Choir Appreciation Sunday Worship for May 17, 2020 – Sermon by Dr. Bernadette Colley & Music
Worship Bulletin and Bible Coloring Pages for May 17, 2020:
Prelude, Meditation – arr. Callahan/Cecile Chaminade
Mary Etta King, Piano, and Sarah Neuman, Flute; recorded August 21, 2016, Church of Our Redeemer
Cécile Louise Stéphanie Chaminade (8 August 1857 – 13 April 1944) was a French composer and pianist. In 1913, she was awarded the Légion d’Honneur, a first for a female composer. Ambroise Thomas said, “This is not a woman who composes, but a composer who is a woman.”
Hymn, All Things Bright and Beautiful – Blue Hymnal #405
Lyrics: Cecil Alexander (1818-1895); Tune: The Dancing Master (1686)
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
1.Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.
2.The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.
3. The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
4. He gave us eyes to see them,
and lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
who has made all things well.
Lyrics: Cecil Alexander 1818-1895; Tune: The Dancing Master, 1686. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.
Hymn, Lord of All Hopefulness – Blue Hymnal #482
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.
Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord at the noon of the day.
Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.
Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.
Lyrics: Jan Struther, 1901-1953; Tune: Slane, trad. Irish. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.
Anthem, If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments
If ye love me, keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter
That he may abide with you forever, e’en the Spirit of Truth
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585). Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.
The Lord’s Prayer, Led by Linda Kukolich, Soprano
Blue Hymnal #S-119
© Charles Winifred Douglas. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.
Hymn, Surely it is God Who Saves Me
Blue Hymnal #679; Lyrics below
Surely it is God who saves me;
trusting him, I shall not fear.
For the Lord defends and shields me
and his saving help is near.
So rejoice as you draw water
from salvation’s living spring;
in the day of your deliverance
thank the Lord, his mercies sing.
Make his deeds known to the peoples;
tell out his exalted Name.
Praise the Lord, who has done great things;
all his works his might proclaim.
Zion, lift your voice in singing;
for with you has come to dwell,
in your very midst, the great
and Holy One of Israel.
Paraphrase of The First Song of Isaiah. Lyrics: Carl Daw; Tune: Thomas Merton/R.W. Urwin. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-700170. All rights reserved.