The Nativity of John the Baptist (2018)

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Entrance On Jordan’s bank
Kyrie Peter Jones
Gloria Mass of the Redeemer (mcb)
Psalm O God, you search me (Bernadette Farrell)
Gospel Acclamation St Agatha Alleluia (mcb)
Preparation of the Gifts Et tu puer from the Benedictus (T.L. de Victoria, c. 1548-1611)
Sanctus, Acclamation A, Amen Mass of Creation (Marty Haugen)
Agnus Dei Peter Jones
Communion Behold the Lamb of God (John Bell) [I/78] & Ecce Maria genuit (chant)
Recessional Blest be the Lord, the God of Israel (Bernadette Farrell)

As on previous occasions for this feast day, we sang Bernadette Farrell’s lovely setting of psalm 138(139) in responsorial mode, using the last two lines of the final verse (“for the wonder of who I am I praise you, safe in your hands all creation is made new”) as the people’s response, and allowing the choir to sing the choral arrangements of the verses.


  1. As joyful as this feast is, I was a little sad that it displaced the 12th Sunday, because I really like your setting for the Communion Antiphon of that Sunday, 'The eyes of everyone'. I can't remember the verses from when last we sung it, but it's a lovely, bright and joyful refrain and I can remember it well. The music also seems really suited to the words.

  2. Thank you! Delighted that someone pays this much attention. :-) The verses are from Ps 144(145) - vv 10-11, 13-14, 17-18. There's another version with roughly the same verses, and a more general-purpose refrain ('How good is the Lord to all'), which I adapted for a wedding from the version you remember. Thanks again for thinking of it.