Worship through Music, Sunday, December 9, 2018 - Sanctuary Chorus & Festival Orchestra; Wayne Slater, organist; Cynthia Dean, Tim Janecke, Ryan Bede, Ben Cleveland, Jonathan Silvia - soloists; Scott Dean, director.
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00:01:26 - Light Dawns on a Weary World – Mack Wilberg - © 2017 Oxford University Press
00:04:16 - Ding Dong! Merrily on High - arr. Mack Wilberg - © 2006 Oxford University Press
00:08:27 - Suo Gan - arr. Barlow Bradford - © 2003 Gateway Music, L.L.C.
00:14:31 - I Saw Three Ships - arr. Mack Wilberg - © 1987 Hinshaw Music, Inc.
00:18:54 - The Wexford Carol - arr. Mack Wilberg - © 2017 Oxford University Press
00:23:12 - Fantasia on Christmas Carols - Ralph Vaughan Williams – Published by Galaxy Music Corporation
00:36:20 - Minuit, Chretiens! - Adolphe Adam, arr. Robin Smith
00:41:42 - “Ring Out Ye Crystal Spheres” from Hodie - Ralph Vaughan Williams - © 1954 Oxford University Press
Advent II: Peace. Worship Through Music is framed by the creation of light (Genesis) and the incarnation of light (First John) into a world weary of darkness. Through Jesus, Light Dawns, Love Grows, and Hope Blooms!
But what does the Lord require of us but “…to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). That is how we partner with God reviving this world with his light of love, hope, and peace to the world.
So, “Let the light of Jesus Christ in you so shine before others that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Mt. 5:16). Then as the choir sings, “…truth and justice will down return to men” and “The hills and mountains will break forth with singing! We will be led forth in peace,” and all the world will reﬂect shalom, God’s wholeness, for each person, city, and nation.