Food of Exiles Lowly (First tune) (Worship IV, #557), yes, with the Latin O Esca Viatorum.  Tune: Innsbruck (known in some hymnals as First Friday).  Key of F.
264. O Food of Exiles Lowly (Second tune) Same notes as #261.  Tune by Johann Michael Haydn.  Key of C.
265. O For a Heart to Praise My God (Worship II, #196).  Tune: Caithness (Worship II uses a tune by Malcolm Williamson).  Key of D.
266. O Gladsome Light, O Grace (Worship II, #197).  Tune: Nunc Dimittis.  Key of F.
267. O God, beyond All Praising (Worship IV, #627).  Tune: Thaxted. Key of B-flat.
268. O God, by Whose Almighty Plan (Worship II, #198).  Tune: Vater Unser. Tonic: C.
269. O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth (Worship II, #199). Tune: Wittenburg New. Tonic: F (has an E-flat signature).
270. O God of Every Nation (Worship II, #200).  Tune: Langloffan (Worship II and III uses Pike by Calvin Hampton; Worship IV uses Passion Chorale).  Key of G minor.
271. O God of Love, O King of Peace (First tune) (Worship II, #201).  Tune: Wilderness (the tune in Worship II).  Key of E minor.
272. O God of Love, O King of Peace (Second tune) (same text).  Quebec (the tune in We Celebrate).  Key of F.
273. O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Worship II, #203).  Tune: St. Anne.  Key of B-flat with footnote: "For higher key, see Behold Our Good and Great High Priest"
274. O God, You Search Me and You Know Me (Worship IV, #580) Tune by Bernadette Farrell (the only tune of hers that made the cut).  Key of D.
275. O Holy City, Seen of John (Worship II, #204).  Tune: Morning Song.  Key of F minor.
276. O Holy Lord, by All Adored (Worship I, #76).  Tune: Mit Freuden Zart.  Key of C with footnote: "For higher key, see Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above".
277. O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath (Worship II, #205). Tune: Veni, Creator Spiritus (arranged by Harry Wojick).  Tonic: D.  Footnote: "For Latin, see Veni, Creator Spiritus".
278. O Holy Spirit, Come to Us (Worship I, #65).  Tune: Tallis' Ordinal.  Key of D.
279. O Jesus Christ, May Grateful Hymns Be Rising (Worship III, #646).  Tune: Charterhouse.  Key of F.
280. O King of Might and Splendor (Worship II, #206).  Tune by A. Gregory Murray.  Key of A minor.
281. O Little Town of Bethlehem (First tune) (Worship II, #207). Tune: St. Louis. Key of F.
282. O Little Town of Bethlehem (Second tune) (same text). Tune: Forest Green. Key of F.
283. O Lord, You Died that All Might Live (Worship III, #740).  Tune: Melita. Key of C.
284. O Most Holy, One and Only (Worship II, #208).  Tune: Hungarian Mass Song.  Key of G.
285. O Perfect Love (Worship I, #152).  Tune: Sandringham.  Key of D.
286. O Praise Ye the Lord (Worship II, #210).  Tune: Laudate Dominum. Key of B-flat in people's book, with low-key option in A-flat in organ book.
287. O Radiant Christ, Incarnate Word (Worship IV, #589).  Tune: Wareham. Key of A.
288. O Radiant Light, O Sun Divine (Worship III, #12). (Text from Evening Prayer) Tune: Jesu, Dulcis Memoria. Key of A minor.
289. O Sacred Head Surrounded (Worship II, #211).  Tune: Passion Chorale.  Key of C.
290. O Salutaris Hostia (First Tune) (Worship II, #212).  With English O Saving Victim, Opening Wide.  Tune: Duguet. Key of E-flat.
291. O Salutaris Hostia (Second Tune) (same texts).  Tune: Werner. Key of G.
292. O Sanctissima (Worship IV, #903) with English O Most Holy One.  Tune: O Du Fröliche (a slight alteration of the tune Sicilian Marieners).  Key of D in the people's book, with "low key option" in C in the organ book.
293. O Sun of Justice (Worship III, #424).  Tune: Jesu, Dulcis Memoria.  Key of A minor.
294. O That I Had a Thousand Voices (Worship III, #526) - Be sure to restore any thee's/thou's that might be missing.  Tune: Metzner.  Key of E-flat.
295. O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair (First tune) (Worship II, #215). Tune: Agincourt.  Key of C minor.
296. O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair (Second tune) (same text). Tune: Wareham.  Key of A.
297. Of the Father's Love Begotten (Worship II, #216). Tune: Divinum Mysterium. Key of E-flat. (If I put it in D, you have an extremely low A towards the end.)
298. On Jordan's Bank (Worship II, #218).  Tune: Winchester New.  Key of B-flat in the people's book, with "low key option" in A-flat in the organ book.
299. On this Day, the First of Days (Worship II, #219).  Tune: Gott Sei Dank.  Key of C.
300. Once in Royal David's City (Worship II, #220).  Tune: Irby.  Key of F.
301. Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal (Worship II, #221).  Tune: Iste Confessor.  Key of D minor.
302. Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty (Worship II, #222).  Tune: Unser Herrsher (titled as Neander in some hymnals).  Key of B-flat.
303. Our Father, by Whose Name (Worship II, #223).  Tune: Rhosymedre.  Key of G.
304. Our Father, We Have Wandered (Worship III, #755).  Tune: Passion Chorale.  Key of C.
305. Over the Chaos of the Empty Waters (Worship III, #483) Tune: Bickford with footnote: Alternate tune: Iste Confessor; see Only-Begotten, Word of God Eternal.  Key of D.

There.  The "O"s are done!
Peace,
BMP

2.27.2012

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part VI)

This installment will be brought to you by the letters "L", "M", and "N", and by the number "x".

