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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Review of Understanding Luther's Galatians by Dr. Eric Rachut

The print version of Understanding Luther's Galatians can be purchased here.


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Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021

Martin Luther's favorite book, it is said, was Paul's Epistle to the Galatians, because it laid out so clearly the essential doctrine of Christianity, Justification by Faith - Alone! His commentary was transcribed from lectures - in 1531 and in Latin - to his students, quickly translated into the vernacular (German) and, by Theodore Graebner, into mid-twentieth century American English, with KJV scripture. The original Latin text, a compressed language, was translated to a full-length vernacular edition; this is the shorter version (260 pages). 
I was amazed again and again that there is no redundancy here, in a lengthy review of six short chapters of the Greek epistle. Luther examines the letter as if he were holding a jewel up to the light and using every viewpoint. He tells us that the false teachers, who opposed Paul's doctrine with the Galatians, were undoubtedly well-spoken, well-educated men, something approaching an angel of light, but false teachers they were and for that, accursed. Particularly in his expatiation on this topic in the third chapter, Luther achieves deep spirituality and a pastoral comforting of tortured consciences, and opens this up for the reader - you share his, and Paul's, vehemence. The remainder of the epistle sees Paul's re-establishment of Christian cordiality with the Galatians, still using every means possible to encourage their loyalty to this essential doctrine. 
Interspersed among the commentary by Luther are short observations by Dr Jackson on the modern heresies and misjudgments which are new challenges - particularly "objective justification" and Church Growth. No mincing of words in either author of the commentaries! You may have read the Small Catechism and the Augsburg Confession. This should be next on your reading list.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Two Book Reviews

Understanding Luther's Galatians can be found here on Amazon.



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This book is a re-issue of Dr. Theodore Graebner’s shorter translation of Martin Luther's “Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians.”

In his forward, Dr. Graebner expressed his reason for his translation of Martin Luther's work:

“The importance of this commentary on Galatians for the history of Protestantism is very great. It presents, like no other of Luther's writings, the central thought of Christianity, the justification of the sinner for the sake of Christ's merits alone.”

Dr. Gregory L. Jackson added an introduction along with comments, which he embedded within the text. He enclosed his comments within boxes, in order to separate them from Luther's words.

In his introduction, Dr. Jackson wrote that:

“By stealth, Lutherans have steadily eroded the Biblical doctrine of the Reformation (justification by faith alone), which established them as Evangelicals and Protestants, by now allowing others to use those names and surrendering to the worst inclinations of Calvinists, Pietists, and Roman Catholics. The uniting cause, to soothe every worldly conscience, is to declare that God in his grace has already declared the entire world absolved of all sins. … God declared the world righteous through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus…”.

Dr. Jackson quoted from the work of the 18th century theologian Georg Christian Knapp to show the false doctrine that flowed from universal absolution without regard to faith.

“This is conveniently expressed by the terms Objective and Subjective Justification. Objective Justification is the act of God by which he proffers pardon to all through Christ. Subjective Justification is the act of man by which he accepts the pardon freely offered in the Gospel.”

In a comment on page 56, Dr. Jackson succinctly elucidated the error of those who adhere to the doctrines of Objective and Subjective Justification:

“The false teachers reverse what Paul and Luther taught. The Objective Justification fanatics lay hold of universal forgiveness and make faith in Jesus irrelevant. Faith in Christ has nothing to do with their divine declaration of forgiveness. Secondly, their subjective justification is not faith in Christ, but rather trust in the truth of universal forgiveness.”

As a Lutheran layman, I know that the idea that God forgave the sins of every member of the human race upon the death or resurrection of Christ and this made them righteous is not what Paul taught. Rather, he taught that God declares a person righteous after God imputes the person's sins to Christ, and he imputes the merits of Christ’s sinless life and perfect obedience to the person. Faith is the means by which a person receives righteousness. Is righteousness simply the forgiving of sins, as the Objective justification proponents claim? No. Righteousness requires God to impute the sins of the sinner to Christ, and the merits of Christ's sinless life and perfect obedience to the sinner. Only after this double imputation is a sinner righteous in God's sight.

The idea that “we need to accept the pardon offered by God” is not found in Paul's teaching. It brings to mind the famous Arminian preacher Billy Graham and his call to “Make a decision for Christ.”

