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, December 17, 2014


Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming by Johannes Brahms
In Green Pastures by Harold Darke
Away in a Manger by William J. Kirkpatrick (setting by  D.E. Wagner)


It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Edmund H. Sears, Adapted

Words are from Christian Science Hymnal #158
Traditional tune played during the service will appear in the new Hymnal Supplement.

It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
The angels, bending near the earth,
Their wondrous story told
Of peace on earth, good will to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King;
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

O ye beneath life’s crushing load
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing.

For lo, the days are hastening on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold;
When the new heaven and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace their King,
And all the world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Hymn 405

Charles Wesley and John Taylor

Glory be to God on high,
God whose glory fills the sky;
Peace on earth to man is given,
Man, the well-beloved of heaven.
Gracious Father, in Thy love,
Send Thy blessings from above;
Let Thy light, Thy truth, Thy peace
Bid all strife and tumult cease.

Mark the wonders of His hand:
Power no empire can withstand;
Wisdom, angels’ glorious theme;
Goodness one eternal stream.
All ye people, raise the song,
Endless thanks to God belong;
Hearts o’erflowing with His praise,
Join the hymns your voices raise.

Hymn 179

Margaret Morrison

Love one another,—word of revelation;
Love frees from error’s thrall,—Love is liberation.
Love’s way the Master trod;
He that loves shall walk with God.
Love is the royal way.

Love knows no evil, neither shade of sadness;
Love casts out every fear, lifts the heart to gladness.
Love heals our every ill,
All the law does love fulfill.
Love is our answered prayer.

Love now is dawning over every nation;
Showing true brotherhood, publishing salvation,
Love bids all discord cease.
Conquering hate, enthroning peace,
Love, Love alone is power.


Noël Suisse by Louis-Claude Daquin

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