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, November 25, 2015


Communion by Charles Callahan
Cantilene (from Sonata No. 11 in D minor, Op. 148) by Josef Rheinberger


Hymn 114

John Burton

Holy Bible, book divine,
Precious treasure, thou art mine:
Mine to tell me whence I came;
Mine to tell me what I am;

Mine to chide me when I rove,
Mine to show a Saviour’s love;
Mine thou art to guide and guard;
Mine to give a rich reward;

Mine to comfort in distress,
With a Saviour’s tenderness;
Mine to show, by living faith,
Man can triumph over death.

Hymn 84

Based on a hymn by
Theodor V. Oldenburg

God’s eternal Word is spoken,
Piercing mists, around, above;
Of eternal might the token,
Emblem of eternal Love;
Out of darkness, world-enthralling,
Into Light, O hear it calling.

Word of God, O Word eternal,
May we hear thy living voice,
Learn the power of Love supernal,
Learn obedience,—and rejoice;
God’s commands forever heeding,
Follow where His love is leading.

Hymn 176

Based on the Danish of
Nikolaj F. S. Grundtvig

Long hast thou stood, O church of God,
Long mid the tempest’s assailing,
Founded secure on timeless rock
Rises thy light, never failing;
Shining that all may understand
What has been wrought by God’s command,
O’er night and chaos prevailing.

Let there be light, and light was there,
Clear as the Word that declared it;
Healing and peace to all it gave,
Who in humility shared it.
Ah, they were faithful, they who heard,
Steadfast their trust in God’s great Word,
Steadfast the Love that prepared it.

Let there be light, the Word shines forth,
Lo, where the new morning whitens;
O church of God, with Book unsealed,
How its page beacons and brightens.
Living stones we, each in his place,
May we be worthy such a grace,
While Truth the wide earth enlightens.


Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 554 by Johann Sebastian Bach

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