A Christmas Festival of Lessons amp Carols 18 December 2016

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Based on Ancient Sources the first service of this kind in modern times was held in Victorian England Father. E W Benson later Archbishop of Canterbury and father of E F Benson who authored the Lucia novels began the. practice of a Festival Service of Lessons and Carols in preparation for the Christmas Feast first at Truro Cathedral. 1880 and later at Canterbury Cathedral Popularized by recordings from King s College Cambridge this service. has come to be associated with a traditional celebration of Christmas by millions of people throughout the world. Its spirit and content sum up the true spirit of the season while taking us in heart and mind to the Christmas. celebrations of former times, As we listen today to the great music of this holiday season as we sing the familiar hymns of Advent and carols of. Christmas let us remember the true Spirit of Christmas that God came among us and dwelt among us We called. His Name Jesus It is His birth in a stable that we celebrate this afternoon A blessed Christmas season to you all. This service is being recorded for podcasting throughout the Christmas season and is available here http. concertsatfirstchurch org podcast or by clicking the QR link at the right. Please silence all electronic devices, Childcare is available for preschool toddlers and infants on the first floor of the Education Wing. A Deacon near the pulpit door can direct you, Assistive Listening Devices are available at the doors from any Deacon. Available for purchase after the service in the Ralph Fanning Room will be homemade fudge sold by the. Youth Groups and the 2016 First Church Christmas Ornament featuring a detail from the Clerestory. windows of the Nave The Ralph Fanning Room may be accessed through the forward doors of the Nave. The cover painting is folio 38v from the Gradual for San Michele a Murano The chant found there is the Introit for Christmas Day Puer. natus est nobis A child is born for us This manuscript is by Silverstro de Gherarducci and is in the public domain. All other art used in this program is by Steven Erspamer and is used with permission. Bulletins are printed on recycled paper with a minimum 50 post consumer content. All music in the bulletin is reprinted under OneLicense net A 717661 All rights reserved. Prelude 3 30 p m,G Dene Barnard Organist Choirmaster Emeritus. In dulci jubilo Marcel Dupr,In dulci jubilo Flor Peeters.
The First Church Ringers, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen Op 122 Johannes Brahms arr Donald Wagner. Angels Carol John Rutter arr Sondra K Tucker, Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine German Chorale arr Donald Allured. The Treble Choir,What Can I Give Him Sue and Terry Barham. The Teen Choir,Deck the Hall Peter Aston,Rejoice and Be Merry Walter Pelz. G Dene Barnard Organist Choirmaster Emeritus,La Nativit The Nativity Jean Langlais.
La Cr che The Cradle,Les Anges The Angels,Les Bergers The Shepherds. La Sainte Famille The Holy Family, Welcome The Reverend Dr Timothy C Ahrens Senior Minister. The Processional Carol Once in royal David s city, The first verse is sung by Sebby Kulwicki a solo chorister Henry Wade cover. The Choir sings the second verse, The People stand to sing verses 3 6 with the Choirs. Text Cecil Frances Alexander 1818 1895,Music Irby Henry John Gauntlett 1805 1876.
Verse 6 Descant and harmonization David Willcocks 1919 2015. The People remain standing, The Bidding Prayer The Reverend Emily Krause Corzine Associate Minister. Beloved in Christ as we await the great festival of Christmas let us prepare ourselves so that we may be shown its. true meaning Let us hear in readings from Holy Scripture how the prophets of Israel foretold that God would. visit and redeem his waiting people Let us rejoice in our carols and hymns that the good purpose of God is being. mightily fulfilled Let us celebrate the promise that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will bring all people and all. things into the glory of God s eternal kingdom, But first let us pray for the needs of his whole world for peace and goodwill over all the earth for the mission and. unity of the Church for which he died and especially in this country and within this community. And because this of all things would rejoice his heart let us at this time remember in his name the poor and the. helpless the hungry and the oppressed the sick and those who mourn the lonely and the unloved the aged and the. little children and all those who know not the Lord Jesus or who love him not or who by sin have grieved his heart. Let us also remember before God his pure and lowly Mother and all those who rejoice with us but upon another. shore and in a greater light that multitude which no one can number whose hope was in the Word made flesh and. with whom in this Lord Jesus we for evermore are one. These prayers and praises let us humbly offer to God in the words which Christ himself taught us. Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever Amen. The People sit,The Bidding Carol What sweeter music.
