A Roman Catholic Parish
The Ordinariate of the Chair of S. Peter
Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue
Rev. Albert Scharbach, Pastor
Dr. Allen Buskirk, Choirmaster
10:00 AM Sung Mass
February 3, 2019
An Anglican Folk Mass, Martin Shaw
Jubilate Deo, Laslo Halmos (1909—1997)
Jubilate Deo universa terra, psalmum dicite nomini eius. Venite et audite, et narrabo vobis omnis qui timetis Deum quanta fecit Dominus animae meae. Alleluia.
O be joyful in God, all ye lands: sing praises unto the honour of his Name. O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God: and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul. Alleluia.
Here are the San Jose State University Chamber Singers.
Love is little, arr. Kevin Siegfried
Love is little, love is low, love will make our spirits grow, grow in peace, grow in light, love will do the thing’s that right.
Here are the University Singers of the University of Missouri.
(Notice the voice of the small child at the beginning, saying, mommy, mommy. Somehow a grace note.)
O for a thousand tongues to sing (AZMON) was written by Charles Wesley (17007—1788) on the first anniversary of his conversion. Because of the benefactions that God has made us in creating, redeeming, and sanctifying us, our overwhelming desire should be to praise God in word and deed in gratitude for what He has done to the end that all may know of His great deeds. And yet, we also sing in the knowledge that the Kingdom of God is not yet fully realized. We proclaim Christ’s victory as a declaration of hope that we will see Christ reign over all. We stand with the voiceless, the lame, the prisoner, and the sorrowing, and lift our song of expectation.
Come down , O Love divine (DOWN AMPNEY) was written by Bianco of Siena (c. 1345-c. 1412). The incipit (first line) invokes the Holy Spirit to “seek thou this soul of mine and visit it with thine own ardor glowing.” Classic images of Pentecost appear throughout the hymn, especially those that relate to fire. Stanza one mentions “ardor glowing” and “kindle . . . thy holy flame.” Stanza two continues the flame images with “freely burn,” “dust and ashes in its heat consuming.” The final stanza is a powerful statement of total commitment to love, to “create a place/wherein the Holy Spirit makes a dwelling.”
Jesus shall reign (DUKE STREET) is by Isaac Watts (1674–1758), who interprets Psalm 72 using a Christological lens. The king referenced in the psalm is Christ, and could be no one else. For Watts, as for the Fathers of the Church, the Old Testament makes sense in light of the New, and vice versa.