Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Wayne Schmidt

Scripture References in this Resource

Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 1 Corinthians 13:13; 1 Corinthians 14:26; 1 Corinthians 14:3; 1 Timothy 1:2; Acts 1:20; Acts 13:33; Acts 16:25; Colossians 3:12; Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 2:11-19; Ephesians 5:14; Ephesians 5:23; Ephesians 5:9; Luke 20:42; Luke 24:44; Romans 12:1


There are gaps where the corpus of hymnody in Lutheran Worship fails to support the lectionary used by that hymnal. This project produces thirteen new hymn texts which seek to fill part of that gap.

An analysis of Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16 shows that there may be a variety of congregational song used in the Divine Service, but this song must always be didactic in character. An examination of the hymnody of the Reformation shows that congregational song was meant to serve a liturgical purpose. An appendix compares Lutheran Worship hymn text scriptural allusions with its lectionary.

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