What sweeter music can we bring We see him come and know him ours. Than a carol for to sing Who with his sunshine and his showers. The birth of this our heavenly King Turns all the patient ground to flowers. Awake the voice Awake the string The darling of the world is come. Dark and dull night fly hence away And fit it is we find a room. And give the honour to this day To welcome him to welcome him. That sees December turned to May The nobler part Of all the house here is the heart. Why does the chilling winter s morn Which we will give him and bequeath. Smile like a field beset with corn This holly and this ivy wreath. Or smell like a meadow newly shorn To do him honour who s our King. Thus on the sudden Come and see And Lord of all this reveling. The cause why things thus fragrant be What sweeter music can we. Tis he is born whose quickening birth Than a carol for to sing. Gives life and lustre public mirth The birth of this our heavenly King. To heaven and the under earth,Text Robert Herrick 1591 1675. Music John Rutter b 1945,The First Reading Genesis 3 1 15 Mae Hubbard. Treble Choir chorister, God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent s head. N ow the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD God had made He said to the. woman Did God say You shall not eat from any tree in the garden The woman said to the serpent We may eat. of the fruit of the trees in the garden but God said You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of. the garden nor shall you touch it or you shall die But the serpent said to the woman You will not die for God. knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God knowing good and evil So when. the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired. to make one wise she took of its fruit and ate and she also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened and they knew that they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made. loincloths for themselves They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening. breeze and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him Where are you He said I heard the sound of you in the. garden and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself He said Who told you that you were naked Have. you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat The man said The woman whom you gave to be with. me she gave me fruit from the tree and I ate Then the LORD God said to the woman What is this that you have. done The woman said The serpent tricked me and I ate The LORD God said to the serpent Because you have. done this cursed are you among all animals and among all wild creatures. Reader The Word of the Lord,People Thanks be to God. Carol The Lord at First Did Adam Make, The Lord at first did Adam make For in the day that thou shalt eat.
Out of the dust and clay Or do it them come nigh, And in his nostrils breathed life For if that thou doth eat thereof. E en as the Scriptures say Then surely thou shalt die. And then in Eden s Paradise But Adam he did take no heed. God placed him to dwell Unto that holy thing, That he within it should remain But did transgress God s holy law. To dress and keep it well And so was wrapt in sin,Chorus Chorus. Now let good Christians all begin, An holy life to live Now mark the goodness of the Lord. And to rejoice and merry be Which God for humans bore. For this the season is Whose mercy soon God did extend. To us for to restore, And then within the garden he And then for to redeem our souls.
Commanded was to stay From death and hellish thrall. And unto him in commandment We learned God s own dear son should be. These words the Lord did say The Saviour of us all. The fruit which in the garden grows Chorus,To thee shall be for meat. Except the tree in the midst thereof,Of which thou shalt not eat. Sung by the Teen Choir of First Church, Text Traditional English Carol first published 1822. Music Gerald Near b 1942, The Second Reading Genesis 22 15 18 Peter Spofforth. Youth Member Teen Choir chorister, God promises to faithful Abraham that in his seed shall the nations of the earth be blessed.
T he angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said. By myself I have sworn says the LORD Because you have done this and have not. withheld your son your only son I will indeed bless you and I will make your offspring. as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore And your. offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies and by your offspring shall all the nations. of the earth gain blessing for themselves because you have obeyed my voice. Reader The Word of the Lord,People Thanks be to God. The People stand,Congregational Carol O come O come Emmanuel. Text Latin trans John Mason Neale 1818 1866 alt, Music Veni Emmanuel 15th c french arr David Willcocks. The People sit, The Third Reading Isaiah 9 2 6 7 The Honorable Andrew J Ginther. Mayor of the City of Columbus,Christ s birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah.
T he people who walked in darkness have seen a great light those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them. light has shined For a child has been born for us a son given to us authority rests upon his shoulders and he is named. Wonderful Counselor Mighty God Everlasting Father Prince of Peace His authority shall grow continually and. there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom He will establish and uphold it with justice and. with righteousness from this time onward and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this. Reader The Word of the Lord,People Thanks be to God. Carol Who Would Send a Baby, Who would send a baby to heal a world in pain Who would choose a manger to cradle a King. Who would send a baby a tiny child Who would send angels to sing. When the world is crying for the Promised One Who would hang a star in the sky above to shine on. Who would send His only Son the gift of His infinite love. Who would send a baby to light a world with love Who would send a baby to bless a world with peace. Who would send a baby a tiny child Who would send a baby a tiny child. When the world is hoping for the Promised One When the world is yearning for the Promised One. Who would send His only Son Who would send His only begotten Son. Sung by the Treble Choir of First Church,Madeline Helmer soloist. Text Music Mary Kay Beall,Carol Angels from the Realms of Glory. Angels from the realms of glory Sages leave your contemplations. Wing your flight o er all the earth Brighter visions beam afar. Ye who sang creation s story Seek the great desire of nations. Now proclaim Messiah s birth Ye have seen his natal star. Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo, Shepherds in the field abiding Though an infant now we view him.
Watching o er your flocks by night He shall fill his Father s throne. God with us is now residing Gather all the nations to him. Yonder shines the infant light Every knee shall then bow down. Gloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo,Text James Montgomery 1771 1854. Music Old French Reginald Jacques 1894 1969,The People sit. The Fourth Reading Micah 5 2 4 Melanie Corn,President Columbus College of Art and Design. The prophet Micah foretells the glory of little Bethlehem. B ut you O Bethlehem of Ephrathah who are one of the little clans of Judah from you shall come forth for me. one who is to rule in Israel whose origin is from of old from ancient days Therefore he shall give them up until the. time when she who is in labor has brought forth then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel And. he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God And. they shall live secure for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. Angels Carol John Rutter arr Sondra K Tucker Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine German Chorale arr Donald Allured The Treble Choir What Can I Give Him Sue and Terry Barham The Teen Choir Deck the Hall Peter Aston Rejoice and Be Merry Walter Pelz G Dene Barnard Organist Choirmaster Emeritus La Nativit The Nativity Jean Langlais

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