SAINT THOMAS CHURCH FIFTH AVENUE

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK

THE REVEREND ANDREW C.MEAD, RECTOR

THE REVEREND HARRY E. KRAUSS, SENIOR CURATE

 

 

 

 

 

AN INTERFAITH SERVICE OF PRAYER

FOR

THOSE BRITISH NATIONALS WHO SUFFERED IN THE ATTACK

IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTER
IN NEW YORK CITY ON 11 SEPTEMBER 2001

 

St. Thomas Arms

 

Thursday, The Twentieth of September

Two Thousand and One

Half after One oíclock

 

 

 

 

 

ORGAN PRELUDE

 

Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Benjamin Britten

(1913 ñ 1976)

 

Solemn Melody††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† H. Walford Davies

(1869 ñ 1941)

 

O Mensch beweiní deiní S¸nde gross,, S. 622††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† Johann Sebastian Back

(1865 ñ 1750)

 

Nimrod (Enigma Variations)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† Edward Elgar

(1857 ñ 1934)

 

Chorale and Aria (Six Short Pieces for Ogan)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Herbert Howells

(1892 ñ 1983)

 

Elegy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† George Thalben-Ball

(1896 ñ 1987)

 

(As the Procession enters, please stand.)

 

GREETINGS

 

HYMN††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† ST. DENIO

 

IMMORTAL, invisitble, God only wise

In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,

Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,

Almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.

 

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,

Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;

They justice like mountains high soaring above

They clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love

 

 

To all life though givest, to both great and small;

In all life though livest, the true life of all;

We blossom and flourish, like leaves on the tree,

Then wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

 

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,

Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;

All laud we would render: O help us to see

ëTis only the splendor of light hideth thee.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Amen

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† W.C. Smith, 1867

 

OPENING SENTECES AND COLLECT

 

THE FIRST LESSON†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Isaiah 61:1-4,11

 

PSALM 23†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† Angelican Chant (Goss)

 

 

(Sung by the Choir. Please remain seated.)

 

THE Lord is my shepherd;* therefore can I lack nothing.

2 He shall feed me in a green pasture,* and lead me forth beside the waters

†††††††††††††† of comfort.

3 He shall convert my soul,* and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness for his

†††††††††††††† Nameís sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no

†††††††††††††† evil;* for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

5 Thouh shalt prepare a table before me in the presence of them that trouble me;*

†††††††††††††† thouh hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.

6 Surely thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;*

††††††††††††††† and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

 

THE SECOND LESSON††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† Romans 8:31-39

 

 

ANTHEM††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ernest Bullock

(1980 ñ 1979)

 

GIVE us the wings of faith to rise

††††††††† Within the veil, and see

The Saints above, how great their joys,

††††† How bright their glories be.

 

We ask them whence their victory came;

††† They, with one united breath,

Ascribe the conquest to the Lamb,

†††† Their triumph to his death.

 

They marked the footsteps that he trod,

†††† His zeal inspired their breast,

And following their incarnate God,

†††† They reached the promised rest.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Isaac Watts

 

THE THIRD LESSON††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† Saint Matthew 5:1-16

 

A READING†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† The Right Honourable Tonly Blair, MP,

Prime Minister, The United Kingdom

 

NATIONAL ANTHEMS

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††† †††NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

GOD save our gracious Queen,

††††† Long live our noble Queen,

†† God save the Queen!

Send her victorious,

††† Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us;

†††††† God save the Queen!

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM

 

OSAY can you see, by the dawnís early light,

††††††† What so proudly we hailed at the twilightís

††† Last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through

†††† the perilous fight,

Oíer the ramparts we watched, were so gal-

††††† lantly streaming?

And the rocketsí red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag

†††††† was still there.

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

Oíer the land of the free and the home of the brave?

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Francis Scott Key, 1814

 

BIDDING PRAYER†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The Rector

 

PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY OF NATIONS,

THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THOSE WHO SUFFERED

 

 

MOTET

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††C. Villiers Stanford

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† (1852 ñ 1924)

 

Beati Quorum via integra est qui ambulant in lege Domini

†††† †††††††††† ††††Qui ambulant in lege Domini.

 

Blessed are those that are undefiled in

†† the way, and walk in the law of the Lord.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psalm 119:1

 

 

 

 

THE BLESSING

 

 

HYMN††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Please stand.)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††† ST. ANNE

 

OGOD, our help in ages,

†† Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

††† And our eternal home:

 

Under the shadow of they throne

††† They saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is thine arm alone,

††† And our defence is sure.

 

Before the hills in order stood,

†††† Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting thou art God,

†††† To endless years the same.

 

A thousand ages I thy sight

†††† Are like an evening gone;

Short as the watch that ends the nigh

†††† Before the rising Sun.

 

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,

†††† Bears all its sons away;

They fly, forgotten, as a dream

†††† Dies at the opening day.

 

O God, our help in ages past,

†††† Our hope for years to come,

Be thou our guide while life shall last,

††††† And our eternal home. Amen.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Isaac Watts, 1719

 

 

VOLUNTARY

 

 

††††††††††††††† Adagio (Symphonie VI, Opus 42/6)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† Charles-Marie Widor

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †† (1844 ñ 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Reverend Andrew C.Mead, Officiant

The Reverend Canon Harry E. Krauss, Assisting

The Reverend Park McD Bodie, Curate

The Reverend Joseph E. Griesedieck, Curate

The Reverend Canon John Andrew, O.B.E., D.D., Rector Emeritus

Gerre Hancock, Organist and Master of Choristers

Judith Hancock, Associate Organist

Thomas Bara, Assistant Organist

The Saint Thomas Choire of Men and Boys

Mr. Gordon Roland-Adams, Headmaster

The Saint Thomas Church Choir School