You are the light of the world

Mount Calvary Church

Eutaw Street and Madison Avenue

Baltimore, Maryland

A Roman Catholic Parish of

The Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter

Anglican Use

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


Organ Prelude

Voluntary X by John Stanley


Organ Postlude

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).

#301 Immortal, Invisible, God only wise (ST. DENIO) by William Chalmers Smith (1824—1908), is a proclamation of the transcendence of God: “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever” (1 Tim 17). No man has ever seen God, who dwells in inaccessible light that is darkness to mortal eyes. God lacks nothing (“nor wanting”) and never changes (“nor wasting”), and is undying, unlike mortals, who in a striking image “blossom and flourish like leaves on the tree, then wither and perish.” The original ending of the hymn completes the thought: “And so let Thy glory, almighty, impart, / Through Christ in His story, Thy Christ to the heart.” “No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known” (John 1:18). Only in Jesus through the proclamation of the Gospel can we know the Father. John Roberts, in Welsh Ieuan Gwyllt (1822-1877), composed the tune ST. DENIO (also known as JOANNA, or PALESTINA). It is derived from a Welsh folk song Can Mlynned i ‘nawr’ (“A Hundred Years from Now”).