4th Sunday of Lent (B) Year of Mark (LAETARE)
2 Chr 36:14-16; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
- Introit: Rejoice O Jerusalem, and gather around all you who love her; rejoice in gladness, after having been in sorrow; exalt and be replenished with the consolation coming from her motherly bosom.
- Mass setting: Missa Deus genitor alme (Gregorian)
- Motet: Biblical song: By the rivers of Babylon* (A. Dvorak)
- Communio: Jerusalem quae aedificatur ut civitas . . . Jerusalem, built as a city whose parts are firmly bound together. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to give thanks unto your name
- Hymn: Lord, Your almighty word MOSCOW
- Organ Prelude: Prelude to the Introit for Laetare – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
- Organ Voluntary: Postlude on ‘The Royal Banners’ – Everett Titcomb (1884-1968)
Organist: Bransby Byrne
Cantor: Nicole Smeulders
*By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song;
and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
Psalm 137:1-5 (King James translation)