I would recommend this book to someone who wishes a read a condensed version of Luther's Commentary on Galatians. It is an excellent introduction for someone who is unfamiliar with the Apostle Paul's doctrine on justification by faith alone. Dr. Jackson's comments highlight key doctrinal points in the text. His comments also illustrate the degree to which the doctrines of present-day confessional Lutheran churches have diverged from the plain teachings of the Apostle Paul and Martin Luther.

Dr Jackson discusses the problems of present day Christian denominations on his internet blog. Google ichabodthegloryhasdeparted for the URL. He conducts a weekly traditional Lutheran worship service via the internet, the blog has a link to the broadcast site which also has archived broadcasts.









Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2021
This is an epiphany for lovers of alternative church history. The author connects the dots and reveals many inconvenient details that he deduced from his careful reading of contemporaneous sources. The ball is now in the court of his detractors. Will they respond?

I am not holding my breath.

Walther, the American Calvin: A Synod Built on Felonies

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Modular Book of Concord

 

Graphic by Wolfmueller. Has he read more than this in Chemnitz and Luther?

The Book of Concord, 1580, is an imposing volume. The Triglotta version made it even heavier, with tiny print serving as an eyesight test.

May I be frank? Most clergy own a lot of books, but they do not read a lot.





The clown in the video poses and postures below a mountain of untouched books. Kittel? Is he kidding us? He uses a Greek 101 New Testament, a pony, with the English on one side and the Greek on the other. See one of his recent manic videos - where he cannot even read the cue cards and get his confused message across.

The main point is - Rev. Chatterbox has no grasp of the Gospel at all. He is a shrieking OJ copycat of his fanatical, Calvinist Pietist seminary professors. 

The Universalists among you need to read this, since they are Confessional Lutherans. Ha!



Back to the main point. The most portable Book of Concord is the Tappert, scorned by the Objective Justification crowd. They remind me of the boy who visited our house. He said, "I am not allowed to dance. But of all the dances I am not allowed to do, the Moon Walk is my favorite." And he was good.

They do not read or study the Book of Concord in Lutherland, no matter what the synod. The ELS makes a big point of teaching in rooms with Triglottas, but they still enforce Justification without Faith - with Enthusiasm

The Solution is the modular Book of Concord, published by 

Print volumes are portable and easy to read for the elderly like me. The online copies are handy for searching and copying important passages.

Large Catechism - we can expose false doctrine published by the OJ Universalists.



I learned Luther's Large Catechism because I had the ALC volume of the LC alone. I read it here and there and startled when someone made claims obviously against Luther's sermons as confessions.

Read about the crypto-Calvinists. As one translator wrote, "They are not crypto (secret) anymore." Has anyone done a health and wellness check on him?




Ask Pastor OJ if he has ever read this, especially the part on Justification by Faith.
He will apologize, clear this throat, and mumble something.


I would give this first, among all the modules, to any Lutheran. 
These are Luther's sermons, crafted to be confessions for all Lutherans.
WELS calls the Book of Concord "boring and irrelevant." No, it is especially relevant for a sect known for alcoholism, adultery, and cross-dressing.

The Formula of Concord is a clearly written Biblical commentary on the issues dividing Lutherans. Read Article III - The Righteousness of Faith. The Biggies in your synod do not know, comprehend, or teach this - but they label themselves as Confessional Lutherans, Orthodox Lutherans, Bronze Age Lutherans. They are Seminexers who knew they could not win on that odious label, so they used Church Growth as their cover story.


The Small Catechism, plain and simple, without the accumulation of garbage used to make it "better" and "more understandable."



Friday, November 6, 2020

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Abraham Lincoln address by Watterson

Henry Watterson's address about Lincoln is the latest printed book from the Lutheran Librarian (print books) and also in the Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry (free PDFs). This is only $3.95 printed.


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Compendium of Lutheran Theology

Schmauk and Krauth are my favorites in fighting for Luther's Biblical theology in their age of Calvinists pretending to be Lutherans - not only in the Missouri Synod but also in their counterparts from the General Synod split. 

The General Council rejected the revivalism and Calvinism of the General Synod.

Now we have the same thing in the new LCMS-ELS-WELS union, purring and drooling over Objective Justification, which is little different from ELCA's. But they are joined at the wallet anyway, with all their covert work through Thrivent's pro-abortion money machine.


Compendium of Lutheran Theology

Schmauk's work was the swan song of the General Council, a beautiful work before the successful work of his group and seminary led to the loosey goosey United Lutheran Church in America merger of 1918.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Luther's Galatians Complete on Audio Gutenberg Blog and YouTube

Travis and Lauren Cartee


The Audio Gutenberg Blog has all the recordings of Luther's Galatians on the page linked.

