August 10, 1997
Samuel 18:5-9, 31-33
2 Kings 19:4-8
|Anguish, Grief, Mourning||Stand By Me #512
If Death My Friend and Me Divide #656 (Sing to Old 113th #60)
129 Give to the Winds Thy Fears
|Out of the Depths, Hope, Redemption||Psalter p. 848;
Canticle of Redemption #516
Out of the Depths I Cry to You #515
O Thou, in Whose Presence #518
|John 6:35, 41-51||Living Bread, Eternal Life||630 Become
to Us the Living Bread
714 I Know Whom I Have Believed
339 Come, Sinners, to the Gospel Feast
You Satisfy the Hungry Heart #629
163 Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know
|Ephesians 4:25-5:2||Walk in Love, Putting away ill will, Christian Relationships||384 Love
Divine, All Loves Excelling
410 I Want a Principle Within
The Gift of Love #408
430 O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee
549 Where Charity and Love Prevail
Words by Johann C. Schwedler
Music by H.A. Cesar Malan
Harmony by Lowell Mason
Tune name: HENDON
Two rather unorthodox preachers are responsible for the tune and text of this Hymn.
Schwedler (1672-1730) was unorthodox in his preaching. He often held worship services from six in the morning until two or three in the afternoon, preaching to relays of worshippers throughout the day who in succession filled the church in Niederwise.
He wrote more than 500 hymns whose principal themes were the Grace of God through Christ and the joyful confidence given to believers in Christ.
Abraham Cesar Malan (1787- 1864) was unorthodox in where he preached. His fervent evangelical style was popular but his sermons stinging criticism of the spiritual apathy and empty rituals of the Reformed Church were not. He was forced to resign. So he built a chapel in his own garden and preached there for 43 years.
Malan wrote more than 1,000 hymns and set tunes to each of them -- a remarkable feat.
Ask Ye What Great Things I Know was first published in an American hymnal in 1869. It did not enter a Methodist hymnal, however, until 1935. For an unusual effect sing this hymn antiphonally where the repeated refrain Jesus Christ the crucified is sung as a choral or congregational response to a solo voice asking the questions of each stanza.
God bless you--
Lection at HymnSite.com
Contributed by Rev. Linda K. Morgan-Clark
Comment on Old Testament Hymn Suggestions
See also Index listings: "Funerals and Memorial Services p.941, Grief" p.942, Affliction and Tribulation p.934; Also Hymns 652-656 (Grief), 509-536 (Strength in Tribulation) and list at bottom of #656
Comment on Psalter Suggestions
See also Index listings: "Redemption" p.950, Hope p.943; Also Hymns 451-508 (Hope)
Comment on Gospel Hymn Suggestions
"Eternal Life" p.940; also Hymns 700-707 (Eternal Life) 256-276 (Jesus' Life and Teaching) and list at bottom of #707
Comment on Epistle Hymn Suggestions
See also Index listings: "Love" p. 947; "Love Feast" p.957; also Hymns 545-566 (United in Christ), 395-424 (Personal Holiness)
|Scriptures suggested at this site for use throughout the year are taken directly from The Revised Common Lectionary. Copyright (c) 1992 by the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), P. O. Box 840, Room 381, Nashville, TN 37202-0840, USA. Used with Permission.|