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).

Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor

This sturdy text and hymn tune comes from Wales–a people who know how to sing! The tune, BRYN CALFARIA, is Welsh for “Mt Calvary.”  It is related to those other Welsh tunes, such as the one associated with “Thy Strong Word” (also powerfully in the minor key) or the happily major, “Guide Me, O Thou […]

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Savior of the Nations, Come

  Savior of the nations, come; Virgin’s Son, here make Thy home! Marvel now, O heaven and earth, That the Lord chose such a birth. Not by human flesh and blood; By the Spirit of our God Was the Word of God made flesh, Woman’s offspring, pure and fresh. Wondrous birth! O wondrous Child Of […]

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At the Name of Jesus

Today is the last Sunday of the liturgical year, often called Christ the King Sunday.  Today’s sermon 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 poems, […]

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Sleepers, Wake!

Philip Nicolai (1556-1608), a Lutheran pastor in the German city of Unna, labored from July, 1597, to January, 1598, in his pastoral duties as he buried as many of 30 people a week from his parish who had died of a pestilence. The story, in all likelihood romanticized, is told of Nicolai sitting in his […]

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