Festival of Lessons and Carols

Welcome

S. Teresa Maya, Congregation Leader: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

 Prelude

Improvisation on "O Come O Come Emmanuel"
William Gokelman, piano & Christopher Gokelman, viola

Opening Prayer

Good and gracious God,

on this holy night you gave us your son,

the Lord of the universe, wrapped in

swaddling clothes,

the Savior of all, lying in a manger.

On this holy night

draw us into the mystery of your love.

Join our voices with the heavenly host,

that we may sing your glory on high.

Give us a place among the shepherds,

that we may find the one for whom

we have waited,

Jesus Christ, your Word made flesh,

who lives and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

in the splendor of eternal light,

God for ever and ever.

Amen.

Dios Bueno y misericordioso,

en esta noche santa nos diste a tu hijo,

Señor del universo, envuelto en pañales, 

el Salvador de todas las personas, recostado en

un pesebre.

En esta noche santa

llévanos hacia el misterio de tu amor.

Une nuestras voces con la hueste celestial, 

para que podamos cantar tu gloria en lo alto.

Danos un lugar entre las y los pastores,  

para que podamos encontrar a quien tanto

hemos esperado,

Jesucristo, tu Palabra hecha carne,

que vive y reina contigo,

en la unidad del Espíritu Santo,

en el esplendor de la luz eterna, 

Dios por los siglos de los siglos.

Amén.

First Reading | Primera lectura

S. María de Lourdes Urrutia, Casa San Angel (Mexico City)

Response

A Shoot Shall Come Forth - Richard Horn
00:00 / 02:59

Recorded by The Singers, under the direction of Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis, MN. Recording Engineer: David Trembley, Soundmaster Productions

All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

Lo, How A Rose E'Er Blooming
00:00 / 02:14
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Sacred Silence

 Prayer

Oh tronco de Jesé,

esperamos el día de tu paz.

Que ayudemos a traer esta paz

a nuestras familias, comunidades y

a nuestro mundo.

Amén.

O stem of Jesse,

we wait for the day of your peace.

May we help to bring this peace

to our families, our communities, and our world. 

Amen.

Second Reading | Secunda lectura

Dr. Ashley S. Love, Associate Professor: The University of the Incarnate Word

Response

All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

BeholdDavid Kauffman & William Gokelman
00:00 / 06:53

Recorded by UIW Choirs and St. Mark the Evangelist Music Ministry

Behold, Behold
The mighty one has done great things for me
Behold, Behold
The mighty one has done great things for me
And Holy is your name, And Holy is your name
My soul exalts you
Behold my Lord whose mercy lies on me

 

My soul magnifies the Lord
My spirit rejoices in my savior
He looks at me with kindness
As with holy eyes of blindness
And all will call me blessed

 

Refrain
 

Compassion inhabits those who fear him
He has done great deeds with is arms
Scattered the proud. Rulers are brought down,
And he has lifted the humble
Behold, Behold
The mighty one has done great things for me

Refrain


He has filled the hungry with good things
And sent away the selfish empty handed
He has sent his servant, in remembrance of his mercy
And he has kept his promise

Refrain

Sacred Silence

 Prayer

O God of surprises,

you asked Mary to trust in you.

May we always have that same trust, and respond with the same yes that Mary gave.  

Amen.

Oh Dios de sorpresas,

Tú le pediste a María que confiara en ti.

Que siempre tengamos la misma confianza, y que respondamos con el mismo “sí” que dio María.

Amén.

Third Reading | Tercera lectura

H. Pilar Neira, Nuevo Chimbote (Peru)

Response

Hacia Belén- NPM 2019UIW Cardinal Singers
00:00 / 02:20

UIW Cardinal Singers, NPM Convention 2019

Mary journeyed with her husband on the road to David's city.

She was bearing Christ our Savior, only Son of God almighty.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to David's city.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to Bethlehem.

From the forests, at their passing, all the birds came swiftly winging,

as they watched this loving couple, and burst into happy singing.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to David's city.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to Bethlehem.

With the crowds in David's city, not a single inn was able

to give shelter to the couple, but a poor and lowly stable.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to David's city.

Alegría, alegría! O what joy and what gladness were there

when the Virgin and her husband made their way to Bethlehem.

All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

O Little Town Of Bethlehem
00:00 / 01:55
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Sacred Silence

 Prayer

Oh estrella de la mañana

guíanos de manera gentil

y ayúdanos a ser tu luz 

en un mundo oscuro y afligido.

