The lectionary readings for this Sunday (Sept. 22) are rich but complex. And the two hymns that we will sing during Communion this Sunday have rich and complex texts as well.
The first hymn is a contemporary one, which we have sung before, but is probably not quite as familiar. However, the melody is simple and, with its gentle rises and falls, is quite singable.
The second hymn, a Bach chorale, is frankly one of the most beloved tunes in the book.
The first hymn, “What does the...