Music and Worship
Immanuel Lutheran Church
San Jose, California

Maintaining Faith despite COVID-19

Pentecost III - Fathers' Day - 21 June 2020

Listen to an organ prelude: ¨Aria¨
by Flor baron PEETERS

Sing along with the hymn: Faith of Our Fathers
LBW 500 - Tune: St Catherine
    Faith of our fathers, living still In spite of dungeon, dire, and sword.
    Oh, how our hearts beat high with joy Whenever we hear that glorious word.
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to thee till death.
    The martyrs, chained in prisons dark, Were still in heart and conscience free;
    And blest would be their children's fate If they, like them, should die for thee.
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to thee till death.
    Faith of our fathers! We will love Both friend and foe in all our strife;
    Proclaim thee, too, as love knows how, By saving Word and faithful life.
    Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to thee till death.

Listen to a Harp Interlude
Played on the Witcher Lever Harp
Listen to an Organ Interlude:
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein (Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice)

(There are two separate sound files, one for the chorale harmonization and one for the chorale prelude.)
  • Chorale harmonization by J.S. BACH
  • Chorale prelude by J.S. BACH, BWV 734

Sing along with the hymn: Thy Holy Wings
LBW 741 - Tune: Bred dina vida vingar
    Thy holy wings O Savior, spread gently over me
    and let me rest securely through good and ill in thee.
    Oh, be my strength and portion, my rock and hiding place,
    and let my every moment be lived within thy grace.
    Oh, let me nestle near thee, within thy down breast
    where I will find sweet comfort and peace within thy nest.
    Oh, close thy wings around me and keep me safely there,
    for I am but a newborn and need thy tender care.
    Oh, wash me in the waters of Noah's cleansing flood.
    Give me a willing spirit, a heart both clean and good.
    Oh, take into thy keeping thy children great and small,
    and while we sweetly slumber, enfold us one and all.
Listen to an Organ Postlude: Herr Christ, der ein'ge Gottessohn, BWV 601
(Lord Christ, the Only Son of God) . . . by Johann Sebastian BACH

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  updated   24 MAY 2020   (B. Swager)