The Lenten season offers musicians myriad resources for solos, ensembles, and choirs. Since this series is focused on embracing the Resurrected One with a whole heart, we will look at hymns and modern songs that point us in that direction. Lent gives us space to clean house and to receive the one we call Lord. And, although Lent can be an intense time as we lean into some of the more somber moments of Jesus’ life, we must also hold in counterpoint the joy and hope that our congregations need to hear on the journey. During Lent, we have the opportunity to claim the life that Christ teaches and lives out before us. As you plan music for your worship services, find the tension between what is and the promise of what will be.
Maundy Thursday – A Lamb for Each Household
April 1, 2021 – John 13:1-17, 31b-35 & Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
Holy Thursday centers on the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples. Here are some songs to consider:
- “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah,” The United Methodist Hymnal, 127 and Africana Hymnal, 4013
- “Jesu, Jesu,” The United Methodist Hymnal, 432