Liturgy

A Reformation Day Act of Praise

RESPONSE: "Lift High the Cross," United Methodist Hymnal, 159 (Refrain)
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

 

HYMN: "A Mighty Fortress," United Methodist Hymnal, 110, stanza 1
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper he amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

PSALM 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

RESPONSE: "Lift High the Cross," United Methodist Hymnal, 159 (Refrain)
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

HYMN: "A Mighty Fortress," United Methodist Hymnal, 110, stanza 2
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right man on our side, the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabaoth, his name, from age to age the same,
And he must win the battle.

PSALM 46:4-7
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
The most holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
The lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

RESPONSE: "Lift High the Cross," United Methodist Hymnal, 159 (Refrain)
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

HYMN: "A Mighty Fortress," stanza 3
And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure;
One little word shall fell him.

PSALM 46:8-11
Come, behold the works of the Lord;
See what desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
He burns the sheilds with fire.
"Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations,
I am Exalted in the earth."
The lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

RESPONSE: "Lift High the Cross," United Methodist Hymnal, 159 (Refrain)
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

HYMN: "A Mighty Fortress," stanza 4
That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth;
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill; God's truth abideth still;
His kingdom is forever.

RESPONSE: "Lift High the Cross," United Methodist Hymnal, 159, stanza 1
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.
Come, Christians, follow this triumphant sign.
The hosts of God in unity combine.
Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

Categories: Musical Services, Other, Sundays After Pentecost