Music for March 31, 2019

Dear GCC Choir Singers,
Please arrive at 8:55 for our 9:00 am rehearsal.
This, the third Sunday of Lent, as Lise will be talking about the woman at the well, one of our anthems will be:
Jesus Gave Me Water by Lucie Campbell
This arrangement is based on the performance of Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, from the great gospel quartet tradition of the mid-twentieth century.

We will also be singing the sublime Lenten anthem:
Ubi Caritas by Maurice Duruflé
It is no surprise Duruflé was deeply influenced by the choral plainsong music he sang when, at age six, he became a chorister at the Rouen Cathedral Choir School.

LYRICS
Jesus Gave Me Water
by Lucie Campbell

Oh, Jesus, he gave me water, Jesus gave me water
Jesus gave me water, I want to let his praises swell;
Jesus gave me water, Jesus gave me water
Jesus gave me water, and it was not in the well.

Well there was a woman from Somaria
Came to the well to get some water
There she met a stranger, who did her story tell;
That woman dropped her pitcher
She drank and was made richer
From the water he gave her,
And it was not in the well

Well when that woman he had pitied,
She ran back to the city
Cried glory halleluia, and did his wonders tell.
She left my savior singing
She came back to embrace him
The time she had water Lord,
And it was not in the well.

Well when that woman left her shouting
There was no room for doubting
That she had met a savior who did her story tell.
Every time she’d doubt him
She stop to think about him
The one who gave her that water Lord
And it was not in the well.

Ubi Caritas
English translation

Where charity and love are, God is there.

Christ's love has gathered us into one.

Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.

Let us fear, and let us love the living God.

And may we love each other with a sincere
heart.

 

Where charity and love are, God is there.

As we are gathered into one body,

Beware, lest we be divided in mind.

Let evil impulses stop, let controversy
cease,

And may Christ our God be in our midst.

 

Where charity and love are, God is there.

And may we with the saints also,

See Thy face in glory, O Christ our God:

The joy that is immense and good,

Unto the ages through infinite ages. Amen.

Peter Amidon