Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Providence Presbyterian February 23, 2014

Prelude: On The Lake of Galilee (Isaac Barton, MD--1912)

Introit:  Psalm 65:4   (Bob Moody)

Hymn 333:  Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God.

Prayer Response: "Have Thine Own Way, Lord"

Anthem:   Wonderful Grace of Jesus  (Haldor Lillenas) 

Hymn 387: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Offertory:  Ballade (King Richard the Lionhearted -12th Century)

Hymn 649 (Supplemental Hymnal)  I Need Thee Every Hour

Benediction Response:  Psalm 134:3  (English Folk Song) 

Postlude: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (Donald Hustad--1960s)

Music Notes on today's anthem:

Haldor Lillenas (1885-1959) was one of the most important 20th century gospel hymn writers and publishers.  He was an ordained minister, author, poet, music publisher and prolific hymn writer who is estimated to have composed over 4,000 hymns, the most famous being Wonderful Grace of Jesus, from 1918.   This hymn was the theme song of the 50-member Chorus Choir of St. Paul's Evangelical United Bretheren Church in Staunton for their weekly half-hour broadcasts of the St. Paul's Sunday Evening Song Service on the Armed Forces Radio Network during the 1950's.  Todaty's version is from the Celebration Hymnal. 

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