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 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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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

          Joachim Neander, a German Calvinist, began his life as an unruly child and teenager, not caring much for religion or spirituality.  A pastor from Bremen led him to change his ways, and he soon became a believing Christian.  He was influenced by “Pietism,” a spiritual movement in the church which […]

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Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

Although he was an Anglican vicar, he had initially considered studying medicine. Although he was tolerant of his repeated transfers to different churches, he eventually gave up the ministry in an effort to regain his health. Although he published three volumes of poetry, only two of his texts remain in popular usage, “Abide with Me” […]

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