You are the light of the world
Mount Calvary Church
Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue
A Roman Catholic Parish of
The Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter
Rev. Albert Scharbach, Pastor
Dr. Allen Buskirk, Choirmaster
Midori Ataka, Organist
Sunday, February 9, 2020
8:00 AM Said Mass
10:00 AM Sung Mass
Brunch to follow in undercroft
St. Denio, setting by Stephen Johnson
If ye love me, Thomas Tallis (1510-1585)
If ye love me, keep my commandments, and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the spirit of truth.
The God of love my shepherd is, Thomas Tallis (1510 – 1585)
1. The God of love my Shepherd is, and he that doth me feed; While he is mine and I am his, what can I want or need? He leads me to the tender grass, where I both feed and rest; Then to the streams that gently pass: in both I have the best. 2. Or if I stray, he doth convert, and bring my mind in frame; And all this not for my desert, but for his holy name. Yea, in death’s shady black abode well may I walk, not fear; For thou art with me; and thy rod To guide, thy staff to bear. 3. Nay, thou dost make me sit and dine, even in my enemies’ sight: My head with oil, my cup with wine runs over day and night. Surely thy sweet and wondrous love shall measure all my days; And, as it never shall remove, so neither shall my praise.
O for a heart to praise my God is by Charles Wesley (1707-1788). This hymn has the Wesleyan emphasis on the religion of the heart, which is transformed by the saving blood of Jesus. The hope for perfection is deeply Wesleyan. The Beatitudes likewise point the Christian to greater and greater perfection: Blessed are the pure of heart, blessed are the meek. Perfection is found in love, because we become sharers of the divine nature, and Jesus reveals the “new, best name” of God, Love. The tune AZMON is an adaptation by Lowell Mason (1792-1872) of a tune by Carl Gotthelf Gläser (1784-1829)
Jesus, lead the way is a translation by the Episcopal clergyman Arthur W. Fandlander (1898-1952) of the German hymn Jesu, geh’ voran, written by Nicolas Ludwig, Graf von Zinzendorf (1700-1760). It is a simple prayer for help in the difficulties and pains of life, and a reminder that the way of the cross leads home to God. The tune ROCHELLE or SEELENBRÄUTIGAM is by Adam Deese (1620-1701).