On this, your night of grace, O heavenly Father,
accept this candle, a solemn offering,
the work of bees and of your servants’ hands,
an evening sacrifice of praise,
the gift from your most holy Church.
Our Exultet started off well enough, (though not as well sung as I would have expected from the fine voiced deacon,) and then made some weird turn into performancey modulations and sequence and big -- buttoned -- ending.