Sunday, 3 February 2013
|Entrance||Save us, Lord our God (Christopher Walker)|
|Kyrie||Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)|
|Psalm||Ps 70 (Sebastian Wolff)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Advent Gospel Acclamation (Andrew Wright) with chanted verse|
|Preparation of the Gifts||The Beatitudes (Bob Chilcott)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Belmont Mass|
|Agnus Dei||Belmont Mass|
|Communion||If there is this love (Martin Barry & Diane Murden)|
|Postcommunion||The Lord bless you and keep you (John Rutter)|
|Recessional||All my hope on God is founded|
Today’s second reading from 1 Corinthians ended with the words
These are three things that last:
faith, hope and love;
and the greatest of these is love.
The second verse of If there is this love is based on the same text. The piece was originally written to accompany the washing of feet on Holy Thursday, and the refrain and three of the verses (including the text from 1 Corinthians) are taken from the Missal antiphons proper to the rite. We omitted the first verse with its direct reference to foot washing; the remainder of the song served well as a Communion processional song centred on the theme of divine love.