Prelude contains music for a variety of special services, including patriotic tunes and national hymns and songs to celebrate Independence Day.
Four Patriotic Selections
1. Battle Hymn
2. Materna (O Beautiful for Spacious Skies)
3. National Anthem (God Bless our Native Land/My Country, 'Tis of Thee, ELW 891)
4. Melita (Eternal Father, Strong to Save, ELW 756)
“Holy Trinity, one God, you show us the splendor of diversity and the beauty of unity in your own divine life. Make us, who came from many nations with many languages, a united people that delights in our many different gifts. Defend our liberties, and give those whom we have entrusted with authority the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, or sovereign and our Savior. Amen.”
—Prayer from ELW Prayer Book for the Armed Services © 2013 Augsburg Fortress
* ELW Prayer Book for the Armed Services content is also available digitally in SundaysandSeasons.com
A happy Fourth of July to you and your music ministry!