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The Lutheran hymnal : authorized by the synods constituting the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America, 1941

Identifier: M2126 .L965 c.4

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Open now thy gates of beauty -- To thy temple I repair -- Lord Jesus Christ, be present now -- God himself be present -- Lord, open thou my heart to hear -- Kyric, God Father in Heaven above -- As we begin another week -- Father, who the light this day -- O day of rest and gladness -- This is the day the Lord hath made -- Safely through another week -- This day at thy creating word -- Before Jehovah's awe-full throne -- All people that on earth do dwell -- From all that dwell below the skies -- Blessed Jesus, at thy word -- Oh, worship the King -- Lord, we come before thee now -- All praise to God, who reigns above -- God of mercy, God of grace -- Jehovah, let me now adore thee -- Lord, when we bend before thy throne -- Hallelujah! Let praises ring -- Lord of my life, whose tender care -- I will sing my mother's praises -- Praise the Almighty, my soul, adore Him -- Oh, bless the Lord, my soul -- Now let all loudly sing praise -- Through all the changing scenes of life -- Oh, that I had a thousand voices -- When all thy mercies, O my God -- Redeemed, restored, forgiven -- The Lord hath helped me hitherto -- My soul, now bless thy Maker -- Songs of praise the angels sing -- Now thank we all our God -- Lord, 'tis not that I did choose thee -- Lord, my God, be praised -- Praise to the Lord, the Almighty -- God of Abraham praise -- Wondrous King, all glorious -- O thou love unbounded -- We sing the Almighty power of God -- Ye lands, to the Lord make a jubilant noise -- Now, the hour of worship o'er -- On what has now been sown -- Savior, again to thy dear name we raise -- How blest are they who her God's word -- Almighty God, thy word is cast -- Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing Now may he who from the dead -- Almighty Father, bless the word -- Abide, O dearest Jesus -- Guide me, O thou great Jehovah -- Come, thou precious ransom, come -- Jesus came, the heavens adoring -- O bride of Christ, rejoice -- O Lord, how shall I meet thee -- Hail to the Lord's annointed -- Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding -- Comfort, comfort, ye my people -- Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel -- On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry -- Jesus, thy church with longing eyes -- When sinners see their lost condition -- Hark the glad sound! The Savior comes -- Bridegroom soon will call us -- Advent of our King -- Arise, sons of the Kingdom -- Hosanna to the living Lord -- Watchman, tell us of the night -- Rejoice, rejoice, believers -- Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates -- Once he came in blessing -- Ye sons of men, oh, hearken -- Great and mighty wonder -- All my heart this night rejoices -- Hail the day so rich in cheer -- Rejoice, rejoice, this happy morn -- All praise to thee, eternal God -- O Jesus Christ, thy manger is -- Come rejoicing, praise voicing -- Hark! What mean those holy voices -- Christians, awake, salute the happy morn -- From heaven above to earth I come -- Christ the Lord to us is born -- Joy to the world, the Lord is come -- This night a wondrous revelation -- To thee my heart I offer -- Come, your hearts and voices raising -- Let the earth now praise the Lord -- How sing we, now rejoice -- O Lord, we welcome thee -- Hark! The herald angels sing -- Savior of the nations, come -- Oh, rejoice, ye Christians, loudly -- Let us all with gladsome voice -- Of the Father's love begotten -- How are the days fulfilled -- Christians, sing out with exultation O gladsome light, O grace -- Oh, come, all ye faithful -- To shepherds as they watched by night -- Now praise we Christ, the Holy one -- Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men -- People that in darkness sat -- We Christians may rejoice today -- We sing, Emmanuel, thy praise -- While shepherds watched their flocks by night -- Across the sky the shades of night -- Thou who roll's the year around -- To God the anthem raising -- While with ceaseless course the sun -- Jesus! Name of wondrous love -- O blessed day when first was poured -- To the name of our salvation -- Ancient law departs -- Father, let me dedicate -- Great God, we sing that mighty hand -- Help us, O Lord! Behold, we enter -- for thy mercy and thy grace -- Now let us come before him -- Our God, our help in ages past -- O Lord, our Father, thanks to thee -- Old year now hath passed away -- Arise and shine in splendor -- As with gladness men of old -- Brightest and best of the sons of the morning -- Hail, thou source