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Program Notes

Dedication

To the City of Venice, in praise of its Patron Saint,

the Blessed Mark, Apostle.

I

Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to

every creature.

Mark 16:15

II

Awake, O north wind; and come, south wind; blow

upon my garden, that its spices may flow

out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat

his pleasant fruits.

I have come into my garden, my sister, my spouse;

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have

eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk

my wine with my milk:

Eat, O friends; drink, drink abundantly,

O beloved.

Song of Solomon 4:5; 5:1

III

Charity

You shall love the Lord your God with all your

heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Deuteronomy 6:5

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of

God; and everyone that loves is born of God,

and knows God.

I John 4:7

Hope

They that trust in the Lord, shall be as mount Zion . . .

My soul waits, and in his word do I hope. My

soul waits for the Lord . . .

. . . which cannot be removed . . .

. . . My soul waits for the Lord more than they

that watch for the morning.

. . . but abides for ever.

Psalm 125:1; 130:5–6

Faith

I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly

afflicted.

Psalm 116:10

IV

Jesus said unto him, “If you can, believe; all

things are possible to him that believes.” And

straightway the father of the child cried out, and

said with tears, “Lord, I believe: help my

unbelief.”

Mark 9:23–24

V

And they went forth, and preached everywhere,

the Lord working with them, and confirming the

word with signs following. Amen.

Mark 16:20

(September 2019)