Singing Through the Lord’s Prayer, Part 1

June 12, 2006

A few years ago I wrote a book on the Lord’s Prayer called And When You Pray. Shortly after I turned in the manuscript but before the book was published, I spent a week speaking at Word of Life in Schroon Lake, New York. I spent several afternoons walking the streets of that quaint village, praying the Lord’s Prayer and singing hymns and choruses. I would say a phrase from the prayer and then begin to sing something that went with that theme. It occurred to me that I should compile those hymns and choruses into a list. That became a last-second Appendix to the book called Singing Through the Lord’s Prayer. In light of my recent entries on congregational singing (May 21, May 22, May 23, May 27 and May 30), I thought this would be a good follow-up to show how good music (traditional and contemporary) can be related to great texts of the Bible.
This list is obviously suggestive, not exhaustive. Feel free to make add your suggestions in the Comments section below this entry.
Our Father in heaven
All Creatures of Our God and King
Awesome God
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Crown Him King of Kings
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Father, I Adore You
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
How Great Thou Art
I Love You Lord
I Worship You, Almighty God
Come Now Is the Time to Worship
Now Thank We All Our God
O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
Worthy, You are Worthy
Draw Me Close to You
Hallowed be your name
Ancient of Days
Blessed Be Your Name
Come, Thou Almighty King
Here I Am to Worship
El Shaddai
Glorify Your Name
Great is the Lord
Holy Ground
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy Is the Lord
Immortal, Invisible
The Heart of Worship
Majesty, Worship His Majesty
No Other Name
O Lord, You’re Beautiful
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Worship the King
Salvation Belongs to Our God
Shout to the Lord
Your Kingdom Come
All Hail King Jesus
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Celebrate Jesus
Christ the Lord is Risen Today
He is Exalted
He Lives
His Name is Wonderful
I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord
I Love to Tell the Story
Jesus is Alive
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus Shall Reign
Joy to the World
Lord, I Lift Your Name on High
Seek Ye First
The King is Coming
Thou Art Worthy
We Will Glorify
Lord Reign in Me
Your Will be Done
As the Deer
Have Thine Own Way
I Surrender All
I Will Never Be the Same Again
Give Me Jesus
Just as I am
Lord, I Want to be a Christian
Make Me a Blessing
Only Trust Him
Open Our Eyes, Lord
Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord
Softly and Tenderly
Take My Life and Let It Be
Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go
I Give You My Heart

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