201. Laudate Dominum (Worship II, #156).  Music: Psalm Tone 6F.  Key of F.
202. Let All Creation Bless the Lord (Worship IV, #579). Tune: Lobt Gott den Herren (Who remembers Into Our Hearts, O Spirit Come from the old People's Mass Book?). Key of F.
203. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Worship II, #157) Tune: Picardy.  Key of D minor.
204. Let All on Earth Their Voices Raise (resounding...) (Worship IV, #905).  Tune: Somenis Haec Festivitas (see Vatican II Hymnal, page 302) (Worship III uses Eisenach, Worship IV uses Truro).  Key of D.
205. Let All on Earth Their Voices Raise (to sing...) (Worship II, #158).  Replace "Jehovah's" with "Redeemer's" in verse 1.  Tune: Old Hundred Thirteenth. Key of D.
206. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (First Tune) (Worship I, #85).  Tune: All the World (Robert McCutchan).  Key of D.
207. Let All the World in Every Corner Sing (Second Tune) (Worship II, #159).  Tune: MacDougall (Calvin Hampton).  Key of E-flat.
208. Let All Things Now Living (Worship III, #559) Restore text from old We Celebrate (1976, 1979).  Tune: Ash Grove.  Key of G in people's book, with "low key option" in F in the organ book.
209. Let All Together Praise Our God (Worship II, #160). Tune: Lobt Gott, Ihr Christen. Key of E.
210. Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing (Worship III, #741). Tune: Dundee. Key of D with footnote: "for higher key, see Maker of All, to You We Give".
211. Let There Be Light, Lord God of Hosts (Worship II, #160).  Tune: Pentecost. Key of G.
212. Lift High the Cross (Worship III, #704). Tune: Crucifer. Key of C.
213. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates (Worship II, #163). Tune: Truro.  Key of C.
214. Lo! How a Rose E'er Blooming (Worship II, #164, plus third verse from Worship III, #374).  Tune: Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen.  Key of F.
215. Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious (First tune) (Worship III, #468) Appears in Worship III as Look, O LOOK, the Sight is Glorious.  Tune: Bryn Calfaria.  Key of G minor.
216. Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious (Second tune) See notes in #213 about title change.  Tune: Coronae (appears in Hymnal 1940).  Key of F.
217. Lord, Bid Your Servant Go in Peace (Worship III, #691). Tune: Morning Song (called Consolation in the early We Celebrate issues). Key: F min.
218. Lord Christ, the Father's Mighty Son (Worship II, #165). Tune: Hampton Poyle. Key: F.
219. Lord, Here Is One to Be Baptized (Worship II, #166). Tune: Font. Key of C.
220. Lord Jesus, Think on Me (Worship II, #167). Tune: Southwell. Key of E minor.
221. Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (Worship IV, #755).  Tune: Cor Dulcis, Cor Amabile (appears in Pius X Hymnal and The New St. Basil Hymnal; Worship IV uses O Waly Waly).  Key of D.
222. Lord, May Their Lives (Worship II, #168).  Tune by J. Robert Carroll.  Key of B-flat.
223. Lord of All Hopefulness (Worship II, #169). Tune: Slane.  Key of E-flat.
224. Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace (Worship II, #170). Tune: Beatus Vir. Key of D.
225. Lord of the Living (Worship III, #739).  Tune: Integer Vitae (appears in Pilgrim Hymnal), with footnote: "Alternate tune: Christe Sanctorum, see Father, We Praise Thee".  Key of A-flat.
226. Lord, Who at Thy First Eucharist Didst Pray (Worship IV, #954).  Appears in Worship IV as Lord, Who at YOUR First Eucharist DID Pray.  We'll restore the more prayerful/less conversational language here.  Tune: Unde et Memores.  Key of D.
227. Lord, Who throughout these Forty Days (Worship II, #171). Tune: St. Flavian.  Key: F.
228. Lord, Whose Love in Humble Service (Worship III, #630).  Tune: Beach Spring, with footnote: "Alternate tune: In Babilone, see There's a Wideness in God's Mercy".  Key of F.
229. Lord, You Give the Great Commission (Worship III, #470).  Tune: Abbot's Leigh, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Austria, see Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken".  Key of C.
230. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (First Tune) (Worship II, #172) Tune: Hyfrydol (the tune in Worship II). Key of F.
231. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Second Tune) (same text) Tune: Beecher (appears in Hymnal 1940).  Key of A.
232. Love Is His Word (Worship III, #599).  Tune by Calvin Hampton from We Celebrate (Worship III uses Julinorma).  Key of E-flat.
233. Magnificat (First Tune) (Worship II, #173) Tune: Psalm Tone 6F.  Key of F.
234. Magnificat (Second Tune) (same text) Tune: Psalm Tone 8G, with alternate set by Ciro Grassi (see Pius X Hymnal).  Tonic: F.
235. Maker of All, to You We Give (Worship II, #174).  Tune: Dundee.  Key of D with footnote: "For higher key, see Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing".
236. Many and Great, O God, Are Your Works (Worship III, #503). Tune: Lacquiparle. Key of C minor.
237. Mary, How Lovely the Light of Your Glory (Worship II, #175). Tune: Chance. Key of F.
238. May the Grace of Christ Our Savior (Worship II, #176). Tune: Evening Prayer (appears in 1979 We Celebrate), with footnote: "Alternate tune: Stuttgart; see God, My King, Thy Might Confessing".  Key of F.
239. 'Mid Canyons Deep of Brick and Stone (Worship II, #177). Tune: Halifax.  Key of F minor, with "low key option" in E minor in the organ book.
240. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (Worship II, #178).  Tune: Battle Hymn of the Republic. Key of B-flat.
241. Morning Glory, Starlit Sky (Worship III, #587). Tune: Bingham.  Key of A-flat.
242. Morning Has Broken (Worship II, #179).  Here's a hymn that made its way into hymnals long before Cat Stevens (er, Yusuf Islam) made a big hit out of it.  With the right accompaniment, the hymn is fine.  Tune: Bunessan (with the David Evans accompaniment).  Key of C.
243. Most High Omnipotent, Good Lord (Worship II, #180).  Tune: Lukkason. Key of A.
244. My Country, 'Tis of Thee (Worship II, #181).  Tune: America.  Key of F.
245. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Worship III, #606).  "Jehovah" was removed in verse 1, pursuant to Vatican directives.  Tune: Resignation.  Key of B-flat.
246. My Song Is Love Unknown (Worship III, #439).  Tune: Love Unknown. Key of E-flat.
247. New Songs of Celebration Render (Worship III, #533). Tune: Rendez a Dieu. Key of G.
248. Not for Tongues of Heavens Angels (Worship III, #589). Tune: Bridegroom. Key of F.
249. Now Join We to Praise the Creator (Worship II, #187).  Tune: Harvest. Key of F.
250. Now Let Us from this Table Rise (Worship III, #625).  Tune: Deus Tuorum Militum.  Key of C in the people's book, with "low key option" in B-flat in the organ book.
251. Now Let Your Servant Go in Peace (Worship IV, #872).  Tune: Canonbury (Worship IV uses Conditor Alme Siderum, which is a fine chant, but one which I'd rather save for Advent.  Key of G.
252. Now on Sea and Land Descending (Worship II, #188). Tune: Vesper Hymn.  Key of D.
253. Now Thank We All Our God (Worship II, #189).  Tune: Nun Danket.  Key of E-flat.
254. Now the Green Blade Riseth (Worship III, #453). Appears in hymnal as Now the Green Blade RISES. Tune: Noel Nouvelet. Key of E minor with footnote: "For higher key, see Sing We Now of Christmas".

I'll be back tomorrow with the big bad "O" section.
Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part V)

This time around: "I", "J", and the one "K".

All previous reminders remain in place.

