In December 2019, longtime Brick Church member and historian E. Deane Turner published an anthology of Brick Church’s beloved hymns entitled A Legacy of Sacred Songs: Some Historic Favorites of the Brick Church. An anonymous donor provided the funding to have this anthology printed and mailed to the entire Brick Church membership last December. This anthology has quickly become an integral part of our worship services. In conversation with member and Ministry of Music benefactor Don Wilson, Don encouraged us to create an online audio companion for the anthology. This online audio companion available at the Brick Church website would allow for all at their convenience to enjoy these great hymns of the church. The hymns are clearly indexed and a link is provided for an audio recording of a verse of each hymn.
We are grateful to Don and Lynn Wilson and the Wilson Family Sacred Music Fund for making the recording and online publishing of this audio companion possible. We hope that the members and friends of The Brick Church will find spiritual comfort and enjoyment in hearing and singing these time-honored hymns of the faith for years to come.
I. The God of Creation
Page 1 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
Page 2 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
Page 3 God of the Ages, Whose Almighty Hand
Page 4 Come, Thou Almighty King
Page 5 All People That on Earth Do Dwell
Page 6 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Page 7 Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise
Page 8 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Page 9 For the Beauty of the Earth
Page 10 I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Page 11 This Is My Father’s World
Page 12 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
II. Christ is Born
Page 13 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Page 14 Angels, From the Realms of Glory
Page 15 Away in a Manger
Page 16 Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Page 17 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Page 18 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Page 19 Joy to the World, the Lord is Come
Page 20 O Come, All Ye Faithful
Page 21 O Little Town of Bethlehem
Page 22 The First Nowell
Page 23 Silent Night, Holy Night!
Page 24 As With Gladness Men of Old
Page 25 We Three Kings of Orient Are
III. The Easter Story
Page 26 Ride On, Ride On in Majesty!
Page 27 All Glory, Laud and Honor
Page 28 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
Page 29 Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Page 30 The Day of Resurrection!
Page 31 Thine Is the Glory
Page 32 Crown Him with Many Crowns
Page 33 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
IV. Hymns of Praise
Page 34 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Page 35 Fairest Lord Jesus
Page 36 Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Page 37 When Morning Gilds the Skies
Page 38 O Worship the King, All Glorious Above
V. Hymns of Supplication
Page 39 Breathe On Me, Breath of God
Page 40 O Jesus, I Have Promised
Page 41 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Page 42 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Page 43 Christ of the Upward Way
Page 44 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Page 45 Now the Day Is Over
Page 46 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Page 47 O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee
Page 48 Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult
Page 49 Abide with Me
VI. The Church of Christ
Page 50 The Church’s One Foundation
Page 51 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!
Page 52 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!
Page 53 Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation
Page 54 God of Grace and God of Glory
Page 55 How Firm a Foundation
Page 56 We Gather Together
Page 57 Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Page 58 In Christ There Is No East or West
Page 59 Onward Christian Soldiers
Page 60 Soldiers of Christ, Arise
Page 61 Faith of Our Fathers
Page 62 Lead On, O King Eternal
VII. The Nation
Page 63 My Country, Tis of Thee
Page 64 O Beautiful for Spacious Skies
Page 65 Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Page 66 Now Thank We All Our God
X. The Ancient Imperishables
Page 67 Glory Be To the Father (Gloria Patri)
Page 68 Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology)
XI. Supplemental – Not Included in A Legacy of Sacred Songs
From October through May, join us in the Chapel of the Reformed Faith for a 30-minute service of worship and communion on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. Each week a different minister presents a short sermon, and the Wednesday Evening Choir made up of adult and youth volunteers performs. It’s a great opportunity to give glory to God and further connect with The Brick Church community.
All events will take place in the Sanctuary of The Brick Presbyterian Church, which is on the corner of Park Avenue and 91st Street.
For further information, contact us at 212-289-4400, ext. 231.
The Candlelight Carol Service
Each Advent Season, candlelit elegance envelopes The Brick Church’s sanctuary for our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols featuring the professional voices of The Brick Church Choir. Organists accompany the choir on our acclaimed Coignet-Casavant Frères pipe organ. This service of traditional Advent and Christmas sacred music is a cherished Brick Church tradition and one that brings beauty, peace, and joy amidst the busy holiday season.
Service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae
On Maundy Thursday, a service of worship is held in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. to mark Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples and to remember his betrayal, suffering and impending death. The service includes a sermon by one of the Brick Church pastors, the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and the traditional service of Tenebrae, which uses the symbol of progressive darkness to mark the betrayal, passion and death of Jesus Christ. After each reading during the Tenebrae service, the Chancel Choir presents a choral meditation on the reading. After each choral meditation, lights are progressively extinguished in the Sanctuary. The final reading ends with complete darkness in the Sanctuary and the tolling of the bell 33 times to represent Christ’s death. Our most somber service of the year at Brick Church, this profoundly moving and beautifully service is the Holy Week equivalent to our Advent Lessons and Carols service.
Good Friday – 12:15 P.M.
“The Crucifixion” by Sir John Stainer
A Good Friday tradition at Brick Church for almost a century, Sir John Stainer’s Lenten choral meditation, “The Crucifixion”, will be performed by the professional choir of the Brick Church. Premiered in 1887, “The Crucifixion” is a fixture of the English choral scene. Musicians today still enjoy performing choruses such as “Fling Wide the Gates” and careers have been founded on The Crucifixion’s baritone and tenor solos. The chorus “God so loved the World” enjoys an independent existence as an anthem in parish choirs across the globe; a minor classic in its own right and a beautifully expressive piece of choral writing. Please join us for this 75-minute service of sacred music. A free-will offering is received. Childcare will be available upon request. For further information, call 212-289-4400, ext. 231. (Concerts can be viewed in our archives here).