25 January 2015
|Entrance||O changeless Christ|
|Penitential Rite||St Gabriel (mtgf)|
|Gloria||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Psalm 24||Lord, make me know your ways. (mtgf)|
|Gospel Acclamation||Alleluia Beati (Christopher Walker)|
|Preparation of Gifts||Lord, you have come to the seashore (Gabarain)|
|Eucharistic Acclamations||St Annes (James MacMillan)|
|Lamb of God||Newman (James MacMillan)|
|Communion Antiphon||I am the light (mtgf)|
|Communion||Lead me, Lord (SS Wesley)|
|Final||He who would valiant be|
Two weeks of calling the disciples. One difference is that we now with Mark and in Galilee - the place the first hymn picked up. My impression is that Mark is a less attractive gospel to hymn writers that the others (order of popularity John, Luke, Matthew, Mark?). A hymn which uses 'The time is fulfilled' text would be a useful addition.
After last week's extravagance this week's psalm was simpler. It (and next week) is part of a project setting the Common Psalms and other related psalms. So Psalm 24 is used as a Common Psalm in Advent with the response To you, O Lord; on this Sunday there are a different set of verses from the psalm and a difference response Lord, make me know your ways. For ease the same psalm tone is used. One particular feature of the setting is a short interlude after the verse before the response which provides a little space and is also intend so that when it is accompanied by guitars they can get back into the pulse.
The psalm response led to the choice of Wesley's simple anthem Lead me, Lord.