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 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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At The Name of Jesus

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, often called Christ the King Sunday. The gradual hymn was written by Carolina Marie Noel (1817-1877), the daughter of a Church of England clergyman.  Born in London, she wrote her first verses at age 17.  Although prodigious in the next few years, publishing several dozen […]

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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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