Sunday, June 20
Order of Worship, 6/20/2021, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Song NCH 4, “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You”
God, Faith, and the Pandemic Bryan Engelhardt
Musical Spirituality singing a new song with Jacob Nault
Song NCH 488, “Be Still, My Soul,” v.1, 2
Prayers of the People
The Lord’s Prayer
Sounding a Call Katie Engelhardt
Song NCH 284, “Joys Are Flowing like a River (Blessed Quietness),” v. 1, 3-5
NCH 4: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You,” Text: Henry van Dyke, 1907, altered; Tune: “Hymn to Joy,” Ludwig van Beethoven, 1824, adapted and harmonized by Edward Hodges, 1846.
v. 1: Joyful, joyful, we adore you, God of glory, God of love; hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the storms of doubt away; giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
v. 2: All your works with joy surround you, earth and heaven reflect your rays, stars and angels sing around you, center of unbroken praise. Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea, chanting bird and flowing fountain, teach us what our praise should be.
v. 3: You are giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed, well-spring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest! Loving Spirit, Father, Mother, all who love belong to you; teach us how to love each other, by that love our joy renew.
v. 4: Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning stars began; boundless love is reigning o’er us, reconciling race and clan. Ever singing, move we forward, faithful in the midst of strife, joyful music leads us onward in the triumph song of life.
NCH 488, “Be Still, My Soul,” Text: Katharina von Schlegel, 1752, trans. Jane Laurie Borthwick, 1855, altered; Tune: “Finlandia,” Jean Sibelius, 1899.
v. 1: Be still, my soul: for God is on your side; bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; leave to your God to order and provide; in every change God faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: your best eternal friend through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
v. 2: Be still, my soul: for God will undertake to guide in future days as in the past. Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake; all now mysterious shall be clear at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know how Jesus’ power ruled them long ago.
NCH 284, “Joys Are Flowing like a River (Blessed Quietness),” Text: Manie Payne Ferguson (b. 1850), altered: Tune: “Blessed Quietness,” W. S. Marshall; Arr. J. Jefferson Cleveland and Verolga Nix, 1981.
v. 1: Joys are flowing like a river, since the Comforter has come; Christ abides with us forever, makes the trusting heart a home. Refrain: Blessed quietness, holy quietness, what assurance in my soul. On the stormy sea, Jesus speaks to me, and the billows cease to roll.
v. 3: Like the rain that falls from heaven, like the sunlight from the sky, so the Spirit too is given, coming on us from on high. Refrain
v. 4: See, a fruitful field is growing, blessed fruit of righteousness; and the streams of life are flowing in the lonely wilderness. Refrain
v. 5: What a wonderful salvation, when we always see Christ’s face, what a perfect habitation, what a quiet resting place. Refrain