Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 16, 2020

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On Thursday, August 13, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 16, 2020, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ is the world’s true light [Hymn #542]
  • To God with gladness sing [Hymn #399, but sung to the tune of #625, "Darwell's 148th"]
  • There’s a wideness in God’s mercy [Hymn #469]

Join us in the future on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for another live hymn chat! Just visit the cathedral's public Facebook page at the time of the broadcast—if you "follow" the cathedral on Facebook, you should receive a notification when we're live.

2 Responses

  1. Molly
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    Hi Michael,

    I loved your hymn introduction again this week. However I must say I’m not crazy about the 1980 revision of the last line of There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy. I think we can do better than that.

    How about:

    And we’d leap like happy lambkins in the pastures of the Lord. Or

    And we’d blossom like the roses in the gardens of the Lord. Or

    And we’d play like happy puppies in the dog park of the Lord. Or

    And we’d moo like happy cattle in the pastures of the Lord.

    The choices are endless and I like them better than “lives would be thanksgiving.”


  2. Michael
    | Reply

    Molly, I am howling with delight. Get the Standing Commission on Church Music on Line One! They need to know about these. Your suggestions are wonderful, and indeed, the version in our hymnal is pathetic by comparison. Brava, Molly! 😉

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