Music and hymns

Music and hymns are played live in Boston during the in-person noon and 7:30pm EST (17 and 24:30 UTC) Wednesday testimony meetings.  A recording of the noon meeting music is replayed during the 2pm (19 UTC) online testimony meeting.

Hymn numbers and words which are available to The Mother Church according to copyright law will be posted on Wednesday morning.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  (arr. Maurice Duruflé) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Communion, Op. 8 by Louis Vierne
Organist: Bryan Ashley


Hymn 92

Thomas Cogswell Upham

Happy the man who knows
His Master to obey;
Whose life of love and labor flows,
Where God points out the way.

Rising to every task,
Soon as the word is given,
He doth not wait nor question ask
When orders come from heaven.

God’s will he makes his own,
And nothing can him stay;
His feet are shod for God alone,
And God alone obey.

Give us, O God, this mind,
Which waits but Thy command,
And doth its highest pleasure find
In Thy great work to stand.

Hymn 183

Horatius Bonar

Make haste, O man, to do
Whatever must be done;
Thou hast no time to lose in sloth,
When all to Truth must come.

The useful and the great,
The thing that never dies,
The silent toil that is not lost,—
Set these before thine eyes.

Up, face the task and work;
Fling ease and self away;
This is no time for thee to sleep;
Up, watch, and work, and pray.

Hymn 248

Thomas H. Gill

O walk with God along the road,
Your strength He will renew;
Wait on the everlasting God,
And He will walk with you.

Ye shall not to your daily task
Without your God repair,
But on your work His blessing ask
And prove His glory there.

Ye shall not faint, ye shall not fail;
In Spirit ye are strong;
Each task divine ye still shall hail,
And blend it with a song.


Prelude & Fantasie Cromatique (from Suite du Premier Ton) by Gilles Jullien

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