Hymn Festival

SETTING THE THEME: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice!

HYMN: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice | NUN FREUT EUCH


HYMN: Savior of the Nations, Come | NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
Introduction by German Lutheran composer and organist, Hugo Distler, from his Partita.


HYMN: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come | VOM HIMMEL HOCH
J. S. Bach, Canonic Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch” 


HYMN: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice, vv. 5-10 in Dramatic Reading

MOTET: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice! | Benedictus Ducis (ca. 1492-1544)

CHORALE PRELUDE: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice! | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

ANTHEM: For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel | Paul D. Weber          
For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes; for in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith.  As it is written: 
“The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:16-17 ESV)

Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice, with exultation springing,
And, with united heart and voice, and holy rapture singing,
Proclaim the wonders God has done, how his right arm the victory won,
What price our ransom cost him!


HYMN: Out of the Depths I Cry to You | AUS TIEFER NOT


CHORALE PRELUDE: A Mighty Fortress by Jan Bender (1909-1994)

HYMN: A Mighty Fortress | EIN FESTE BURG | Setting: Paul D. Weber


HYMN: Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands | CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN


HYMN: Now to the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray | NUN BITTEN WIR


HYMN ANTHEM: Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old | Michael D. Costello                                                            

HYMN:  Lord, Keep Us Steadfast | ERHALT UNS, HERR 

ANTHEM: Grant Peace, We Pray, in Mercy, Lord | Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

HYMN: God’s Only Son, the Word Alone | Paul D. Weber


The Lord be with you.  And also with you. 

O God, our refuge and strength, in this time of distrust, discord, and violence, give to us and to your world a lasting peace.  We praise you for inspiring us with the gospel–wrapped in poetic texts and strong tunes, sung by choirs and congregations, played with the deep tones and the higher registers of the organ and other instruments.  We praise you for blessing the church with the musical and theological gifts of Martin Luther and Johann Walter.  Uphold all who, with the gift of music, enliven our praise and proclaim your word with power.  Through the ministry of music, give us a new awareness of your loving grace and protection, and join our voices with all the choirs of heaven to sing your praise eternally; for you live and reign, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.. Amen    

The people sit for the concluding organ work reaffirming our theme.

TOCCATA: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice! | Lionel Rogg

SEVEN SINGERS from Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Valparaiso join us this evening.  They are members of the Jubilate Choir under the direction of William Ickstadt.  We thank these singers, their parents, and director for their participation:

Noah Bachman
Rachel Bachman
Abigail Coates
Elizabeth Fields
Joanna Fields
Charles Swayne
Gabriel Wetzstein

We thank all participating LSM faculty artists and students for their collaboration this evening.


The Reverend Dr. Paul Weber, The Paul Bouman Chapel Choir Director
The Reverend Michael Costello, The Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Endowed Chaplain Chair



Carolina Bowen                         
Sarah Gruendler-Ladner
Kaitlyn Matthews                           
Sarah Nedrow                                  
Katie Peroutka 
Tarkel Price                                        


Katherine Benkendorf                  
Abbey Kelley-Lanser                     
Laura Krogen                                    
Gwen McQuaig
Claire Panus                                      
Jae’leen Torres


Andrew Clark
Malík Epps
Oskar Grothe                    
Thomas Schulteis            
Matthew Yee
TJ Zemlin


Paul Albright
Karl Holtz
Sam Macy          
Michael McKenzie
Alexander Paul
Jeffrey Raub                     
Noah Smith

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Type: 
Event Location: 
Chapel of the Resurrection