Hymn Suggestions for December 17, 2017: Advent 3 (or rose, if you can)

Scripture Lessons

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (God has anointed me with his Spirit; clothed me

with joy of his salvation)

Psalm 126 (God restored fortunes of Jerusalem; those who go out weeping

come back rejoicing)

(ELW: alternate, Luke 1:46b-55, the Magnificat)

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 (Rejoice; don’t quench Spirit; be holy)

John 1:6-8, 19-28 (John says who he isn’t, there’s one greater than he)


Opening hymn: LBW #25, Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers (LSB #515, ELW #244)

Hymn of the Day: LSB #345, Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding (the better tune)

(ELW #246)

Or LBW #37 (you can substitute tune #494, Jesus Calls Us; O’er the Tumult!)

Communion Hymn #1: LBW #224, Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness (LSB #636)

Communion Hymn #2: LBW #87, Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (LSB #398)

(Can also sing this hymn to tune of LBW #369, “The Church’s One Foundation. In fact, if you use it during communion, or have a congregation unfamiliar with the hymn, I’d recommend it.)

Closing Hymn: WOV #626, People, Look East (ELW #248)

OR ELW #255, There’s a Voice in the Wilderness

OR LBW #35, Hark, the Glad Sound! (LSB #349, ELW #239)