May 21, 2023

Ascension of the Lord (Year A)

This week, many Christians celebrate Ascension Day, remembering the day when Jesus ascended to heaven to be with God. Join us on Sing For Joy as we hear music for this special day in the Church year.


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Scriptures for this Program

  • (1R) Acts 1:1-11
  • (PS) Psalm 47
    or Psalm 93
  • (2R) Ephesians 1:15-23
  • (G) Luke 24:44-53

Crown Him With Many Crowns (DIADEMATA)George Elvey / Matthew Bridges, lyricist (G)
Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church / Ronald S. Jordan, accompanist / Catherine M. Palmer
(CD) The Joy of God / MARQUIS CLASSICS / ERAD 175
© 1996 Marquis Classics, 30 Kenilworth Avenue, Toronto, M4L 3S3, Canada

The Creation: Achieved is the Glorious WorkFranz Joseph Haydn (G)
The Choir of King's College / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / David Willcocks
(CD) Haydn: The Creation; Missa in tempore belli / EMI (ANGEL, EMI CLASSICS, EMI RECORDS, LTD) / 3759292
© 2006 EMI (Angel, EMI Classics, EMI Records, Ltd), 304 Park Avenue South, New York, NY, 10010, USA

The Ballad of the Brown King: IX. AlleluiaMargaret Bonds / Langston Hughes (G)
The Dessoff Choir & Orchestra: New York, NY / Malcolm J. Merriweather
(CD) Margaret Bonds: The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs / CHANDOS / AV2413
© 2019 Chandos, Chandos House 1 Commerce Park, Commerce Way, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8HX, England

O Clap Your HandsOrlando Gibbons (PS)
The Cambridge Singers / John Rutter
(CD) Faire is the Heaven: Music of the English Church / COLLEGIUM RECORDS / COLCD 107
© 1988 Collegium Records, Naxos of America, Inc., Suite 28, 1810 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN, 37064, USA

God is Gone UpGerald Finzi / Edward Taylor, lyricist (1R, G)
The Choir of Clare College: Cambridge, England / Timothy Brown
(CD) Rejoice! British Choral Music / REGIS / RRC 1040
© Regis, Southover House Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HF, UK

Let All the People Praise HimLeon C. Roberts (G)
St. Augustine Gospel Choir: Washington, DC
(CD) Wade in the Water, Vol. 4: African-American Community Gospel / SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS / SFW40075
© Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, PO BOX 37012, MRC 520, CG 2001, Washington, DC, 20013