Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: February 28, 2021

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On Thursday, February 25, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns which will be sung at the morning service of Holy Eucharist this coming Sunday, February 28, 2021, the Second Sunday in Lent. The hymns discussed are:

  • "Take my life and let it be consecrated" [Hymn #707]
  • "You laid aside your rightful reputation" [WLP #734]

... plus a few words about Sunday's organ improvisation. 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.

Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: February 21, 2021

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On Thursday, February 18, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns and some of the service music which will be sung at the morning service of Holy Eucharist this coming Sunday, February 21, 2021, the First Sunday in Lent. The hymns discussed are:

  • "Now let us all with one accord" [Hymn #147]
  • "I want Jesus to walk with me" [WLP #805]

... plus an introduction to the Simplified Anglican Chant for Lent, and the setting of The Great Litany by Dent Davidson. 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.

Introduction to Sundays Hymns: February 14, 2021

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On Thursday, February 11, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymn to be sung at the morning liturgy this coming Sunday, February 14, The Last Sunday after the Epiphany (and the last Sunday before Lent). This introduction was presented live on Facebook. The hymns discussed are:

  • "Christ upon the mountain peak" [Hymn #130]
  • "Ye watchers and ye holy ones" [Hymn #618]
  • "Deep River" [LEVAS II #8]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: February 7, 2021

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On Thursday, February 4, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung at the 11 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, February 7, 2021, The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • "God of mercy, God of grace" [#538]
  • "Heal me, hands of Jesus" [WLP #773]
  • "Surely it is God who saves me" [#679]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: January 31, 2021

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On Thursday, January 28, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sing at the livestream service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, January 31, 2021, The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • "O! for a thousand tongues to sing" [Hymn #493]
  • "From thee all skill and science flow" [Hymn #566]
  • "From all that dwell below the skies" [Hymn #380]

Plus a few words about his organ preludes for this Sunday (based on the tunes "Slane" and "Malabar") and a reminder about John Stuntebeck's upcoming recital on the Fritts organ in Thomsen Chapel, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: January 24, 2021

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On Thursday, January 21, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sing at the livestream service of Holy Eucharist this Sunday, January 24, 2021, The Third Sunday after the Epiphany. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • "How wondrous and great" [Hymn #533]
  • "O Master, let me walk with thee" [Hymn #659]
  • "Put down your nets and follow me" [WLP #807, but sung to the tune "Martyrdom"]

...plus a few words about John's upcoming recital on the Fritts organ in Thomsen Chapel, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: January 17, 20201

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On Thursday, January 14, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning livestreamed liturgy on January 17, 2021, The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, from Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • "Will you come and follow me?" [see leaflet]
  • "How bright appears the Morning Star" [Hymn #496/497]
  • "Lift every voice and sing" [Hymn #599]

...plus a few words about John's upcoming recital on the Fritts organ in Thomsen Chapel, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: January 10, 2021

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After a holiday hiatus, on Thursday, January 7, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning livestreamed liturgy on January 10, 2021—The First Sunday after the Epiphnay and the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord— from Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • "Arise, your Light has come" [see leaflet]
  • "Wade in the water" [LEVAS II p. 143]
  • "Christ when for us you were baptized" [Hymn #121]

...plus a few words about the tunes which form the basis of John's organ voluntaries this Sunday: Christ unser Herr zu Jordan kam [Hymn #139] and Schmüke dich [Hymn #339].

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: December 20, 2020

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On Thursday, December 17, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung at the morning and afternoon liturgies this coming Sunday, December 20, 2020, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord [Hymn #437]
  • The angel Gabriel from heaven came [Hymn #265]
  • O come, O come, Emmanuel [Hymn #56]

...plus a few words about this Sunday's organ voluntaries, the upcoming Pageant of the Nativity Reprise, and the liturgies from Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

Note that there will be no Hymn Preview for the next two week. The next installment will be streamed live on Thursday, January 7!

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: December 13, 2020

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On Thursday, December 10, Associate Musician John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns to be sung at the livestreamed service of Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. this Sunday, December 13, The Third Sunday of Advent.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Savior of the nations, come. [Hymn #54]
  • Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding [Hymn #59]
  • Hark! the glad sound! [Hymn #72]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: December 6, 2020

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On Thursday, December 3, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns to be sung at the morning and afternoon liturgies this coming Sunday, December 6, 2020, the Second Sunday of Advent. NB: Due to an internet interruption, the first video ended prematurely. The presentation is completed in PART 2.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Hymn #65, "Prepare the way, O Zion,"
  • Hymn #75, "There's a voice in the wilderness crying,"
  • Hymn #76, "On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry,"
  • Hymn #272, "The great forerunner of the morn,"

...plus a few words about this Sunday's organ voluntaries.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 22, 2020

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On Thursday, November 19, Associate Musician John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns to be sung at the livestreamed service of Holy Eucharist at 11 a.m. this Sunday, November 22, The Last Sunday After Pentecost and the Feast of Christ the King. He also discusses the hymns for the 10 a.m. liturgy on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. The Hymns discussed are: "" (#), ""(#555), and "Now thank we all our God" (#397).