Galatians is Luther's finest work, along with the Small Catechism.

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The Solid Declaration of the 
Formula of Concord


III. The Righteousness of Faith


6] This article concerning justification by faith (as the Apology says) is the chief article in the entire Christian doctrine, without which no poor conscience can have any firm consolation, or can truly know the riches of the grace of Christ, as Dr. Luther also has written: If this only article remains pure on the battlefield, the Christian Church also remains pure, and in goodly harmony and without any sects; but if it does not remain pure, it is not possible that any error or fanatical spirit can be resisted. (Tom. 5, Jena, p. 159.)

67] Concerning what is needful furthermore for the proper explanation of this profound and chief article of justification before God, upon which depends the salvation of our souls, we direct, and for the sake of brevity herewith refer, every one to Dr. Luther's beautiful and glorious exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Direct Links to the Public Domain Hymns - The Lutheran Hymnal - Below
Plus Graphics



A
A great and mighty wonder - #76
A hymn of glory let us sing  -  #212 
A Lamb goes uncomplaining forth -  #142 - Gerhardt
A mighty Fortress is our God - #262 - Luther 
A pilgrim and a stranger - #586 - Gerhardt
A rest remaineth for the weary - #615
Abide, 0 dearest Jesus - #53 
Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide - #552 
Abide with us, the day is waning - #194 
Across the sky, the shades of night - #110 
Alas! and did my Savior bleed - #154 
Alas, my God, my sins are great - #317 
All depends on our possessing - #425 
All glory be to God alone - #238 - copyright - Polack translation
All glory be to God on high - #237 - Winkworth translation
All glory, laud, and honor - #160 - John M. Neale translation 
All hail the power of Jesus' name - #339 
All mankind fell in Adam's fall - #369 
All men living are but mortal - #601 
All my heart this night rejoices - #77 - Gerhardt - Winkworth 
All people that on earth do dwell - #14 
All praise to God, who reigns above -     #19 
All praise to Thee, eternal God -    #80 
All praise to Thee, my God, this night - #558
All that I was, my sin, my guilt -    #378 
All ye who on this earth do dwell -   #581 
Almighty Father, bless the Word -   #52 
Almighty Father, heaven and earth -    #438 
Almighty God, Thy Word is cast - #49 
Almighty Lord , before Thy throne -    #579 
Am I a soldier of the Cross -    #445 
An awe-full mystery is here -    #304 
And will the Judge descend -    #610 
And wilt Thou pardon, Lord - #322 
Angels from the realms of glory - #136 
Approach, my soul, the mercy seat - #456 
Arise and shine in splendor - #126 
Arise, 0 God, and shine -  #642 
Arise, sons of the Kingdom -  #69 
Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord - #332 
Around the throne of God a band - #256 
Art thou weary, art thou troubled - #513 
Asleep in Jesus! Blessed sleep - #587 
As pants the hart for cooling streams - #525 
As we begin another week - #7 copyright
As with gladness men of old - #127 
At even, when the sun did set - #557 
Awake, my heart, with gladness - #192 
Awake, my soul, and with the sun - #536 
Awake, my soul, to joyful lays - #340 
Awake, Thou Spirit, who didst fire - #494 

B
Baptized into Thy name most holy - #298 
Beautiful Savior - #657 
Before Jehovah's awe-fufll throne - #13
Before Thee, God, who knowest all - #318 
Before the Lord we bow - #575   
Behold, a Branch is growing - #645 
Behold a host, arrayed in white - #656 
Behold a Stranger at the door -  #650 
Behold the Lamb of God - #165 
Behold the Savior of mankind - #176 
Behold the sure Foundation stone - #460 
Beloved, "It is well" - #519 
Be still, my soul - #651 
Blessed are the sons of God - #391 
Blessed Jesus, at Thy Word -  #16 
Blessed Savior, who hast taught me - #333 
Blest be the tie that binds - #464 
Blest is the man, forever blest -  #392 
Brief life is here our portion -  #448 
Brightest and best - #128 
Built on the Rock the Church doth stand - #467 
By grace I'm saved, grace free and boundless -    #373 