164. I Bind unto Myself Today (Worship II, #127) Tunes: St. Patrick's Breastplate (Key of G minor) and Deirdre (Key of G major).  Deirdre appears as one pair of verses that precedes the last verse of St. Patrick's Breastplate.  It is not included in Worship II, but does appear in Hymnals 1940 and 1982.
165. I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord (First tune) (Worship IV, #926). Tune: Dove of Peace.  Key of F.
166. I Come with Joy to Meet My Lord (Second tune) (same text as #163).  Tune: Freuen wir uns all in ein (appears in Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles).  Key of D minor.
167. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (Worship II, #130). Tune: Kingsfold. Key of E minor.
168. I Know that My Redeemer Lives (Worship II, #131).  Tune: Duke Street. Key of D.
169. I Sing as I Arise Today (Worship III, #671).  Tune: King. Key of D-flat.
170. I Sing the Mighty Power of God (Worship II, #131).  Tune: Mozart. Key of F.
171. I Sought the Lord (1st tune) (Worship III, #593).  Tune: Faith. Key of D minor.
172. I Sought the Lord (2nd tune) (same text). Tune: Artavia (appears in Hymnal 1940).  Key of A-flat.
173. Immaculate Mary (Thy praises we sing) (Worship I, #163).  Tune: Lourdes Hymn. Key of G.
174. Immaculate Mary (We praise God in you) (Worship II, #134).  Same tune and key.
175. Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (Worship II, #135). Tune: St. Denio. Key of G.
176. In Adam We Have All Been One (Worship II, #136). Tune: The Saint's Delight (Early American). Key: F min.
177. In Christ There Is No East or West (Worship II, #137).  Tune: McKee with footnote: "Alternate tune: St. Peter, see How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds".  Key of C, with "low key option in B-flat in the organ book.
178. In Heavenly Love Abiding (Worship II, #138). Tune: Nyland. Key of E-flat.
179. In Thee Is Gladness (Worship II, #139).  Tune: In Der Ist Freude.  Key of F.
180. In Thy Pentecostal Splendor (Worship II, #140). Tune: Cross of Jesus.  Key of F.
181. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Worship II, #141).  Tune: W Zlobie Lezy.  Key of G.
182. It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Worship II, #142).  Tune: Carol.  Key of B-flat.
183. Jerusalem, My Happy Home (Worship II, #143). Tune: Land of Rest.  Key of F.
184. Jesu, Dulcis Memoria (Worship II, #144).  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Key of A minor.
185. Jesus Christ Is Risen Today (Worship II, #145).  Tune: Easter Hymn.  Key of C, with "low key option in B-flat in the organ book.
186. Jesus, Lead the Way (Worship II, #146). Tune: Rochelle. Key of G.
187. Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All (Worship III, #488). Tune: Sweet Sacrament. Key: D.
188. Jesus Shall Reign Wheree'er the Sun (Worship II, #147). Tune: Duke Street. Key of D.
189. Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls (Worship II, #148). Tune: Good Shepherd (Alexander Peloquin). Key of D.
190. Jesus, Tempted in the Desert (Worship IV, #459). Tune: Ebenezer (also known as Ton-y-Botel).  Key of F minor.
191. Jesus, Thou Divine Companion (Worship IV, #800).  Printed in Worship IV as Jesus, OUR Divine Companion.  Here we'll restore the original, as in Hymnal 1940.  Tune: Pleading Savior.  Key of F.
192. Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (1st tune) (text in Worship II, #149).  Tune: Wareham.  Key of A.
193. Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts (2nd tune) (same text).  Tune: Song 5. Key of E minor.
194. Jesus, Who Transcends the Ages (Worship II, #151).  Tune: Franklin Square. Key of F.
195. Joseph, Be Our Guide and Pattern (Worship III, #693). Tune: Oriel. Key of G.
196. Joy and Triumph Everlasting (Worship II, #152).  Tune: Bourgeois. Key of F.
197. Joy to the World (Worship II, #153).  Tune: Antioch. Key of D.
198. Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Worship II, #154).  Tune: Hymn to Joy. Key of G.
199. Judge Eternal, Throned in Splendor (Worship II, #155). Tune: St. Leonard. Key of F.
200. Keep in Mind (Worship IV, #651). Tune by Lucien Deiss.  Key of C.

Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part IV)

This round, the "G" and "H" sections.  See previous posts for reminders, disclaimers, foot notes, head notes, side notes, cheek notes, etc.

114. Glorious the Day when Christ Was Born (Worship II, #91) Tune: Psalm 47. Key of F.
115. Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Worship II, #92) Tune: Austria. Key of E-flat.
116. Glory Be to God in Heaven (Worship III, #518) Tune: Rustington (Worship III uses Ladue Chapel).  Key of F.
117. Glory to God in the Highest (Worship III, #542) Tune: Russwin. Key of E-flat.
118. Go, Labor On, Spend and Be Spent (Worship II, #93) Tune: Angel's Song. Key of F.
119. Go, Make of All Disciples (text from Worship II, #94; tune from Worship III, #628).  Tune: Ellacombe.  Key of A.
120. God, be in My Head (Worship III, #567). Tune: Field.  Key of E-flat.
121. God Father, Praise and Glory (Worship II, #97). Tune: Gott Vater, sei Gepriesen. Key: G.
122. God Has Spoken by His Prophets (Worship III, #516). Tune: Rustington.  Key of F.
123. God Is Here, as We His People (Worship III, #667).  Tune: Abbot's Leigh. Key of C.
124. God Is My Great Desire (Worship III, #581).  Tune: Leoni.  Key of F minor with footnote in the organ book: "For lower key, see The God of Abraham Praise".
125. God Is Unique and One (Worship III, #98).  Tune: Little Cornard.  Key of D.
126. God Is Working His Purpose Out (Worship II, #99). Tune: Purpose. Key of F minor.
127. God, My King, Thy Might Confessing (Worship II, #100). Tune: Stuttgart. Key of F.
128. God of Our Fathers (Worship II, #101). Tune: National Hymn.  Key of E-flat in the people's book, with "low key option" in D in the organ book.
129. God, Omnipotent, Eternal (Worship III, #563).  Tune: Regent Square.  Key of A with footnote: "For higher key, see Angels from the Realms of Glory".
130. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Worship II, #102).  Note the restoring of "Ye" in place of "You".  Tune: God Rest Ye Merry.  Key of D minor.
131. God, We Praise You (Worship III, #535).  Tune: Nettleton.  Key of D.
132. God, Who Gives to Life Its Goodness (Worship II, #103). Tune: Abbot's Leigh. Key: C.
133. God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens (Worship II, #104).  Tune: Holy Manna.  Key of G with footnote: "For lower key, see God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending, next page".
134. God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending (Worship III, #631).  Tune: Holy Manna. Key of F.  Footnotes: 1) Alternate tune: Rustington, see God Has Spoken by His Prophets.  2) For higher key, see God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens, previous page.
135. Good Christian Men, Rejoice (Worship II, #105).  Tune: In Dulci Jubilo.  Key of F.
136. Grant to Us, O Lord (Worship IV, #957).  Tune by Lucien Deiss.  Key of G.
137. Greet Now the Swiftly Changing Year (Worship IV, #999). Tune: Sixth Night. Key of D.
138. Hail, Blessed Virgin (Worship II, #106). Tune: Ave Vera Virgintas. Key of B-flat.
139. Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above (Worship II, #107, with additional English verses, plus the Latin Salve, Regina Caelitum in the 1986 We Celebrate).  Tune: Salve, Regina Caelitum.  Key of C in the people's book, with "low key option" in B-flat in the organ book.
140. Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise (Worship II, #108).  Tune: Llanfair. Key of F.
141. Hail, Thee, Festival Day (Worship II, #109, using the different refrain endings for Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost).  Tune: Salve Festa Dies.  Key of F.
142. Hail to the Lord Who Comes (Worship III, #692).  Tune: Presentation. Key of D.
143. Hail to the Lord's Anointed (Worship II, #110). Tune: Ellacombe. Key of A.
144. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Worship II, #111). Tune: Mendelssohn. Key of F.  Don't forget the Willcocks descant on verse 3!
145. Have Mercy, Lord, on Us (Worship III, #753). Tune: Southwell. Key of E minor.
146. He Comes to Us as One Unknown (Worship III, #573). Tune: Repton. Key of E-flat.
147. He Walks among the Golden Lamps (Worship III, #684). Nice chant-like tune. Tune: Revelation. Key of D minor.
148. Heavenly Hosts in Ceaseless Worship (Worship II, #114). Tune: Heavenly Hosts. Key: F.
149. Help Us Accept Each Other (Worship III, #656). Tune: King's Lynn.  Key of D minor.
150. Hills of the North, Rejoice (Worship III, #116). Tune: Little Cornard. Key of D.
151. Holy God, We Praise Thy Name (Worship IV, #614). Tune: Grosser Gott. Key of F.
152. Holy, Holy, Holy (Worship II, #118). Tune: Nicaea. Key of D.
153. Holy Spirit, Lord Divine (Worship IV, #541). Tune: Veni Sancte Spiritus (Webbe). Key of F.
154. Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (Worship I, #62). Tune: Lew Trenchard.  Key of C in people's book, with "low key option" in B-flat in the organ book.
155. Hope for the World (Worship III, #565). Tune: Donne Secours.  Key of D minor.
156. How Blessed Is This Place, O Lord (First tune) Restore text from 1976 We Celebrate, #332.  Tune: Church Triumphant (also in 1976 We Celebrate, #110).  Key of A-flat.
157. How Blessed Is This Place, O Lord (Second tune) (Worship III, #710) see notes at #154 above for text.  Tune: O Waly Waly.  Key of G.
158. How Brightly Beams the Morning Star (Worship III, #390).  Tune: Wie Schön Leuchtet. Key of D.
159. How Firm a Foundation (Worship I, #143).  Tune: Foundation. Key of G.
160. How Good and Pleasant, Lord, It Is (Worship IV, #819). Tune: Dove of Peace. Key of F.
161. How Lovely Are Your Works, O Lord (Worship II, #123). Tune: Grateful Praise. Key: C.
162. How Shall They Hear the Word of God (Worship III, #629). Tune: Auch Jetzt Macht Gott. Key of F.
163. How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds (Worship II, #125).  Tune: St. Peter. Key of D.

Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part III)

This installment, "D", "E", and "F" sections of the four editions of Worship.

Reminder: only the hymns from the Worship editions are involved.

84. Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary (Worship I, #164) Tune: Omni Die Dic Mariae (also known as Alle Tage Sing und Sage).  Key of F.
85. Day is Done (Worship III, #677) Tune: Ar hyd y nos.  Key of F.
86. Daylight Fades (Worship III, #448) Tune: Dohmnach Trionoide.  Key of F minor.
87. Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord (First tune) (Worship III, #732).  Text in Worship is Draw NEAR and take the body of YOUR Lord.  We'll revert to "Nigh" in this "ultimate edition".  Tune: Coena Domini.  Key of E-flat.
88. Draw Nigh and Take the Body of the Lord (Second tune) (using same text as #86).  Tune: Anima Christi.  Key of G in the people's book, with a "low key option" of F in the organ book.
89. Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether (Worship II, #67).  Tune: Union Seminary.  Key of G.
90. Earth Has Many a Noble City (Worship II, #70).  Tune: Stuttgart.  Key of F.
91. Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Worship II, #71).  Tune: Melita.  Key of C.
92. Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds (Worship II, #72).  Tune: Wellington Square.  Key of E minor.
93. Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round (Worship II, #73).  Tune: Song 1.  Key of F.
94. Faith of Our Fathers (Yes, the REAL Faith of Our Fathers) (Worship II, #75).  Tune: St. Catherine. Key of G.
95. Father Eternal, Ruler of Creation (Worship II, #76) Tune: Langham.  Key of C minor.
96. Father, Lord of All Creation (Worship II, #77) Tune: Geneva. Keys of F minor and major.
97. Father of Mercy, God of Consolation (Worship III, #746).  Titled in Worship as Great God of Mercy, God of Consolation.  We're going to use the original.  Tune: Herzliebster Jesu.  Key of F minor, with footnote: "For higher key, see Ah! Holy Jesus, how hast thou offended".
98. Father, We Praise Thee, for the Night Is Over (Worship II, #78) Tune: Christe Sanctorum.  Key of D.
99. Father, We Thank Thee Who Hast Planted (Worship II, #79).  Tune: Rendez a Dieu. Key of G.
100. Father, within Thy House Today (Worship III, #743).  Worship III titled it WITHIN YOUR HOUSE, O GOD, Today.  Tune: St. Catherine.  Key of G.
101. Fire of God, Undying Flame (Worship III, #474).  Tune: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland.  Key of G minor.
102. For All the Saints (Worship II, #80).  Tune: Sine Nomine, but using the pickup notes as indicated in Hymnal 1940, #126, first tune (and accompaniment from the 1940 as well).  Key of G in the people's edition, with "low key option" in F in the organ book.
103. For the Beauty of the Earth (Worship II, #81).  Tune: Dix.  Key of G.
104. For the Fruits of This Creation (Worship III, #562).  Tune: East Acklam with footnote: "Alternate tune: Ar hyd y nos. (the tune in Worship III)  See Day is Done."  Key of D.
105. For the Healing of the Nations (Worship II, #82). Tune: Fortunatus New with footnote: "Alternate tune: Westminster Abbey. (the tune in Worship II) See Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation."  Key: D minor in people's book with "low key option" in C minor in the organ book.
106. Forgive, O Lord, Our Severing Ways (Worship II, #83). Tune: O Mensch Sieh (with the Gerre Hancock accompaniment, of course). Key: D minor.
107. Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive (Worship II, #84).  Tune: Detroit.  Key of D minor.
108. Forth in the Peace of Christ We Go (Worship III, #627).  Tune: Lledrod with footnote: "Alternate tune: Angel's Song.  See Go, Labor On."  Key of A-flat.
109. Forty Days and Forty Nights (Worship II, #85).  Tune: Heinlein.  Key of D minor.
110. From All that Dwell below the Skies (Worship II, #86).  Tune: Duke Street with footnote: "Alternate tune: Old Hundredth.  See All People that on Earth Do Dwell.  Key of G.
111. From All Thy Saints in Warfare (Worship II, #87).  Tune: King's Lynn.  Key of D minor.
112. From Heaven High I Come to Earth (Worship II, #89, with those "additional stanzas" that "overleaf"). Tune: Vom Himmel Hoch. Key: C.
113. From the Father's Throne on High (Worship IV, #865).  Tune: Monkland with footnote: "Alternate tune: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland.  See Savior of the Nations, Come" (Worship IV uses Heinlein which would be better served during Lent, particularly with the hymn Forty Days and Forty Nights).  Key of B-flat.

