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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
1 Corinthians 11:27;
The purpose of this project is to analyze the Communion hymns of the present Lutheran Hymnal in terms of their eucharistic value and to investigate other Communion hymns of the Christian Church as to their usability in our future hymnal, especially their accent on the euchariatic nature of the Sacrament.
It is the writer's opinion that hymns 304 to 316 (''The Lord's Supper" section of TLH) are inadequate both in number and in quality for expressing our reawakened appreciation of the Lord's Supper as an opportunity joyously to receive the grace of God in Christ for the preservation and strengthening of our Christian lives. Since many congregations have increased the frequency of their celebrations, and since our theology is tending toward placing the Sacrament in its historic center of the worship life of the Church, our present repertoire is not representative of this spirit.
Schulze, Herbert Andrew, "An Analysis of Communion Hymns in The Lutheran Hymnal and of Certain Communion Hymns Available from Outside Sources" (1960). Bachelor of Divinity. 632.
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