Friday, May 22, 2020

Edifying Hymns: First Line Index

This is a work in progress. However, something I learned while adding links to connect my Useful Hymns first line index to where I had separately blogged each of the original hymns in it, there is much to be said for saving oneself a lot of headache later. So, with allowances for this list continuing to grow until my second collection of original hymns is fit to be published, here is your handy guide to the hymns I have numbered 202 and higher on this blog. Plus No. 14, which fell into a crack and didn't make it into U.H. As an experiment, I'm going to add the title or purpose of the hymn after ellipses. Topics with an asterisk (*) indicate they were written to accompany an Advent or Lent midweek sermon series. Also, I'm going to break out several distinct groups of hymns that would be difficult to categorize otherwise.

General Hymns
Almighty, Most High, who teach the wise ... Civic duty
Behold a wretched creature, Lord ... Besetting sin
Call, Lord, from humble fisher’s net ... Students of theology
Christ asked His pupils on the road ... St. Mark Passion*
Christ is born, the Virgin's Seed ... Christmas carol
Christ, Lord of all things everywhere ... Mothers
Christ, open our eyes to see the love ... Opening
Christ, who men’s illnesses dared to command ... Caregivers
Christ, whose ancient prophets cherished ... Mistreated ministers
Christians, arm yourselves for battle ... Our threefold foe*
Come, bear with Christ a little while ... St. Luke Passion*
Come, praise with songs of priestly joy ... Incarnation
Commander of the heav’nly host ... Service personnel, veterans
Creative God, whose wise design ... Creative endeavors
Dear Christ, against whose glory heaven pales ... Wounds of Christ
Dear Christ, in touching aught of ours ... Assumption
Dear God our Father, You are over all ... Cancer
Dear Lord, who knew Your hour was nigh ... St. John Passion*
Embrace, O Christ, with Your protecting arm ... Persecuted Christians
Father of Lights, in whom no shifting shade ... Changes in life
For those whom God has set apart ... All Saints' Day
Give heed, all saints, comprising ... Faithful womanhood*
God bless the leaders of our land ... Political leaders
God is not dead, nor does He sleep ... Efficacy of God's word
Grant us, dear Lord, to know You truly ... Theology of the Cross
Hark! A murmurous vibration ... Sacramental Christmas
Have mercy on me, Savior ... Miserere (Psalm 51)*
In childhood, Jesus, give Your children joy ... Joy
Jesus, in a stable born ... Lonely at Christmas
Jesus, Lover of the poor ... Poverty
Light of the world and Author of light ... Lightening
Lord, as from business we adjourn ... Closing church meetings
Lord, give us eyes for beauty ... Beauty
Lord, grace our pulpit with a preacher ... Good preaching
Lord, hear our groans, which rise ... Loved one's suicide
Lord, lead us forward from the dark ... Forward
Lord, lest in sin we harden ... Seven deadly sins*
Lord of life, whose dying freed us ... Imprisonment
Lord of the church, to You belongs ... Opening church meetings
Lord, who above all heavens dwell ... Liturgy
Lord, whose free, creating vision ... Church divided
Lord, whose writ cannot be broken ... Interpreting Scripture
My heart, when you are overthrown ... Consolation
O Father, in prophetic speech made known ... Interpreting Scripture
O Lord, who our Savior ere all time begot ... Ruth*
On officers of peace have mercy, Lord ... Peace officers
The hour has come for us to part ... Terminal illness
The Lord has sworn in sooth ... Objective justification
Thou who all things needful didst ... Fathers
We thank You, Christ, our healing Lord ... Health restored
When those we love forget our name ... Late-stage dementia
Why, Lord, am I afflicted? ... Lament
With loud voice, angels, testify ... Dignus est agnus (Revelation 5:12)
You, Christ, laid hands on the afflicted ... Addiction
Zeal for Your house consumed You ... Unbelieving loved ones

Acrostic Psalm (after Psalm 119)
Almighty God in heaven above ... A-D
Eternal Christ, who into time ... E-H
Immense Immortal, for our need ... I-L
Mysterious Lord and mighty God ... M-P
Quake, blood-daubed earth! Be darkened, sun ... Q-T
Use, brethren, use the present hour ... U-W

Litanies for Times in the Christian Life
From the Maker's timeless throne ... For one's children
Jesus, Teacher sent from God ... Education
God, who deemed it was not good ... For a pious mate
God, who made both day and night ... Business
God, whose Seed was given room ... Childbearing
Hear us, Ancient One of days ... Old age

'Reverently Silly Children's Hymns'
Father, hear the asking voices ... Ask, seek, knock
God, who gave us lips and tongue ... Noisy little voices
Lord, grasp our grabbing fingers ... Grabby little hands
Lord, lead me by the nose ... Sniffing little noses
Lord, let the tramp of little feet ... Running little feet
Oh, that Jesus’ eyes would see us ... Peeking little eyes
Thank you, Lord, for furry friends ... Thanksgiving for Pets
Wide-awake and watchful God ... Sleepy little heads
Word of God, whose light caress ... Open little ears

Hymns for Christian Youth
Beloved, be not pressed into ... Transformation
Child of God, abide in faith ... Encouragement
Give, O gracious, glorious Lord ... Hungry young saints
Jesus, who from childhood carried ... Set apart
Thank You, Lord, for all the seasons ... Church year

Original Tunes to Existing Hymns
Here we have come to a place that is holy ... Kleinig
O Lord, increase my faith in you ... Richard
Pay heed, O earthly powers ... Kornacki
Rejoice, O righteous, in the Lord ... Richard
The Lord is near! Oh, bless His name ... Kornacki
Thou wast midst foes of friends bereft ... P├ętursson/Pilcher
We travel on a journey ... Kleinig
When Herod saw Him, he was filled ... P├ętursson/Pilcher

Bonus Materials
A Setting of the Divine Service
Luther's Small Catechism in Melody

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