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Author: Charles Wesley Hymnal: UMH #413 (1989) Meter: 22.214.171.124 Lyrics: 1. A charge to keep I have,
a God to glorify,
a never-dying soul to save,
and fit it for the sky.
2. To serve the present age,
my calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
to do my Master's will!
3. Arm me with jealous care,
as in thy sight to live,
and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare
a strict account to give!
4. Help me to watch and pray,
and on thyself rely,
assured, if I my trust betray,
I shall forever die.
Topics: Installation Services; Commitment; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace Social Holiness; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace Personal Holiness; Ordination Scripture: Leviticus 8:35 Languages: English Tune Title: BOYLSTON
A Charge to Keep I Have
Author: Frederick H. Hedge; Martin Luther Hymnal: UMH #110 (1989) Meter: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.7 Lyrics: 1. A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he, amid the flood
of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.
2. Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth, his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.
3. And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.
4. That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours,
thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever.
Topics: Kingdom Of God; Heritage; Funerals and Memorial Services; Adoration and Praise; Particular Times of Worship Special Days; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace Strength in Triublation; The Glory of the Triune God God's Nature; The Glory of the Triune God God's Nature; Presence (Holy Spirit) Scripture: Psalm 46 Languages: English Tune Title: EIN' FESTE BURG
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Author: Martin Luther; Frederick H. Hedge Hymnal: UMH #764 (1989) First Line: A mighty fortress is our God Refrain First Line: A mighty fortress is our God Lyrics: Response: (Passion, Palm Sunday & General)
A might fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing. Topics: Psalter; Christian Year Passion/Palm Sunday; Christian Year Easter Scripture: Psalm 31:1-16 Languages: English Tune Title: [A mighty fortress is our God]
Author: Martin Luther; Frederick H. Hedge Hymnal: UMH #780 (1989) First Line: A mighty fortress is our God Refrain First Line: A mighty fortress is our God Lyrics: Response: (Easter & General)
A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing. Topics: Psalter; Christian Year Easter Vigil; Christian Year Easter Scripture: Psalm 46 Languages: English Tune Title: [A mighty fortress is our God]
Author: Henry F. Lyte Hymnal: UMH #700 (1989) Meter: 10.10.10.10 First Line: Abide with me; fast falls the eventide Lyrics: 1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
2. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
3. I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
4. I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless;
ills have no weight, and tears not bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.
5. Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
Topics: New Heaven and a New Earth Death and Eternal Life; Assurance; Calmness and Serenity; Comfort; Eternal Life; Evening Prayer; Funerals and Memorial Services; Grief; Jesus Christ Cross; Particular Times of Worship Evening; Jesus Christ Presence Scripture: Luke 24:29 Languages: English Tune Title: EVENTIDE
Abide with Me
Author: Johann Heermann; Robert S. Bridges Hymnal: UMH #289 (1989) Meter: 184.108.40.206 First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended Lyrics: 1. Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted!
2. Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee!
'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee;
I crucified thee.
3. Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered.
For our atonement, while we nothing heeded,
4. For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life's oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.
5. Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.
Topics: Jesus Christ Atonement; Jesus Christ; Commitment; Christian Year Holy Week; Christian Year Lent; Prevenient Grace Repentance; Christ's Gracious Life Passion and Death; Jesus Christ Love of Languages: English Tune Title: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Ah, Holy Jesus
Author: Ralph E. Hudson; Isaac Watts Hymnal: UMH #359 (1989) Meter: 220.127.116.11 D Refrain First Line: At the cross, at the cross Lyrics: 1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
and did my Sovereign die?
Would he devote that sacred head
for sinners such as I?
At the cross, at the cross,
where I first saw the light,
and the burden of my heart rolled away;
it was there by faith I received my sight,
and now I am happy all the day.
2. Was it for crimes that I have done,
he groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!
3. Well might the sun in darkness hide,
and shut its glories in,
when God, the mighty maker, died
for his own creature's sin.
4. Thus might I hide my blushing face
while his dear cross appears;
dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
and melt mine eyes to tears.
5. But drops of tears can ne'er repay
the debt of love I owe.
Here, Lord, I give myself away;
'tis all that I can do.
Topics: Jesus Christ Cross; Jesus Christ Atonement; Gratitude; Grace; Forgiveness; Commitment; Prevenient Grace Repentance; Service Music Confession and Pardon Prayer Languages: English Tune Title: HUDSON
Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed
Author: William H. Draper; Francis of Assisi Hymnal: UMH #62 (1989) Meter: 18.104.22.168.8.8 with refrain Refrain First Line: O praise ye! Topics: The Glory of the Triune God Creation; Adoration and Praise; Christian Year Trinity Sunday; Christian Year Thanksgiving Day; Eternal Life; Music and Singing; Nature; Opening Hymns; Processionals; Responses, Antiphonal; The Glory of the Triune God Praise and Thanksgiving; Service Music Doxology Languages: English Tune Title: LASST UNS ERFREUEN
All Creatures of Our God and King
Author: Alberto Taulè; Gertrude C. Suppe Hymnal: UMH #210 (1989) Meter: 22.214.171.124 First Line: All earth is waiting to see the Promised One (Toda la tierra espera al Salvador) Topics: Christ's Gracious Life Promised Coming; Christian Year Advent; Freedom and Liberation; Jesus Christ Languages: Spanish; English Tune Title: TAULÈ
All Earth Is Waiting