The Deacon's Bench

This Sunday afforded our choir an opportunity to sing one of my favorite modern hymns: “Out of Darkness” by Christopher Walker. (I chose it for my Mass of Thanksgiving, too, and we’ll hear it a couple of times during Holy Week.)

It turns out to be a particular favorite at ordinations,  and I found the ordination clip below on YouTube that presents the hymn to good effect — complete with timpani!  (Also, before someone brings it up: I have no idea what’s up with the two processionals.  It almost looks like a mistake.)

Out of darkness, God has called us,
Claimed by Christ as God’s own people,
Holy nation, royal priesthood,
Walking in God’s marv’lous light…

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