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Isaiah, mighty seer in days of old,
The Lord of all in spirit did behold
High on a lofty throne, in splendor bright,
With robes that filled the temple courts with light.
Above the throne were flaming seraphim;
Six wings had they, these messengers of him.
With two they veiled their faces as was right,
With two they humbly hid their feet from sight,
And with the other two aloft they soared;
One to the other called and praised the Lord:
"Holy is God, the Lord of heav'nly hosts!
Holy is God, the Lord of heav'nly hosts!
Holy is God, the Lord of heav'nly hosts!
His glory fills the heavens and the earth!"
The beams and lintels trembled at the cry,
And clouds of smoke enwrapped the throne on high.

Text and Tune: public domain. *Setting: c 1982 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH.

A mighty fortress is our God,
A trusty shield and weapon;
He helps us free from ev'ry need
That has us now o'ertaken.
The old evil foe Now means deadly woe;
Deep guile and great might Are his dread arms in fight;
On earth is not his equal.

With might of ours can naught be done;
Soon were our loss effected.
But for us fights the valiant one
Whom God himself elected.
You ask, "Who is this?" Jesus Christ it is,
The almighty Lord. And there's no other God;
He holds the field forever.

Though devils all the world should fill,
All eager to devour us,
We tremble not, we fear no ill;
They shall not overpow'r us.
This world's prince may still Scowl fierce as he will,
He can harm us none. He's judged; the deed is done!
One little word can fell him.

The Word they still shall let remain,
Nor any thanks have for it;
He's by our side upon the plain
With his good gifts and Spirit.
And do what they will -- Hate, steal, hurt, or kill --
Though all may be gone, Our victory is won;
The kingdom's ours forever!

Text and Tune: public domain. *Setting: c 1970 by Bärenreiter-Verlag; reprinted by permission.

Our Father, who from heav'n above
Bids all of us to live in love
As members of one family
And pray to you in unity,
Teach us no thoughtless words to say,
But from our inmost hearts to pray.

Your name be hallowed. Help us, Lord,
In purity to keep your Word,
That to the glory of your name
We walk before you free from blame.
Let no false doctrine us pervert;
All poor, deluded souls convert.

Your kingdom come, we humbly pray,
That Christ may rule in us today
And that your Holy Spirit bring
Still more to worship Christ as King.
Break Satan's pow'r, defeat his rage;
Preserve your Church from age to age.

Your gracious will on earth be done
Just as in heav'n around your throne,
That patiently we may obey
Throughout our lives all that you say.
Curb sinful flesh and ev'ry ill
That sets itself against your will.

Give us today our daily bread,
And let us all be clothed and fed.
From hardship, war, and earthly strife,
From sickness, famine, spare our life.
Let selfishness and worry cease
That we may live in godly peace.

Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,
That they may trouble us no more;
We, too, will gladly those forgive
Who hurt us by the way they live.
Help us in our community
To serve each other willingly.

Into temptation lead us not.
When evil foes against us plot
And vex our souls on ev'ry hand,
Oh, give us strength that we may stand
Firm in the faith, a mighty host,
Through comfort of the Holy Ghost.

From evil, Lord, deliver us;
The times and days are perilous.
Redeem us from eternal death,
And, when we yield our dying breath,
Console us, grant us calm release,
And take our souls to you in peace.

Amen, that is, it shall be so.
Make strong our faith that we may know
That we may doubt not but believe
What here we ask we shall receive.
Thus in your name and at your Word
We say, "Amen. Oh, hear us, Lord!"

Text, Tune, Setting: public domain.

From depths of woe I cry to you;
Lord, hear me, I implore you.
Bend down your gracious ear to me;
My prayer let come before you.
If you kept record of my sin
And held against me what I've been,
How could I stand before you?

Your love and grace alone avail
To blot out my transgression.
The best and holiest deeds must fail
To break sin's dread oppression.
Before you none can boasting stand,
But all must fear your strict demand
And live alone by mercy.

Therefore my hope is in the Lord
And not in my own merit;
It rests upon his faithful Word
To them of contrite spirit.
That he is merciful and just
This is my comfort and my trust.
His help I wait with patience.

My soul is waiting for the Lord
As one who longs for morning;
No watcher waits with greater hope
Than I for his returning.
I hope as Israel in the Lord;
He sends redemption through his Word.
We praise him for his mercy.

Text st.1-3: public domain. Text st.4: c 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by permission of Augsburg Fortress. Tune and Setting: public domain

All glory be to God alone,
Forevermore the highest one,
Who did our sinful race befriend
And grace and peace to us extend.
Among mankind may his good will
All hearts with deep thanksgiving fill.

We praise you, God, and you we bless;
We worship you in humbleness;
From day to day we glorify
The everlasting God on high.
Of your great glory do we sing,
And to your throne our thanks we bring.

Lord God, our King on heaven's throne,
Our Father, the Almighty One;
O Lord, the Sole-begotten One,
Lord Jesus Christ, the Father's Son,
True God from all eternity,
O Lamb of God -- to you we flee.

You take the whole world's sin away;
Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.
You take the whole world's sin away;
Oh, listen to the prayer we say.
From God's right hand, oh, send today
Your mercy on us, Lord, we pray.

You only are the Holy One;
O'er all things you are Lord alone.
O Jesus Christ, we glorify
You and the Spirit, Lord most high;
With him you evermore shall be
One in the Father's majesty.

*Text: c 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission of CPH. Tune: public domain. *Setting: c 1990 Ronald L. Shilling. Used by permission.

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