of every blessing -- O Jesus, King of glory -- Star proclaims the King is here -- O God of God, O light of light -- Within the Father's house -- Songs of thankfulness and praise -- 'Tis good, Lord, to be here -- Angels from the realms of glory -- In peace and joy I now depart -- Thou light of gentile nations -- In His temple now behold him -- Jesus, I will ponder now -- Enslaved by sin and bound in chains -- Lamb goes uncomplaining forth -- O dearest Jesus, what law hast thou broken -- Jesus, grant that balm and healing -- Jesus, refuge of the weary -- Lamb of God, pure and holy -- O Christ, thou lamb of God -- Lord Jesus Christ, my life, my light -- Come to Calvary's holy mountain -- Lord Jesus, thou art going forth Christ, the life of all the living -- When o'er my sins I sorrow -- Stricken, smitten, and afflicted -- Alas! and did my Savior bleed -- Sweet the moments, rich in blessing -- Not all the blood of beasts -- There is a fountain filled with blood -- Glory be to Jesus -- Go to dark Gethsemane -- All glory, laud, and honor -- Hosanna, loud hosanna -- Ride on, ride on, in majesty -- Death of Jesus Christ, our Lord -- 'Twas on that dark, that doleful night -- Behold the lamb of god! -- Savior, when in dust to thee -- O darkest woe -- Royal banners forward go -- Jesus Christ, our Lord most holy -- O perfect life of love! -- Upon the cross extended -- O sacred head, how wounded -- Lord Jesus, we give thanks to thee -- Throned upon the awe-full tree -- When I survey the wondrous cross -- Behold the savior of mankind -- Our blessed savior seven times spoke -- We sing the praise of him who died -- On my heart imprint thine image -- Seven words on the cross -- Christ is arisen -- Hallelujah! Jesus lives! -- He is arisen! Glorious word! -- Christ the Lord is risen again -- Christ the Lord is risen today; alleluia! -- Awake, my heart, with gladness -- Christ the Lord is risen today -- Abide with us, the day is waning -- Christ Jesus lay in death's strong hands -- I am content! My Jesus liveth still -- Where will thou go since night draws near -- He's risen, he's risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord -- Jesus Christ is risen today, alleluia! -- I know that my Redeemer lives -- Jesus lives! The victory's won Welcome, happy morning! -- Morning breaks upon the tomb -- Come, ye faithful, raise the strain -- Way of resurrection -- Jesus Christ, my sure defense -- Like the golden sun ascending -- Ye sons and daughters of the King -- Who is this that comes from Edom -- Strife is o'er, the battle done -- Lo, Judah's lion wins the strife -- Hymn of glory let us sing -- Hail the day that sees Him rise -- Lo, God to heaven ascendeth -- Draw us to thee -- On Christ's ascension I now build -- Oh, sing with exultation -- See, the conqueror mounts in triumph -- Head that once was crowned with thorns -- Jesus, my great high priest -- Hark! Ten thousand harps and voices -- Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious -- We thank thee, Jesus Christ, dearest friend -- Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord! -- Come, Holy Spirit, come -- Come, oh, come, thou quickening spirit -- Come, Holy Ghost, in love -- Oh, enter, Lord, thy temple -- Holy Spirit, hear us -- Holy Spirit, God of love -- We now implore God the Holy Ghost -- Let songs of praises fill the sky -- Holy Ghost, with light divine -- O Holy Spirit, enter in -- Creator spirit, by whose aid -- All glory be to God on high -- All glory be to God alone -- Come, thou almighty King -- Father most holy, merciful, and tender -- Father of heaven, whose love profound -- Oh, that I had a thousand voices -- Glory be to God the Father -- God loved the world so that he gave -- Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty -- God the Father, be our stay -- Father of glory, to thy name -- Isaiah, mighty seer, in days of old Holy God, we praise thy name -- We all believe in one true God -- In one true God we all believe -- Lord God, we all to thee give praise -- Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright -- Around the throne of God a band -- Jesus, brightness of the Father -- Lord of our life and God of our salvation -- Flung to the heedless winds -- O Lord, look down from heaven, behold -- Lord, keep us steadfast in thy word -- Mighty fortress is our God -- O little flock, fear not the foe -- Preserve thy word, O Savior -- Thine honor save, O Christ, our Lord -- O God, our Lord, thy holy word -- If God had not been on our side -- Zion mourns in fear and anguish -- O Lord, our Father, shall we be confounded -- Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult -- Word supreme, before creation -- When all the world was cursed -- Sweet flowerets of the martyr band -- Praise we the Lord this