LSB 960, Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old – Reformation

Hymn author and composer: Dr. Martin Luther (1483-1546) – see the author/composer notes for LSB 655 at https://catalinalutheran.org/blog/2020/05/25/lsb-655-lord-keep-us-steadfast-in-your-word/ (accessed 25 October, AD 2021) Hymn translator: Composite, committee that developed the 1941 TLH. Hymn history:1 Wittenberg altarpiece of Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553), note, in the top center panel, Jesus presiding at the Lord’s Supper. Photo…… Continue reading LSB 960, Isaiah, Mighty Seer in Days of Old – Reformation

We have chosen LSB 522, Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise, for our Michaeltide 2021 seasonal hymn. The Michaeltide portion of the long Trinity season begins on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29), and lasts until All Saints Day (November 1).  The overall theme of Michaeltide is that of… Continue reading LSB 522, Lord God, to Thee We Give All Praise – Michaeltide

LSB 911 Lord, This Day We’ve Come to Worship – Eastertide

We have chosen LSB 911, Lord, This Day We’ve Come to Worship, as this year’s Eastertide seasonal hymn. The hymn is grounded in the Gospel reading for the evening service on the Feast of the Resurrection (as well as Easter Monday), namely the post-Resurrection narrative in Luke 24:13-35, about the encounter of the two men…… Continue reading LSB 911 Lord, This Day We’ve Come to Worship – Eastertide

LSB 401: From God the Father, Virgin-Born – Epiphanytide

The seasonal hymn chosen for this year’s brief Epiphanytide is LSB 401: From God the Father, Virgin-Born.  This hymn is at least 1,000 years old, and was originally written in Latin, in acrostic form, namely with lines beginning with successive letters of the alphabet (much like several of the Hebrew Psalms).  The Gospel texts during…… Continue reading LSB 401: From God the Father, Virgin-Born – Epiphanytide

LSB 375: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising – Christmastide

For this year’s (2020) Christmastide seasonal hymn, we have chosen LSB 375: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising, by Paul Gerhardt (1607-76).  In his text, Gerhardt has given us a beautiful devotion on the response of the shepherds to the angels’ proclamation of Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:15-17).  Like the shepherds, we too are invited to…… Continue reading LSB 375: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising – Christmastide

LSB 683 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me – Lawrencetide

We have chosen LSB 683, Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me, as the seasonal hymn for the AD 2021 Lawrencetide portion of the long Trinity season.  Lawrencetide begins with the August 10 commemoration of Lawrence (225-258), Deacon and Martyr, and ends with the September 29 Feast of St. Michael and All Angels. During this time,…… Continue reading LSB 683 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me – Lawrencetide

LSB 909, Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation – Johntide

We have chosen LSB 909, Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation, as our hymn for the 2021 Johntide cycle of the long Trinity season.  During Trinitytide as a whole, we focus on the marks of the Church, and during Johntide specifically, on Law and Gospel.  As explained in the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, one…… Continue reading LSB 909, Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation – Johntide

LSB 585 Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide – Gesimatide

Chosen as our seasonal hymn for Gesimatide, AD 2021. The three Sundays of Gesimatide, or, “pre-Lent,” date back at least to Gregory the Great (c. 540-604) 1 and mark the transition from the joy of Christmastide and Epiphanytide to the solemn penitential season of Lent. LSB 585 notesDownload