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Marietta, Ohio  45750
Music and Worship
The Worship and Music
    The entire month of March falls during the Lenten season. Besides giving something up for Lent, we should strive to add something to our worship routine. A daily devotion or prayer time could be added to your routine. Our Wednesday soup and sandwich dinner with the short Lenten devotion after is another way to increase your focus during Lent. The dinner starts at 5:30 pm. Two different soups are provided, and you bring your own sandwich. If you can’t make it for the dinner and fellowship, try to make the service at 6:15. We still need people to sign up to provide soup. The sheet is on Jeri’s office window.

Becky Nolt, Member
Worship and Music


Hymn of the Month
    On March 1 we will sing Hymn 319, “O Lord, throughout These Forty Days,” a paraphrase of a hymn written by Claudia F. Hernaman (1838-1898), “Lord, who throughout these forty days,” part of her Child’s Book of Praise (London,1873).
The Evangelical Lutheran Worship uses a paraphrase by Gilbert E. Doan, Jr. (b. 1930) in which the language has been updated.

The words of the hymn help us focus on the purpose of Lent. It could be used to help you focus on your Lenten journey.

Claudia Hernaman was an English woman who wrote over 150 hymns for children, some original, and some translated from Latin. They appeared in numerous published hymn collections. Her father was an Anglican priest, and her husband a school inspector.

Gilbert Doan is a retired Lutheran pastor who graduated from Harvard, The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania, then studied homiletics and liturgies at Princeton Theological Seminary. First a campus pastor in Philadelphia and then the northeastern director of National Campus Ministry, from 1967 to 1978 he served as the chair of the hymn texts commit-tee of the Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship.

The tune CONSOLATION comes from Kentucky Harmony compiled by Ananias Davisson (Lexington, 1816). It is an anony-mous tune that had appeared before, related to a stream of folk ballads from the beginning of the 18th century. It appeared origin-ally in shape note notation.

The arrangement in our hymnal is by Theodore A. Beck (1920-2003). He studied music at Concordia Teachers College (now University) and Northwestern University (MA and PhD). He taught at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

The source of this information is Hymnal Companion to Evangelical Lutheran Worship by Paul Westermeyer, c2010, Augsburg Fortress.