way -- My soul doth magnify the Lord -- Come unto me, ye weary -- I heard the voice of Jesus say -- Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near -- today thy mercy calls us -- Return, O wanderer, return -- Savior calls; let every ear -- Christians, come, in sweetest measures -- God's word is our great heritage -- Father of mercies, in thy word -- How precious is the book divine -- How shall the young secure their hearts -- That man a godly life might live -- Lord, help us ever to retain -- Law commands and makes us know -- We have a sure prophetic word -- Lamp of our feet whereby we trace -- Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide -- O Holy Spirit, grant us grace -- O word of God incarnate -- Law of God is good and wise -- Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth -- Gospel shows the Father's grace -- Baptized into thy name most holy -- Dear Father, who hast made us all -- Dearest Jesus, we are here He that believes and is baptized -- Savior kindly calls -- This child we dedicate to thee -- Awe-full mystery is here -- Soul, adorn thyself with gladness -- Lord Jesus Christ, thou has prepared -- Draw high and take the body of the Lord -- Invited, Lord, by boundless grace -- O Jesus, blessed Lord, to thee -- Thy table I approach -- Jesus Christ, our blessed savior -- Lord Jesus Christ, thou living bread -- O Lord, we praise thee -- Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray -- I come, O Savior, to thy table -- O living bread from heaven --Alas, my God, my sins are great -- Before thee, God, who knowest all -- In thee alone, O Christ, my Lord -- Lord Jesus, think on me -- O faithful God, thanks be to thee -- And wilt thou pardon, Lord -- With broken heart and contrite sigh -- Jesus sinners doth receive -- O thou that hear'st when sinners cry -- Lord, to thee I make confession -- Out of the deep I call -- O Jesus, lamb of God, thou art -- From depths of woe I cry to thee -- I come to thee, O blessed Lord -- Yea, as I live, Jehovah saith -- Arm these thy soldiers, mighty Lord -- Blessed Savior, who hast taught me -- Let me be thine forever -- My maker, be thou nigh -- My God, accept my heart this day -- Our Lord and God, oh, bless this day -- Thine forever, God of love -- All hail the power of Jesus' name -- Awake, my soul, to joyful lays -- Crown him with many crowns -- Chief of sinners though I be -- How lovely shines the morning star -- Come, let us join our cheerful songs -- Jesus, lover of my soul -- Jesus! and shall it ever be -- Jesus, priceless treasure -- Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus -- Jesus, thy boundless to me -- Jesus, the very thought of thee Love divine, all love excelling -- O Saviorm, precious Savior -- Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior blest -- In the cross of Christ I glory -- Thou art the way; to thee alone -- Jesus, Savior, come to me -- Jesus, thou art mine forever -- Lamb of God, we fall before thee -- Christ, whose glory fills the skies -- Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing -- O Jesus, King most wonderful -- My soul's best friend, what joy and blessing -- To our redeemer's glorious name -- How sweet the name of Jesus sounds -- Jesus I will never leave -- One thing's needful; Lord, this treasure -- Hail, thou once despised Jesus -- Lord my pasture shall prepare -- All mankind fell in Adam's fall -- My hope is built on nothing less -- Jesus, thy blood and righteousness -- Through Jesus' blood and merit -- By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless -- Grace! 'Tis a charming sound -- If thy beloved son, O God -- rock of ages, cleft for me -- Salvation unto us has come -- All that I was, my sin, my guilt -- I do not come because my soul -- Thy works, not mine, O Christ -- I know my faith is founded -- Lord, we confess our numerous faults -- Seek where we may to find a way -- Oh, how great is thy compassion -- How I have found the firm foundation -- My Savior sinners doth receive -- Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice -- Just as I am, without one plea -- Not what these hands have done -- Drawn to the cross, which thou has blest -- Blessed are the sons of God -- Blest is the man, forever blest -- From God shall naught divide me -- My faith looks up to thee -- O God, thou faithful God -- Oh, for a faith that will not shrink -- O love, who madest me to wear -- Renew me, O eternal light -- Thee will I love, my strength, my tower Take my life and let it be -- Praise to thee and adoration -- O God, forsake me not -- Savior, thy dying love -- Soul, what return has God, thy Savior -- I gave my life for thee -- Lord, as thou will, deal thou with me -- Farewell I gladly bid thee -- Jesus Christ, my pride and glory -- Let us ever