Oh come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Oh, bid our sad divisions cease, And be yourself our King of Peace. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to you, O Israel!
In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, celebrated today, we’ll make a little detour from the usual Sunday excerpt from Scripture instead go with the best-known of the many hymns written by Martin Luther. A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills … Continued
All glory, laud, and honor To Thee, Redeemer, King, To whom the lips of children Made sweet hosannas ring. Thou art the King of Israel, Thou David’s royal Son, Who in the Lord’s name comest, The King and Blessed One. Author: St. Theodulph of Orleans
Lord, take my hand and lead me Upon life’s way; Direct, protect, and feed me From day to day. Without your grace and favor I go astray; So take my hand, O Savior, And lead the way. Lord, when the tempest rages, I need not fear, For You, the Rock of Ages, Are always near. … Continued
Crown Him with many crowns The Lamb upon His throne; Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns All music but its own. Awake, my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee And hail Him as thy matchless King Through all eternity. Crown Him the Virgin’s Son, The God incarnate born, Whose arm those crimson … Continued
What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer! Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble … Continued
Lord, take my hand and lead me Upon life’s way; Direct, protect and feed me From day to day. Without your grace and favour I go astray; So take my hand, O Savior, And lead the way. Lord, when the tempest rages, I need not fear; For you, the Rock of Ages, Are always near. … Continued
God of grace and God of glory, on your people pour your power; crown your ancient church’s story, bring its bud to glorious flower. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, for the facing of this hour, for the facing of this hour. Lo! the hosts of evil round us scorn the Christ, assail his ways! … Continued