January 10, 2021

Baptism of Our Lord — Lectionary 1 (Year B)

There are, clearly, not as many songs about the Baptism of Jesus as about the birth of Jesus, but there are some. And they do know how to tell the story. Let the next Sing For Joy, take you to the water to hear for yourself.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Genesis 1:1-5
  • (PS) Psalm 29
  • (2R) Acts 19:1-7
  • (G) Mark 1:4-11

Light EverlastingOlaf C. Christiansen / Rev. John T. Troutbeck, lyricist (1R)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / Anton Armstrong
(CD) A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-2836
© 2005 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Holy Spirit, Ever Dwelling (SALISBURY)Herbert Howells / Timothy Rees, lyricist (1R, 2R)
Saint Clement's Choir: Philadelphia, PA / Matthew Glandorf, accompanist / Peter Richard Conte
(CD) Hymns of Heaven and Earth / SONO LUMINUS / DOR-90259
© 1998 Sono Luminus, PO Box 227, 9 West Main St., Boyce, VA, 22620, USA

BaptismR. Nathaniel Dett / Harriet Washington, lyricist (G)
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale / Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
(CD) Listen to the Lambs / MARQUIS CLASSICS / 7 74718 12932 1
© 2002 Marquis Classics, 30 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, M4L 3S3, Canada

Baptismal AnthemAmerican Shape-note Hymn (G)
Boston Camerata: Boston, MA / Joel Cohen
(CD) An American Christmas / ERATO / 4509-92874-2
© 1993 Erato, Paris, France

Responsory: "In Columbae specie" (In the Form of a Dove)Gregorian Chant (G)
Gloriæ Dei Cantores: Cape Cod, MA / Mary Berry
(CD) The Beloved Son / GLORIÆ DEI CANTORES / GDCD 032
© 2002 Gloriæ Dei Cantores, P.O. Box 1568, Orleans, MA, 02653, USA

Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (BEACH SPRING)The Sacred Harp / Ruth Duck, lyricist (G)
St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology and The Arts / John Ferguson, organ
(CD) 2004 St. Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts: Feast of the Epiphany / ST. OLAF COLLEGE / Not For Resale
© 2004 St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Take Me to the WaterAfrican American Spiritual / Alice Parker, arranger (G)
Musicians of Melodious Accord / Pamela Warrick-Smith, contralto / Alice Parker
(CD) Take Me to the Water / GIA PUBLICATIONS / GIA CD-329
© 1994 GIA Publications, 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60638, USA