Peace,
BMP

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part II)

In this section, we're going to cover the "B"s and "C"s.  We left off at #39, so our next number will be 40.  Reminder - this series only involves hymns that have made it into one of the following hymnals:
- Worship (1971)
- Worship II (1975)
- Worship - Third Edition (1986, or for short, Worship III)
- Worship - Fourth Edition (2011, or for short, Worship IV)
We'll add better hymns from other hymnals in a future project, perhaps dub it The ULTIMATE Catholic Hymnal.  Wait!  There already is one of those: the Graduale Romanum!

40. Be Joyful, Mary, Heavenly Queen (Worship II, #35).  I would also include the Latin Regina Caeli, Jubila.  Tune: Regina Caeli Jubila.  Key of E (right in between the E-flat that appears in Worships I and II and the F that appears in Worships III and IV).  Keeps organists alert also.  Hey, if one can play in four flats, I'm sure he/she can play in four sharps.
41. Be Still, My Soul, the Lord is on Thy Side (Worship II, #36).  Tune: Finlandia.  Key of F with footnote: "For lower key, see This Is My Song".
42. Behold Our Good and Great High Priest (Worship I, #156).  Tune: St. Anne.  Key of C, but with a footnote: "For lower key, see O God, our help in ages past".
43. Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs (Worship III, #718, but I would restore the text as it appears in the 1976 and 1979 We Celebrate hymnals).  Tune: In Babilone.  Key of G.
44. Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word (Worship II, #37)  Tune: Liebster Jesu, with the J.S. Bach harmony.  Key of G.
45. Blest be the God of Israel (Worship III, #6 - note the change from "Blessed", to reflect the single syllable!).  Tune: Forest Green.  Key of F.
46. By the Babylonian Rivers (Worship II, #38)  Tune: Kas Djiedaja.  Key of D minor.
47. Christ Is Alive, Let Christians Sing (Worship III, #467)  Tune: Truro.  Key of C.
48. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (First tune) (Worship II, #43 for the text, plus the missing verse "All that dedicated city..." that appears in the "supplemental tunes" section of Hymnal 1940).  Tune: Westminster Abbey (the tune that appears in Worship III).  Key of G.
49. Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (Second tune) (see note in first tune about the text).  Tune: Eden Church (the tune that appears in Worship II).  Key of C minor.
50. Christ Is the King, O Friends, Rejoice (Worship II, #44) Tune: Gelobt sei Gott. Key of C.
51. Christ Is the World's Light (Worship III, #543) Tune: Christe Sanctorum.  Key of D.
52. Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (Worship II, #45) Tune: Christ Lag in Todesbanden (but use the J.S. Bach harmony that appears in Hymnal 1982, #186).  Tonic: D in the people's book (C key signature), with Tonic C (B-flat key signature) as a "low key option" in the organ book.
53. Christ, Mighty Savior (Worship III, #681) Tune: Mighty Savior. Key of F.
54. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Wesley text, first tune) (Worship II, #47).  Tune: Llanfair.  Key of F.
55. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Wesley text, second tune) (Worship II, #46).  Tune: Gwalchmai.  Key of G.
56. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Victimae Paschali Laudes paraphrase, first tune) (Worship III, #461).  Tune: Heil, uns Heil, Alleluia (titled Victimae Paschali in most hymnals, but using this We Celebrate reference to avoid confusion with the chant version of the Easter Sequence).  Key of A-flat.
57. Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (Victimae Paschali Laudes paraphrase, second tune) (Worship III, #452).  Tune: Christ Ist Erstanden (some hymnals title this tune as Surgit in Haec Dies).  Tonic: D.
58. Christ, upon the Mountain Peak (Worship III, #701).  Tune: Mowsley.  Key of F.
59. Christ Was Born on Christmas Day (Worship III, #396).  Tune: Resonet in Laudibus.  Key of E-flat.
60. Christian, Do You Hear the Lord (Worship III, #594).  Tune: Orientis Patribus (sometimes titled Concordi Laetitia).  Key of F.
61. Christians, Lift Up Your Hearts (Worship III, #538).  Tune: Salve Festa Dies.  Key of F.
62. Church of God, Elect and Glorious (Worship IV, #733).  Tune: Abbot's Leigh, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Hyfrydol.  See Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!"  Key of C.
63. City of God, Jerusalem (Worship III, #362).  Tune: Purpose.  Key of F minor.
64. Come, Christians, Join to Sing (Worship IV, #628).  Tune: Madrid.  Key of A-flat.
65. Come Down, O Love Divine (Worship II, #49).  Tune: Down Ampney.  Key of D.
66. Come, Holy Ghost (Worship II, #50).  Tune by Louis Lambillote.  Key of F.  Footnote: "For Latin, see Veni, Creator Spiritus".
67. Come, Let Us Join Our Cheerful Songs (Worship II, #51).  Tune: Nativity, with footnote: "Alternate tune: Graefenburg.  See Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers".  Key of B-flat.
68. Come, Lord, and Tarry Not (Worship II, #52).  Tune: St. Bride.  Key of G minor in the people's edition, with F minor as "low key option" in the organ book.
69. Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life (Worship II, #53).  Tune: The Call.  Key of E-flat.
70. Come Now, and Praise the Humble Saint (Worship III, #694) Tune: Land of Rest. Key: F.
71. Come, Rejoice before Your Maker (Worship II, #54, with second verse from Worship III, #664).  Reason for the different second verse: the directive from the Vatican regarding use of the names "YHWH" (often rendered "Yahweh") and "Jehovah".  One of the few changes Worship III made for the better.  Tune: Jubilate Deo.  Key of D.
72. Come, Sing a Home and Family (Worship IV, #439).  Tune: Mozart (Worship IV uses Carol, which is best known with the Christmas carol It Came upon the Midnight Clear.  Although the tune works fine with the Christmas carol, it probably wouldn't work as well with other texts.  Key of F.
73. Come, Thou Almighty King (Worship II, #55).  Tune: Italian Hymn (also titled Trinity and Moscow in many hymnals).  Key of F (the low-key option in Worship II).
74. Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Worship I, #3).  Tune: Stuttgart.  Key of F.
75. Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Worship II, #58).  Tune: Ave Vero Virginum (also titled Gaudeamus Pariter).  Key of F.
76. Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (Worship III, #756).  Appears in Worship III as Come, YOU Sinners, Poor and Needy.  Let's use the original "Ye".  Tune: Restoration.  Key: F minor.
77. Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (Worship II, #59).  Tune: St. George's Windsor.  Key: F.
78. Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People (Worship II, #60).  Tune: Bourgeois (also titled Freu Dich Sehr in some hymnals).  Key of F.
79. Creator of the Earth and Skies (Worship II, #61).  Tune: Agincourt.  Key of C minor.
80. Creator of the Stars of Night (Worship III, #366).  Let's add the Latin Conditor Alme Siderum to the mix also.  Tune: Chant, Mode IV.  Tonic: G (yields a high note of "C").
81. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid (Worship II, #62).  Tune: Es Ist Das Heil.  Key of D.
82. Crown Him with Many Crowns (Worship II, #63).  Tune: Diademata.  Key of D.
83. Crux Fidelis (Part of the English in Worship II, #507).  With English Faithful Cross.  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Tonic: C.

