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).

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

“All Hail the Power.”   Many hymns are meant to proclaim certain doctrines of the Christian faith.  Other hymns do not so much to teach as they simply exclaim one’s faith emotionally.  Both didactic hymnody and emotional hymnody teaches us something about the Christian faith.  We know that we cannot be a Christian simply by sitting […]

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Holy, Holy, Holy

This text is one of the most famous in Christendom, written by the Bishop of Calcutta Reginald Heber (1783-1826). Reginald Heber was ordained in the Church of England in 1807. His family was wealthy; so, when he was offered his first parsonage in a village, he declined and built a large estate for himself which […]

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At the Lamb’s High Feast

“At the Lamb’s High Feast”  This hymn text originated in the medieval age.  All hymns from this time were written in Latin, as it was not until the Reformation in the sixteenth century that hymnody in the vernacular (“common language”) was sung.  This text, “Ad coenam Agni providi” comes to us from an anonymous author […]

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Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

This hymn text is taken from the Liturgy of St James, a long service developed possibly during the lifetime of the Apostles. Used primarily by the Early Church in Jerusalem, it was named after James, the martyred brother of Jesus. The liturgy was shortened in the 5th century, for apparently the Early Church was quite […]

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