Sacred Music Friday: God Is Here!

First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska. You may recognize the hymn tune, Abbot’s Leigh, as being more commonly associated with “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken.”

Secular Music Friday: Abraham, Martin and John

This week I am remembering that it’s been fifty years since the assassination of Robert Kennedy. I wrote about this on Wednesday. That brought to mind Dion’s classic song. Robert isn’t included in the title, but he is remembered in tear-inducing final words of the song.

quoteHas anybody here seen my old friend Bobby,
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
I thought I saw him walkin’ up over the hill
With Abraham, Martin and John.

We must continue to carry the flame.

Sacred Music Friday:The Lord Bless You

The Lord Bless You And Keep You by John Rutter as sung at the Royal Wedding by the choir of St. George’s Chapel, conducted by James Vivian

Sacred Music Friday: Benedictus

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir, “Benedictus” by Karl Jenkins, from The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace, at St Margaret’s Church, Dalry on 7 February 2015


Sacred Music Friday: Hail Thee Festival Day

Sunday is Pentecost

Sacred Music Friday: For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth, arranged by Brian Childers, First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska. Strictly instrumental with flute and handbells. Really nice.

Sacred Music Friday: Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying

We used a short version of this on Sunday as part of the Prayers of the People. This was in support of the Vida Joven orphanage in Tijuana, which our diocese supports.