Sunday 21 May 10am – CHOIR

The Ascension of the Lord (A) Year of Matthew

Acts 1:1-11; Ps 46:2-3,6-9; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20 All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me

  • Mass setting: Missa Ascendo ad Patrem (Palaestrina)
  • Motet: Caelos ascendit hodie* (Charles Villiers Stanford)
  • Communio: Data est mihi omnis potestas in caelo et in terra, alleluia: euntes, docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, alleluia. All power has been given to me in heaven and on earth, alleluia; go therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, alleluia.
  • Hymns: Hail the day that sees him rise CHISLEHURST; Lord enthroned in Heavenly Splendour tune BRYN CALFARIA
  • Organ Prelude: Prologue on ‘Ascension’ – Healey Willan (1880-1964)
  • Organ Voluntary: March on a theme by Handel ‘Lift up your heads’ – Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Organist: Bransby Byrne

DoM: Noel Debien

*Coelos ascendit hodie
Jesus Christus Rex Gloriae:
Sedet ad Patris dexteram,
Gubernat coelum et terram.
Iam finem habent omnia
Patris Davidis carmina.
Iam Dominus cum Domino
Sedet in Dei solio:
In hoc triumpho maximo
Benedicamus Domino.
Laudatur Sancta Trinitas,
Deo dicamus gratias,
Alleluia. Amen.

Today into the heavens has ascended
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, Alleluia!
He sits at the Father’s right hand,
and rules heaven and earth, Alleluia!
Now have been fulfilled all of
Father David’s songs,
Now God is with God, Alleluia!
He sits upon the royal throne of God,
in this his greatest triumph, Alleluia!
Let us bless the Lord:
Let the Holy Trinity be praised,
let us give thanks to the Lord,
Alleluia! Amen.