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This liturgical musical project is a collection of 7 prayers from The Book of Common Prayer (1979 edition). It begins with three Good Friday Anthems, then a prayer trio of Morning-Noon-Evening songs, and ends with a prayer for an Ordinand


released July 20, 2013

Collaborating musicians:

Anna Friedrich - vocals, acoustic guitar
Stephen Williams - djembe and jingle bells
Allison Pasquine - vocals
Fred Pasquine - drums
Topher Booth - banjo, bass guitar, piano, cello
Maria Booth - violin
Rex Alphin - harmonica
Ian Thornton - upright bass
Matthew Stephens - alto sax, ukulele

Additional vocals:
David Friedrich
Cole Friedrich
Adam Friedrich
Natalie Pasquine
Julia Pasquine

All songs recorded and mixed by Topher Booth (BosAve Studios)
except "Ordination Chant" recorded and mixed by Mark Chambers

All songs mastered by O. Cody Norris



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Track Name: Anthem 1
We glory in your cross, O Lord
and praise and glorify your holy resurrection
for by virtue of your cross
joy has come to the whole world

May God be merciful to us and bless us
show us the light of his countenance and come to us

Let your ways be known upon the earth
your saving health among all nations

Let the peoples praise you, O God
let all the peoples praise you
Track Name: Anthem 2
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless
and we bless you
and we bless you

for by your holy cross you have redeemed,
you have redeemed the world

If we have died with him, we shall also live with him;
if we endure, we shall also reign
we shall also reign
we shall also reign with him!
Track Name: Anthem 3 (live version)
We beseech thee humbly, O Lord

O Savior of the world,
who by thy cross and precious blood hast redeemed us:
Save us and help us,
Save us and help us,
Save us and help us
Track Name: A Collect for Grace (Morning Prayer)
Lord God, Lord God have brought us in safety to this new day:
Preserve us with your mighty power,
that we may not fall into sin,
nor be overcome by adversity;
and in all we do, direct us to
the fulfilling of your purpose
the fulfilling of your purpose
the fulfilling of your purpose;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Track Name: Noonday Prayer
Blessed Savior,
at this hour you hung upon the cross,
stretching out your loving arms:

Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved;
for your mercies' sake
Track Name: O Gracious Light (Evening Prayer)
O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!

Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing Thy praises, O God
we sing Thy praises, O God
we sing Thy praises, O God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Thou art worthy at all times
to be praised by happy voices
O Son of God,
O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds
Track Name: Ordination Chant
Almighty God,
our heavenly Father who has purchased to Thyself
a universal church
by the precious blood of Thy dear Son:
Mercifully look upon the same, and at this time
so guide and govern the minds
of Thy servants the Bishops and Pastors of Thy flock
that they may lay hands suddenly on no man,
but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons
to serve in the sacred ministry of Thy Church

And to those who shall be ordained to any holy function
give Thy grace and heavenly benediction
that both by their life and doctrine they may show forth Thy glory
and set forward the salvation of all men,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.