One of my favorites. From my friends at First Plymouth Church. And it’s the best version I’ve found on YouTube so far.
Performed by the combined Abendmusik and Concordia University Choruses under the direction of Tom Trenney at the First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska, April 30, 2017
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benedictus. Choir of St. Michael at the North Gate, conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies
Sunday is Pentecost.
First-Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska. Text by Jean Janzen, Tune: Maryton by Henry Percy Smith, Arranged by Tom Trenney.
Mothering God, you gave me birth in the bright morning of this world.
Creator, source of every breath, you are my rain, my wind, my sun.
Mothering Christ, you took my form, offering me your food of light
Grain of of life, and grape of love, your very body for my peace.
Mothering Spirit, nurturing one, in arms of patience hold me close,
So that in faith I root and grow until I flower, until I know.
simply to remind myself…
The Plymouth Choir of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska, Tom Trenney, conductor, arranged by John Rutter. Last Sunday was Good Shepherd Sunday on the liturgical calendar.