The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
Readings (Click the links to see the readings)
William Holman Hunt. The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple (1860). Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Shout for joy
Loving Father, help us to remember the story of Christ's birth,
Psalm 148, set for today, offers examples of the extraordinary variety in ways of psalm singing, even within the Westen churches alone. Here are a few!
Frank Wigglesworth (1918-1996) Psalm 148, for chorus, three flutes and two trombones (1973). Kathy Fink, Elizabeth Brown and Jeanne Wilson, (flutes) Kevin James and David Taylor (trombones). Choir of the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, dir. David Shuler.
Psalm 148 from the 1912 psalter of the United Presbyterian Church (USA). Tune: Lennox. The Psalm Choir. 6 May 2012.
Psalm 148. Anglican chant. Choir of Bristol Abbey.
Dick Sanderman's tune for Psalm 148, played on a home organ by Han Beverdam.
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.