C
Chief of sinners though I be  #342
Christ, by heavenly hosts adored     #566
Christians, awake  #84
Christians, come in sweetest measures #282
Christians, sing out with exultation #100 
Christ is arisen #187  copyright
Christ is our Cornerstone #465
Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands #195 
Christ, the Life of all the living #151 
Christ the Lord is risen again  #190
Christ the Lord is risen today  #193 
Christ the Lord is risen today; Alleluia! #191 
Christ the Lord to us is born #86 
Christ, Thou art the sure Foundation #466 
Christ, whose glory fills the skies #359 
Come, Follow Me, the Savior Spake #421 
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator Blest #233 
Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord #224 
Come, Holy Ghost, in love #227 
Come, Holy Spirit, come #225 
Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne #634 
Come, let us join our cheerful songs #344 
Come, my soul, thy suit prepare #459 
Come, oh, come, Thou quickening Spirit #226 
Come rejoicing, praises voicing #82 
Come, Thou almighty King #239
Come, Thou Bright and Morning Star #539 
Come, Thou precious Ransom, come #55 
Come to Calvary's holy mountain #149 
Come unto Me, ye weary #276 
Come, ye disconsolate #531
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain #204 
Come, ye thankful people, come #574 
Come, your hearts and voices raising #90 
Comfort, comfort, ye My people #61 
Commit whatever grieves thee #520 
Creator Spirit, by whose aid #236 
Crown Him with many crowns #341 

D
Day of wrath, 0 day of mourning #607 
Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice #387 
Dear Father, who hast made us all #299  copyright
Dear Lord, to Thy true servants give #482   copyright
Dearest Jesus, we are here #300 
Delay not, delay not, 0 sinner #278 
Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord #307 
Draw us to Thee #215 
Drawn to the Cross #390 


E
Enslaved by sin and bound in chains  #141 
Every morning mercies new  #537 

F
Farewell I gladly bid thee  #407 
Father, in whom we live  #241 
Father, let me dedicate  #118 
Father, most holy, merciful  #240 
Father of glory, to Thy name  #248 
Father of heaven, whose love  #242 
Father of mercies, in Thy Word  #284 
Father, who the light this day  #8 
Feed Thy children, God most holy  #659 
Fight the good fight  #447
Flung to the heedless winds  #259 
For all the saints  #463 
For all Thy saints, 0 Lord  #468 
For many years, 0 God of grace  #639   copyright
For me to live is Jesus     #597 
For thee, 0 dear, dear country     #614 
For Thy mercy and Thy grace     #121 
Forever with the Lord     #616 
Founded on Thee, our only Lord     #637 
From all that dwell below the skies     #15 
From depths of woe I cry to Thee     #329 
From eternity, 0 God     #411 
From God shall naught divide me     #393 
From Greenland's icy mountains     #495 
From heaven above to earth I come     #85 

G

Glorious things of thee are spoken #469 Glory be to God the Father #244
Glory be to Jesus #158
Go to dark Gethsemane #159
God bless our native land #577
God Himself is present #4
God, Lord of Sabaoth #582
God loved the world so that He gave #245
God moves in a mysterious way #514
God of mercy, God of grace #20
God of my life, to Thee I call #534
God of the prophets #483
God the Father, Be Our Stay #247
God the Father, Son, and Spirit #640 copyright
God, who madest earth and heaven #549
God's Word is our great heritage #283
Grace! 'tis a charming sound #374
Gracious God, again is ended #560 copyright
Gracious Savior, gentle Shepherd #627
Great God, we sing that mighty hand #119
Great God, what do I see and hear? #604
Great is the Lord, our God #636
Great King of nations, hear our prayer #583
Guide me, 0 Thou great Jehovah #54


H
Hail the day so rich in cheer #78 copyright
Hail the day that sees Him rise #213 copyright Hail, Thou once despised Jesus #367
Hail, Thou Source of every blessing #129
Hail to the Lord's Anointed #59
Hallelujah! Jesus lives! #188
Hallelujah! Let praises ring #23
Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding #60
Hark! ten thousand harps and voices #221
Hark! the Church proclaims her honor #461
Hark the glad sound! #66
Hark! the herald angels sing #94
Hark! the sound of holy voices #471
Hark! the voice of Jesus crying #496
Hark! what mean those holy voices #83
He is arisen! Glorious Word! #189
He that believes and is baptized #301
Help us, 0 Lord! Behold, we enter #120
Here in Thy name, eternal God #635
He's risen, He's risen, Christ Jesus #198 copyright
Holy Father, in Thy mercy #643
Holy Ghost, with light divine #234
Holy God, we praise Thy name #250
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! #246
Holy Spirit, God of Love #230
Holy Spirit, hear us #229
Hosanna, loud hosanna #161
Hosanna to the living Lord #70
How beauteous are their feet #487
How blest are they who hear God's Word #48
How can I thank Thee, Lord #417
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord #427
How lovely shines the Morning Star #343
How lovely shines the morning star II #546
How precious is the Book Divine #285
How shall the young secure their hearts #286
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds #364




