THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
MARCH 1, 2015
Take Up Your Cross
[Jesus said,] “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?” —Mark 8:34-36 (excerpt from Gospel)
Take my life, and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee;
take my moments and my days,
let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love;
take my heart, it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.
—Hymn 707 (excerpt), Francis Ridley Havargal (1836-1879), alt.
- 401, “The God of Abraham praise” —Entrance Hymn
- 637, “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord” —Sequence Hymn
- 439, “What wondrous love is this” —Presentation Hymn
- 707, “Take my life, and let it be” —Communion Hymn
- 474, “When I survey the wondrous cross” —Communion Hymn (9:00 a.m.)
- 304, “I come with joy to meet my Lord” —Communion Hymn (9:00 a.m.)
- 654, “Day by day” —Communion Hymn (11:00 a.m.)
- 10, “New every morning is the love” —Communion Hymn (11:00 a.m.)
- 473, “Lift high the cross” —Postcommunion Hymn
The Offertory (9:00 and 11:00 a.m.)
This well-known anthem was set to music by the Italian Renaissance master of polyphony, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525/26-1594):
Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, ita desiderat anima mea ad te, Deus.
As the deer longs for the water-brooks, so longs my soul for you, O God. —Psalm 42:1 (BCP p. 643)
Prelude in G Minor, BWV 535 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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