Sing to the Lord of Harvest: A hymn festival for Thanksgiving
We Enter into God's Presence with Praise
Prelude (The prelude will be organ music and congregational singing. The songs will be sung without announcement. Congregation is to join in as they enter.)
"God of All Ages"
[PH 262, PsH 599, RL 494, TH 710]
"We Plow the Fields and Scatter"
[PH 560, PsH 456, RL 17, TH 714]
"Now Thank We All Our God"
[PH 555, PsH 454, RL 61, TH 98]
"For the Beauty of the Earth"
[PH 473, PsH 432, RL 5, TH 116]
Psalm 100: "All the Earth, Proclaim the LORD"
A Time of Praise
Psalm 145: "In the Presence of Your People" (to be sung three times)
Psalm 136: "Love Is Never Ending"
[GA 58 (G.I.A. Publications)]
Psalm 150: "O Praise God" (cantor/congregation)
[PP 150 (G.IA. Publications)]
Hymn: "Let All Things Now Living"
[PH 554, PsH 453, TH 125]
A Time of Thanksgiving
A Time to reflect on things for which we are thankful.
"As Saints of Old Their Firstfruits Brought" (flute/organ/soloist)
"For the Fruits of His Creation" (choir)
[PH 553,PsH 455,RL 21]
"I Will Sing of the Mercies of the LORD Forever" (congregation)
Duet: "It Is a Good Thing to Give Thanks" (Psalm 92:1-5)
Prayer Response (sung 2 times as a round)
Jesus, Jesus—can I tell you how I feel?
You have given me your riches.
I love you so.
[FS 17 (Eerdmans)]
Offertory: "We Thank Thee, Father, for the World" (sung by church school grades 2-6)
1992 Presidential Proclamation
Anthem: "Sing to the Lord of Harvest" (congregation joins choir on stanza 3)
[Concertato by H. Willan (Concordia 98-2013); PsH 458, RL 19, TH 716]
Hymn: "All People That on Earth Do Dwell" (OLD HUNDREDTH)
[Concertato by R. Vaughan Williams (Oxford 42.953)]
This combined service was planned by Kevin Bylsma of the Campus Chapel in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and by Charlotte Larsen of the Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church.
The hymns in this service were selected from the most recent editions of the following hymnals: Gather (GA), Fresh Sounds (FS), The Presbyterian Hymnal (PH), Psalm Praise (PP), Psalter Hymnal (PsH), Rejoice in the Lord (RL), and the Trinity Hymnal (TH).