I
I am content! My Jesus liveth still     196 
I am Jesus' little lamb     648 
I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus     428 
I come, 0 Savior, to Thy Table     315 
I come to Thee, 0 blessed Lord     330 
I do not come because my soul     379 
I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds     585 
I gave My life for thee     405 
I heard the voice of Jesus say     277 
I know my faith is founded     381 
I know of a sleep in Jesus' name     592 
I know that my Redeemer lives     200 
I lay my sins on Jesus     652 
I leave all things to God's direction     529 
I love Thy kingdom, Lord     462 
I pray Thee, dear Lord Jesus     655 
I walk in danger all the way     413 
I will sing my Maker's praises     25 
I would not live alway     588 
If God had not been on our side     267 
If God Himself be for me     528 
If thou but suffer God to guide thee     518 
If Thy beloved Son, 0 God     375 
I'm but a stranger here     660 
In God, my faithful God     526 
In His temple now behold Him     139 
In hope my soul, redeemed to bliss unending     432    copyright
In loud, exalted strains     638 
In one true God we all believe     253 
In peace and joy I now depart     137 
In the Cross of Christ I glory     354 
In the hour of trial     516 
In the midst of earthly life     590 
In the name which earth and heaven     632 
In the resurrection     603     copyright
In Thee alone, 0 Christ, my Lord     319 
In Thee, Lord, have I put my trust     524 
Invited, Lord, by boundless grace     308 
Isaiah, mighty seer, in days of old     249 
It is not death to die     602 

J
Jehovah, let me now adore Thee     21 
Jerusalem, my happy home     618 
Jerusalem the golden     613 
Jerusalem, thou city fair and high     619 
Jesus, all our ransom paid     185 
Jesus, all Thy labor vast     186 
Jesus! and shall it ever be     346 
Jesus, Brightness of the Father     257 
Jesus calls us: o'er the tumult     270 
Jesus came, the heavens adoring     56 
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!     199 
Jesus Christ, my Pride and Glory     408   copyright
Jesus Christ, my sure Defense     206 
Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior     311 
Jesus Christ, our Lord most holy     169 
Jesus, grant that balm and healing     144 
Jesus, I live to Thee     591 
Jesus, I my cross have taken     423 
Jesus I will never leave     365 
Jesus, I will ponder now     140 
Jesus, in Thy dying woes     180 
Jesus, in Thy thirst and pain     184 
Jesus, Jesus, only Jesus     348 
Jesus, Lead Thou on     410 
Jesus lives! The victory's won     201 
Jesus, Lover of my soul     345 
Jesus, loving to the end     182 
Jesus, my great High Priest     220 
Jesus, my Truth, my Way     433 
Jesus! Name of wondrous love     114 
Jesus, pitying the sighs     181 
Jesus, priceless Treasure     347 
Jesus, Refuge of the weary     145 
Jesus, Savior, come to me     356 
Jesus, Savior, pilot me     649 
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun     511 
Jesus sinners doth receive     324 
Jesus the very thought of Thee     350 
Jesus, Thou art mine forever     357 
Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness     371 
Jesus, Thy boundless love to me     349 
Jesus, Thy Church with longing eyes     64 
Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown     183 
Joy to the world, the Lord is come     87 
Judge eternal, throned in splendor     576 
Just as I am, without one plea     388     388b



