Emi Saeki Wada, piano & organ
Akina Miyata, vocalist
Prelude to Worship
What a Friend We Have in Jesus . . . Charles C. Converse (1868)
The Prayer . . . David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager (1998)
You Raise Me Up . . . Rolf Undsæt Løvland, Brendan Graham (2002)
Psalm 41 But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up . . .
As the Deer . . . Martin J. Nystrom (1984)
Psalm 42 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you.
Prelude BWV 568 . . . J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers
flow in the right direction, will the earth turn
as it was taught, and if not how shall
I correct it?
Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven,
can I do better?
Will I ever be able to sing, even the sparrows
can do it and I am, well,
Is my eyesight fading or am I just imagining it,
am I going to get rheumatism,
Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up. And took my old body
and went out into the morning,