Peace,
BMP

2.26.2012

WORSHIP - Ultimate Edition (Part I)


On my most recent episode of iSNARK!, we discussed The Evolution of Worship, how the four editions of GIA's flagship hymnal (1971, 1975, 1986, and 2011) evolved over the years (and not necessarily for the better).

Now, as a follow-up, after compiling on one giant spreadsheet (well over 900 entries), I am narrowing it down to a new book I'd like to put together and dubbing the project Worship - ULTIMATE Edition, utilizing the best hymns of the four editions.

Instead of putting hymns in "categories", which has been the case of all Worship editions except Worship II, I'm going to follow the Worship II pattern by putting all titles in alphabetical order.  The St. Michael Hymnal emulates this pattern, as did the venerable (but sadly out-of-print) Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles.  Some Latin titles will have English translations with them.  Any hymns that may be high will be assigned an alternate low-key in the organ book (for example, #5 would appear in the people's edition in the key of F, but in both F and E-flat in the organ edition).  The hymnal specified next to each entry is for the version of the hymn that appears in that particular hymnal.

In this first installment, I will list the "A" titles I narrowed the hymnal down to, preceded by the hymn number I am assigning it.  There are 39 entries beginning with "A" alone.

1. A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing (using the five-verse version at #530 in Worship IV, restoring any original lyric that might have been bastardized).  Tune: Lasst uns Erfreuen.  Key of D.
2. A Message Came to a Maiden Young (Worship II, #1).  Tune: Annunciation.  Key of A-flat.
3. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Worship I, #84 - the Frederick Henry Hedge translation).  Many may argue against this hymn because of its author/composer (Martin Luther).  It's too bad he defected.  However, the verses of this hymn can easily be used in a Catholic context, and (in my own snarky opinion) has a better theology than anything former Lutheran/now UCC member Marty Haugen ever wrote for Catholic or Lutheran hymnals.  Tune: Ein' Feste Berg.  Key of C.
4. A Stable Lamp Is Lighted (Worship III, #385).  Tune: Andujar.  Key of A minor.
5. Accept, Almighty Father (Worship II, #4).  Tune: Gott Soll Gepriesen.  Key of F in the people's edition.  Low-key option E-flat.
6. Adoro Te Devote (Worship II, #5), with the English Godhead, Here in Hiding.  Tune: Chant, Mode V.  Key of D.
7. Again We Keep this Solemn Fast (Worship III, #420).  I think Fr. Scagnelli would be honored that his texts are making the cut. :)  Tune: Erhalt uns, Herr.  Key of E minor.
8. Ah! Holy Jesus, How Has Thou Offended (Worship II, #6).  Tune: Herzliebster Jesu.  Key of G minor in the people's edition.  Low-key option in F minor.
9. All Creatures of Our God and King (Worship II, #8).  Tune: Lasst uns Erfreuen.  Key of D.
10. All Glory Be to God on High (Worship III, #527).  This text is ok, but it could be better replaced by the translation (and harmonization) found in the very first edition of We Celebrate (1976).  The translation in We Celebrate is by the late Catherine Winkworth.  Tune: Allein Gott in der Hoh.  Key of G in the people's edition.  Low-key option in F.
11. All Glory, Laud, and Honor (1st Tune) (Worship II, #9). Tune: St. Theodulph. Key: B-flat.
12. All Glory, Laud, and Honor (2nd Tune) (Worship III, #810, but using the text in Worship II).  Tune: a metrical rendition of Gloria, Laus, et Honor (or just use the straight Mode I chant).  Tonic: D.
13. All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (Worship II, #10). Tune: Coronation.  Key of F (which is the low-key option in Worship II's organ book).
14. All My Heart this Night Rejoices (Worship II, #12). Tune: Warum Sollt Ich. Key of F.
15. All People that on Earth Do Dwell (Worship II, #14, but I would follow Jeff Ostrowski's cue and use the version that is in the Vatican II Hymnal, page 204, so if I want to use the Vaughan Williams arrangement, all the words will match; I'd still add the Praise God, from whom all blessings flow as an alternate "doxology" verse).  Tune: Old Hundredth.  Key of G.
16. All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine (Worship II, #15).  Tune: Engelberg.  Key: F.
17. All Praise to Thee, My God, this Night (Worship II, #16).  Tune: Tallis' Canon.  Key of G.
18. All Things Bright and Beautiful (Worship II, #17).  Tune: Royal Oak.  Key of G.
* All Who Put their Faith in Jesus (Worship IV, #904) - This hymn would be replaced by Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus (Hymnal 1982, #'s 268 and 269) using Den des Vaters sinn Geboren as the first tune (key of D) and Julion, a David Hurd gem (key of F), in that order.  We'll assign numbers when we get to the "Y" section.
19. All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure (Worship III, #490) - This hymn would be retitled All YE Who Seek a Comfort Sure, thus what looks like a "mis-sequencing".  Tune: Kingsfold.  Key of E minor.
20. All You Who Pass this Way (Worship III, #440) - probably the only Taize piece that will make the cut.  Tune by Jacques Berthier.  Key of F-sharp minor.
* Alleluia, Alleluia, Praise the Lord, His Glories Show (Worship II, #18) - To be replaced by Praise the Lord, His Glories Show and re-numbered in the "P" section.  The tune will be Llanfair (Key of F).
20. Alleluia, Alleluia, Ye Redeemed in Thanks Unite (Worship I, #49), one of a couple of "Hungarian Mass Songs" found in Worship I and II.  Tune: Alleluia Song.  Key of F.
21. Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Worship II, #19), and using the harmony from Worship II as well.  Tune: Hyfrydol.  Key of F.
22. Alleluia! Song of Gladness (Worship III, #413) Tune: Dulce Carmen.  Key of G.
23. Amazing Grace (Worship II, #22) Tune: New Britain.  Key of F, and probably with the harmony that appears in Hymnal 1982.
24. America, the Beautiful (Worship II, #191) Would alphabetize by the actual title here instead of the first line because almost everyone who knows this tune knows it as America the Beautiful, as opposed to O Beautiful for Spacious Skies.  Tune: Materna.  Key of B-flat.
25. Angels from the Realms of Glory (Worship II, #23)  Tune: Regent Square.  Key of B-flat.
26. Angels We Have Heard on High (Worship II, #24)  Tune: Gloria.  Key of F.
27. Around the Throne, a Glorious Band (First Tune) (Worship III, #719). Tune: Jesu, Dulcis Memoria.  Key of A minor.
28. Around the Throne, a Glorious Band (Second Tune) (my own tune at CanticaNova).  Key of B-flat in the people's edition, with A-flat as a "low-key option" in the organ book.  (Note: CanticaNova publishes the tune in A).
29. As the Bridegroom to His Chosen (Worship II, #26)  Tune: Bridegroom. Key of F.
30. As with Gladness Men of Old (Worship II, #27)  Tune: Dix.  Key of G.
31. At the Cross Her Station Keeping (Worship III, #421)  Tune: Stabat Mater.  Key of F (Worship III uses G, but I would drop it to F.)
32. At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (1st Tune) (Worship I, #53)  Tune: Salzburg. Key: D.
33. At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing (2nd Tune) (Worship II, #29) Tune: Sonne der Gerechtigkeit.  Key of D.
34. At the Name of Jesus (Worship II, #30) Tune: King's Weston.  Key of D minor.
35. Attende, Domine (Worship III, #414), with the English Hear Us, Almighty Lord.  Tune: Chant, Mode V.  Key of C.
36. Ave Maria (Worship II, #32)  Tune: Chant, Mode I.  Tonic: D.
37. Ave Verum Corpus (Worship II, #33)  Tune: Chant, Mode VI.  Key of F.
38. Awake, O Sleeper, Rise from Death (Worship III, #586)  Tune: Azmon (however, I would use the 3/2 time signature instead of 3/4).  Key of G.
39. Away in a Manger (Worship II, #34)  Tune: Cradle Song (Kirkpatrick).  Key of F.

