4th Sunday of Lent (Year C, 2013)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Entrance Our Father, we have wandered
Kyrie Missa Orbis Factor (chant)
Psalm Ps 33 (Eugene Monaghan/Christopher Steel)
Gospel Acclamation Glory and Praise (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts I will arise (Robert Creighton, 1636-1734)
Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen Missa Orbis Factor
Agnus Dei Missa Orbis Factor
Communion Taste and See (Anne Ward)
Postcommunion (silence)
Recessional Praise we our God with joy

The Gospel story of the prodigal son prompted two of today’s musical choices. Our opening hymn was Kevin Nichols’s reflection on the story, set to the Hassler/Bach passion chorale, including the words:

In haste you come to meet us
and home rejoicing bring.
In gladness there to greet us
with calf and robe and ring.

Then choral scholar (and able assistant organist) Jen Law conducted us in Robert Creighton’s simple polyphonic setting of the prodigal son’s words, which we also heard in today’s Gospel acclamation:

I will arise, and go to my father,
and will say “father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee,
and am no more worthy to be called thy son”.

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