Amén.

O Morning Star,

guide us in your gentle way,

and help us to be your light,

in a dark and troubled word.

Amen.

Fourth Reading | Quarta lectura

Rebecca Villareal, student: The University of the Incarnate Word (Our Lady's Chapel)

Response

All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
00:00 / 02:02
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All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

Silent Night
00:00 / 03:59

English

1. Silent night! Holy night!

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon Virgin Mother and child!

Holy Infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.

 

2. Silent night! Holy night!

Shepherds quake at the sight;

Glories stream from heaven afar;

Heav’nly hosts sing “Alleluia!

Christ the Savior is born,

Christ the Savior is born.”

 

3. Silent night! Holy night!

Son of God, love’s pure light

Radiant beams from thy holy face,

With the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth,

Jesus, Lord, at thy birth.

Español

1. Noche de paz, Noche de amor;

Todo duerme en derredor.

Entre los astros que esparcen su luz

Bella anunciando al niñito Jesús,

Brilla la estrella de paz,

Brilla la estrella de paz.

 

2. Noche de paz, Noche de amor;

Mira qué gran resplandor

Luce en el rostro del Niño Jesús,

En el pesebre del mundo la luz,

Brilla la estrella de paz,

Brilla la estrella de paz.

 

3. Noche de paz, Noche de amor;

Al Divino Salvador

Que por nosotros nació en un portal.

Himnos cantemos de amor celestial.

¡Gloria por siempre al Señor!

¡Gloria por siempre al Señor!

Sacred Silence

 Prayer

Gentle God,
You chose to reveal yourself first
to the most lowly.
May we always see you in the least
among us, and serve them with
gentleness and humility.
Amen.

Dios amable, 

Tú escogiste revelarte primero

a los más humildes.

Que siempre te veamos en los últimos que están entre nosotras, y que les sirvamos con amabilidad y humildad.

Amén.

Dimitrios Vlachogiannakos, parent: The University of the Incarnate Word

Fifth Reading | Quinta lectura

Dr. Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Provost: The University of the Incarnate Word (Our Lady's Chapel)

Response

All are invited to join in the singing of the hymn, with your ZOOM microphone kindly muted

Atlanta Master Chorale | The First Noel
00:00 / 05:01

The First Noel, arr. Dan Forrest

Atlanta Master Chorale, Conductor: Dr. Eric Nelson & Accompanist: Michael Dauterman

Choir:  Noel, Noel, Noel.  Born is the King, Noel.

All:  The First Noel, the angel did say,

Was to certain poor shepherd

in fields where they lay;

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel.

All: They looked up and saw a star

Shining in the east, beyond them far,

And to the earth it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel. 

Choir:  Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

All:  Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heav’nly Lord,

That hath made heav’n and earth of naught,

and with His blood mankind hath bought.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel! Born is the King of Israel!

Choir:  Noel, Noel! Born is the King,

Noel! Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King, Noel, Noel. 

Sacred Silence

 Prayer

Dios bueno y generoso,

eres quien da todos los dones.

Ayúdanos a compartir los dones

que nos has dado,

para gloria de tu nombre.

Amén.

Good and generous God,
you are the giver of all gifts.
Help us to share the gifts
you have given,
for the glory of your name.
Amen.

Sixth Reading | Sexta lectura

Sr. Brigid Marie Clarke, The Chapel of the Incarnate Word

Response

Cantique de Noel (O Holy Night), arr. Chip Davis

William Gokelman, piano; Christopher Gokelman, viola; Daniel Rios, oboe

Sacred Silence

 Prayer

Creator God,

you are beyond all time and space.

May we never fail to recognize you

and give praise to you in all we do.

Amen.

Dios creador,

tú vas más allá que todo tiempo y espacio.

Que nunca fallemos en reconocerte 

y darte alabanza en todo lo que hacemos.

Amén.

 Greeting

Dr. Tom Evans, President: The University of the Incarnate Word

Final Blessing

Que Dios-con-nosotras nos bendiga, 

proteja de todo mal,

y nos lleve a la vida eterna.

Amén.

 

¡Vayamos en paz! Demos gracias a Dios.

May God with us, bless us,

protect us from all evil,

and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

Let us go in peace! Thanks be to God.

 Postlude

Lena Gokelman (organ), Director of Music Ministries : The University of the Incarnate Word Mission and Ministry

Merry Christmas! | ¡Feliz Navidad!

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