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Preface IT T IS with a feeling of high appreciation that the
editor in issuing this hymnal acknowledges the
generous and hearty co-operation of the kind friends to which in a great measure he feels obliged :
The Augsburg Publishing House for permission to use Nos. 3, 4, 9, 13, 17, 20, 21, 33, 46, 90, 125, 126, 154, 256, 312, 317, 357, 361, 363;
The Concordia Publishing House for permission to use Nos. 34, 38, 101, 170, 222, 261, 268, 344;
The publishers of the Common Service Book for permission to use No. 39;
The publishers of the Sunday School Book for permission to use No. 356.
Prof. Alfred Ramsey, D.D., for permission to publish Nos. 41, 252, 325, 362;
Mrs. C. Armand Miller has kindly consented to permit the use of her late husband's translation appearing as No. 217.
The Rev. F. W. Herzberger assisted by permission to print Nos. 109, and 116, and the Rev. E. Poppen No. 147.
Especial mention must be made of the cordial and ready assistance given by the Rev. E. H. Rausch for compiling the forms of service, and the Rev. H. Brueckner for permitting unstinted use of his many translations, without both of which this hymnal would be incomplete.
Other obligations have been incurred for which the editor hereby expresses his thankful acknowledgements and which are especially noted in their proper place.
Many congregations will introduce English services at the present time. Some of these will find it expedient to use the Wartburg Hymnal in these services, and to accommodate them the Publication Board thought it best to add to the word edition the Order of Service for the Communion and the Eve. ning Service.
O. HARDWIG. Waverly, Iowa, July, 1918.
A hymn may be sung.
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
The Confession of Sins. Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart, and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grant us forgiveness.
Minister. Our help is in the Name of the Lord.
Minister. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord.
Congregation. And Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Then shall the Minister say: Almighty God, our Maker and Redeemer, we poor sinners confess unto Thee, that we are by nature sinful and unclean, and that we have sinned against Thee, by thought, word, and deed. Wherefore we fee for refuge to Thine infinite mercy, seeking and imploring Thy grace, for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Congregation shall say with the Minister:
O most merciful God, who hast given Thine Orly-begotten Son to die for us, have mercy upon us and for His sake grant us remission of all our sins: and by Thy Holy Spirit increase in us true knowledge of Thee, and of Thy will, and true obedience to Thy Word, to the end that by Thy grace we may come to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Then shall the Minister say: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, hath had mercy upon us, and hath given His Only Son to di
for us, and for His sake forgiveth us all our sins. To them that believe on His Name, He giveth power to become the sons of God, and bestoweth upon them His Holy Spirit. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved. Grant this, O Lord, unto us all.
Amen. (Then shall be sung or said the Introit for the day.)
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Gloria in Excelsis.
The Congregation shall sing: Glory be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee, we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee for Thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
O Lord, the Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord; Thou only, 0 Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Minister. The Lord be with you.
The Collect. The Collect ended, the Congregation shall sing or say:
The Epistle for (here he shall name the day) is written in the Chapter of beginning at the Verse.
The Epistle ended, the_Minister shall say: Here endeth the Epistle for the Day.
Then shall the Hallelujah be sung or said, except in the Passion season.
Hallelujah! Then shall the Minister announce the Gospel for the Day, saying:
The Holy Gospel is written in the- -Chapter of
Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
The Gospel for the Day. The Gospel ended, the Minister shall say: Here endeth the Gospel for the Day, and the Congregation shall sing or say:
Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
The Apostles' Creed. I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And, in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary; Suf
fered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; The holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body; And the Life everlasting. Amen.
Then shall a Hymn be sung.
The Sermon. After the Sermon, the Congregation shall rise and the Minister shall say:
The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The Offertory shall then be sung, at the close of which the Congregation shall be seated.
One of the Offertories here following, or any other suitable Offertory may be used.
I. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
Do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Then shall Thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness: with burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering.
II. Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence: and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation: and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.
Then shall Offerings be received and placed by the Minister, upon the Altar.