The hymns discussed are:

  • Crown him with many crowns [Hymn #494]
  • Lead on, O King eternal! [Hymn #555]
  • Now thank we all our God [Hymn #397]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 15, 2020

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On Thursday, November 12, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the morning service this coming Sunday, November 15. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ whose glory fills the skies  [Hymn #7]
  • Rise up, ye saints of God! [Hymn #551]

...plus a few words about the the All-Parish Virtual Choir. Submissions are due this Sunday; please participate!

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 8, 2020

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On Thursday, November 5, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on November 8, 2020, the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Signs of endings all around us  [Wonder, Love, & Praise #721]
  • Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates [Hymn #436]

... followed by a few words by John about upcoming virtual choir offerings.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: November 1, 2020

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On Thursday, October 15, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung this coming Sunday, November 1, the Feast of All Saints, both at the 11 a.m. morning Eucharist and the 4:30 p.m. Choral Evensong. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • For All the Saints [Hymn #287]
  • Ye watchers and ye holy ones [Hymn #618]
  • Jerusalem the Golden [Hymn #624]

...plus a few words about the organ music and choir anthems which will be offered on this great feast of the Church.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns, October 25, 2020

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On Thursday, October 8, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 25, 2020, the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Immortal, Invisible, God only wise  [Hymn #423]
  • What does the Lord require? [Hymn #605]

... followed by a few words by John about his organ selections for Sunday, and a reminder about Canon Kleinschmidt's recital on the Flentrop on Friday, October 23, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 18, 2020

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On Thursday, October 15, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 18, 2020, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Jesus shall reign  [Hymn #544]
  • O God of earth and altar [Hymn #591]

...plus a few words about this Sunday's anthem at the offertory, Kevin Siegfried's arrangement of the Shaker song "Peace unto Zion," and the organ prelude, two baroque chorale-preludes on the hymn tune Ein' Feste Burg.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 11, 2020

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On Thursday, October 8, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 11, 2020, the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Rejoice, ye pure in heart!  [Hymn #556]
  • Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness [Hymn #339]

... followed by a few words by John about his organ selections for Sunday, and more than a few words from Gregory Bloch about this Sunday's "vitual choir" presentation, Dear Lord and Father of mankind by C.H.H. Parry.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: October 4, 2020

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On Thursday, October 1, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on October 4, 2020, the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Christ is made the sure foundation [Hymn #518]
  • Lord Christ, when first thou cam'st to earth [Hymn #598]

...plus a few words about this Sunday's anthem at the offertory, Kevin Siegfried's arrangement of the Shaker song "Heavenly Display."

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Introductions to Sunday’s Hymns: September 27, 2020

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On Thursday, September 24, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 27, 2020, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Come thou fount of every blessing [Hymn #686]
  • Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing [Hymn #344]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 20, 2020

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On Thursday, September 17, Gregory Bloch introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 20, 2020, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Awake, awake to love and work [Hymn #9, starting with stanza 3]
  • Guide me, O thou great Jehovah [Hymn #690]

...plus a few words about Sunday's anthem, The eyes of all wait upon thee by Jean Berger.

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 13, 2020

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On Thursday, September 10, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 13, 2020, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Creating God, your fingers trace [Hymn #394, but sung to the tune of #455, Dunedin]
  • When Christ was lifted from the earth [Hymn #603]

...plus a few words about the Sanctus from "A Community Mass" by Richard Proulx [#S-125 in the Hymnal 1982], and the anthem "Draw us in the Spirit's Tether."

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: September 6, 2020

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On Thursday, September 3, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on September 6, 2020, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • Joyful, joyful we adore thee [Hymn #376]
  • Lord, make us servants of thy peace [Hymn #593]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 30, 2020

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On Thursday, August 27, Canon Michael Kleinschmidt introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 30, 2020, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • All hail the power of Jesus' Name [Hymn #450]
  • When Israel was in Egypt's land/Go down, Moses [Hymn #648]

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Introduction to Sunday’s Hymns: August 23

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On Thursday, August 20, Associate Organist John Stuntebeck introduced the hymns that will be sung at the 11 a.m. morning liturgy on August 23, 2020, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. This introduction was presented live on Facebook.

The hymns discussed are:

  • When morning gilds the skies [Hymn #427]
  • From God Christ's deity came forth [Hymn #443]

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