Please note that I'm only working with the titles that are in the four Worship editions.  There are a sizable number of very good selections outside of these volumes that are just as worthy (if not even more worthy) than what you're seeing here.  An eventual project would be to comb other hymnals such as the St. Michael Hymnal, the Adoremus Hymnal, the Vatican II Hymnal, Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Canticles, the Collegeville Hymnal, and the earlier We Celebrate and People's Mass Book editions.

Peace,
BMP

2.25.2012

THIS WEEK AT HEARTS

Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, Rhode Island


Tuesday II-28-12 at 7 PM
Stations of the Cross with Holy Communion

Entrance: Stabat Mater (using translation in booklet provided), vv. 1-2
Corresponding verse of the Stabat Mater after each Station, then last two verses at end
Agnus Dei XVIII
Communion: H-190 Let thy blood in mercy poured (Jesus Meine Zuversicht)
Recessional: W-704 Lift high the cross (Crucifer)

Tuesday II-28-12 and Wednesday II-29-12, both at 10 AM
Funeral Masses

Procession to casket: Requiem aeternam (Mode VI)
Procession to altar: W-704 Lift high the cross (Crucifer)
Psalm 116: I will walk before the Lord (Richard Rice)
Gospel Acclamation: Glory and Praise to You (BMP)
Offertory:
- Tuesday: Ave Maria (Arcadelt)
- Wednesday: Ave Maria (Schubert - most likely; family-appointed soloist for this piece only)
Sanctus and Agnus: Pro Defunctis
Memorial Acclamation: Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine
Amen: Dresden
Communion Proper: Lux Aeterna (Mode VIII)
Additional Communion:
- Tuesday: H-190 Let thy blood in mercy poured (Jesus Meine Zuversicht)
- Wednesday: Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Final Commendation:
- Tuesday: I believe that my Redeemer lives (Henri St. Louis)
- Wednesday: Jesus, Lord, have mercy (vv. 1 and 3) (Adoro Te/Mode V)
Recessional:
- Tuesday: In Paradisum (Mode VII/VIII)
- Wednesday: H-585.1 Jerusalem, my happy home (Land of Rest)

Friday III-2-12 at 6:30 PM
First Friday - Sacred Heart Community Mass

We're still undecided whether we'll be using the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form, but I'm prepared for either form of the Mass.  If we go with Extraordinary Form, the Propers will be from The Complete Proper of the Mass by Koch and Green.

Entrance Procession (either form): O Sacred Heart, O Love Divine (traditional)
Introit (Extraordinary Form): Cogitationes Cordis ejus...
Kyrie (either form): Missa Laus Tibi Christe (Caudana)
Psalm (Ordinary Form): The Lord's Kindness is Everlasting (Ostrowski)
Gradual (Extraordinary Form): Dulcis et rectus Dominus...
Gospel Acclamation (Ordinary Form): Glory and Praise to You (BMP)
Tract (Extraordinary Form): Misericors et miserator Dominus...
Offertory (either form): Cor Jesu Trinitate (Gott Soll Gepriesen)
- (In the Extraordinary Form, this is preceded by the Proper: Holocaustum et pro peccato...)
Sanctus XVIII (either form) (Benedictus after elevations in Extraordinary Form)
Memorial Acclamation (Ordinary Form): Mortem Tuam Annuntiamus Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen (Ordinary Form): adapted from Sanctus VIII
Agnus Dei XVIII (either form)
Communion (either form): Attende Domine (Mode V)
- (In the Extraordinary Form, this is followed by the Proper: Si quis sitit veniat...)
Recessional (either form): To Jesus' Heart All-Burning (traditional)

Peace,
BMP

2.22.2012

ASHES TO GO

Not by Catholic clergy (thank God).  At my parish, you won't get ashes without going to Mass.  However, clerics the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island are visiting Kennedy Plaza in Downtown Providence to do just that - "Ashes to go"!

Report on WPRI-TV (Channel 12 Providence)

My son Chris, while awaiting a bus to work, managed to get a pic of the action this morning and send it to me.  My wife Ann read a story online last night that this was going to happen.


Had the priest called herself Catholic, I would have thought "poncho lady", but these truly are Episcopalian clergy, so I won't poke fun.  I only use the "poncho lady" title on those women who claim to be Catholic priests.

While on the topic of Ash Wednesday, the radio station I listen to most often (WROR-FM 105.7 Boston) issued its tip of the day on the Loren and Wally morning show: DON'T WIPE THE DIRT FROM PEOPLE'S FOREHEADS TODAY.  (Incidentally, how many locals remember the late Salty Brine?  Wally from Loren and Wally is his son!)

Also, the last Mass of the day tonight is 6:30 PM, not 6:00.
Peace,
BMP

2.19.2012

THIS WEEK AT HEARTS

Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Ash Wednesday / II-22-12 / 9 AM, 12 Noon, and 6 PM

Entrance: H-59 ST. FLAVIAN - Lord, who throughout these forty days
Psalm 51: Peloquin - Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned (from Songs of Israel, Volume I)
Gospel Acclamation: BMP - Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ (based on Vexilla Regis)
Offertory: W-755 PASSION CHORALE - Our Father, we have wandered
Sanctus and Agnus XVIII
Mortem tuam annuntiamus, Domine (Jubilate Deo)
Amen (adapted from Sanctus VIII)
Communion: W-414 Mode V - Attende, Domine
Ashes: Rossini - Parce, Domine (followed by organ improv to finish the line)

NOTE: We're imposing Ashes after Mass.  Keeps people honest.  Lord only knows how many people I've seen get their ashes and split before the offertory.

