Chapel - October 27, 2014 - 10:00am

Rev. Prof. Mark Degarmeaux
Music leader(s) 
Organist: Prof. Markus DeGarmeaux

Order of Service

Reformation Hymns

*Sing ELH 378: 1, 2, 4, 6.

Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice
Bar form AAB.
Last line often repeats part of A. (A Mighty Fortress)

Achtliederbuch (Book of 8 Songs, 1524) —the first Lutheran hymnbook

  1. Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice
  2. Salvation unto us is come
  3. In God I trust for so I must
  4. Help, God, how mankind is in need
  5. O Lord, look down, from heaven behold
  6. Although the fools say with their mouth
  7. Out of the depths / From depths of woe
  8. In Jesus’ name we shall begin (not ELH 4)

The Augsburg Confession says: “German hymns have been added to teach the people.”
Hymns can be sermons, prayers, creeds, etc.
We use them to pray to God and praise Him, and to encourage each other with Scriptural truth.

By Adam’s Fall (Hymns as confession of faith)
“As the church sings…”
Don’t judge a hymn by its title.
* Sing ELH 430: 1, 4.

(Hymns for the liturgy)
Choral and Congregational singing
ELH 34 Kyrie (Lord, have mercy)
ELH 35 Gloria in excelsis Deo (All Glory be to God on high)
ELH 38 Credo (We all believe in one true God)
ELH 40 Sanctus (Holy, holy, holy)
ELH 41 Agnus Dei (Lamb of God, pure and holy)
*Sing ELH 34.

A Mighty Fortress
(Hymns based on Psalms. Bar form.)
“Battle hymn of the Reformation”
Also quiet comfort
* Sing ELH 250: 2-3, as gently as possible.

From Heaven Above
(Cantional style – melody in the highest voice)
(Catechism hymns, hymns for children)
(Luther did not write Away in a Manger)

  1. Ten Commandments ELH 490
  2. Creed ELH 38
  3. Lord’s Prayer ELH 383
  4. Baptism ELH 247
  5. Confession and Absolution ELH 452
  6. Lord’s Supper ELH 327

* Sing ELH 123: 1, 2, 13, 15.

Salvation Unto Us Is Come
(Teaching hymn.)
Good hymns use Scriptural language.

Stanzas 13-14 are a paraphrase of Lord’s Prayer
Bar form AAB.
*Sing ELH 227: 13-14 as our closing prayer.