Featured Hymn: Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word
Author: Tobias Clauznitzer
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Tune: Liebster Jesu
In this hymn, we acknowledge our need for the illumination of the Holy Spirit to fully understand God’s message to us. We also recognize and claim the promise of Christ concerning this help: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you” (John 14:26 ESV).
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Hail Thee, Festival Day (Lo, the fair beauty of the earth) by Venantius Honorius
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In this hymn, we extol the power, wisdom, and goodness of God as seen in the created order. We recognize that it is God who has made all these beautiful wonders, and that it is He who keeps the world in order through His ever-present care.
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