William S. Barker

Articles by this author:

  • He Will Come: Seven themes for Advent and Christmas, page 2 of 2

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    Anthems

    Gospel
    "Turn Ye, Turn Ye" [SATB, medium to difficult]
    Charles Ives (Presser)

    "Thou Shalt Know Him" [SATB, medium]
    Austin Lovelace (AMSI)

    Epistle
    "Rejoice in the Lord Alway" [SATB, optional double choir, moderately difficult]
    Jeffrey Rickard, arr. (Augsburg)

    "Rejoice in the Lord Alway" [SATB, with ATB soli, medium]
    Henry Purcell (Concordia)

  • Prayers: Carefully Written or Spontaneous

    Imagine how it must have appeared from heaven. Members of the congregation seemed to be competing with one another when one had a hymn to sing, another a word of instruction, another a revelation, another a tongue or an interpretation. In his first letter to these Corinthian Christians Paul rebuked them: "God is not a God of disorder but of peace" (1 Cor. 14:33). Spontaneity had apparently brought chaos to these worship services in Corinth.