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Reformation Day Sing Along! (Reformed & Protestant Caucus)
Dr. Martin Luther

Posted on 10/30/2010 12:57:55 PM PDT by Gamecock

To celebrate Reformation Day let's post out favorite Hymns of the Reformation, and other eras, that give praise to God.

Please guard our discussion so we can maintain the Caucus label.


TOPICS: Ecumenism; Evangelical Christian; Mainline Protestant; Worship
KEYWORDS: hymn; reformation
``A Mighty Fortress is Our God''

A mighty Fortress is our God,
A trusty Shield and Weapon;
He helps us free from every need
That hath us now o'ertaken.
The old evil Foe
Now means deadly woe;
Deep guile and great might
Are his dread arms in fight;
On Earth is not his equal.

With might of ours can naught be done,
Soon were our loss effected;
But for us fights the Valiant One,
Whom God Himself elected.
Ask ye, Who is this?
Jesus Christ it is.
Of Sabaoth Lord,
And there's none other God;
He holds the field forever.

Though devils all the world should fill,
All eager to devour us.
We tremble not, we fear no ill,
They shall not overpower us.
This world's prince may still
Scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none,
He's judged; the deed is done;
One little word can fell him.

The Word they still shall let remain
nor any thanks have for it;
He's by our side upon the plain
With His good gifts and Spirit.
And take they our life,
Goods, fame, child and wife,
Let these all be gone,
They yet have nothing won;
The Kingdom our remaineth.

1 posted on 10/30/2010 12:57:59 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: drstevej; OrthodoxPresbyterian; CCWoody; Wrigley; Gamecock; Jean Chauvin; jboot; AZhardliner; ...

2 posted on 10/30/2010 1:01:34 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: Gamecock

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,
Let angel minds inquire no more.
’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore;
Let angel minds inquire no more.

He left His Father’s throne above
So free, so infinite His grace—
Emptied Himself of all but love,
And bled for Adam’s helpless race:
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!
’Tis mercy all, immense and free,
For O my God, it found out me!

Long my imprisoned spirit lay,
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray—
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.
My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and followed Thee.

Still the small inward voice I hear,
That whispers all my sins forgiven;
Still the atoning blood is near,
That quenched the wrath of hostile Heaven.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.
I feel the life His wounds impart;
I feel the Savior in my heart.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him, is mine;
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
Bold I approach th’eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.

http://www.igracemusic.com/ig1/


3 posted on 10/30/2010 1:21:27 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("Stupidity is always astonishing, no matter how many times you may deal with it." - Jean Cocteau)
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To: Gamecock

From depths of woe I raise to Thee
The voice of lamentation;
Lord, turn a gracious ear to me
And hear my supplication;
If Thou iniquities dost mark,
Our secret sins and misdeeds dark,
O who shall stand before Thee?

To wash away the crimson stain,
Grace, grace alone availeth;
Our works, alas! are all in vain;
In much the best life faileth:
No man can glory in Thy sight,
All must alike confess Thy might,
And live alone by mercy.

Therefore my trust is in the Lord,
And not in mine own merit;
On Him my soul shall rest, His Word
Upholds my fainting spirit:
His promised mercy is my fort,
My comfort, and my sweet support;
I wait for it with patience.

What though I wait the livelong night,
And till the dawn appeareth,
My heart still trusteth in His might;
It doubteth not nor feareth:
Do thus, O ye of Israel’s seed,
Ye of the Spirit born indeed;
And wait till God appeareth.

Though great our sins and sore our woes,
His grace much more aboundeth;
His helping love no limit knows,
Our utmost need it soundeth.
Our Shepherd good and true is He,
Who will at last His Israel free.
From all their sin and sorrow.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 1:30:28 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Gamecock

There is NO OTHER FOUNTAIN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_96WehHuQ&feature=PlayList&p=16AAC90100E16EDA&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=24

Paid In FULL by the Blood of the Lamb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8-Vv0AF49w&feature=related

Then Old Love Letter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgC1-5WciFE

Hallelujah We shall rise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI6prraK8_E&feature=related


5 posted on 10/30/2010 1:46:48 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: Gamecock

Church Historian Phillip Schaff attributes this hymn to John Calvin; tune Toulon, Trinity Hymnal #135; New Trinity # 168

I greet thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
My only trust and Saviour of my heart,
Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray thee from our hearts all cares to take.

Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
Reigning omnipotent in every place:
So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
Shine on us with the light of thy pure day.

Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
And all our substance and our strength receive;
O comfort us in death’s approaching hour,
Strong-hearted then to face it by thy pow’r.

Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
No harshness hast thou and no bitterness:
Make us to taste the sweet grace found in thee
And ever stay in thy sweet unity.

Our hope is in no other save in thee;
Our faith is built upon thy promise free;
O grant to us such stronger hope and sure
That we can boldly conquer and endure.


6 posted on 10/30/2010 2:11:42 PM PDT by AZhardliner
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To: agrarianlady

Nathan Clark George does a fine job with this Psalm on the new Ligonier CD “My Cry Ascends.”


7 posted on 10/30/2010 2:14:19 PM PDT by AZhardliner
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To: Gamecock
``A Mighty Fortress is Our God''

Done right: Wittenberg: Reformationsgottesdienst ev. Schlosskirche - 3 .

11 posted on 10/30/2010 3:59:47 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("What is your only comfort, in life and death?" "That I an not my own, but belong, body and soul...")
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To: Gamecock
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with fear, his praise forth-tell,
Come ye before him and rejoice.

The Lord ye know is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good,
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

All People That On Earth Do Dwell, sung, of course, to Louis Bourgeois' spare and beautiful "Old Hundredth".

(Chances are pretty darn close to nil that we'll sing it in church tomorrow, Alas.)

12 posted on 10/30/2010 4:55:02 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("What is your only comfort, in life and death?" "That I an not my own, but belong, body and soul...")
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To: Gamecock

“Built on the Rock”

Built on the Rock the church doth stand,
Even when steeples are falling;
Crumbled have spires in every land,
Bells still are chiming and calling;
Calling the young and old to rest,
But above all the soul distressed,
Longing for rest everlasting.

Surely in temples made with hands,
God, the Most High, is not dwelling;
High above earth His temple stands,
All earthly temples excelling;
Yet He whom heavens cannot contain
Chose to abide on earth with men,
Built in our bodies His temple.

We are God’s house of living stones,
Builded for His habitation;
He through baptismal grace us owns,
Heirs of His wondrous salvation;
Were we but two His Name to tell,
Yet He would deign with us to dwell,
With all His grace and His favor.

Now we may gather with our King;
Even in the lowliest dwelling:
Praises to Him we there may bring,
His wondrous mercy foretelling;
Jesus His grace to us accords,
Spirit and life are all His words,
His truth doth hallow the temple.

Still we our earthly temples rear,
That we may herald His praises;
They are the homes where He draws near
And little children embraces,
Beautiful things in them are said,
God there with us His covenant made,
Making us heirs of His Kingdom.

Here stands the font before our eyes
Telling how God did receive us;
The altar recalls Christ’s sacrifice
And what His table doth give us;
Here sounds the Word that doth proclaim
Christ yesterday, today, the same,
Yea, and for aye our Redeemer.

Grant then, O God, wherever men roam,
That, when the church bells are ringing,
Many in saving faith may come
Where Christ His message is bringing:
“I know Mine own, Mine own know Me;
Ye, not the world, My face shall see.
My peace I leave with you.”


13 posted on 10/30/2010 6:51:21 PM PDT by lupie
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To: Calm_Cool_and_Elected

“And Can It Be” is a great Hymn, especialy when sung by Sandra McCracken and Indelible Grace! Check it out! =

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGbWT_Nr5Vs&p=153D9EF831671186&playnext=1&index=26


14 posted on 10/30/2010 8:32:09 PM PDT by Biblical Calvinist (Soli Deo Gloria !)
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To: Gamecock; TSgt; RnMomof7; Alex Murphy; HarleyD; wmfights; Forest Keeper; the_conscience; ...

Thanks, Gamecock. Happy Reformation Day, Saints! Enjoy the day the Lord made.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9XZ_HSquUQ&feature=related

BLESSED ASSURANCE

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest;
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.


15 posted on 10/30/2010 11:52:29 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Well here I am bringing up the rear I suspect.... My all time favorite hymn...but do you think I could find just one version of an old fashioned church choir singing this without all the drumbeat...or the singers so bad I had to close my ears! But this version by Alan Jackson comes closest to the Traditional...and you can sing right along with him...words are presented. This is a country western singer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcF75h4BHk8&feature=related


16 posted on 10/31/2010 12:33:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“How Great Thou Art.” Top five. Definitely.

