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).

My Song is Love Unknown

This famous Lenten text was written by Samuel Crossman (1624-1683), an Anglican priest. The Anglican Church at this time sang only psalms, so it is most likely that Crossman intended his text to be read as poetry, not to be sung as a hymn. Crossman ministered successfully in the town of Sudbury, England until 1662. […]

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In the Cross of Christ I Glory

This Lenten text was written by John Bowring (1792-1872), an Englishman who spoke six languages fluently by the time he had graduated from school, and by the end of his life was conversant in 100 more! He translated works from 22 languages, and was a published expert on finance, economics, history, travel, biography, poetry, natural […]

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Just as I Am

Kenneth Osbeck, in his One-hundred and One Hymn Stories, writes (without hyperbole) of this hymn that, “Without question, this hymn has touched more hearts and influenced more people for Christ than any other song ever written.” This hymn grew in popularity after the sainted Billy Graham’s frequent use of it in his preaching. The writer was […]

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Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

“O Lord, Throughout These Forty Days”  Written by Claudia Hernaman (1838-1898), this hymn is partly based on today’s gospel text from Mark 1, in which Jesus “. . . was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan.”  The stark simplicity with which this hymn conveys its message evidences the fact that it was originally […]

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