Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Fourth Sunday Of Advent
4:00 PM


After the conclusion of Lessons and Carols, you may wish to stay to make your Holy Communion at a brief said Mass at the High Altar.

OfficiantThe Rector
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
HymnOnce in Royal David's City -- IRBY
InvitatoryTomorrow shall be my dancing day, John Gardner (1917-2011)
Lesson 1Genesis 3:8-15
CarolAdam lay ybounden, Philip Ledger (1937-2012)
Lesson 2Genesis 22:15-18
HymnGod rest you merry, gentlemen -- GOD REST YOU MERRY
Lesson 3Isaiah 9:2, 6-7
CarolThe Lamb, John Tavener (1944-2013)
Lesson 4Isaiah 11:1-9
CarolKing Jesus hath a garden Dutch Melody, arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Lesson 5Saint Luke 1:26-38
CarolA spotless rose, by Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Lesson 6Saint Luke 2:1-7
HymnIt came upon the midnight clear -- NOEL, arranged by John Scott (1956-2015)
Lesson 7Saint Luke 2:8-16
Carol at the OfferingIn dulci jubilo, arranged by Robert Lucas de Pearsall (1795-1856)
HymnWhile shepherds watched their flocks by night -- WINCHESTER OLD
Lesson 8Saint Matthew 2:1-12
CarolA babe is born, William Mathias (1934-1992)
HymnO come, all ye faithful -- ADESTE FIDELES
Lesson 9Saint John 1:1-14
CarolSing lullaby, Basque Traditional Carol, arranged by Edgar Pettman (1865-1943)
HymnHark! the herald angels sing -- MENDELSSOHN