25 April 2010
|Entrance||Easter Alleluia (Marty Haugen)|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Glory to God (Berthier)|
|Psalm 99||We are your people (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Celtic (O'Carroll/Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Shepherd me, O God (Marty Haugen)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Gathering (Paul Inwood)|
|Lamb of God||O Lamb of God (Berthier)|
|Communion||We have been told (David Haas)|
|Final||Hail Redeemer, King Divine|
Marty Haugen's Easter Alleluia, like Bernadette Farrell's Lenten Praise to you, O Christ our Saviour written to be a Gospel Acclamation but actually also works as piece in it's own right. The verses of the Haugen are perhaps a little disjointed but they offer a series of Easter images. I particularly wished to use verse 4 - Call us, Good Shepherd this morning.
Hail Redeemer intrigues me. As the author, Patrick Brennan C.Ss.R, died in 1952, I presume it was written mid 20th century and as he was a Redemptorist, I presume its origins, and popularity, are due to parish missions. I would love to know if these assumptions are correct. Also I cannot think of any other Catholic hymn from this period, say post- Terry and pre-1962, that has continued in ordinary parish repertoire — again suggestions welcome.