Music for August 31—Hymn Sing Sunday
Prelude: “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” (Donald Hustad 1918-2013)
Introit: “Surely The Presence of the Lord is in this Place (Lanny Wolfe b. 1942)
Hymn 220 “All People That On Earth Do Dwell” (Psalm 100)
Prayer Response: Threefold Amen (Traditional Danish)
Anthem: “The Lord Is My Strength” (Caleb Simper 1856-1942)
The Lord is my strength and my song and is become my salvation.
Open me the gates of righteousness that I may go into them and give thanks unto the Lord.
The same stone which the builders refused is become the headstone in the corner.
This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it!
Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing.
Offertory: “Pastorale” (Caleb Simper)
Hymn 262: “God of the Ages”
Response: God Be With You ‘Till We Meet Again (R. Vaughan Williams 1872-1958)
Postlude: “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” (Paul Davis b. 1934)
Caleb Simper, the son of a shoemaker, was born in a village in the west of England, worked in a music shop owned by the Elgar family (Edward Elgar wrote “Pomp and Circumstance”) and spent his life as a choirmaster, organist, and composer. He produced a prodigious amount of choral and organ music aimed at small parishes. Over 5 million copies of his anthems had been sold worldwide by the 1920’s. His anthems are popular in South Africa, Australia, and Singapore and are seeing a resurgence worldwide.
Paul Davis is a pseudonym for Jama Smith, wife of composer Lani Smith. Together they have composed or arranged well over 1000 choral and organ works for the Lorenz corporation. They live in Arizona.