Motets:Emendemus in medius* (Byrd); Call to remembrance** (Farrant)
Communio:Qui meditabitur in lege Dominidie ac nocte, dabit fructum suum in tempore suo. The one who meditates day and night on the law of the Lord, shall bear fruit in due season.
Hymns: Lent prose Attende Domine, et miserere Hear us O lord, and have mercy; TIS 591 Forty days and forty nights HEINLEIN
Organist: Bransby Byrne
*Emendemus in melius quae ignoranter peccavimus;
ne subito praeoccupati die mortis,
quaeramus spatium poenitentiae, et invenire non possimus.
Attende, Domine, et miserere; quia peccavimus tibi.
Adjuva nos, Deus salutaris noster, et propter honorem nominis tui libera nos
Let us amend for the better in those things in which we have sinned through ignorance;
lest suddenly overtaken by the day of death,
we seek space for repentance, and be not able to find it.
Hearken, O Lord, and have mercy: for we have sinned against You.
Help us, O God of our salvation, and for the honour of Your name deliver us.
**Call to remembrance, O Lord,
Thy tender mercies
and Thy loving kindness,
which hath been ever of old,
O remember not the sins and offences of my youth:
but according to Thy mercy
think Thou on me, O Lord,
for Thy goodness.
Motet:Beati Quorum Via (Stanford) Beati quorum via integra est, qui ambulant in lege Domini. Blessed are the undefiled in the way,who walk in the law of the Lord
Communio:Narrabo omnia mirabilia tua: laetabor, et exsulatabo in te: psallam nomini tuo, Altissime. I will relate all your wondrous deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing to the honour of your name, 0 Most High.
Hymns: TIS 341 My song is love unknown LOVE UNKNOWN; TIS 434 Where there is charity and love JEREMY
Communio: (Gregorian, ps 77) Manducaverunt et saturati sunt nimis, et desiderium eorum attulit eis Dominus: non sunt fraudati a desiderio suo. They ate and were fully satisfied; the Lord gave them all that they desired; they were not deprived of their wants
Hymns: TIS 102 Praise to the living God LEONI; TIS 641 This is my will, my one command SUANTRAI
Organ Prelude: Prelude in ‘d’ BWV 539 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Offertorium: Interlude in ‘D’ – Philip Moore (b. 1943)
Organ Voluntary: Fugue in ‘d’ BWV 539 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organist: Bransby Byrne
*Os justi meditabitur sapientiam: et lingua ejus loquetur judicium. Lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius: et non supplantabuntur gressus ejus. Alleluia.
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and their tongue speaks what is just.
The law of their God is in their heart: and their feet do not falter. Alleluia.
Malachi 3:1-4; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 My eyes have seen your saving power
Mass setting:Missa aeterna Christi munera (Palestrina)
Motet: We wait for thy loving kindness, O God* (McKie)
Communio:Responsum accepit Simeon a Spiritu Sancto non visurum se mortem nisi videret Christum Domini. It was revealed to Simeon by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he first saw Christ the Lord.
Hymns: In his temple now behold him PRAISE MY SOUL; TIS 497 Let all mortal flesh be silent PICARDY