Friday, April 27, 2012

Holy, Holy, Holy- Hymn to the Trinity - Reginald Heber

Music link has been removed from the source. Will keep looking!
Here is a new link!

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;

Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee,

Who was, and is, and evermore shall be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide Thee,

Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory may not see;

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside Thee,

Perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

All Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in earth, and sky, and sea;

Holy, holy, holy; merciful and mighty!

God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

My Shepherd is Lord - Harrison Oxley

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Annisquam Village Church Schola Cantorum - Saturday, April 28 2:00 PM

Schola Cantorum previewing a piece to be sung at the FESTIVAL

The Schola Cantorum will be joining the Youth Choirs of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Gloucester), St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Rockport), and First Congregational Church (Rockport ) in a festive concert of sacred music in this annual event.

Saturday, April 28 2:00 PM
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
24 Broadway, Rockport, MA

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter at Squam Rock

Easter Morning Service at Squam Rock from Kirk Williamson on Vimeo.

Lift Your Voice Rejoicing, Mary

Link to Music only

Lift your voice rejoicing, Mary,
Christ has risen from the tomb;
on the cross a suffering victim,
now as victor he is come.
Whom your tears in death were mourning,
welcome with your smiles returning.
Let your alleluias rise!

Raise your weary eyelids, Mary,
see him living evermore;
see his countenance how gracious,
see the wounds for you he bore.
All the glory of the morning
pales before those wounds redeeming.
Let your alleluias rise!

Life is yours for ever, Mary,
for your light is come once more
and the strength of death is broken;
now your songs of joy outpour.
Ended now the night of sorrow,
love has brought the blessed morrow.
Let your alleluias rise.

Words: Latin; trans. Elizabeth Rundle Charles (1828-1896), alt.
Music: W zlobie lezy, Fisk of Gloucester
Meter: 87 87 887

My Song is Love Unknown

My Song Is Love Unknown Hymn

My song is love unknown,
My Savior’s love to me;
Love to the loveless shown,

That they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake
My Lord should take, frail flesh and die?

He came from His blest throne
Salvation to bestow
But men made strange, and none

The longed for Christ would know:

But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,

Who at my need His life did spend.

Sometimes they strew His way,
And His sweet praises sing;

Resounding all the day

Hosannas to their King:

Then “Crucify!” is all their breath,

And for His death they thirst and cry.

Why, what hath my Lord done?

What makes this rage and spite?

He made the lame to run,

He gave the blind their sight,

Sweet injuries! Yet they at these

Themselves displease, and ’gainst Him rise.

They rise and needs will have

My dear Lord made away;
A murderer they saved,

The Prince of life they slay,
Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,
That He His foes from thence might free.

In life, no house, no home
My Lord on earth might have;

In death no friendly tomb

But what a stranger gave.
What may I say? Heav’n was His home;

But mine the tomb wherein He lay.

Here might I stay and sing,

No story so divine;

Never was love, dear King!
Never was grief like Thine.

This is my Friend, in Whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hymn Sing

Please join us at the Annisquam Village Church for our Hymn Sing this Sunday the 15th at 10:00 a.m. as we sing the congregation's Top 7 Hymn choices.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Schola Cantorum Easter

Members of the Schola Cantorum of the Annisquam Village Church act out a scene from the Bible as they celebrate Easter Sunday at Squam Rock in Annisquam, Massachusetts April 8, 2012.