Prelude: Symphonie 2 ‘V. Adagio’ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

Offertory, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Expectans Expectavi Charles Wood

The poem is by Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915) a British Army officer who fought in the WW I. He was killed in action during the Battle of Loos in October 1915. Sorley’s last poem was recovered from his kit after his death, and includes some of his most famous lines: When you see millions of the mouthless dead Across your dreams in pale battalions go

Here is the text:

This sanctuary of my soul,
Unwitting I keep white and whole,
Unlatch’d and lit,
if Thou should’st care to enter or to tarry there.
With parted lips and outstretch’d hands,
And list’ning ears,
Thy servant stands.
Call Thou early,
Call Thou late,
To Thy great service dedicate.
My soul, keep white, and whole.

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: O Bone Jesu Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 or 1526 – 1594)

O good Jesus, O most holy Jesus, O most sweet Jesus,
O Jesus, son of the Virgin Mary, full of piety,
O sweet Jesus, according to your great mercy
have mercy upon me.