11 January 2008

Hymns for Lent Series A

Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:12–19
2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10
Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21

Hymn of Invocation
Lord, to You I make confession (LSB 608)

Hymn of the Day
From depths of woe I cry to Thee (LSB 607)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (LSB 438)
Jesus, grant that balm and healing (LSB 421)
In Adam we have all been one (LSB 569) (Catechetical)
Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word (LSB 655)

Hymn of Departure
Lord of our life and God of our salvation (LSB 659)

Alternative Hymns
All depends on our possessing (LSB 732)
Hear us, Father, when we pray (LSB 773)
In the shattered bliss of Eden (LSB 572)
Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior (LSB 627)
Jesus sinners doth receive (LSB 609)
Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness (LSB 563)
Lord Jesus, think on me (LSB 610)
O Lord, throughout these forty days (LSB 418)
Savior, when in dust to Thee (LSB 419)
Soul, adorn yourself with gladness (LSB 636)
To Thee, omniscient Lord of all (LSB 613)
When in the hour of deepest need (LSB 615)


First Sunday in Lent
Genesis 3:1–21
Romans 5:12–19
Matthew 4:1–11

Hymn of Invocation
Triune God, be Thou our stay (LSB 505)

Hymn of the Day
A mighty fortress is our God (LSB 656)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
The tree of life with ev’ry good (LSB 561) (Catechetical)
O love, how deep, how broad, how high (LSB 544)
In the shattered bliss of Eden (LSB 572)
I walk in danger all the way (LSB 716)

Hymn of Departure
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (LSB 454)

Alternative Hymns
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth (LSB 438)
Abide, O dearest Jesus (LSB 919)
All mankind fell in Adam’s fall (LSB 562)
Christ, the Lord of hosts, unshaken (LSB 521)
From depths of woe I cry to Thee (LSB 607)
God’s own child, I gladly say it (LSB 594)
Grant peace, we pray, in mercy, Lord (LSB 777)
If God Himself be for me (LSB 724)
In Adam we have all been one (LSB 569)
Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word (LSB 655)
Lord of our life and God of our salvation (LSB 659)
O Lord, throughout these forty days (LSB 418)
Preserve Your Word, O Savior (LSB 658)
Since our great High Priest, Christ Jesus (LSB 529)
Who trusts in God a strong abode (LSB 714)


Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 12:1–9
Romans 4:1–8, 13–17
John 3:1–17

Hymn of Invocation
Preserve Your Word, O Savior (LSB 658)

Hymn of the Day
Lord, Thee I love with all my heart (LSB 708)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Upon the cross extended (LSB 453) (Catechetical)
Salvation unto us has come (LSB 555)
When in the hour of deepest need (LSB 615)
God loved the world so that He gave (LSB 571)

Hymn of Departure
Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s head (LSB 647)

Alternative Hymns
All Christians who have been baptized (LSB 596)
All depends on our possessing (LSB 732)
All who believe and are baptized (LSB 601)
Baptismal waters cover me (LSB 616)
Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer (LSB 918)
Once in the blest baptismal waters (LSB 598)
Sing praise to God, the highest good (LSB 819)
The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord (LSB 634)
The God of Abraham praise (LSB 798)
The Gospel shows the Father’s grace (LSB 580)


Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 17:1–7
Romans 5:1–8
John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)

Hymn of Invocation
"As surely as I live," God said (LSB 614)

Hymn of the Day
May God bestow on us His grace (LSB 823)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Water, blood, and Spirit crying (LSB 597) (Catechetical)
Jesus, grant that balm and healing (LSB 421)
Rock of ages, cleft for me (LSB 761)
Lord of our life and God of our salvation (LSB 659)

Hymn of Departure
All who believe and are baptized (LSB 601)

Alternative Hymns
Baptismal waters cover me (LSB 616)
Christ, the Word of God incarnate (LSB 540)
Draw near and take the body of the Lord (LSB 637)
God loved the world so that He gave (LSB 571)
Guide me, O Thou great Redeemer (LSB 918)
Jesus, refuge of the weary (LSB 423)
Jesus sinners doth receive (LSB 609)
My song is love unknown (LSB 430)
O God, my faithful God (LSB 696)
O Holy Spirit, grant us grace (LSB 693)
O living Bread from heaven (LSB 642)
Praise the One who breaks the darkness (LSB 849)


Fourth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 42:14–21
Ephesians 5:8–14
John 9:1–41
or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

Hymn of Invocation
Why should cross and trial grieve me (LSB 756)

Hymn of the Day / Catechetical Hymn of the Week
God loved the world so that He gave (LSB 571)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
All mankind fell in Adam’s fall (LSB 562)
Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice (LSB 556)
Jesus, priceless treasure (LSB 743)
The Gospel shows the Father’s grace (LSB 580)

Hymn of Departure
Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing (LSB 737)

Alternative Hymns
Arise and shine in splendor (LSB 396)
Christ, the Life of all the living (LSB 420)
Hail to the Lord’s anointed (LSB 398)
Hark! A thrilling voice is sounding (LSB 345)
Jesus, grant that balm and healing (LSB 421)
Light of Light, O Sole-Begotten (LSB 914)
My song is love unknown (LSB 430)
On my heart imprint Your image (LSB 422)
Praise the One who breaks the darkness (LSB 849)
Rise, shine, you people (LSB 825)
Upon the cross extended (LSB 453)
Word of God, come down on earth (LSB 545)


Fifth Sunday in Lent
Ezekiel 37:1–14
Romans 8:1–11
John 11:1–45 (46–53)
or John 11:17–27, 38–53

Hymn of Invocation
In the very midst of life (LSB 755)

Hymn of the Day
My song is love unknown (LSB 430)

Hymns for the Distribution of the Holy Communion
Christ, the Life of all the living (LSB 420)
O sacred head, now wounded (LSB 450)
Jesus Christ, my sure defense (LSB 741)
Let us ever walk with Jesus (LSB 685)

Hymn of Departure / Catechetical Hymn of the Week
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (LSB 454)

Alternative Hymns
Be still, my soul; the Lord is on your side (LSB 752)
Christ sits at God’s right hand (LSB 564)
God’s own child, I gladly say it (LSB 594)
If God Himself be for me (LSB 724)
Jesus, grant that balm and healing (LSB 421)
Jesus, I will ponder now (LSB 440)
Lord Jesus Christ, the Church’s head (LSB 647)
Lord, Thee I love with all my heart (LSB 708)
O Christ, who shared our mortal life (LSB 552)
Sing praise to God, the highest good (LSB 819)
Thanks to Thee, O Christ, victorious (LSB 548)
We all believe in one true God (LSB 954)

3 comments:

TruthQuestioner said...

I've always thought that Lent had the best hymns. I'm not sure if that would be absolutely true, but at least I can say with confidence that there are no hymns so beautiful to my ears as those which cry out a confession of our sinfulness and in turn assure us of Christ's pardon and redemption. Great hymns! I can't wait for Lent now!

brokenbeaker said...

Lent has kept us busy Pastor Stuckwisch. Are you intending to post your suggestions for the Sundays of Easter, Series A, soon? Thanks for sharing your opinions on and suggestions for Lutheran hymnody.

Rev. Rick Stuckwisch said...

Dear Broken Beaker,

Yes, I'll be posting hymns for Holy Week and Easter, Series A, as soon as possible. It'll probably be this coming week, despite my good intentions to get it done by this weekend.

Thanks for asking.