Sunday musical offering

August 25, 2019

Psalm 100:1-3 in Zulu, set to music by American composer Dan Forrest.

(This is the fourth movement of Jubilate Deo, composed in 2016. The words are from Psalm 100 and each movement is in a different language and musical style, reflecting the global aspect of the text. The full performance is well worth a listen.) 

Sunday musical offering

March 10, 2019

Entreat me not to leave you,
Nor to turn back from following after you.
For where you go, I will go,
And where you live, I will live;
Your people shall be my people,
And your God, my God.
Where you die, I will die
And there will I be buried.
The Lord do so to me, and more also,
If ought but death part you and me.

Musical offering for the seventh day of Christmas

December 31, 2018

Green leaves all fallen, withered and dry;
Brief sunset fading, dim winter sky;
Lengthening shadows, dark closing in;
Then through the stillness, carols begin.

Oh fallen world, to you is the song;
Death holds you fast and night tarries long.
Jesus is born, your curse to destroy;
Sweet to your ears, a carol of joy.

Pale moon ascending, solemn and slow;
Cold barren hillside, shrouded in snow;
Deep, empty valley veiled by the night;
Hear angel music, hopeful and bright.

Oh fearful world, to you is the song;
Peace with your God, and pardon for wrong;
Tidings for sinners, burdened and bound,
A carol of joy, a Saviour is found.

Earth wrapped in sorrow, lift up your eyes;
Thrill to the chorus filling the skies;
Look up sad hearted—witness God’s love;
Join in the carol swelling above.

Oh friendless world, to you is the song;
All heaven’s joy to you may belong.
You who are lonely, laden, forlorn,
Now unto you, a Saviour is born.

Musical offering for Christmas Day

December 25, 2018

Happy birthday, Charles

December 18, 2018

In honor of the birthday of English hymn writer Charles Wesley (1707-1788), here is one of his greatest hits in an arrangement by American composer Dan Forrest (b. 1978) of a melody by German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), performed by the combined choirs and orchestra of Concordia College

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November 4, 2018

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