|Entrance||Out of the depths (Scott Soper)|
|Psalm||Ps 129 (Peter Smedley)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Praise to you, O Christ (James Walsh)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Thou knowest, Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Henry Purcell, 1659-1695)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Mass XVII|
|Agnus Dei||Mass XVII|
|Communion||I will put a new spirit within you (Stephen Dean)|
|Recessional||Praise to the holiest|
From the depths to the height, in our entrance song (echoing today’s responsorial psalm) and our recessional hymn. At communion we had Stephen Dean’s I will put a new spirit within you, a new one for us. Its text was from Ezekiel 36, and echoed the same image from the following chapter, which appeared in today’s first reading:
You will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and raise you from your graves, my people. And I shall put my spirit in you, and you will live.
The responsorial psalm itself said:
O let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleading.
Henry Purcell set a similar plea for forgiveness from the burial service from the Book of Common Prayer:
Shut not thy merciful ears unto our prayer,
but spare us Lord most holy.