On Galilee's High Mountain

On Galilee's high mountain

Author: Henry L. Lettermann
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 On Galilee's high mountain
Christ gave the great command
In words of strength and promise
Which all can understand:
"All pow'r to me is given
To do what I shall choose;
Therefore I send my children,
Their witness I will use."

2 The Lord who, born of Mary,
Came down as man and died,
Who preached to all who listened,
For us was crucified--
This Lord, our living brother,
In pow'r at God's right hand,
Has chosen us to carry
His truth to ev'ry land.

3 His strength within my weakness
Will make me bold to say
How his redeeming power
Transforms my stubborn clay;
His touch of fire ignites me,
With courage I am sent,
My tongue-tied silence boken,
With grace made eloquent.

4 And not alone to nations
In faraway retreats,
But ev'rywhere I broadcast
His love through crowded streets:
The lives that my life touches,
However great or small--
Let them through me see Jesus,
Who served and saved us all.

5 That ev'ryone he chooses,
For reasons of his own,
Will find in Christ his calling
To live his love alone.
His presence always leads us
Till time no more shall be;
Christ's strength, his love, his comfort
Give us his victory.

6 Lord, gather all your children,
Where'ver they may be,
And lead them on to heaven
To live eternally
With you, our loving Father,
And Christ, our brother dear,
Whose Spirit guards and gives us
The joy to persevere.

Source: Lutheran Worship #320

Author: Henry L. Lettermann

The youngest of four children, Henry L. Lettermann was born February 28, 1932, to Henry Christopher Lettermann and Anna (née Gerstacker) Lettermann, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His primary level education took place at First Evangelical Lutheran School in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, where his father served as principal. It was in this setting where the riches of the church’s song would be imprinted on the young heart and mind of Henry Lettermann. After his education at First Lutheran, he attended Concordia High School, matriculating to Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University) in River Forest, Illinois, where he received the bachelor of science degree in 1954. It was at Concordia where Lettermann’s love for literature and p… Go to person page >

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First Line: On Galilee's high mountain
Title: On Galilee's High Mountain
Author: Henry L. Lettermann
Language: English
Copyright: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House



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Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #557
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #195
Lutheran Service Book #835
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