“Prepare the Way, O Zion”, St. Bartholomew’s Church

#65 from the Hymnal 1982. Closing Hymn on the Second Sunday of Advent at St. Bartholomew’s, an Episcopal church in New York City on December 4, 2011. Words: (Swedish) Frans Mikael Franzen, ca. early 19th century; (English) composite translation, ca. mid 20th century Tune: ‘Bereden väg för Herran’ from “Then Swenska Psalmboken”, 1697. After a long hiatus involving the accidental breaking of my camera, I contribute another video of the music of St. Bartholomew’s Church. As you can see, since this summer, a second altar has now been added to the center of the church, and all of the chairs are now in, replacing the pews. St. Bartholomew’s is on its way, transforming itself into a more flexible and intimate place. This beautiful and simple Swedish hymn references the readings for today, which were Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8.
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