Lesson 2 Vocation
Christian Vocation • Luther’s theme Christian is free Lord of all; servant to none; Christ is servant to all, Lord of none. Justified, made right with God, so we don’t have to worry and can serve the neighbor
Vocation Hymn 1 • Heinrich Albert 1604-1661 • Musician and poet • Cousin of Heinrich Schűtz, most gifted Lutheran composer of the day • Wrote 170 songs, both music and words
Maker of the Earth and Heaven • Maker of the earth and heaven • Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, • Who the day and night have given, • Sun and moon and starry host; • Your almighty hand sustains • Earth and all that it contains
Maker of the Earth.. 2 • Thank you, God, for in your keeping • I have rested safely here: • You have guarded me while sleeping • From all danger, pain and fear. • That the unrelenting foe • Could no cause my overthrow.
Maker of the Earth…-3 • Let the night of my transgression • With the darkness pass away; • Jesus, into your possession • I resign myself today • In your wounds I find relief • From temptation, sin and grief.
Maker of the earth…-4 • Grant that at the morning breaking • I in spirit may arise; • So may I in joy awaking • Greet you when you rend the skies • When that judgment day appears • May I greet it without fear.
Maker of the earth and …5 • Let my life and conversation • Be directed by your Word; • By your help and preservation • Let me live this day, O Lord. • Only when you are with me • Can my life be wholly free.
Maker of the earth…6 • Lord, your holy angels send me • To protect me from alarm; • From the wicked foe defend me • That his pow’r may do no harm • Till your messengers of love • Bring me to your home above.
LisbethSmedegaard Andersen • Pastor Holmen Church, • Copenhagen • Writer of hymn texts, poetry, sonnet wreaths • Books on Christ in the arts
A Morning Hours—Morgenstund • A morning hour, it’s snowing in the city • And summer’s final rose is sheathed in ice • The birch tree branches fluttering with blue jays • Like angels in a winter paradise.
Morning Hour—2 • A restful time, for all our Lord created, • For corn and hedgehogs deep in winter holes • A time for memories that clatter by us • And move like naked branches black as coal.
A Morning Hour—3 • Go slowly now, For Christ is walking with you • As he creates his kingdom in your view, • Where you can see your neighbor with his vision • And care for them as he has cared for you.
A Morning Hour—4 • He’s near to you, his heart is where his Spirit • Awakens faith, and love and charity • So you can spread the light in winter’s darkness • He is the blessing you bring on your way.
A Morning Hour—5 • Go quietly In these short days of winter • When nature rests and strength can be renewed • Until the sun returns into the heavens • And light makes branches blossom fresh and new.