First Sunday of Lent / II-26-12
5 PM (Sat.); 7:30, 9, and 11:15 PM

Entrance: H-59 ST. FLAVIAN - Lord, who throughout these forty days 
Kyrie: Caudana - Missa Laus Tibi Christe
Psalm 25: Carroll/Gelineau - Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth...
Gospel Acclamation: BMP - Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ (based on Vexilla Regis)
Offertory: H-415.1 ABERYSTWYTH - Jesus, lover of my soul
Ordinary: same as Ash Wednesday, above
Communion: Rossini - Parce, Domine
Meditation: H-438.1 NEED - I need thee every hour
Recessional: H-342 ST. THEOCTISTUS - Jesus, Name all names above

Peace,
BMP

2.13.2012

THIS WEEK at HEARTS

Sacred Heart Church, West Warwick, RI

Funeral Mass: Wednesday II-15-12 at 10 AM

Requiem aeternam (Mode VI)
W-704 Lift high the cross ("Crucifer")
Psalm 27 (The Lord is my light...) (Proulx/Gelineau)
Alleluia (Theodore Marier)
Ave Maria (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
Sanctus and Agnus XVIII
Mortem Tuam annuntiamus, Domine from Jubilate Deo
Dresden Amen
Lux aeterna (Mode VIII)
H-190 Let thy blood in mercy poured ("Jesus, Meine Zuversicht")
I believe that my Redeemer lives (Henri St. Louis)
In Paradisum (Mode VII)

Sunday VII: II-19-12

W-675 When morning gilds the skies ("Laudes Domini")
Psalm 41 (Lord, heal my soul...) (Richard Rice)
Alleluia (Theodore Marier)
W-750 Your hands, O Lord, in days of old ("Mozart")
Sanctus/Agnus from Christian Unity (Jan Vermulst)
We Proclaim Your Death from Holy Angels (BMP)
Dresden Amen
O Sacrum Convivium (Roberto Remondi)
W-499 At the Name of Jesus ("King's Weston")
W-707 Ye watchers and ye holy ones ("Lasst uns erfreuen")

BMP

2.06.2012

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

The last 40-or-so hymns will be covered in this installment.  The final sections: Penance/Reconciliation, Pastoral Care of the Sick, Marriage, Funeral, Nation, New Year
* = new to the Worship series

*957 Grant to Us, O Lord (Deiss) - I like a good number of the Deiss pieces from the 1960's/1970's.  This is one of them.
*958 A Woman Knelt Where Jesus Sat to Eat ("Sursum Corda") - Ah, I remember that story well.  She poured perfume on Jesus and the people around him were PO'd because the perfume could have been "sold, and the money given to the poor".
*959 If I Have Been the Source of Pain (Sosa) - Hearing this piece might be a source of pain.
*960 Sovereign Maker of All Things ("Aberystwyth") - "Quakes with fear before your face...".  OK!!!!  Tune, however, is beloved.
*961 The Scheming Elders Challenged Christ ("Llangloffan") - They should use "Llangfyllin" every now and then as a major-key counterpart (see #570 in Hymnal 1940, first tune).
*964 Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) - another one I still like
*965 Healer of Our Every Ill (Haugen) - nope
966 Have Mercy, Lord, on Us ("Southwell") - added two verses that were missing in III.
*969 Help Us Forgive, Forgiving Lord ("Detroit") - #967 is "Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive", set to the same tune.  Both hymns are saying the same thing, pretty much.  Why don't we stick with "Forgive Our Sins", the original?
*970 Out of the Depths (Batastini) - "Here in this community...", here we go again!
*971 In All Our Grief ("Fredericktown") - nice tune; text good also.
972 Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old ("Mozart") - such a good hymn that we used it as our offertory last Sunday.  Also found as "THINE ARM, O Lord, in Days of Old".  You might want to note that. :)
*973 When Memory Fades ("Finlandia") - not crazy over the text, but I'll let you be the judge.  The tune is downright gorgeous.  However, where is the most familiar of hymns normally associated with that tune, "Be Still, My Soul"?  It used to be in Worship II, and we haven't seen hide or hair of it since!
*974 Here, Master, in This Quiet Place ("Land of Rest") - title of text and title of tune go together well here.  Text is by Fred Pratt Green, so you know it can be trusted.
*975 Banned and Banished by Their Neighbors ("Kas Dziedaja") - I might have asked this once before, but whatever happened to "By the Babylonian Rivers" (which uses the same tune)?  I'll let you judge the text.
976 He Healed the Darkness of My Mind ("O Waly Waly") - Nothing against "O Waly Waly", but there are several hymns already using this tune.  Worship III used "Dunedin".  They should have stuck with it.
*977 When We Must Bear Persistent Pain ("Prospect") - not so hot!
*979 A Blind Man Sat beside the Road ("St. Anne") - Nice tune, but the title is a bit awkward.
*980 Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Allen/Dorsey) - blech!
*981 We Come to You for Healing, Lord ("Martyrdom") - text not bad; tune good.
*983 God of Love, Embrace Your People ("Hymn to Joy") - Not a bad text, better than most of the work of Fr. Chepponis.  Reminds me of some of the old "Our Parish Prays and Sings" hymns in that marriage section.  Nothing against "Hymn to Joy", it's a fine tune, but I'm thinking "Abbot's Leigh" might work better here.
*984 God in the Planning ("Slane") - same idea as #983, though I think #983 is a better text.  Can't knock the tune, however!
*985 Love Has Brought Us Here Together ("Hyfrydol") - quite good
*986 Let's Praise the Creator ("Kremser") - text seems ok.  Anyone?  Tune always good.
*987 This Is a Miracle-Moment ("Lobe den Herren") - a "miracle moment"?  WTF?  Awful text.  Too bad the tune is excellent.
*988 Dwellers in the Holy City ("Lauda Anima") - text is weak
*989 Rest in Peace, Earth's Journey Ended ("Moehr") - Text isn't bad.  I've used it before in my days at Precious Blood.
*990 Saints of God (Janco) - again, not into echoing the cantor.  Remember that goofy thing that got passed for a Sanctus back in the heydays of folk Masses, where the people repeated everything the guitarist/cantor sang?  Arrrrrrrrgh!  I'll stick to the Proulx version.  It's #182.
*991 May the Angels Lead You into Paradise (Hughes) - good.
*992 There Is a Place (Bell) - rather goofy, if you ask me.  "There is a place where we toss hunks of garbage".
994 I Know that My Redeemer Lives (Hughes) - good.  Was in the Order of Mass section of funerals in Worship III, the section that the Proulx "Saints of God" still sits.
995 God of Our Fathers ("National Hymn") - excellent hymn, but bastardized to bits!  Last verse should end "Fill all our lives with LOVE AND GRACE DIVINE; ALL GLORY, LAUD, AND PRAISE BE EVER THINE!"
*997 This Is My Song ("Finlandia") - fine
998 My Country, 'Tis of Thee ("America", or "God Save the Queen" if you're in the UK) - my only complaint is that it might be a bit high.  I would consider dropping it to F.
*999 Greet Now the Swiftly Changing Year ("Sixth Night") - One of Gather Comprehensive's better additions that made its way to Worship IV.

Here endeth the lesson on Worship IV. (or "Verbum Snarkii")
Peace,
BMP