Category Archives: Lent

Go to dark Gethsemane…

1 Go to dark Gethsemane,You who feel the tempter’s pow’r;Your Redeemer’s conflict see;Watch with Him one bitter hour;Turn not from His griefs away;Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 2 Follow to the judgment hall;View the Lord of life arraigned;O the … Continue reading

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When I survey the wonderous cross…

1 When I survey the wondrous crosson which the Prince of glory died,my richest gain I count but loss,and pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boastsave in the death of Christ, my God!All … Continue reading

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O Lord, throughout these 40 days

1 Lord, who throughout these forty daysfor us did fast and pray, teach us with you to mourn our sins and close by you to stay.  2 As you with Satan did contend,and did the victory win, O give us strength in you … Continue reading

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O Christ, You walked the road… (LSB 424)

O Christ, You walked the road Our wand’ring feet must go. You faced with us temptation’s pow’r And fought our ancient foe. No bread of earth alone Can fill our hung’ring hearts. Lord, help us seek Your living Word, The … Continue reading

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Invocavit: Luther contra iconoclasts

The iconoclasts – radical reformers under the raving extremism of Dr.Andreas Karlstadt – were throwing out the baby with the bath water. Trying to introduce the precious gospel of our Lord, they went overboard and started to attack art work, … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: 5th & last Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of St. John: “The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (3:14b-15) Introit Psalm 69 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto … Continue reading

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Judica: 5th Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the evangelist St.Matthew twentieth chapter “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” [Verse 28] Introit Psalm 43 Judge me, O God, and plead … Continue reading

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Laetare: 4th Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of the evangelist St. John chapter 12 “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many … Continue reading

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Oculi: 3rd Sunday in Lent +

Watchword from the gospel of the evangelist St.Luke chapter 9 “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” [Verse 62] Introit Psalm 34 I will bless the Lord at … Continue reading

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Reminiscere: 2nd Sunday in Lent +

   Watchword from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 5: “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” [Verse 8] Psalm 10: Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? … Continue reading

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