Mount Calvary Church
A Roman Catholic Parish
The Personal Ordinariate of S. Peter
Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue
Rev. Albert Scharbach, Pastor
Andrew Johnson, Organist and Music Director
January 17, 2021
8:00 A.M. Said Mass
10:00 A.M. Sung Mass
This mass will be livestreamed.
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, J. S. Bach
All glory be to God on high, arranged Michael Burkhardt
Let All the Lands with Shouts of Joy, William Knapp
Let all the lands with shouts of joy
To God their voices raise;
Sing psalms in honour of his name,
And spread his glorious praise.
O come, behold the works of God,
And then with me you’ll own
That he to all the sons of men
Has wondrous judgments shown
Agnus Dei from Mass for 4 Voices, William Byrd
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi:
dona nobis pacem.
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, a paraphrase of Psalms 103 and 150, was written by Joachim Neander (1650—1680), the first hymn writer of the German Reformed Church.It is Neander’s finest hymn, and one of the best known of all German hymns, a magnificent tribute to God as Creator and Preserver. A valley was renamed in his honor in the early nineteenth century, and later became very famous in 1856 because of the discovery of the remains of Homo neanderthalensis, or the Neanderthal discovered in that valley. The hymn was Englished by the indefatigable translator of German hymns, Catherine Winkworth (1827—1878). She began translating hymn texts into the English language during the early years of the Oxford movement. The anonymous tune LOBE DEN HERRN appeared in the 1665 edition of Praxis pietatis melica (Practice of Piety in Song). a Protestant hymnal first published in the 17th century by Johann Crüger.
Jesus calls us o’er the tumult is by Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895). It contains a revivalist note which was also part of the Oxford Movement, which emphasized the Catholic nature of the Church of England in order to call men to conversion and a holy life. This is a hymn of unmistakable challenge – in its opening three words and its imperatives (‘Christian, love me’, ‘make us hear’). The tune RESTORATION was first printed in William Walker’s Southern Harmony (1835). Like many folk tunes, it is pentatonic.
All glory be to God on high is a translation of F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984) of Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr, most of which was written by Nikolaus Decius (ca. 1490-1541), a monk who became a Lutheran pastor. It is a paraphrase of the Gloria in excelsis. The tune, also by Decius, is an adaptation from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words “et in terra pax. . . “