14th century Swedish folk tune, but with new words

Sung to the tune of #26 in the Green Lutheran Book of Worship, text by Rev. Mark Anderson   Jesus with little one by freestone


O Bread of Life from Hea-ven, O Source of life for all.

We thank you for your good-ness, for grace to hear Your call.

We lift Your cross a-bove us, the sign of how You lo-ve us.

All praise the Living Word! Dear Jesus Christ our Lord!


From dust and clay you formed us that we might tend the earth.

But sin has taken hold, Lord, and claims us from our birth.

No earthly pow’r can save us, Your mercy, Lord, must cla-im us.


Your Word of law and gos-pel brings death, and life anew.

Conforming us to Jesus that we might live for You.

The world’s dim passing glory, is not the final story.


All praise the Living Word! Dear Jesus Christ our Lord!



Here is the problem…

Day 139: To be embalmed by ansy


Now…just what will your little, moralistic, religious, good works, “keeping the Commandments as best I can” project do about that?

Absolutely nothing. That’s what.

In fact, your little project of ‘doing’ is exactly what’s going to take you to the place where they put that tag on your toe. And I’m going there right along with you, for my doings.

Christ Jesus is the only one who can give you life, when you need it again. And He won’t be looking at anything you’ve done for help. In fact, He has promised to give forgiveness and eternal life to all that belong to Him…in spite of all that we have done (“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”) And this He does for us…everyday! (we need it everyday…do we not?)

Sorry (not really) to throw a monkeywrench into your pietistic escalator of self-justification. It’s time you jumped off that thing, anyway.

Trust in the One who has done it all for you. Who is doing it all for you. Who will yet do it all for you. Trust in Him…ALONE. What…. He’s not good enough for you?

And the chorus from the Roman Catholic/Baptist/ Calvinist/ Pentecostal/ Evangelical-non-denominational peanut gallery is… “YEAH, BUT ! ! !…”

You can take that “YEAH, BUT” and ….(Lord forgive me for what I am thinking)





 OK…glitch has been fixed. Trent with headphones on by britnard


Check out the sermon (2nd from the bottom) on the ipod thingy (scroll down with the white button on the right)

It’s the one titled  track01.lite

http://www.lightofthemaster.com/  Go to sermons page

The apostles asked Jesus for more faith. Why?


I think you’ll find it very  ________________ . (you fill in the blank, after you listen)



*Thanks to flickr for the photo by britnard.




Are Hymns in a Hymnal Sacred?

 Ah…no, they are not.

  If they can be improved upon , and made (more) Christ centered, that is a good thing.

Our pastor does just that, and quite often.

 This one (our Sending Hymn today) we sang to the tune of #369 in the Lutheran Book of Worship, text by Rev. Mark Anderson


O God, From Word and Table

 O God from Word and table, you send us on our way

Our words could never thank you for all you’ve done this day

In bread and wine and promise, our lives have been restored

Your gracious love has claimed us, through Christ our mighty Lord


You boke the bread of promise and poured the cup divine

And through these simple off”rings your mercy now is mine

O Lamb of God, Most Holy, your grace alone imparts

the faith that trusts you only, and satisfies our hearts.


What struggles lie before us, O Lord we cannot know

Our lives, as yours, O Jesus, into this world must go

Foresaking earth’s brief glories, you chose to bear the cross

So we, by faith, will follow and count the world as loss.