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, March 25, 2015

Barbara Pettis, Guest First Reader


Adagio (from Sonata No. 1 in G minor) by Christian Fink
Invocation by Alexandre Guilmant


Hymn 332

Based on the Danish of
Nikolaj F. S. Grundtvig
Music Sales Corp. Used by Permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.

The Lord is in His holy place,
Let all the earth be still,
Be still and know that He is God,
And wait to do His will.
We need a sacred watchfulness,
An earnest deep desire for grace,
Our lives with true content to fill.

So hear and heed His faithful Word,
And trust His promise long,
For they who seek Him Life shall find,
And shall in Him be strong;
We need a perfect faith in Him,
With understanding never dim,
To fill our daily lives with song.

Hymn 390

William F. Sherwin

Why is thy faith in God's great love so small?
Why doth thy heart shrink back at duty's call?
Art thou obeying this: Abide in me;
And doth the Master's word abide in thee?

O blest assurance from our risen Lord;
O precious comfort breathing from the Word.
How great the promise, could there greater be?
Ask what thou wilt, it shall be done for thee.

Ask what thou wilt, but O, remember this,
We ask and have not when we ask amiss.
If weak in faith, we only half believe
That what we ask we really shall receive.

Hymn 448

Violet Hay

Lo! they that follow after good,
By them God’s word is understood,
So they prove Him,
Praise and prove Him!
Through them He doth perform His will,
To them His promises fulfil,
For they love Him!
Laud and love Him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

O ye to whom God’s word is known,
Make you His promises your own,
Rise and prove Him,
Praise and prove Him!
His mighty love and holy power
Are here to bless us every hour,
Let us love Him!
Laud and love Him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


Salvation Has Come to Us, BWV 638 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Postlude by William Mathias

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