January 8, 2023

Baptism of Our Lord — Lectionary 1 (Year A)

This week in the Christian Church, many congregations will celebrate Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. Join us on Sing For Joy as we hear hymns and choral music that invite us into the story of Christ's baptism by John.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Isaiah 42:1-9
  • (PS) Psalm 29
  • (2R) Acts 10:34-43
  • (G) Matthew 3:13-17

Joys SevenEnglish Traditional / English Traditional, lyricist / Stephen Cleobury, arranger (G)
The Choir of King's College / Stephen Cleobury
(CD) A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: The Centenary Service / KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE / KGS0036
© 2019 King's College, Cambridge, King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, United Kingdom

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, Op. 75, No. 2John Gardner / English Traditional, lyricist (G)
St. Olaf Cantorei: Northfield, MN / The St. Olaf Orchestra / Catherine Rodland, organ / James E. Bobb
(CD) Ris'n With Healing in His Wings / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3634-5
© 2017 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord (CHRIST UNSER HERR ZUM JORDAN KAM)Martin Luther / Martin Luther, lyricist / Johann Sebastian Bach, arranger / Elizabeth Quitmeyer, translator / James E. Bobb, editor (G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / James E. Bobb, organ / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Sing For Joy Archives / ST. OLAF COLLEGE / Not For Resale
© St. Olaf College, 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song (BRIDEGROOM)Peter Cutts / Carl Daw, lyricist / John Ferguson, arranger (2R, G)
The St. Olaf Choir: Northfield, MN / John Ferguson, organ / Anton Armstrong
(CD) Great Hymns of Faith: Volume III / ST. OLAF RECORDS / E-3386
© 2011 St. Olaf Records, St. Olaf College 1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN, 55057, USA

Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart (MORECAMBE)Frederick C. Atkinson / George Croly, lyricist (2R, G)
The Riverton Singers / William Baerg
© Riverton Productions, 225 Riverton Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2L 0N1, Canada

Psalm 29 "Ascribe unto the Lord, O Ye Mighty"Thomas Attwood (PS)
The Choir of Salisbury Cathedral: Salisbury, United Kingdom / Daniel Cook, organ / David Halls
(CD) The Complete Psalms of David, Vol. 2 / PRIORY RECORDS, LTD. / PRCD1058
© 2011 Priory Records, Ltd., 3 Eden Court, Eden Way, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 4FY, United Kingdom

I Bind Unto Myself Today (ST. PATRICKS BREASTPLATE)Irish Traditional / St. Patrick, lyricist / K. Lee Scott, arranger (G)
The Lee Scott Singers / Sue Mitchell Wallace, accompanist / K. Lee Scott
(CD) The Wind of Heaven: Sacred Choral Music by K. Lee Scott / VQR DIGITAL / VQR 2051
© 1991 VQR Digital, P.O. Box 302, Needham, MA, 02192, USA