Sunday, 17 April 2016
|Entrance||All people that on earth do dwell|
|Kyrie||Kyrie Eleison from Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Gloria||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Psalm||We are his people (mcb)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Easter Alleluia (plainchant)|
|Preparation of the Gifts||Flocks in Pastures Green (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)|
|Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Agnus Dei||Missa Ubi Caritas|
|Communion||You are the shepherd (Psallite)|
|Postcommunion||O Quam Gloriosum (T.L. de Victoria, 1548-1611)|
|Recessional||The King of love my shepherd is|
The readings and propers today speak mainly of the Shepherd and his sheep, but the second reading from Apocalypse 7 talks instead of the Lamb:
they were standing in front of the throne
and in front of the Lamb,
dressed in white robes
and holding palms in their hands.
O Quam Gloriosum sets a similar text (an antiphon from Vespers for the feast of All Saints), which paraphrases the same scriptural source:
O how glorious is the kingdom
in which all the saints rejoice with Christ.
Robed in white,
they follow the Lamb
wherever he will go.