Sunday, 16 February 2014
|Entrance||Christ is made the sure foundation|
|Gloria||Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)|
|Psalm||Ps 118 (Martin Hall)|
|Gospel Acclamation||St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Eye has not seen (Marty Haugen)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation, Amen||Belmont Mass (Christopher Walker)|
|Agnus Dei||from Beneath the Tree of Life (Marty Haugen)|
|Communion||Teach me, O God (Christopher Walker)|
|Postcommunion||God so loved the world (John Stainer, 1840-1901)|
|Recessional||Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him|
Songs by Marty Haugen and Chris Walker that exactly fitted the Lectionary selections today, as three years ago. One of the Missal antiphons for Communion was John 3:16, and we sang Stainer’s beautiful setting of that verse and the next from St John’s Gospel. And our opening hymn wasn’t a bad fit for the Entrance antiphon from the Missal, I thought:
Be my protector, O God,
A mighty stronghold to save me.
For you are my rock, my stronghold!
Lead me, guide me, for the sake of your name.