Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano
Prelude to Worship
Sonata in B minor L. 449 . . . Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Chorale: Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit (The Will of God Is Always best) . . . J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
The will of God is always best and shall be done forever;
And they who trust in Him are blest, he will forsake them never.
He helps indeed in time of need, He chastens with forbear;
They who depend on God, their Friend, shall not be left despairing.
Meditation on St. Denio (Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise). . . Welsh folk melody, arr. by John Carter
O God, in a Mysterious Way . . . Dundee, Scottish Psalter, 1614
Les Baricades Mistérieuses (The Mysterious Barricades) . . . François Couperin (1668-1733)
O God, in a mysterious way great wonders you perform; You plant your footsteps in the sea and ride upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines of never ending skill You treasure up your bright designs, and work your sovereign will.
Our unbelief is sure to err and scan your work in vain; You are your own interpreter, and you will make it plain.
– William Cowper, 1774