23 February 2010

You have GOT to check this out!

Lutheran hymn-translator Matthew Carver offers up his translation of a hymn that paraphrases the ENTIRE AUGSBURG CONFESSION! It's set to "Now Thank We." Check it out here.

HT: Cyberbrethren


Father Robert Lyons said...

Pastor Weedon,

Is it actually set to "Now Thank We All Our God"? I just guessed that, as I am not exactly one to read music very well.


William Weedon said...

Yes, that's the music he's got there.

Father Robert Lyons said...

Well... I seem to be getting better at this. In my last few Church plants, I had folks who could read (not play) music, so at least I knew that someone would lead the singing. This time around, I am on my own (neither my wife nor I can read music all that well - we can get the 'general idea', if you will...) so we paid to join a service where you can download hymns with full harmonizations, etc. in a variety of formats (piano, pipe, etc.).

The exercise has required me to learn a bit more about music...

During Lent, I have been using TDP as my source for morning propers, and have been using the Hymnody as an Office Hymn. I just take a moment before prayer to find a tune that I think will suffice for a particular setup and sing away, with often mixed results. This morning, for "Almighty God, Your Word is Cast", I used the tune Melita (i.e., the 'Navy Hymn') with mixed results. Yesterday, for "Lord, 'Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee", I used the tune to "The Church's One Foundation" with far better results.