THE MUSIC BOX
April 3, 2022 Lent V
Jubal Joslyn, tenor
Emi Saeki Wada, piano & organ
Prelude: Sea Fever . . . John Masefield/John Ireland
Loveliest of Trees . . . A.E. Housman/George Butterworth
Let Beauty Awake . . . R. L. Stevenson/Ralph Vaughan Williams Silent Noon . . . D. G. Rossetti/R. Vaughan Williams
Bright Is the Ring of Words . . . R. L. Stevenson/R. Vaughan Williams
Offertory: “Said Judas to Mary” John 12:1-8 . . . Sydney Carter
Communion: “O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig” (O Lamb of God, innocent) from St. Matthew Passion . . . J. S. Bach
“Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen” (I shall keep watch by my Jesus) from St. Matthew Passion . . . J. S. Bach
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring —
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.
What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning In Eden garden.
– Gerard Manley Hopkins