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    On Advent Hymnody

    By Elisabeth Urtel Savior, Show Thy Power and Glory Yea, amen!  Let all adore Thee, High on Thine eternal throne; Savior, take the power and glory, Claim the kingdom for Thine own. The above quotes the last verse of “Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending,” a 1758 Charles Wesley hymn cherished especially in the Anglican tradition, imparted to Lutherans through modern English hymnals.  Residing in either the Advent or End Times piece of your service book, it may be used to teach several facets of the resurrection and second coming of Christ.  However, understanding this part correctly is crucial to preserving the personal union. In singing “Savior, take Thy power…

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    Teaching Children with the Hymnody

    By Mary Abrahamson Hymns hold within their lyrics and poetry the truths of Scripture. God, we praise You! God, we bless You! God, we name You sovereign Lord! Mighty King whom angels worship, Father, by Your church adored: All creation shows Your glory, Heav’n and earth draw near Your throne, Singing “Holy, holy, holy, Lord of hosts, and God alone!” ELH 42 Text God, we praise You! God, we bless You! by Christopher Idle©1982 Jubilate Group (admin. Hope Publishing Company). Used by permission. Some hymn are prayers directly to God, and as such, vary as widely as our prayers. We praise God: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King…