Music This Sunday: December 1, 2019

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First Sunday of Advent

Hymns

Hymn of Praise 107
Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn

Hymn of Preparation 104
O Lord, How Shall I Meet You

Hymn of Dedication 350
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Other Music

Prelude
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
—Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Introit
“Gloria sei dir gesungen”” from Cantata No. 140
—J. S. Bach
Translation: Let gloria be sung to you with mortal and angelic tongues with harps and even with cymbals. Of twelve pearls the portals are made, in your city we are companions of the angels high around your throne. No eye has ever perceived, no ear has ever heard such joy as our happiness: Io, io, eternally in dulci jubilo!
—Text by Philipp Nicolai (1556–1608)

Anthem
“And the glory of the Lord” from Messiah
—G. F. Handel (1685–1759)
—Text from Isaiah 40:5​

Offertory
An Advent choral improvisation by the choir and soloists
—Text from Psalm 122

Choral Response
Amen
—James MacMillan

Postlude
Sortie in F
—César Franck (1822–1890)