K
Kyrie, God Father in heaven above     6     copyright

L
Lamb of God, pure and holy     146 
Lamb of God, we fall before Thee     358 
Lamp of our feet whereby we trace    291 
Let children hear the mighty deeds    629      copyright
Let me be Thine forever    334 
Let songs of praises fill the sky    232 
Let the earth now praise the Lord    91 
Let thoughtless thousands choose    608 
Let us all with gladsome voice    97 
Let us ever walk with Jesus    409 
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates     73     73a     73b 
Like the golden sun ascending    207 
Lo, God to heaven ascendeth    214 
Lo, Judah's Lion wins the strife    211   copyright
Lo, many shall come from East and West    415 
Look from Thy sphere of endless day     499 
Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious     222 
Lord, as Thou wilt     406 
Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing     50     50b 
Lord God, we all to Thee give praise     254 
Lord, help us ever to retain     288 
Lord, it belongs not to my care     527 
Lord Jesus Christ, be present now     3 
Lord Jesus Christ, my Life, my Light     148 
Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior blest     353 
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou hast prepared    306 
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou living Bread     312 
Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray     314 
Lord Jesus Christ, with us abide    292 
Lord Jesus. think on me     320 
Lord Jesus, Thou art going forth     150   copyright
Lord Jesus, Thou the Church's head     477 
Lord Jesus, we give thanks to Thee     173 
Lord Jesus, who art come     485 
Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word     261 
Lord, lead the way the Savior went     440 
Lord of Glory, who hast bought us    442 
Lord of my life, whose tender care     24 
Lord of our life and God of our salvation     258 
Lord of the Church, we humbly pray     489 
Lord of the harvest, hear     488 
Lord of the living harvest    492 
Lord of the worlds above     480 
Lord, open Thou my heart to hear     5 
Lord, Thee I love with all my heart     429 
Lord, 'tis not that I did choose Thee     37 
Lord, to Thee I make confession     326 
Lord, we come before Thee now     18 
Lord, we confess our numerous faults     382 
Lord, when we bend before Thy throne     22 
Lord, while for all mankind we pray     578 
Lord, who at Cana's wedding feast     620 
Love Divine, all love excelling     351 

M
May God bestow on us His grace     500 
May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfill     412 
Morning breaks upon the tomb     203 
My course is run     599   copyright
My faith looks up to Thee     394 
My God, accept my heart this day     336 
My God, my Father, make me strong    424  copyright
My God, my Father, while I stray     418 
My hope is built on nothing less     370 
My inmost heart now raises     548 
My Jesus, as Thou wilt     420 
My Maker, be Thou nigh     335 
My Savior sinners doth receive     386 
My soul, be on thy guard     449 
My soul doth magnify the Lord     275   copyright
My soul, now bless thy Maker     34 
My soul's best Friend, what joy and blessing     362     362v 
My spirit on Thy care     435 

N
Nearer, my God, to Thee     533 
Not all the blood of beasts     156 
Not what these hands have done     389 
Now are the days fulfilled     99 
Now I have found the firm foundation     385 
Now let all loudly sing praise     28 
Now let us come before Him     122 
Now may He who from the dead     51 
Now praise we Christ, the Holy One     104 
Now rest beneath night's shadow     554 
Now sing we, now rejoice     92 
Now thank we all our God     36 
Now that the day hath reached its close     561 
Now the day is over     654 
Now, the hour of worship o'er     45 
Now the light has gone away     653 
Now the shades of night are gone     538 

O
O blessed day when first was poured    115 
O blessed Holy Trinity     541 
O blessed home where man and wife     624 
O bride of Christ, rejoice     57 
O Christ, our true and only Light     512 
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God     147 
O Christ, who art the Light and Day     559 
O darkest woe     167 
O day of rest and gladness    9 
O dearest Jesus, what law hast Thou broken     143 
O faithful God, thanks be to Thee     321 
O Father, all creating     621 
O gladsome Light, 0 Grace     101 
O God, be with us     556 
O God, forsake me not     402 
O God of God, 0 Light of Light    132 
O God of Jacob, by whose hand     434 
O God of mercy, God of might     439 
O God, our Lord, Thy holy Word     266      copyright
O God, Thou faithful God     395 
O happy home     626 
O Holy Spirit, enter in     235 
O Holy Spirit, grant us grace     293 
O Jesus, blessed Lord, to Thee     309 
O Jesus Christ, Thy manger is     81 
O Jesus, King most wonderful     361 
O Jesus, King of Glory     130 
O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou art     328 
O little flock, fear not the Foe     263 
O little town of Bethlehem     647 
O living Bread from heaven     316 
O Lord, how shall I meet Thee     58     58a 
O Lord, I sing with lips and heart     569 
O Lord, look down from heaven    260 
O Lord, my God, I cry to Thee     600 
O Lord of heaven and earth and sea     443 
O Lord of hosts, whose glory fills     633 
O Lord, our Father, shall we be confounded     269 
O Lord, our Father, thanks to Thee     124 
O Lord, we praise Thee     313 
O Lord, we welcome Thee     93 
O Lord, whose bounteous hand again     567 
O Love, who madest me to wear     397 
O perfect life of love    170 
O perfect Love     623 
O sacred Head, now wounded    172 
O Savior, precious Savior     352 
O Spirit of the living God     504 
O Splendor of God's glory bright     550 
O Thou from whom all goodness flows     515 
O Thou Love unbounded     42     copyright
O Thou that hear'est when sinners cry     325 
O Thou whose feet have climbed life's hill     486 
O Trinity, most blessed Light     564 
O Word of God Incarnate     294 
O'er Jerusalem Thou weepest     419 
O'er the distant mountains breaking    606 
O'er the gloomy hills of darkness     505 
Of the Father's love begotten     98 
Oh, bless the Lord, my soul     27 
Oh, blest the house, whate'er befall     625 
Oh, come, all ye faithful     102 
Oh, come, Oh, come, Emmanuel     62 
Oh, enter, Lord, Thy temple     228 
Oh, for a faith that will not shrink     396 
Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing     360 
Oh, how blest are ye     589 
Oh, how great is Thy compassion     384 
Oh, rejoice, ye Christians, loudly     96 
Oh, sing with exaltation     217 
Oh, that I had a thousand voices     30       
Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways     416 
Oh, Worship the King    17 
On Christ's ascension I now build    216      copyright
On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry     63 
On my heart imprint Thine image     179 
On what has now been sown    46 
Once He came in blessing    74 
One thing's needful     366 
One Thy Light, the Temple filling    641 
Onward, Christian soldiers    658 
Open now thy gates of beauty    1 
Our blessed Savior seven times spoke     177 
Our Father, Thou in heaven above     458 
Our God, our Help in ages past     123 
Our heavenly Father, hear     455 
Our Lord and God, oh, bless this day     337 
Out of the deep I call     327 

