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 Wondrous Type, O Vision Fair

This hymn may not be the most familiar–it is only sung once a year, on Transfiguration Sunday. Singing just once a year doesn’t allow a hymn to gain much currency, but it does reinforce the connection between the hymns and the liturgical year. Consider its text, based on the account of the Transfiguration which, among other […]

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As With Gladness, Men of Old

The season of Epiphany encompasses the time from January 6 (the end of Christmas) until Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent.  Most people associate this season with the wise men, or the three kings, but this is only a small aspect of all the season entails (One of the most famous Epiphany hymns […]

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Of the Father’s Love Begotten

This famous Christian hymn is also one of the oldest, being almost 1,600 years since the text was written by a Spanish monk, Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, circa 400 AD.  The Roman Empire was in decline—the city itself would be ransacked by marauding Vikings ten years later, with the last emperor lasting until 476.  The Church, […]

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O Come, All Ye Faithful

For many years, this hymn text, and possibly even tune, were attributed to the medieval era. In fact, simply looking at the manuscript below, one of the original for this carol (called the “Jacobite Manuscript”), one can understand why early hymnologists would think this carol is of medieval origin: Yet, notice there are five lines […]

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