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).

Thy Strong Word

This hymn is of relatively recent origin, the text having been composed by Martin Franzmann in 1954 for Concordia Seminary in St Louis, MO. Franzmann, a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, taught exegetical theology at several institutions in the US before his ordination in 1969. He subsequently moved to Cambridge, England, where he […]

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I Bind Unto Myself Today

This hymn is ascribed to St Patrick (c. 380-461 AD), born in Roman Britain to a family who had been Christian for three generations. As a young boy, he was captured by Irish raiders and became a slave for six years. This time spent in Ireland allowed him to learn the language and culture of […]

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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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