P
Pour out Thy Spirit from on high     490 
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow     644 
Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men     105 
Praise, oh, praise, our God and King     570 
Praise the Almighty, my soul     26 
Praise to God, immortal praise     572 
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty     39 
Praise to Thee and adoration     401 
Praise we the Lord this day     274 
Prayer is the soul's sincere desire     454 
Preserve Thy Word, 0 Savior     264     copyright

R
Redeemed, restored, forgiven     32 
Rejoice, my heart, be glad and sing     535 
Rejoice, rejoice, believers     72 
Rejoice, rejoice, this happy morn     79 
Renew me, 0 eternal Light     398 
Return, 0 wanderer, return     280 
Ride on, ride on, in majesty     162 
Rise again, ye lion hearted     470      copyright
Rise, crowned with light     503 
Rise, my soul, to watch and pray     446 
Rise, Thou Light of Gentile nations     498 
Rise! To arms! With prayer employ you     444 
Rise, ye children of salvation     472 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me     376 
Round me falls the night     562 

S
Safely through another week     11 
Saints of God, the dawn is brightening     502 
Salvation unto us has come     377 
Savior, again to Thy dear name     47 
Savior, breathe an evening blessing     565     565a 
Savior, I follow on     422 
Savior of the nations, come     95 
Savior, sprinkle many nations     510 
Savior, Thy dying love     403 
Savior, when in dust to Thee     166 
Savior, who Thy flock art feeding     631 
See, the Conqueror mounts     218 
Seek where ye may to find a way     383 
Send, 0 Lord, Thy Holy Spirit     491 
Send Thou, 0 Lord, to every place     506 
Shepherd of tender youth     628 
Silent night! Holy night!     646 
Soldiers of Christ, arise     450 
Soldiers of the Cross, arise     501 
Songs of praise the angels sang     35 
Songs of thankfulness and praise     134 
Soul, adorn thyself with gladness     305 
Soul, what return has God, thy Savior     404 
Speak, 0 Lord, Thy servant heareth     296 
Spread, oh, spread, thou mighty Word     507 
Stand up! stand up for Jesus     451 
Stars of the morning     255 
Stricken, smitten, and afflicted     153 
Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear     551 
Sweet flowerets of the martyr band     273 
Sweet the moments, rich in blessing     155 
Swell the anthems, raise the song     584 


