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).

I Know that my Redeemer Lives

Samuel Medley (1738-1799), the author of this famous Easter text, began his life as apprentice to an oilman in London, only to leave in dissatisfaction to join the navy. At age 21, he received a terrible leg wound which required him to return home to live with his grandfather. During his months of recovery, his […]

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Jesus Christ is Risen Today

This timeless Easter hymn has been incorporated into the Easter traditions of many Christian denominations. Whether the church be Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, or non-denominational, surely this hymn is one of the most universally-sung on Easter Sunday. The first three stanzas date from the fourteenth-century, and were originally a Latin Easter “carol.” A famous music […]

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The Day of Resurrection

This hymn was written by John of Damascus, one of the great poets of the Greek Church. He was born at the end of the 600s (in Damascus). His brother, aptly named by his proud parents Cosmas the Melodist, was educated by an Italian monk (also named Cosmas) whom they captured and pressed into slavery […]

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Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle

The hymn “Sing, my Tongue, the Glorious Battle” is one of the more ancient texts in Christian hymnody; the tune, called Pange Lingua, derives from a plainsong of equally ancient origin. This text was written by the Spanish monk and lawyer Venantius Honorius Fortunatus (c. 540-c. 600 AD), an Italian (by this time Rome had […]

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