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Friday, September 28, 2012
Music leader(s): 
Organist: Prof. Dennis Marzolf

Order of Service

* Prelude

*Introductory comments on Melanchthon's hymn

* v. 1 - sung by soloist in Latin

* Followed by vv. 1-4 in English sung by the assembly.

* Devotional Comments

* v. 5 - sung by soloist in Latin  

* Followed by vv. 5-7 in English sung  by the assembly.

* Devotional Comments

* The Collect for St. Michael

O everlasting God, You have ordained and constituted the services of angels and men in a wonderful order: Mercifully grant that, as Your holy angels always serve You in heaven, so by Your appointment they may also help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever.  Amen.

* v. 8 - sung by soloist in Latin 

* Followed by vv. 8-11 in English, sung by the assembly.

* The Blessing

* Postlude

 

Scripture

1. Dicimus grates, tibi summe rerum Conditor gnato tua quod ministros Flammeos finxit manus angelorum Agmina pura. 2. Qui tuae lucis radiis vibrantes Te vident laetis oculis, tuasque Hauriunt voces, sapientiaeque Fonte fruuntur. 3. Nos non ignavum finis esse vulgus, Nec per ingentes volitare frustra Aetheris tractus, temere nec inter Ludere ventos. 4. Sed iubes Christo comites adesse Et pios caetus hominum tueri, Qui tuas leges venerantur, atque Discere curant. 5. Impiis ardens odiis et ira Nam tuis castris draco semper infert Bella, qui primis scelus atque mortem Intulit orbi. 6. Hic domos, urbes, tua templa, gentes Et tuae legis monumenta tota Et bonos mores abolere tentat Funditus omnes. 7. Interim sed nos regit angelorum, Quae ducem Christum sequitur, caterva, Atque grassantis reprimit cruenta Arma draconis. 8. Angeli Lothan Sodomae tuentur, Inter infestos Elisaeus hostes Angelis cinctus, nihil extimescit Bellica signa. 9. Tutus est inter medios leones, Angelis septus, Daniel propheta: Sic tegit semper Deus his ministris Omnia nostra. 10. Hoc tum munus celebramus una, Et tibi noster chorus angelique Gratias dicunt simul accinentes, Conditor alme. 11. Et tuo templo vigiles ut addas Angelos semper, populoque, gnati, Qui tui verbum colit, obsecramus Pectore toto. Philipp Melanchthon, 1497-1560