Service Book and Hymnal - WikipediaParaphrase of Psalm and 24 by Claus August Wendell The Service Book and Hymnal immediate predecessors of the American Lutheran Church  and the Lutheran Church in America , also contains the above text verbatim. The modernized version of the text by Wendell follows:. However, this hymn book alters the Lundeen text. Lundeen , Psalm , Worship Supplement This is a hymn for use in time of war. Sadly, we human beings keep acting is ways which keep the sentiments of the hymn current.
Service book and hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America
The Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church was published in several editions, text only and text with music in and It is freely available through Google Books text , text with music and Archive. Because of the date of publication, it is now in the public domain. Roman Catholics will recognize these services as very similar to the texts of the Mass and the liturgies of the hours. For this electronic edition, different editions were consulted, so the files below may not be exactly the same as any one print edition. These files were made by modifying and correcting the texts that were generated by the pdf files of the original books and putting them into a usable format.
Holy art thou, almighty and Merciful God, Holy art thou, and great is the majesty of thy glory. Remembering, therefore, his salutary precept, his life-giving Passion and Death, his glorious Resurrection and Ascension and the promise of his coming again, we give thanks to thee, O Lord God Almighty, not as we ought, but as we are able; and we beseech thee mercifully to accept our praise and thanksgiving, and with thy Word and Holy Spirit to bless us, thy servants, and these thine gifts of bread and wine, so that we and all who partake thereof may be filled with heavenly benediction and grace, and, receiving the remission of sins, be sanctified in soul and body, and have our portion with thy saints. The Service Book and Hymnal , prepared and authorized by eight denominations, superceded five official hymnals-service books:. The Service Book and Hymnal also superceded for the hymnody, at least , The Concordia Hymnal , which The Lutheran Free Church did not authorize but did encourage the use of as its unofficial hymnal. One of the functions of multi-synodical U. Lutheran hymnals and service books has been to foster unity.
Prior to the merger of which created the ELCA, there were several smaller Lutheran church bodies. Service Book and Hymnal contains hymns, the first of them organized to correspond with the Church Year. The liturgies and Psalms precede the hymns, with indexes in the back. Three settings of The Service were available whereas only the first two p. Chant, chorale and plainsong styles were used.