I got ambitious and planned out all the music for my handbell choir for this Fall! It feels great to be going into our first rehearsal in a few weeks with every thing lined out.
So I’ve prepared five new hymn arrangements for us to play during September through December. These have been posted for your use if you want them. They are:
- LSB 566 By Grace I’m Saved (It relates to the Epistle Reading of 1 Timothy 1:5-17 for September 15, 2013: Christ came to save sinners; Jesus is our Redeemer.)
- LSB 655 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (It echoes the message of the Epistle Reading of 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 in which Paul exhorts Timothy to be steadfast in his ministry; defending the Church to keep her pure to the Word of God is a primary charge.)
- LSB 670 Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones (Ties to both the November 17, 2013 Old Testament Reading of Malachi 4:1-6 – judgment is coming; but the LORD renews His covenant with those who revere Him – and Psalm – sing a joyful song to the LORD for “He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.”)
- LSB 349 Hark the Glad Sound (For Sunday December 15, the Old Testament Reading of Isaiah 35:1-10 tells us God will come to save us; the eyes of the blind will be opened; the ears of the deaf unstopped. The lame will leap like a dear; the mute tongue will shout for joy. In the Gospel Reading of Matthew 11:2-15, Jesus tells the crowd that John was sent to prepare the way for Him; John is the coming Elijah. Both point to Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah.)
- LSB 338 Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Again related to the Old Testament and Gospel readings appointed for December 15; Christ is the promised Messiah.)
You can download all of these from the Handbell Hymn Arrangements page. I hope you find them useful in your music ministry. They are offered to the edification of you and your congregation and to the glory of God!