AN ORDER FOR THE DEDICATION OR CONSECRATION OF AN ORGAN OR OTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
This order is intended to be used within a service of worship. If the instrument is given in memory of a person who has died or in honor of someone living, the phrases in brackets [ ] are added.
If a special dedication service is held, it may begin with appropriate prayer and praise, scripture lessons, and sermon; and it may close with a hymn and Dismissal with Blessing.
Scripture Lessons and Psalms
|2 Samuel 6:1 –5||
David praises God with instruments.
|Psalm 33:1–3 (UMH 767)||Play skillfully on instruments.|
|Psalm 81:1–3 (UMH 803)||
Sing and play instruments to God.
|Psalm 150 (UMH 862)||
Praise God with instruments.
|Colossians 3:12 –17||Sing to God.|
Suggested Hymns from UMH
|587||Bless Thou the Gifts||380||There's Within My Heart a Melody|
|149||Cantemos al Señor (Let's Sing unto the Lord)||87||What Gift Can We Bring|
|93||Let All the World in Every Corner Sing||68||When in Our Music God Is Glorified|
The donor, or someone designated to present the instrument, stands before the congregation and says:
We present this instrument to be consecrated
to the glory of almighty God and for service in this congregation
[in loving memory (honor) of Name ].
The pastor and people respond:
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High,
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
All sing the Gloria Patri or other doxology.
Dedicatory music is played on the instrument(s) to be consecrated.
Copyright: An Order for the Dedication of an Organ or Other Musical Instruments Copyright © 1964, 1965 by Board of Publication of the Methodist Church, Inc.; © 1984 by Abingdon Press; Copyright © 1992 UMPH; renewal © 1992 UMPH.