Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
Almighty and merciful God, of whose only thy gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may run without stumbling to obtain thy heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
287 For all the saints who from their labors rest (Sine nomine)
517 How lovely is thy dwelling place (Brother James Air)
707 Take my life that I may be consecrated (Hollingside)
290 Come ye thankful people, come (St Georges Windsor)
Willan: O how glorious
Purcell: Rejoice in the Lord always
Jaeschke: My faith is in thee
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost
O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end.
544 Jesus shall reign where e’er the sun (Duke Street)
315 Lord, who at thy first Eucharist (Song 1)
632 O Christ, the Word Incarnate (Munich)
559 Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Dulce carmen)
Peter: It is a precious thing
Parry: I was glad
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost – November 18
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
74, Blest be the King whose coming is in the name of God (Valet will ich dir geben)
655, O Jesus, I have promised (Nyland)
337, And now, O Father, mindful of the Love (Unde et memores)
541, Come, labor on (Ora labora)
Shephard: O for a thousand tongues to sing
Last Sunday after Pentecost, Christ the King – November 25
Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in thy well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
481, Rejoice, the Lord is King! (Gopsal)
166, Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (Pange lingua)
474, When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham)
495, Hail, thou once despised Jesus (In Babilone)
Marshall: My Eternal King
First Sunday of Advent – December 2
Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever.
616, Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (Ellecombe)
59, Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding (Merton)
324, Let all mortal flesh keep silence (Picardy)
497, How bright appears the morning star (Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern)
Ley: Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Victoria: Hosanna filio David
Second Sunday of Advent – December 9
Merciful God, who sent thy messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
76, On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (Winchester New)
67, Comfort, comfort ye my people (Psalm 42)
615, “Thy kingdom come!” on bended knee (St. Flavian)
72, Hark! the glad sound! the Savior comes (Richmond)
Pelz: Show me thy ways, O Lord
Handl: Veni, redemptor genitum
Third Sunday of Advent – December 16
Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end.
438, Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (Woodlands)
66, Come, thou long expected Jesus (Stuttgart)
81, Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming (Es ist ein Ros)
54, Savior of the nations, come! (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland)
Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland from Cantata 61
Buxtehude: Gloria sei dir gesungen from ‘Wachet auf’
Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 23
We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation, that when thy Son Jesus Christ cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
56, O come, O come, Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel)
65, Prepare the way, O Zion (Bereden väg för Herran)
265, In the cross of Christ I glory (Rathbun)
57, Lo! He comes, with clouds descending (Helmsley)
Mendelssohn: ‘Behold, a Star from Jacob shining’ from Christus
arr. Gardner: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day