In a typical year - including this one - the Sunday on or following November 1 marks All Saints' Sunday and is followed by the three End Times Sundays, preparing us for that glorious day when He returns to take us home. As Christians, there is nothing to fear. In contrast, we look forward to Christ's return with eager anticipation!
Today's installment of Sound of Majesty features many selections that deal with the end times.
The text for one, "Come, We That Love the Lord," can be found in Lutheran Service Book (#669, verses only - the refrain was added later).
Many of the selections is very American in style.
- In That Great Gettin' Up Morning (Gospel)
- My Lord, What A Mornin' (Spiritual - also called, "My Lord, What A Moanin' ")
- Three American Anthems (Early American, think pre-Great Wakening)
- At the River (think Great Awakening era, with a setting by Aaron Copeland)
The direct link for the audio is here.
The playlist can be found here.
Perhaps a future post will deal with "Come to the Water." The last line of each verse tends to put a twist on the rest of the text. This requires going back to Scripture and comparing it to the setting. I'll save that for another time...
Also, as I peruse the internet, look for links to featured sermons on the Sunday texts for the end of the church year, starting with Sunday, November 1.