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Scripture:Proverbs 8:22-31

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O Come, O Come, Immanuel

Meter: Appears in 477 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:22 Refrain First Line: Rejoice! Rejoice! Lyrics: 1 O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. [Refrain:] Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. 2 O come, thou Wisdom from on high, who ord'rest all things mightily; to us the path of knowledge show and teach us in her ways to go. (Refrain) 3 O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai's height in ancient times didst give the law in cloud and majesty and awe. (Refrain) 4 O come, thou Rod of Jesse's stem; from every foe deliver them that trust thy mighty power to save, and give them victory o'er the grave. (Refrain) 5 O come, thou Key of David, come, and open wide our heavenly home; make safe the way that leads on high, and close the path to misery. (Refrain) 6 O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thine advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death's dark shadows put to flight. (Refrain) 7 O come, Desire of nations, bind all peoples in one heart and mind; bid thou our sad divisions cease; and be thyself our King of Peace. (Refrain) Topics: Biblical Characters David; Biblical Characters Jesse Used With Tune: VENI IMMANUEL Text Sources: Medieval Latin antiphons; tr. Composite
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Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Author: William Whiting Meter: Appears in 385 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:29 Lyrics: 1 Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm has bound the restless wave, who bade the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep: O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea. 2 O Savior, whose almighty word the winds and waves submissive heard, who walked upon the foaming deep, and calm amid its rage did sleep: O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea. 3 O Holy Spirit, who did brood upon the chaos wild and rude, and bade its angry tumult cease and gave for wild confusion peace: O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea. 4 O Trinity of love and pow'r, all trav'lers guard in danger's hour; from rock and tempest, fire and foe, protect them wheresoe'er they go; thus evermore shall rise to thee glad hymns of praise from land and sea. Topics: Trust and Guidance; Deliverance; God--Protection by; Travelers; Trust and Confidence Used With Tune: MELITA

Hymn 92

Author: Isaac Watts Meter: Appears in 56 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:22-32 First Line: Shall Wisdom cry aloud Lyrics: Shall Wisdom cry aloud, And not her speech be heard? The voice of God's eternal Word, Deserves it no regard? "I was his chief delight, His everlasting Son, Before the first of all his works, Creation, was begun. ["Before the flying clouds, Before the solid land, Before the fields, before the floods, I dwelt at his right hand. "When he adorned the skies, And built them, I was there, To order where the sun should rise, And marshal every star. "When he poured out the sea, And spread the flowing deep, I gave the flood a firm decree In its own bounds to keep.] "Upon the empty air The earth was balanced well. With joy I saw the mansion where The sons of men should dwell. "My busy thoughts at first On their salvation ran, Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust Was fashioned to a man. "Then come, receive my grace, Ye children, and be wise; Happy the man that keeps my ways; The man that shuns them dies."
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Savior of the Nations, Come

Author: W. M. Reynolds; Ambrose; Martin Luther Meter: Appears in 41 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:24 Lyrics: 1 Savior of the nations, come; virgin's son, make here your home. Marvel now, O heav'n and earth, that the Lord chose such a birth. 2 From the Father forth you came, soon returning to the same, captive leading death and hell. Let the song of trimph swell! 3 You, the Father's only son, have o'er sin the victory won. Boundless shall your kingdom be; when shall we its glories see? 4 Brightly does your manger shine; glorious is its light divine. Let not sin o'ercloud this light; ever be our faith thus bright. Used With Tune: NUN KOMM Text Sources: Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland, Luther's paraphrase of Veni Redemptor, ascribed to Ambrose, 4th century

I Danced in the Morning

Author: Sydney Carter, 1915-2004 Meter: Irregular Appears in 50 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:22-30 First Line: I danced in the morning when the world was begun Refrain First Line: Dance, then, wherever you may be Topics: Creation; Salvation; Praise; Paschal Mystery; New Life; Mercy; Love of God for Us; Jesus Christ; Discipleship; Dance; Cross; Suffering Used With Tune: LORD OF THE DANCE
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I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Author: Isaac Watts, 1674-1748 Meter: D Appears in 443 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:22-31 First Line: I sing the mighty pow'r of God Lyrics: 1 I sing the mighty pow'r of God That made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, And built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained The sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at his command, And all the stars obey. 2 I sing the goodness of the Lord That filled the earth with food; He formed the creatures with his word, And then pronounced them good. Lord, how thy wonders are displayed Where'er we turn my eye; If I survey the ground I tread, Or gaze upon the sky! 3 There's not a plant or flow'r below, But makes thy glories known; And clouds arise, and tempests blow By order from thy throne; While all that borrows life from thee Is ever in thy care, And ev'rywhere that I can be, Thou, God, are present there. Topics: Creation; Morning Prayer Hymn; Service Music for Mass Entrance Song (Gathering of Processional); Providence; Praise; Power of God; Music Ministry; Morning; Evening; Creation; Creation; Evening Prayer Hymn Used With Tune: ELLACOMBE
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I Bind unto Myself Today

Author: Patrick; Cecil Frances Alexander Meter: Appears in 60 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8 Lyrics: 1 I bind unto myself today the strong name of the Trinity by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three. 2 I bind this day to me forever, by power of faith, Christ’s incarnation, his baptism in the Jordan river, his death on cross for my salvation, his bursting from the spiced tomb, his riding up the heavenly way, his coming at the day of doom, I bind unto myself today. 3 I bind unto myself today the virtues of the starlit heaven, the glorious sun’s life-giving ray, the whiteness of the moon at even, the flashing of the lightning free, the whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks, the stable earth, the deep salt sea around the old eternal rocks. 4 I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, God’s eye to watch, God’s might to stay, God’s ear to hearken to my need, the wisdom of my God to teach, God’s hand to guide, God’s shield to ward, the word of God to give me speech, God’s heavenly host to be my guard. 5 Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me. Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. 6 I bind unto myself the name, the strong name of the Trinity by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in Three, of whom all nature has creation, eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation; salvation is of Christ the Lord! Topics: Christian Year Baptism of Jesus; Faith; The Triune God; Sovereignty of God; Jesus Christ Life; Incarnation; Guidance; Creation; Christian Year Trinity; Living in Christ Used With Tune: ST. PATRICK

Let All Things Now Living

Author: Katherine K. Davis, 1892-1980 Meter: D Appears in 49 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:27-29 Topics: Creation; Creation; Creation; Journey; Praise; Sending Forth; Thanksgiving Used With Tune: ASH GROVE
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A blessing for teachers

Author: William C. Bryant Meter: 7 Appears in 39 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:30 First Line: Mighty One, before whose face Topics: Teachers, prayer for

O Holy Spirit, Root of Life

Author: Jean Janzen, b. 1933 Meter: Appears in 9 hymnals Scripture: Proverbs 8:22-31 Topics: Pentecost, The Holy Spirit Used With Tune: PUER NOBIS Text Sources: Hildegard of Bingen, 1078,1179, based on


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