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 20, 2014


Lento (from Trio Sonata No. 6 in G Major),  BWV 530/2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Andante tranquillo (from Sonata III) by Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Bryan Ashley


Hymn 359

William P. McKenzie

Trust the Eternal when the shadows gather,
When joys of daylight seem so like a dream;
God the unchanging pities like a father;
Trust on and wait, the daystar yet shall gleam.

Trust the Eternal, for the clouds that vanish
No more can move the mountains from their base
Than sin’s illusive wreaths of mist can banish
Light from His throne or loving from His face.

Trust the Eternal, and repent in meekness
Of that heart’s pride which frowns and will not yield,
Then to thy child-heart shall come strength in weakness,
And thine immortal life shall be revealed.

Hymn 115

John M. Neale

Welsh Hymn Melody
Holy Father, Thou hast taught us
We should live to Thee alone;
Year by year, Thy hand hath brought us
On through dangers oft unknown.
When we wandered, Thou hast found us;
When we doubted, sent us light;
Still Thine arm has been around us,
All our paths were in Thy sight.

We would trust in Thy protecting,
Wholly rest upon Thine arm,
Follow wholly Thy directing,
Thou our only guard from harm.
Keep us from our own undoing,
Help us turn to Thee when tried,
Still our strength in Thee renewing,
Keep us ever at Thy side.

Hymn 203

Lewie Prittie Castellain

O Father, may we bear each hour
The flag of hope and peace unfurled,
And mirror forth Love’s sacred power
To feed and bless a hungry world.
We shall not falter by the way
If we but place our trust in Thee,
Obeying gladly day by day
The living Truth that makes men free.

Help us to know that all is well
E’en though we wander through earth’s shade,
To know that all Thy children dwell
Within Love’s stronghold unafraid.
Teach us to follow fearlessly
The way our gentle Master trod,
’Twill lead us safely home to Thee,
O loving Father-Mother, God.


Lord God, Now Be Praised, BWV 601 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Processional by William Mathias

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