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 Christ, the Word Incarnate

This hymn text was written by William How (1823-97), the son of an English lawyer. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. He served many parishes in England, but became known as the “Poor Man’s Bishop” because of his work in East London. This text is based on Proverbs 6: […]

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The Head that Once was Crowned with Thorns

We know that Christ takes on the role of prophet, priest and king for His people, and in His role of king he will also assume the role of Judge, in Greek being called the Παντοκράτωρ (“pantokrator.”) Christ who will say to those on His left, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared […]

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I Want To Walk as a Child of The Light

  During a relentless heat wave during the summer of 1966, Kathleen Thomerson and her family, in an effort to escape the rolling brownouts of St Louis, elected to return to the comfort of her mother’s air conditioned home in Houston. Although a musician, not a poet, by training, and certainly not intending to write […]

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The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The Fourth Sunday of Easter has traditionally been known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” in reference to the appointment of Psalm 23 for the day as well as the Gospel reading from John 10 in which Jesus proclaims, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The processional hymn […]

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