4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C, 2010)

Entrance Be thou my vision
Kyrie (Dinah Reindorf)
Gloria Glory to God in the Highest (John LBell)
Psalm Ps 70 (Sebastian Wolff)
Gospel Acclamation Sing a New Song (John L Bell)
Preparation of the Gifts Not for tongues of heaven’s angels (Timothy Dudley-Smith/Stephen Dean)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Community Mass (Richard Proulx)
Agnus Dei Holy Family Mass (John Schiavone)
Communion Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Postcommunion The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)
Recessional All my hope on God is founded

Timothy Dudley-Smith’s hymn Not for tongues of heaven’s angels is a skilful setting of text from today’s second reading (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13). The first two verses run:

Not for tongues of heaven's angels,
not for wisdom to discern,
not for faith that masters mountains,
for this better gift we yearn:
May love be ours, O Lord.

Love is humble, love is gentle,
love is tender, true, and kind;
love is gracious, ever patient,
generous of heart and mind:
May love be ours, O Lord.

There’s a musical setting by Michael Joncas which we’ve tried in the past, but I prefer the hymn tune version by Stephen Dean in Elgarian mood. Both are in Laudate.

Today’s Communion antiphon from Ps 30(31) included the words:

Let your face shine on your servant, and save me by your love.

We had John Rutter’s setting of the well-known text from Numbers 6, using the same image:

The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

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