St. John's Cathedral - Jacksonville Florida
The Episcopal Church in the United States of America
The Very Rev. Gustave Weltsek, Dean 
John Barry, Organist/Choirmaster 
Sunday, December 20, 1998 - Hymnal 1982 
Sunday before Christmas Day

5:00 pm - Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Choir
Prelude T Frederick H Candlyn
Chorale Prelude on "Divinum Mysterium"
Prelude Richard Purvis
(b 1917)
Chorale Prelude on "Greensleeves"
Prelude Allanson G Y Brown Chorale Prelude on "Fragrance"
Prelude Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude on "O Hail This Brightest Day Of Days"
Hymn tune: Irby #102 "Once in royal David's city"
Amy Szkody, treble
Carol David Ashley White Christ Song
(Paraclete Press PPM09608)
Lesson Genesis 3:8-15 God announces in the Garden of Eden that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent's head
Carol arr Geoffrey Shaw The Holly and the Ivy
(Novello 422)
Michele Holt, soprano
Noel Perry, tenor
Sarah MacMillan, soprano
Lesson Isaiah 60:1-6,19 The prophet in exile foresees the coming of the glory of the Lord
Carol arr John Rutter
(b 1945)
Sans Day Carol
(Carols for Choirs 2, Oxford)
Lesson Isaiah 9:2,6,7 Christ's birth and kingdom are foretold by Isaiah
Carol Martin Peerson
Upon my lap my Sov'rign sits
(EC Schirmer 1608)
Hymn tune: Forest Green #78 "O little town of Bethlehem"
Lesson Isaiah 11:2,4,6-9 The peace that Christ will bring is foreshown
Carol Crawford R Thoburn Welcome all wonders
(Carl Fischer CM 8395)
Lesson Luke 1:26-35,38 The angel Gabriel salutes the Blessed Virgin Mary
Carol arr Harrison Oxley Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
(Oxford 84.368)
Hymn tune: God Rest You Merry #105 "God rest you merry, gentlemen"
Lesson Luke 2:1-7 St. Luke tells of the birth of Jesus
Carol Harold W Friedell
Song of Mary
(HW Gray CMR 2103)
Lesson Luke 2:8-16 The Shepherds go to the manger
Carol arr Francis W Snow Glory be to God in heaven
(Charles W Homeyer 364-3)
Carol John Goss
See amid the winter's snow
(arr David Willcocks)
(Carols for Choirs 1, Oxford)
Hymn tune: Winchester Old #94 "While shepherds watched their flocks"
Lesson Matthew 2:1-11 The Wise Men are led by the star of Jesus
Carol Geoffrey Shaw How far is it to Bethlehem
Carol Peter Cornelius The Three Kings (arr Ivor Atkins)
(Carols for Choirs 1, Oxford)
Michael Miller, baritone
Lesson John 1:1-14 St. John unfolds the great mystery of the Incarnation
Hymn tune: Adeste Fidelis #83 "O come, all ye faithful"
Hymn tune: Mendelssohn #87 "Hark! the herald angels sing"
Postlude Marcel Dupré
Chorale Prelude on "In Dulci Jubilo"
Postlude Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia on "In Dulci Jubilo"

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