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Unto The Lord Be Praise (Waving Palm Branches) -- Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2008
1. Unto the Lord be praise and blessing as is due. Let all a joyous chorus raise.
O God, In Deep Distress I Pray -- Psalm 4 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
1. O God, in deep distress I pray. I seek the solace of your way,
God Our Creator (God Of All Glory) -- Psalm 29 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 2008
1. God, our Creator, source of all strength,
O My Good Shepherd -- Psalm 23 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
1. O my Good Shepherd, O Lord of my soul, Keep me forever beneath your control.
O God Up Above -- Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. O God up above, enthroned with great grace,
O God, I Cry To You -- Psalm 22:1-15 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2008
1. O God, I cry to you, beset with anguish. Groaning I make my plea, in great distress.
Praise The Lord, Great God Above -- Psalm 22:24-30 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
1. Praise the Lord, great God above. Praise God for his deeds of love.
Salvation From Our God -- Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. Salvation from our God: The gift of gifts, receive.
How Peaceful The Family With Whom The Lord Dwells -- Psalm 127 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 2008
1. How peaceful the family with whom the Lord dwells. Security marks his control.
Sing We, To The Lord Of Glory -- Psalm 98 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
1. Sing we, to the Lord of glory; Sing a joyous, glad new song.
Joyful Hearts Bring Praise -- Psalm 126 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. Joyful hearts bring praise before you, Giver of the highest good.
God Of All Generations -- Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2008
1. God of all generations, Your covenant holds true. O Lord of all the nations,
The Reign Of Christ Is Here -- Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18) -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 2008
1. The reign of Christ is here! Good Christian friends, draw near.
To The Lord Of Lords, Ascended -- Psalm 47 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2008
1. To the Lord of lords, ascended, Come we, now, with songs of praise.
Break Forth In Song -- Psalm 96 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
1. Break forth in song, let all be glad And hail the newborn king!
Oh, To God Alone Be Glory -- 1 Samuel 2:1-10 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 2008
1. Oh, to God alone be glory, for his tender, loving care.
Happy Are The Ones Who In The Lord Live -- Psalm 1 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
1. Happy are the ones who in the Lord live, Delighting in his pathway of life;
Praise To Our God -- Psalm 97 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
1. Praise to our God, the one giving us this day to treasure.
Let Us Watch And Wait With Jesus -- Psalm 33:12-22 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
1. Let us watch and wait for Jesus, To fulfill his promise fair,
A New Day Is Dawning -- Psalm 98 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
1. A new day is dawning, now ended all longing.
Holy Spirit, Sent From Heaven -- Psalm 104:25-35, 37 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
1. Holy Spirit, sent from heaven, Breathing new life all around;
Jesus Is Born! -- Psalm 148 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 2008
1. Jesus is born! Our blessed Saviour! Joyful, the praise that we bring.
O Lord, Before Your Throne Of Grace -- Psalm 20 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2008
1. O Lord, before your throne of grace We come in humble prayer.
Come, Let Us Praise The Lord -- Psalm 147:13-21 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
1. Come, let us praise the Lord, In songs, with one accord,
Rise, Sovereign Lord -- Psalm 9:9-20 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2008
Refrain Rise, sovereign Lord, Be the stronghold of all your people.
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Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

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Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
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Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
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Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
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