Signs of the Times • 25 January 2019 • No. 184
¶ Processional. “Hark, the Song of Jubilee,” Maungaturoto Congregational Church, Ralph Cullen, organist.
Signs of the Times • 17 January 2019 • No. 183
¶ Processional. “Precious Lord,” performed by R&B singer Ledisi Anibade Young. Minutes before the assassin’s bullet found him, King called out, from the Lorraine Motel second floor balcony, to the music leader for that night’s rally, “I want us to sing ‘Precious Lord’ tonight.'”
Signs of the Times • 20 December 2018 • No. 179
¶ Processional. “Flash Flash – Jerusalem during the Christmas Tree Lighting party.” (Thanks Dick.)
Signs of the Times • 7 December 2018 • No. 178
IN THIS ISSUE: a poem, and a litany for worship, focused on John the Baptist. Below that, a large collection of Advent and Christmas resources for personal reflection and public worship. —Ken Sehested
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Signs of the Times • 15 November 2018 • No. 177
¶ Processional. "Pie Jesu" (“Merciful Jesus”) by Sarah Brightman, Paul Miles-Kingston. The music accompanies actual film footage (3:34) from World War I’s “Battle of The Somme,” when French and British allies took the offensive against German troops in France, 1 July-18 November 1916. The British suffered 57,000 casualties on the first day of the offensive. All totaled, more than 1 million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in history.
Signs of the Times • 23 November 2016 • No. 98
¶ Processional. “Now Thank We All Our God,” arr. by John Rutter, performed by The Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia.
¶ Invocation. “Of the things God has shown me, / I can speak but a little word; / not more than a honeybee / can take away on its foot / from an overflowing jar.’ —Mechthild of Magdeburg, 13th century mystic Read more ›
Signs of the Times • 8 November • No. 143
¶ Processional. “Motete: Versa est in luctum,” 17th century Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Victoria, a setting of Job 30:31; 7:16. English translation: “My harp is turned to mourning and my organ into the voice of those that weep. Spare me, O Lord, for my days are nothing.” (Thanks Brooks.) Read more ›
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