Here’s a more traditional rendition by a college choir, although it is a rehearsal. It picks up steam and finishes beautifully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIFf2S6ggNw


17 posted on 10/31/2010 1:29:10 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

That hymn and Amazing Grace are my favorites.

. . . amongst a lot of lesser favorites.

Thanks.


18 posted on 10/31/2010 4:08:16 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Gamecock

Some favorites from Libera:

ABIDE WITH ME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V7VDJGZhyQ

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dIZQNc8VMo

AMAZING GRACE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY8NNdkkYVo

BE STILL MY SOUL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omlBeCGLFG4&p=59C19EDB0793A4C5&playnext=1&index=5

JERUSALEM [BRITISH PATRIOTIC VERSION]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_24eGD3C5U

JESUS LOVES ME:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmmWNBKOvfI

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-tE7ZaZZYo

MORNING HAS BROKEN:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiKRdroevu0

OH COME ALL YE FAITHFUL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bIRMUqg07o

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiA7Xa4KwCw


19 posted on 10/31/2010 4:33:37 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Quix

And:

OH HOLY NIGHT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyRBBnUyl84&feature=related


20 posted on 10/31/2010 4:43:51 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: All

Sang this for the 1st time at an evening worship a couple of weeks ago, a very sweet hymn:

_____________________________________

All praise to thee, my God, this night
Trinity Hymnal, #341

All praise to thee, my God, this night,
For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath thine own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son,
The ills that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

O may my soul on thee repose,
And with sweet sleep mine eyelids close;
Sleep that may me more vig’rous make
To serve my God when I awake.

When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heav’nly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No pow’rs of darkness me molest.

O when shall I in endless day
For ever chase dark sleep away,
And hymns with the supernal choir
Incessant sing, and never tire!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host:
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

______________________________________
Not by a Reformer, but still solid.


21 posted on 10/31/2010 6:08:16 AM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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To: Quix

Absolute best Christmas carol ever.

Anyone interested in a CD of good Christmas carol hymns, old fashioned sung the old fashioned way with all the verses, Mitch Miller is the best.

My husband couldn’t believe it when I told him when we were first married. He was horrified as he said Mitch Miller is big band but I knew nothing about that until he told me.

I’m not endorsing the particular source for the CD, but here’s a link to what it has on it.

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1086017/a/Christmas+Sing-Along+With+Mitch.htm

I love the old hymns and that’s where a lot of more progressive and Pentacostal churches really fall short, IMO. There’s good theology in those old hymns. I wish they’d not reject them out of hand.


22 posted on 10/31/2010 6:22:38 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Gamecock

That is my favorite Hymn

http://www.hymnsite.com/

Sing along


23 posted on 10/31/2010 6:47:11 AM PDT by RnMomof7 (Some call me harpy..God calls me His)
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To: metmom

AGREED. THX.


24 posted on 10/31/2010 7:38:02 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Thank you so very much for that beautiful hymn!


25 posted on 10/31/2010 8:27:17 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Gamecock

“To God Be the Glory”

To God be the glory, great things He has done;
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son,
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life gate that all may go in.

Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear His voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He has done.

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Refrain

Great things He has taught us, great things He has done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our transport, when Jesus we see.

Refrain


26 posted on 10/31/2010 9:37:04 AM PDT by lupie
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Now that’s much better! It is such a Majestic Hymn as it builds.

A little story I love to tell which brought this hymn to be one of my favorites.

Visiting a senior citizen gathering, what I realized was wrong group wrong night, I sat with them just the same. Young couple with guitar singing asked requests. How great thou Art stated. So here all these seniors, many with canes and walkers...slowly moved to the stage as they sang with this couple...I saw arms slowly lift up to the Lord in meaningful admiration of Him. I am not one for that arm lifting so common in some churches, but this was outside the normal for these folks to do. They meant business in lifting His name high as their voices raised to Him...and they went right into singing it again...no break..it was a moment I cherish seeing these folks moved as they were and no doubt the Lord was among us all...not a soul was untouched in that moment and all knew so. It was all about HIM...and completely unscripted.


27 posted on 10/31/2010 12:19:53 PM PDT by caww
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To: All

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

1. Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of God’s unchanging love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’m come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.

3. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let that grace now like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.


28 posted on 10/31/2010 1:22:08 PM PDT by Gamecock ( Christianity is not the movement from vice to virtue, but from virtue to Grace.)
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