Sunday musical offering

February 26, 2023

My brethren, I have found
A land that doth abound
With fruit as sweet as honey;
The more I eat I find
The more I am inclined
To shout and sing Hosanna.
My soul doth long to go

Where I may fully know
The glory of my Savior;
Mid sweetness and the strife,
I’ll live a joyful life;
I’m going to sing forever.

Perhaps you think me wild
Or simple as a child;
I am a child of glory.
I am born from above,
My soul is filled with love,
I love to tell the story.
My soul doth long to go

Where I may fully know
The glory of my Savior;
Mid sweetness and the strife,
I’ll live a joyful life;
I’m going to sing forever.

My soul now sits and sings
And practices its wings,
And contemplates the hour
When the messenger shall say,
“Come, quit this house of clay
And with bright angels tower.”
My soul doth long to go

Where I may fully know
The glory of my Savior.
Mid sweetness and the strife,
I’ll live a joyful life;
I’m going to sing forever.


Happy birthday, George

February 23, 2023

Baroque composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) enjoyed a long and successful career, during which he produced no fewer than forty-two operas, twenty-nine oratorios, and sixteen organ concerti, along with numerous other compositions. When he died in London at the age of seventy-four, more than three thousand mourners attended his funeral, and his remains were interred in Westminster Abbey.

Handel composed this Bell Sinfonia in 1738 as part of his opera Saul.


Sunday musical offering

February 19, 2023

Wana baraka wale waombao
They have blessings, those who pray;
Yesu mwenyawe alisema. Alleluia!

Jesus himself said so. Alleluia!
Wana amani wale waombao
They have peace, those who pray;
Yesu mwenyawe alisema. Alleluia!

Jesus himself said so. Alleluia!
Wana furaha wale waombao

They have joy, those who pray;
Yesu mwenyawe alisema. Alleluia!

Jesus himself said so. Alleluia!
Wana uzima wale waombao

They have well-being, those who pray;
Yesu mwenyawe alisema. Alleluia!

Jesus himself said so. Alleluia!


Sunday musical offering

February 12, 2023


Today’s cultural moment

February 9, 2023


Sunday musical offering

February 5, 2023

O happy souls, how fast you go,
And leave me far behind;
Don’t stay for me, for now I see
The Lord is good and kind.
Go on, go on, my soul says go,
And I’ll come after you;
Though I’m behind I feel inclined

To sing hosanna too. 

God give you strength your race to run
And keep your footsteps right;
Though fast you go, and I so slow,
You are not out of sight.
When you get to that world above,
And all God’s glory see,

On that bright shore, your journey o’er,
Then look you out for me. 

I’m coming on as fast I can,
No toil or danger fear;
God give me strength, may I at length
Be one among you there.
Then all together we shall meet,
Together we will sing;
Together we will praise our God
And everlasting King.


Today’s cultural moment

February 2, 2023


Happy birthday, Franz

January 31, 2023

In honor of the birthday of Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828), here is the final movement from the Piano Sonata in B-flat major D.960, played by Alison Chiang.


Sunday musical offering

January 29, 2023

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven, 
To His feet thy tribute bring; 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
Evermore His praises sing. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise the everlasting King. 

Praise Him for His grace and favor 
To His people in distress; 
Praise Him, still the same as ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Glorious in His faithfulness. 

Fatherlike, God tends and spares us; 
Well our feeble frame He knows; 
Motherlike, God gently bears us, 
Rescues us from all our foes. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Widely yet His mercy flows. 

Angels in the height, adore Him, 
Ye behold Him face to face; 
Saints triumphant, bow before Him, 
Gathered in from every race. 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise with us the God of grace.


Today’s cultural moment

January 26, 2023


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