010 - We, the Lord's People

Tune: Christe sanctorum

What a stately tune.; You've got to keep moving it along, because if this is sung too slowly it can bog down and be quite deadly. But sung at a bright, happy tempo it can be really enjoyable.

Watch the text in verse 3: "This is the Lord's day ... " -- useful for Sundays, but not really for other days of the week. I know, every day is the day which the Lord hath made, but I suspect that a normal parishioner singing this hymn doth not get that subtle theological point. To regular people (i.e. not musicians or liturgical eggheads), Lord's Day = Sunday.