The musicians of St John’s Episcopal Church, Dallas, music ministry strive to glorify the Triune God as revealed in Holy Scripture, so that His people might be edified through music. With nearly 70 years’ tradition of sacred music, St John’s music ministry continues to learn, promote, and offer the highest quality liturgical and sacred music. Concerts and other special events are musical features of this music ministry. If you wish to participate through playing an instrument or singing, contact Benjamin Kolodziej, Organist and Choirmaster (bkolodziej@stjohnsepiscopal.org).

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

This is one of the most beloved of Advent hymns, and it dates back to the ninth century, to the time of Charlemagne.  Originally in seven stanzas, each stanza addressed Christ by a different name;  we sing four of the most common stanzas:  “Emmanuel,” “Rod of Jesse,” “Day-Spring from on High,” “Key of David,” with […]

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Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending

This hymn was written by Charles Wesley, brother of Methodism’s founder John Wesley and author of over 6,000 hymns.  Charles remained a priest in the Church of England his entire life, as he never considered himself a Methodist as much as he considered himself an Anglican. This hymn refers to Jesus’ return and to the […]

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The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns

Advent is not as solemn a season as Lent, but we approach the liturgy with a bit more austerity throughout these four weeks, allowing us fully to experience the joy of Christmas.  The simplicity with which the service begins, omitting the usual Kyrie and Gloria, exemplifies the theme of preparation which encompasses the Advent season. […]

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Savior of the Nations, Come

Savior of the nations, come, virgin’s Son, make here Thy home! Marvel now, O heav’n and earth, that the Lord chose such a birth. Not by human flesh and blood, but the Spirit of our God, was the Word of God made flesh– woman’s Offspring, pure and fresh. Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child Of the […]

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