17 February 2013
|Entrance||For God so loved the world (mtgf)|
|Penitential Rite||Lenten (Bob Hurd)|
|Psalm 90||Be with me, Lord (Marty Haugen)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Lenten (mtgf)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Thy mercy, O Lord God (Marcello)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Lamb of God||Missa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)|
|Communion Antiphon||One does not live (mtgf)|
|Communion||Out into the wilderness (Bob Hurd)|
|Final||Guide me, O thou great Redeemer|
Sometimes from season to season our change is gradual, with Lent it is abrupt with everything changing. This does relay on the idea that the congregation (as wells the singers) remember these things from year to year. The opening song, which will be used over the Sundays of Lent, was amend last year. Instead of a set of Sunday specific verses I wrote a different setting using verses from a psalm. For Year C and the theme of Reconciliation we are using Psalm 85 - and so a couple of verses are sung each week. As well as simplifying things it is I think a stronger melody.
This morning we had a textual change I am not sure we have had to do before: 'Jehovah' to 'O Lord God'. This following the notification of the Holy See a number of years ago about the use of Jehovah YHWH. In some translations this might have also affected the final hymn but it was the piece by Marcello. The English text was originally added soon after the composer's death. We were men only this morning but oddly the piece I had considered if the women had been present also included the name Jehovah.