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Jesus, Thou from Death Hast Risen   3 comments

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Above:  Easter Vigil, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia, April 5, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Original German Text (1700) by Caspar Neumann (1648-1715)

English Translation (1921) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Selah Song Book for Worship and Devotion in Church, School, Home (1926), compiled by Adolf T. Hauser

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Jesus, Thou from death hast risen,

Stone and seal retain Thee not!

Thou hast burst Thy gloomy prison,

Full redemption Thou hast wrought!

Open and unseal my heart,

Enter in, and ne’er depart!

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Burst the rock of doubt asunder,

That no earthly strength can move!

When this all-transcendent wonder

Reason faileth to approve,

Grant me grace, O risen Lord,

To believe Thy holy Word!

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Let not unbelief beset me,

That, like Thomas, I should doubt!

Let no earthly trials fret me,

Cast all fear and sorrow out!

In all need, while here I plod,

O remain my Lord and God!

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Death and hell by Thee are conquered!

Let me share Thy victory!

And as Thou hast battled onward,

Savior, draw me unto Thee,

That, released from Satan’s might,

I may view my God in light.

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This is post #1650 of GATHERED PRAYERS.

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Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe   5 comments

Luther Rose

Above:  The Luther Rose

Scan by Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was one of the best hymn writers and translators the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) produced.  Her texts seem to have fallen out of favor with editorial committees recent North American Lutheran hymnals, however.  My survey of the most recent denominational hymnals (1993-2006) among North American Lutherans has yielded the following results:

  1. Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (1996, The Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)–no Hoppe hymns;
  2. Christian Worship:  A Lutheran Hymnal (1993, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and Lutheran Service Book (2006, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod)–one Hoppe hymn each; and
  3. Ambassador Hymnal for Lutheran Worship (1994, Association of Free Lutheran Congregations)–two Hoppe hymns.

Also, The Covenant Hymnal:  A Worshipbook (1996, the Evangelical Covenant Church of America, a close relation to Scandinavian Lutheranism) contains one Hoppe hymn.

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By Nature Deaf to Things Divine:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/by-nature-deaf-to-things-divine/

Desire of Every Nation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/desire-of-every-nation/

Eternal God, Our Father:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/eternal-god-our-father/

Have Ye Heard the Invitation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/have-ye-heard-the-invitation/

Heavenly Sower, Thou Hast Scattered:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/heavenly-sower-thou-hast-scattered/

How Blest Are They Who Through the Power of Heaven-Kindled Faith:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/how-blest-are-they-who-through-the-power-of-heaven-kindled-faith/

I Open Wide the Portals of My Heart:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/i-open-wide-the-portals-of-my-heart/

Jesus, O Precious Name:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/jesus-o-precious-name/

Like Enoch, Let Me Ever Walk With Thee:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/let-enoch-let-me-ever-walk-with-thee/

Lord Jesus Christ, the Children’s Friend:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/lord-jesus-christ-the-childrens-friend/

O Dear Redeemer Crucified:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/o-dear-redeemer-crucified/

O Father Mine, Whose Mercies Never Cease:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/o-father-mine-whose-mercies-never-cease/

O Friend of Sinners, Son of God:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/o-friend-of-sinners-son-of-god/

O Precious Saviour, Heal and Bless:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/o-precious-saviour-heal-and-bless/

The Sower Goeth Forth to Sow:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/the-sower-goeth-forth-to-sow/

This Night a Wondrous Revelation:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/this-night-a-wondrous-revelation/

Thou Goest to Jerusalem:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/thou-goest-to-jerusalem/

Thou Hast Indeed Made Manifest:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/thou-hast-indeed-made-manifest/

Thou Lord of Life and Death:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/thou-lord-of-life-and-death/

Jesus, Thou from Death Hast Risen:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/jesus-thou-from-death-hast-risen/

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Lord Jesus Christ, the Children’s Friend   1 comment

St. Peter's, Rome

Above:  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome, Georgia, November 15, 2009

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1921) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  Lord Jesus Christ, the children’s Friend,

To Thee the orphans we commend;

Do Thou their every need supply

Until they reach the home on high.

2.  Thou pleadest still so tenderly,

“Let little ones come unto Me.”

O grant us grace to do Thy will,

Our hearts with love and mercy fill.

3.  Bless Thou the fatherless, we pray,

Abide with them from day to day,

Feed Thou Thy lambs, O dearest Lord,

In verdant pastures of Thy Word.

4.  Grant that we heed Thy Word’s commands,

And give us willing hearts and hands;

Let us our gifts of love bestow,

That they Thy boundless love may know.

5.  Bless all who in the parents’ stead

Provide these little ones with bread;

Bless all who shield with loving arms

These helpless ones from all alarms.

6.  O precious Saviour, hear our prayers!

Protect Thy lambs from earthly snares;

Be Thou their Guide, O heavenly Friend,

Until they reach their journey’s end.

O Precious Saviour, Heal and Bless   2 comments

Crucifix III July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Words (1922) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  O Precious Saviour, heal and bless

The sufferers in affliction.

Thou knowest, Lord, their helplessness;

Look down in benediction

Upon the sick who seek Thine aid,

Let them in faith, all unafraid,

Rest in Thy tender mercy.

2.  “Remember them that are in bonds,”

Thy Word so gently pleadeth,

Thy mercy to our prayer responds,

Thy kindness intercedeth.

Fill us with love, Thou Love divine,

Toward all who in affliction pine,

Let us reflect Thy patience.

3.  O dearest Lord, remember those

In bonds of dread diseases;

Incarnate God, Thy wisdom knows

The balsam that releases.

