Saturday, October 29, 2022

410. Easter 2 (Series B)

The lessons for this service are Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-2:2 and John 20:19-31. Sneakily, Easter 2 has the same Gospel lesson all three years of LSB's A-B-C lectionary; I wrote a hymn on it here. The tune is HARLECH, a traditional Welsh tune that the Common Service Book paired with two different hymns beginning with the line "Hail, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord" – one by Edward Perronet, the other by Charles Wesley – with the American Lutheran Hymnal seconding the Perronet pairing. I decided to scotch slur in the second phrase, changing the tune's meter from CM (8686) to 8886. Sorry, no more tune images for the time being; I seem to have exceeded my share of free PDF to JPG conversions and frankly, as a paying subscriber to Adobe Creative Cloud, I'm kind of mad about that.

The Word of life, who all things made,
As Man with men made manifest,
Bestows a joy that will not fade:
Thus witnesses attest.

From Him they have the truth passed down
That God is Light, and we receive
Through fellowship in Him a crown,
Who in His blood believe.

Sin dwells in us, if we speak truth;
Yet through Christ's blood, when we confess,
Our God is faithful to impute
To us His righteousness.

Doubt not, therefore, but let belief
Probe in the risen Jesus' wounds;
Receive the joy, embracing grief,
That in His word abounds!

For Jesus suffered, once for all,
And rose, and speaks for us in heav'n;
Take heart, therefore, and on Him call
By whom we are forgiv'n!

EDIT: Here's the tune, by the way:

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