Friedell: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
St. Patrick’s Adult Chorale (Huntington, New York); Matt Koraus, Director

(I learned of this video via a wonderful clarinetist, James Pytko. His parents and sister are a part of this choir. Thanks, James!)

“Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”
Text by Percy Dearmer; Music by Harold Friedell

Draw us in the Spirit’s tether;
For when humbly, in thy name,
Two or three are met together,
Thou art in the midst of them:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Touch we now thy garment’s hem.

As the brethren used to gather
In the name of Christ to sup,
Then with thanks to God the Father
Break the bread and bless the cup,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
So knit thou our friendship up.

All our meals and all our living
Make us sacraments of thee,
That be caring, helping, giving,
We may true disciples be.
Alleluia! Alleluia! We will serve thee faithfully.

Barry Peters: A Celtic Prayer
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir

May the Christ who walks on wounded feet walk with you on the road.
May the Christ who serves with wounded hands stretch out your hands to serve.
May the Christ who loves with a wounded heart open up your hearts to love.
May you see the face of Christ in everyone you meet,
And may everyone you meet see the face of Christ in you. Amen.

Dr. Ryan Jackson, William S. Perper
Director of Music aand Fine Arts Ministry

Produced by: Jonathan Estabrooks

FAPC Choir:
Soprano
Chelsea Helm
Christina Kay
Rachel Mikol
Claire Myers McCormick
Bethany Worrell

Alto
Sharon Byrne
Hilary Gardner
Cheryl Martin
Megan Schubert
Kathy Shewmaker
Rebecca Tarby

Tenor
Elliott Encarnación
Nathan Fletcher
Wilson Nichols
Richard Saunders
Craig Simonetti

Bass
Clayton Brown
Jonathan Estabrooks
Zachary Fletcher
Nick Hay
Antoine Hodge