Music for June 25

This Sunday, at the 10:00 am service, we have a summer pickup choir singing an anthem during the offertory. Gracious Spirit, dwell with me utilizes the familiar tune Adoro te devote, most commonly sung to the words “Humbly I adore thee” in The Hymnal 1982. The anthem arranger, K. Lee Scott, instead inserts words by the English nonconformist minister and hymn-writer Thomas T. Lynch (1818-1871). You might notice a musical theme on Sunday: the organ prelude is also a set of variations on the 1697 French tune Adoro te devote, so you’ll get to hear it in a variety of instrumental and sung contexts.