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.
Third Sunday in Lent – All These Words
March 7, 2021 – Exodus 20:1-17
This Sunday centers on the Ten Commandments and continues the theme of covenants, boundaries, and vows. The following songs are upbeat with wonderful texts that will aid in underscoring these themes:
- “God the Sculptor of the Mountains,” The Faith We Sing, 2060
- “How Firm a Foundation,” The United Methodist Hymnal, 529
- “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” The United Methodist Hymnal, 404