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, July 1, 2015


Seven pieces in C (from "L'Organiste") by César Franck


Hymn 382

Emily F. Seal

What is thy birthright, man,
Child of the perfect One;
What is thy Father’s plan
For His beloved son?

Thou art Truth’s honest child,
Of pure and sinless heart;
Thou treadest undefiled
In Christly paths apart.

Vain dreams shall disappear
As Truth dawns on the sight;
The phantoms of thy fear
Shall flee before the light.

Take then the sacred rod;
Thou art not error’s thrall;
Thou hast the gift of God—
Dominion over all.

Hymn 386

Isaac Watts

When Jesus our great Master came
To teach us in his Father’s name,
In every act, in every thought,
He lived the precepts which he taught.

So let our lips and lives express
The holy gospel we profess;
So let our works and virtues shine,
To prove the doctrine all divine.

Thus shall we best proclaim abroad,
The honors of our Saviour, God,
When His salvation reigns within,
And grace subdues the claim of sin.

Hymn 20

Kate L. Colby

Be true and list the voice within,
Be true unto thy high ideal,
Thy perfect self, that knows no sin,
That self that is the only real.

God is the only perfect One:
My perfect self is one with Him;
So man is seen as God’s own son,
When Truth dispels the shadows dim.

True to our God whose name is Love,
We shall fulfill our Father’s plan;
For true means true to God above,
To self, and to our fellow-man.


[Allegro moderato] (from Sonata No. 1 in E-flat Major, BWV 525) by Johann Sebastian Bach

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