Sunday, February 18, 2007

Retiring Alleluias For Lent

Today is the last Sunday of Epiphany, which means today was the last Sunday to say or sing "alleluia" for several weeks. There was a discussion on this subject over at Grandmère Mimi’s the other day. It made me think about what hymns everyone sang at church today. At the 7:30 am (English language Choral Eucharist) we sang: Alleluia, Song of Gladness; O Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair (of course!!); Alleluia, Sing to Jesus; Alleluia; He Touched Me (!?!); and Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones(just like you, ePisco!). At la Misa a las 10:30 am we sang Caridad y Comprensión, Aleluya; Ale, Ale, ¡Aleluya!; Busca Primero El Reino De Dios (Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God); El Señor Nos Ama Hoy(Ricardo and I really kicked that one!) Gloria, Gloria, Aleluya(the tune is the Battle Hymn of the Republic, but the words are quite different). I sang the Easter Alleluia at the Fraction and used the Easter Dismissal, 'cuz dey gots plenty alleluias dem.

So, what did ya'll sing today?


Reverend Ref + said...

427: When morning gilds the skies
533: How wondrous and great thy works, God of praise!
475: God himself is with us
135: Songs of thankfulness and praise

And with the dedication of the bell tower yesterday, it was a good weekend for alleluias and bell ringing!

PseudoPiskie said...

Hey, that's my angel. I chose it for the posters and cover of the program for my senior voice recital. Look on the face says, "Must I really do this?"

Does anyone else use both tunes to "O Love How Deep", H82? We sing 1-4 to Deo Gracias then 5-6 to Deus tuorum militum. Also Christ upon the mountain peak (Shillingford). Can't remember the others.

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