Thou Sufferer of Calvary,

Let these afflicted hide in Thee,

And in Thy wounds find healing.

Thou Lord of Life and Death   2 comments

Funeral, 1931

Above:  A Funeral, 1931

Photographer = Harris & Ewing

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-hec-36275

Words (1920) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  Thou Lord of life and death,

Blest Son of God the Father,

Jesus, in humble faith

Before Thy throne we gather;

Thy Spirit bids us come

In fervent prayer to Thee,

O bless Thy Christendom

Now and eternally.

2. Thou speakest but a word,

And lo! the dead awaken.

Why should we sorrow, Lord,

When those we love are taken

From this drear vale of tears

To realms of bliss above?

Hush Thou our griefs and fears,

Thou Fount of boundless love.

3.  When judgment trumpets wake

All who in death are sleeping,

To Salem’s mansions take

The saved in Thy love’s keeping.

When at Thy blest “Arise!”

We greet Thee, risen King,

The realms beyond the skies

With endless praise shall ring.

How Blest are They Who Through the Power of Heaven-Kindled Faith   1 comment

St. Benedict's, Smyrna

Above:  St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Smyrna, Georgia, December 31, 2008

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1920) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  How blest are they who through the power

Of heaven-kindled faith

Confide in Thee each day and hour,

O Christ of Nazareth!

2.  Grant us a firmer, stronger faith

In Thee, O crucified;

In joy and pain, in life and death,

With Thy redeemed abide.

3.  Thy pardon, full, complete, bestow

Upon Thy ransomed own,

That all the Father’s love may know,

And trust Thy grace alone.

4.  What joy, when faith is changed to sight,

And heaven’s gates we see,

To laud Thy Name in mansions bright,

Through all eternity!

Have Ye Heard the Invitation   1 comment

St. Simon's, Conyers

Above:  St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, Conyers, Georgia, December 20, 2009

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1919) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  Have ye heard the invitation,

Sinners ruined by the fall?

Famished souls who seek salvation,

Have ye heard the loving call?

Hark! a herald of the Father

Bids you of His supper taste.

Round the sacred table gather,

All is ready.  Sinners, haste!

2.  O ye chosen, have ye slighted

This sweet call to you proclaimed?

Lo! the King hath now invited

All the halt, the blind, the maimed:

“Come, ye poor, from out the highways,

Come, a feast awaits you, come!”

Leave the hedges and the byways,

Hasten to the Father’s home.

3.  We have heard Thee call, dear Father,

In Thy Word and sacrament;

Round Thy festal board we’ll gather

Till our life’s last day is spent.

Ours the risen Saviour’s merit,

Ours the bounties of Thy love,

Ours the peace, till we inherit

Endless life in heaven above.

O Friend of Sinners, Son of God   1 comment

St. Matthew's Snellville 02

Above:  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, December 21, 2008

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1919) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  O Friend of sinners, Son of God,

Who this drear vale of tears hast trod,

Thou blest Immanuel,

To Thee in faith we now appeal;

The power is Thine to bless and heal,

Thou doest all things well.

2.  The deaf, the dumb, the halt, the blind,

In thee, incarnate God, did find

Relief in their distress;

And lepers, pleading aid divine,

Found healing in a word of Thine,

For Thou canst heal and bless.

3.  Our grateful prayers ascend to Thee,

For Thou hast sealed sin’s leprosy

And cleansed us from its stain.

O blest Physician, Thou hast still

A cure for every mortal ill,

A balm for every pain.

4.  Our lives we consecrate to Thee,

Thou spotless Lamb of Calvary,

Let us be wholly Thine.

Cleansed, pardoned, ransomed, healed by Thee,

O grant us grace eternally

To praise Thy love divine.

By Nature Deaf to Things Divine   1 comment

St. Matthew's, Snellville

Above:  St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, December 21, 2008

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1919) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  By nature deaf to things divine,

My ears hear not this Word of Thine,

The gospel of salvation.

By nature dumb to speak Thy praise,

My carnal tongue doth fail to raise

A song of adoration.

Heal Thou me now, blest Physician,

In contrition,

I beseech Thee,

Let my prayer and pleading reach Thee.

2.  I thank Thee, dear Redeemer mine,

That Thou in love and power divine

Thy healing Word hast spoken.

Thy Word indeed doth balm afford,

And Thy forgiveness, dearest Lord,

The power of sin hath broken.

Thy Word, dear Lord, still endureth,

And assureth

Me, O Saviour,

Of Thy everlasting favor.

3.  Indeed Thou doest all things well,

Incarnate God, Immanuel,

Thou promised Saviour, Jesus.

My ears can hear Thy Word divine,

My lips can praise that power of Thine

Which healeth all diseases.

Till I sing Thy praise in glory,

Let the story

Of salvation

Be my theme of adoration.

O Father Mine, Whose Mercies Never Cease   1 comment

Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta

Above:  Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 2008

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Words (1919) by Anna Bernadine Dorothy Hoppe (1889-1941)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

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1.  O Father mine, whose mercies never cease,

Whose bounties toward Thy children e’er increase,

Create in me a heart whose gracious love

Reflects Thine own, Thou gracious God above.

2.  As Thou for Jesus’ sake forgavest me,

So fill my heart with tender love for Thee,

That I condemn not others, but forgive,

And live as Thou, O God, wouldst have me live.

3.  Let me not judge; O Father, keep my tongue

From evil; let no heart, with sadness wrung,

E’er seek in vain for mercy’s healing balm,

But grant me grace through Thee its fears to calm.

4.  As Thou dost every perfect gift bestow,

So let me live, that other hearts may know

Thy never-ceasing bounties, and confess

Thy grace, O Lord, in love and thankfulness.