In honor of St. Michael and All Angels, Halloween, and the End Times readings for the last Sundays of the church year, Sarah’s offering “spiritual warfare ammo” in the form of hymns that rebuke the devil in Jesus’ name.
Lyrics featured in this Hymn Sing episode include “A Mighty Fortress” (LSB 656/657), “O Little Flock, Fear Not the Foe” (LSB 666), “Jesus Has Come and Brings Pleasure Eternal” (LSB 533), “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It” (LSB 594), and Sarah’s favorite hymn of all: “Jesus, Priceless Treasure” (LSB 743).
Loaded with Scripture, hymn lyrics, and the stories behind some of the hymnals most hopeful and defiant hymns, this conversation will help listeners better confess, as Martin Luther famously did:
“When the devil throws our sins up to us and declares we deserve death and hell, we ought to speak thus: ‘I admit that I deserve death and hell. What of it? Does this mean that I shall be sentenced to eternal damnation? By no means. For I know One who suffered and made a satisfaction in my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Where he is, there I shall be also.’”
Hear the full story of “God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It” in the Baptism Party Planning Committee episode.
Find the Lutheran Service Book: Psalms and Hymns Pocket Edition and Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns from Concordia Publishing House.
God’s own child, I gladly say it, text © 1991 Robert E. Voelker. Used with Permission.
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