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).

The God of Abram Praise

This hymn was conceived by Thomas Olivers (1725-1799), born at Tregynon, Montgomeryshire, Wales.  Orphaned at age four, he lived with various family members until finally apprenticed to a shoemaker as a teenager. His dissoluteness eventually resulted in his expulsion from town, and he wandered about until one day, in Bristol, he occasioned upon the great […]

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For All the Saints

In Revelation 7 we read that, standing before the Apostle John was “. . . a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. . . . and they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our […]

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A Mighty Fortress

Today is the Sunday closest to 31 October, the date on which, in 1517, Luther began the Reformation by nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Luther wrote this text in 1529 and early in his career as a reformer.  Based on Psalm 46, (“God is our refuge and […]

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O Christ, the Word Incarnate

William Walsham How (1823-1897) studied at Oxford, after which he took Holy Orders. His career as an Anglican priest would commence with several rural appointments until in 1879 he was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Howe was actively involved in the evangelistic missionary organization, the Society for Promoting […]

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