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Evening Vespers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux
Choir director: Prof. Dennis Marzolf

Order of Service

* Prelude

Anthem: All Those Who Trust in Christ (Jerusalem) H. Parry, 1916

All those who trust in Christ are blest And find in Him eternal rest;

This world’s allurements we despise And fix on Christ alone our eyes.

Through Him we heirs of heav’n are made; O Brother, Christ, extend Thine aid

That we may firmly trust in Thee, And through Thee live eternally.

O Christ, our Savior, Helper Friend, Be with us till our journey’s end.

In mercy guide us by Thy grace Till we behold Thy glorious face.

Though Satan rage, His pow’r is gone His thundering roar can harm us none

Our strong Defender hurls him down, And wins for us a heav’nly crown.

1. Author unknown, 1607; 2. K. Stolshagen, 1550-94

 *Versicles and Gloria Patri (led by the choir)

 *Psalm 118, from A New Version of the Psalms of David, Tate and Brady, 1696

(Tune: The Saints’ Delight, 1835; f minor)

Joy fills the dwelling of the just, whom God has saved from harm;

For wondrous things are brought to pass by his Almighty arm.

He, by his own resistless power, has endless honor won;

The saving strength of his right hand amazing works has done.

God will not suffer me to fall, but still prolongs my days;

That, by declaring all his works, I may advance his praise.

When God had sorely me chastised, till quite of hopes bereaved,

His mercy from the gates of death my fainting life reprieved.

Then open wide the temple gates  to which the just repair,

That I may enter in, and praise my great deliv'rer there.

Within those gates of God's abode, to which the righteous press;

Since thou hast heard, and set me safe, thy holy Name I'll bless.

That which the builders once refused is now the corner-stone:

This is the wondrous work of God, the work of God alone.

This day is God's; let all the land exalt their cheerful voice:

Lord, we beseech thee, save us now, and make us still rejoice.

 * I Know That My Redeemer Lives from Sacred Harp, 1850, arr. D. Forrest, 2010

I know that my Redeemer lives, What comfort this sweet sentence gives,

Shout on, press on, we’re gaining ground,

The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory, hallelujah!

He lives to bless me with His love, He lives to plead my cause above,

Shout on, pray on, we’re gaining ground,

The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory, hallelujah!

He lives to crush the fiends of hell; He lives and doth within me dwell;

The dead’s alive, and the lost is found, Glory, hallelujah!

S. Medley, 1775

 * Hymn 22 Let All The World in Every Corner Sing

Let All The World in Every Corner Sing from Five Mystical Songs

R. Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958, transcribed and edited by C. Courtney, 2010

 Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!
The heavens are not too high, His praise may thither fly,
The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

The church with psalms must shout, no door can keep them out;
But, above all, the heart must bear the longest part.
Let all the world in every corner sing, my God and King!

“Antiphon” G. Herbert, 1593-1632

* Hymn 358 Today in Triumph Christ Arose

* Canticle: Nunc dimittis in b minor   T.T. Noble

Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace

According to Thy word. For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation

Which Thou hast prepares before the face of all people.

A Light to lighten the Gentiles, and the Glory of Thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

 *Kyrie, Lord’s Prayer

 *Hymn 584 Grant Peace, We Pray

*Collect

 *Benedicamus and Benediction (led by the choir)

 * Postlude