Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Some Hymns I'm working on

Christ, the Source of all Praise and Worship

The holiday season is swiftly approaching! The Advent of our God is our theme in prayer! I have been bitten by the hymnology bug (if hymnology is a word.) These are a few attempts to leave my mark on the world, for better or worse.

I wrote this to be a Thanksgiving offertory. The Sanctus and Agnus Dei are also for our Thanksgiving service.

Give thanks to God for He is good.
He blesses us with home and food.
His steadfast love continues on,
Praise Christ who has the vict’ry won!

Be not concerned with anything,
But to Him with thanksgiving bring
Our supplication and our prayer,
Our needs with Him we gladly share.

Praise be to God who is our gain,
Daily He blesses us with grain.
Come let us now respond in love,
To the Eternal throned above.

Now may this peace from God above,
Given in Christ with perfect love,
Guard us in all our thoughts and ways
Till He returns at end of days.
(Text: James A. Roemke, 2005 Tune: Old Hundredth)

Sanctus (sung to “Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel” LW #1)

O Holy, holy, holy Lord
In all the heav’ns and earth adored.
Thou art the Lord of power and might,
You fill us with Thy radiant light.
Holy, holy only Thou art holy
We come to Thee humble and lowly.
(Text: James A. Roemke, 2005)

Agnus Dei (sung to Puer Nobis, “On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry” LW #14)

O Lamb of God, perfect and mild
You came to us a little child.
The weight of sin you came to bear,
Now in your righteousness we share.
(Text: James A. Roemke, 2005)

These verses I plan on using for the Advent theme. I will be preaching on the names of Immanuel in Isaiah 9:6 using a different name each Wednesday service. I plan on inserting the appropriate stanza for the week's sermon in LW #12 "The Advent of Our God."

Wonderful Counselor, who guides us all our days, stay close to us abide with us and lead us through life’s maze.

Come Mighty God, arise. Defend us from all harm. Lord Jesus comes to save us with His Almighty arm.

Everlasting Father, beginning and our end, Alpha , Omega, Eternal your sheep you came to tend.

O Christ, our Prince of Peace, you died to give us life. Sins bonds are broke, the price is paid an end to all our strife.

(Text: James A. Roemke, 2005 Tune: St. Thomas)

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