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).

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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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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