Crossing Over…

A Spiritual Journey


Performances by


The USI Chamber Choir

USI Women’s Choir

Old North United Methodist Chancel Choir

Daniel R. Craig, conductor


Recorded on

April 30, 2007

5:00 pm


Old North United Methodist Church

Evansville, Indiana



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USI Chamber Choir



Poor Ma Lazrus                                                                                              arr. Jester Hairston



Wade in the Water                                                                                          arr. Moses Hogan

Cory Seib, bass,  Marie Korb, soprano,  Jill Myrick soprano



Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel                                                                     arr. Kirby Shaw



In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning                                                                         arr. Jester Hairston

Caleb Johnson, tenor


Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name                                                                      arr. Brazeal Dennard

Levi Johnson, tenor  Brandon Beaty, baritone


Hold Me, Rock Me                                                                                                      Brian Tate



Soon-Ah Will Be Done                                                                              arr. William Dawson



Ain’-a That Good News                                                                            arr. William Dawson



True Light                                                                                                         Keith Hampton

Katelyn Farmer, alto  Paige Scott, alto


O Happy Day                                                                                                    arr. Larry Farrow

Whitney Claytor, alto




Requiem                                                                                                             John Rutter


Requiem Aeternam

Grant them rest eternal, Lord our God, we pray to thee; and light perpetual shine on them forever.

Thou, Lord art worshipped in Sion: thy praises shall ever be sung in all Jerusalem.

Hear us; O Lord, hear thy faithful servants’ prayer; to thee shall all mortal flesh return.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy, Lord have Mercy.

from Missa pro defunctis

Out of the Deep

Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.  O let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaint. If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss: O Lord, who may abide it?  For there is mercy with thee: therefore shalt thou be feared. I look for the Lord: my soul doth wait for him, and in his word is my trust. My soul fleeth unto the Lord: before the morning watch, I say, before the morning watch. O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy: and with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his sins.

Psalm 130


Pie Jesu

Natasha Krier, soprano

Blessed Jesu, Lord I pray, in thy mercy grant them rest.

Lord our God, we pray thee, grant them everlasting rest.

from ‘Dies irae’, Missa pro defunctis


Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and majesty.

Heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord or God:

Hosanna in the highest.

from Missa pro defunctis

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world; in thy mercy grant them rest.

Man that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow.

Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world; in thy mercy grant them rest.

I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

Latin text from Missa pro defunctis

English text from the Burial Service, 1662 Book of Common Prayer

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; therefore can I lack nothing.  He shall feed me in a green pasture, and lead me forth beside the waters of comfort.  He shall convert my soul and bring me forth in the paths of righteousness, for his Name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For thou art with me: Thy rod and thy staff comfort me.  Thou shalt prepare a table for me against them that trouble me: Thou has anointed my head with oil and my cup shall be full. But thy loving kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.                                                        Psalm 23


Lux aeterna

Lee Thomas, soprano

I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labours. Even so saith the Spirit.

Light eternal shine upon them, Lord we pray: With saints and angels ever dwelling, for thy mercy’s sake, may they rest in peace. Grant them rest eternal, Lord our God, we pray to thee, and light perpetual shine on them forever.

English Text from the Burial Service

Latin text from Missa pro defunctis