walk with Jesus -- Jesus, lead thou on -- From eternity, O God -- May we thy precepts, Lord, fulfil -- I walk in danger all the way -- Man is ever blest -- Lo, many shall come from the East and the West -- Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways -- How can I thank thee, Lord -- My God, my Father, while I stray -- O'er Jerusalem thou weepest -- My Jesus, as thou wilt -- Come, follow me, the Savior spake -- Savior, I follow on -- Jesus, I my cross have taken -- My God, my Father, make me strong -- All depends on our possessing -- Lord my shepherd is -- How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord -- I am trusting thee, Lord Jesus -- Lord, thee I love with all my heart -- What is the world to me -- King of love my shepherd is -- In hope my soul, redeemed to bliss unending -- Jesus, my truth, my way -- O God of Jacob, by whose hand -- My spirit on thy care -- Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want -- Who trusts in God, a strong abode -- Almighty Father, heaven and earth -- O God of mercy, God of might -- Lord, lead the way the Savior went -- We give thee but thine own -- Lord of glory, who hast bought us -- O Lord of heaven and earth and sea -- Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you -- Am I a soldier of the cross -- Rise, my soul, to watch and pray -- Fight the good fight with all thy might -- Brief life is here our portion -- My soul, be on thy guard -- Soldiers of Christ, arise Stand up!- stand up for Jesus -- Son of God goes forth to war -- We are the Lord's; His all-sufficient merit -- Prayer to the soul's sincere desire -- Our heavenly Father, hear -- Approach, my soul, the mercy seat -- What a friend we have in Jesus -- Our father, thou in heaven above -- Come, my soul, thy suit prepare -- Behold the sure foundation-stone -- Hark! the church proclaims her honor -- I love thy kingdom, Lord -- For all the saints who from their labors rest -- Blest be the tie that binds -- Christ is our corner-stone -- Christ, thou art the sure foundation -- Built on the rock the church doth stand -- For all thy saints, O Lord -- Glorious things of thee are spoken -- Rise again, ye lion-hearted -- Hark! the sound of holy voices -- Rise, ye children of salvation -- Church's one foundation -- Zion stands by hills surrounded -- Ye watchers and ye holy ones -- Ten thousand times ten thousand -- Lord Jesus, thou the church's head -- Saints on earth and those above -- Zion, rise, Zion, rise -- Lord of the worlds above -- Through the night of doubt and sorrow -- Dear Lord, to thy true servants give -- God of the prophets, bless the prophets' song -- We bid thee welcome in the name -- Lord Jesus, who art come -- O thou whose feet have climbed life's hill -- How beauteous are their feet -- Lord of the harvest, hear -- Lord of the church, we humbly pray -- Pour out thy spirit from on high -- Send, O Lord, thy holy spirit -- Lord of the living harvest -- Thou who the night in prayer didst spend -- Awake, thou spirit, who didst fire -- From Greenland's icy mountains -- Hark! the voice of Jesus crying -- Morning light is breaking -- Rise, thou light of gentile nations -- Look from thy sphere of endless day May God bestow on us his grace -- Soldiers of the cross, arise -- Saints of God, the dawn is brightening -- Rise, crowned with light, imperial Salem, rise -- O spirit of the living God -- O'er the gloomy hills of darkness -- Send thou, O Lord, to every place -- Spread, oh, spread, thou mighty word -- Thou whose almighty word -- There still is room -- Savior, sprinkle many nations -- Jesus shall reign where'er the sun -- O Christ, our true and only light -- Art thou weary, art thou troubled -- God moves in a mysterious way -- O thou from whom all goodness flows -- In the hour of trial -- Will of God is always best -- If thou but suffer God to guide thee -- Beloved, "It is well!" -- Commit whatever grieves thee -- What God obtains is always good -- When in the hour of utmost need -- Why should cross and trial grieve me -- In thee, Lord, have I put my trust -- As pants the hart for cooling streams -- In God, my faithful God -- Lord, it belongs not to my care -- If God himself be for me -- I leave all things to God's direction -- Thy ways, O Lord, with wise design -- Come, ye disconsolate -- Thy way, not mine, O Lord -- Nearer, my God, to thee -- God of my life, to thee I call -- Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing -- Awake, my soul, and with the sun -- Every morning mercies new -- Now the shades of night are gone -- Come, thou bright and morning star -- With the Lord begin thy task -- O blessed holy trinity -- Sun arises now -- When, streaming from the Eastern skies -- While yet the morn is breaking -- Morning sun is brightly beaming -- How lovely shines the morning star -- Radiant sun shines in the skies -- My inmost heart now raises -- God, who madest earth and heaven -- O splendor of God's glory bright Sun of my soul, thou savior dear -- Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide -- Through the day thy love hath spared us -- How rest beneath night's shadow -- Day is past and over -- O God, be with us -- At even, when the sun did set -- All praise to thee, my God, this night -- O Christ, who art the light and day -- Gracious God, again is ended -- Now that the day hath reached its close -- Round me falls the night -- Sun's last beam of light is gone -- O trinity, most blessed light -- Savior, breathe an evening blessing -- Christ, by heavenly hosts adored -- O Lord, whose bounteous hand again -- We praise thee, O God, our Redeemer, Creator -- O Lord, I sing with lips and heart -- Praise, Oh, praise, our God and King -- What our father does is well -- Praise to God, immortal praise -- To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise -- Come, ye thankful people, come -- Before the Lord we bow -- Jude eternal, throned in splendor -- God bless our native land -- Lord, while for all mankind we pray -- Almighty Lord, before thy throne -- To thee, our God, we fly -- All ye who on this earth do dwell -- God, Lord of Sabbaoth, thou who ordainest -- Great king of nations, hear our prayer -- Swell the anthem, raise the song -- I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds -- Pilgrim and a stranger -- Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep -- I would not live always; I ask not to stay -- Oh, how blest are ye whose toils are ended -- In the midst of earthly life -- Jesus, I live to thee -- I know of a sleep in Jesus' name -- Why do we mourn departing friends -- When my last hour is close at hand -- Tender shepherd, thou hast stilled -- This body in the grave we lay -- For me to live is Jesus -- Who knows when death may overtake me -- My course is run, praise God, my course is run -- O Lord, my God, I cry to thee All men living are but mortal -- It is not death to die -- In the resurrection -- Great God, what do I see and hear? -- World is very evil -- O'er the distant mountains breaking -- Day of wrath, O day of mourning -- Let thoughtless thousands choose the road -- Wake, awake, for night is flying -- And will the judge descend -- Day is surely drawing near -- That day of wrath, that dreadful day -- Jerusalem the golden -- For thee, O dear, dear country -- Rest remaineth for the weary -- Forever with the Lord -- There is an hour of peaceful rest -- Jerusalem, my happy home -- Jerusalem, thy city fair and high -- Lord, who at Cana's wedding-feast -- O Father, all creating -- Voice that breathed o'er Eden -- O perfect love -- O blessed home where man and wife -- Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall -- O happy home where thou art loved most dearly -- Gracious Savior, gentle shepherd -- Shepherd of tender youth -- Let children hear the mighty deeds -- Ye parents, hear what Jesus taught -- Savior, who thy flock art feeding -- In the name which earth and heaven -- O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills -- Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne -- Here in thy name, eternal God -- Great is the Lord, our God -- Founded on thee, our only God -- In loud, exalted strains -- For many years, O God of grace -- God the Father, Son, and Spirit -- One thy light, the temple filling -- Arise, O God, and shine -- Holy Father, in thy mercy -- Praise God, from whom all blessings flow -- Behold, a branch is growing -- Silent night! Holy night! -- O little town of Bethlehem -- I am Jesus' little lamb -- Behold a stranger at the door Be still, my soul -- I lay my sins on Jesus -- How the light has gone away -- Now the day is over -- I pray thee, dear Lord Jesus -- Behold a host, arrayed in white -- Beautiful Savior -- Onward, Christian soldiers -- Feed thy children, God most holy -- I'm but a stranger here -- Litany -- Dominus regit me -- Bonum est confiteri -- De profundis -- Levivi oculos -- Jubilate deo -- Cantate domino -- Beati pauperes; Contains 668 hymns in English, with music. music Contains settings of the Lutheran service, psalms, canticles, and prayers. (p. 3-169) Preface signed: W.G. Polack, Chairman, the Intersynodical committee on hymnology and liturgics for the Synodical Conference of North America Valparaiso University faculty publication


  • Copyright: 1941



1 Monographs (852 pages) ; 21 cm

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Collection Room Section Shelf

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Saint Louis, Mo. : Concordia Pub. House


OCLC 5223100

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