T
Take my life and let it be     400 
Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled     595 
Ten thousand times ten thousand     476 
That day of wrath, that dreadful day     612 
That man a godly life might live     287 
The advent of our King     68 
The ancient Law departs     117 
The Bridegroom soon will call us     67 
The Church's one foundation     473 
The day is past and over     555 
The day is surely drawing near     611 
The day of resurrection     205 
The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord     163 
The God of Abraham praise     40 
The Gospel shows the Father's grace     297 
The Head that once was crowned with thorns     219 
The King of Love, my Shepherd is     431 
The Law commands and makes us know     289 
The Law of God is good and wise     295 
The Lord hath helped me hitherto     33 
The Lord, my God, be praised     38      copyright
The Lord my pasture shall prepare     368 
The Lord my Shepherd is     426 
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want     436 
The man is ever blest     414 
The morning light is breaking     497 
The morning sun is brightly beaming     545  copyright
The old year now hath passed away     125 
The people that in darkness sat     106 
The radiant sun shines in the skies     547 
The royal banners forward go     168 
The saints on earth and those above     478 
The Savior calls; let every ear     281 
The Savior kindly calls     302 
The Son of God goes forth to war     452 
The star proclaims the King is here    131 
The strife is o'er, the battle done    210 
The sun arises now     542 
The sun's last beam of light is gone     563 
The voice that breathed o'er Eden     622 
The will of God is always best     517 
The world is very evil     605 
Thee will I love, my Strength     399 
There is a fountain filled with blood     157     157b 
There is an hour of peaceful rest     617 
There still is room     509   copyright
Thine forever, God of Love     338 
Thine honor save, 0 Christ, our Lord     265 
This body in the grave we lay     596   copyright
This child we dedicate to Thee     303 
This day at Thy creating word     12 
This is the day the Lord hath made     10 
This night a wondrous revelation     88 
Thou art the Way; to Thee alone     355 
Thou Light of Gentile nations     138 
Thou who roll'st the year around     111 
Thou who the night in prayer didst spend     493 
Thou whose almighty word     508 
Throned upon the awe full tree     174 
Through all the changing scenes     29 
Through Jesus' blood and merit     372 
Through the day Thy love hath spared us     553 
Through the night of doubt and sorrow     481 
Thy Table I approach     310 
Thy way, not mine, 0 Lord     532 
Thy ways, 0 Lord, with wise design     530 
Thy works, not mine, 0 Christ     380 
'Tis good, Lord, to be here     135 
Today Thy mercy calls us     279 
To God the anthem raising     112 
To our Redeemer's glorious name     363 
To shepherds as they watched     103 
To the name of our salvation     116 
To Thee my heart I offer     89 
To Thee, 0 Lord, our hearts we raise     573 
To Thee, our God we fly     580 
To Thy temple I repair     2 
'Twas on that dark, that doleful night     164 
Upon the cross extended     171     171b 


W
Wake, awake, for night is flying     609   
Watchman, tell us of the night     71   
We all believe in one true God     251     251b   
We all believe in one true God     252   
We are the Lord's; His all sufficient merit     453   
We bid thee welcome in the name     484   
We Christians may rejoice today     107   
We give Thee but Thine own     441   
We have a sure prophetic Word     290   
We now implore God the Holy Ghost     231   
We praise Thee, 0 God, our Redeemer, Creator     568   
We sing, Immanuel, Thy praise     108   
We sing the almighty power of God     43   
We sing the praise of Him who died     178   
We thank Thee, Jesus, dearest Friend     223   
Welcome, happy morning     202   
What a Friend we have in Jesus     457   
What God ordains is always good     521   
What is the world to me     430   
What our Father does is well    571   
When all the world was cursed     272     copyright
When all Thy mercies, 0 my God     31   
When I survey the wondrous cross     175     175b   
When in the hour of utmost need     522   
When my last hour is close at hand     594   
When o'er my sins I sorrow     152   
When sinners see their lost condition     65   
When streaming from the eastern skies     543   
Where wilt Thou go since night draws near     197   
While shepherds watched their flocks     109   
While with ceaseless course the sun     113   
While yet the morn is breaking     544   
Who is this that comes from Edom     209   
Who knows when death may overtake me     598   
Who trusts in God, a strong abode     437   
Why do we mourn departing friends     593   
Why should cross and trial grieve me?     523   
With broken heart and contrite sigh     323   
With the Lord begin thy task     540   copyright
Within the Father's house     133   
Wondrous King, all glorious     41   copyright
Word Supreme, before creation     271   

Y
Ye lands, to the Lord make a jubilant noise     44   
Ye parents, hear what Jesus taught     630   copyright
Ye sons and daughters of the King     208   
Ye sons of men, oh, hearken     75   
Ye watchers and ye holy ones     475   
Yea, as I live, Jehovah saith     331 

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Zion mourns in fear and anguish     268   
Zion, rise, Zion, rise     479   copyright
Zion stands by hills surrounded     474