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 26, 2014


Adagio e dolce (from Sonata No. 3 in D minor), BWV 527/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Prayer in B-flat Major by Johann Sebastian Bach


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 336

Robert Grant

The starry firmament on high,
And all the glories of the sky,
These shine not to Thy praise, O Lord,
So brightly as Thy sacred Word.

The hope Thy holy Word supplies,
Its truth divine and precepts wise,
In each a heavenly beam I see,
And every beam conducts to Thee.

And fixed for everlasting years,
Unmoved, amid dissolving spheres,
Thy Word shall shine in cloudless day,
When heaven and earth have past away.

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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