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).

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

Sunday, 10 September, 2017 This hymn text is based on 1 Tim. 1: 17: “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Such an ascription of praise and worship was expanded by the English Baptist preacher Walter Chalmers Smith (1824-1908) into the four stanzas […]

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“Glorious Things of You are Spoken,” 522

This tune, AUSTRIA, was composed by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn after visits to England in 1791 and 1794 where he was impressed by English musical patriotism as expressed musically through “God Save the King.” (The tune is the one which the Americans appropriated for the text, “My Country, ‘tis of Thee.”) Haydn’s melody, then, […]

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