The ministry of the word also came through music. The Lutheran church today continues this heritage, preaching in song.

Scripture: 1 Chronicles 25:1-8

ESV Text: 1 Chronicles 25:1-8


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 25

     1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was: 2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king. 3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD. 4 Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth: 5 All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. And God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters. 6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king’s order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman. 7 So the number of them, with their brethren that were instructed in the songs of the LORD, even all that were cunning, was two hundred fourscore and eight.

     8 And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 375:
If Thy Beloved Son, O God

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. If Thy beloved Son, O God, 
Had not to earth descended 
And in our mortal flesh and blood 
Had not sin’s power ended, 
Then this poor, wretched soul of mine 
In hell eternally would pine 
Because of its transgression. 

2. But now I find sweet peace and rest, 
Despair no more reigns o’er me; 
No more am I by sin opprest, 
For Christ has borne sin for me. 
Upon the cross for me He died 
That, reconciled, I might abide 
With Thee, my God, forever. 

3. I trust in Him with all my heart; 
Now all my sorrow ceases; 
His words abiding peace impart, 
His blood from guilt releases. 
Free grace through Him I now obtain; 
He washes me from every stain, 
And pure I stand before Him. 

4. All righteousness by works is vain, 
The Law brings condemnation; 
True righteousness by faith I gain, 
Christ’s work is my salvation. 
His death, that perfect sacrifice, 
Has paid the all-sufficient price; 
In Him my hope is anchored. 

5. My guilt, O Father, Thou hast laid 
On Christ, Thy Son, my Savior. 
Lord Jesus, Thou my debt hast paid 
And gained for me God’s favor. 
O Holy Ghost, Thou Fount of grace, 
The good in me to Thee I trace; 
In faith do Thou preserve me. 


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