Sunday, February 17, 2013

1st Sunday of Lent

17 February 2013

EntranceFor God so loved the world (mtgf)
Penitential RiteLenten (Bob Hurd)
Psalm 90Be with me, Lord (Marty Haugen)
Gospel AcclamationLenten (mtgf)
Preparation of GiftsThy mercy, O Lord God (Marcello)
Eucharistic AcclamationsMissa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Lamb of GodMissa Ubi Caritas (Bob Hurd)
Communion AntiphonOne does not live (mtgf)
CommunionOut into the wilderness (Bob Hurd)
FinalGuide 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.

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