Church Dedication anthems
Thank you for all of the suggestions. Here is a compilation of
Dedication Anthems for a new church.
Director of Music
Southwood Lutheran Church
5511 S. 27th St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
"Great is Our God" (C. Courtney) for SATB, opt. bells, opt. brass, and
"Hark, Ten-thousand Harps and Voices" (C. Courtney) Beckenhorst Press.
"Upon This Rock" (John Ness Beck)
Come Build a Church (Ken Medema)
Locus iste (Anton Bruckner)
[Locus iste a Deo factus est, inaestimabile sacramentum;
This place was made by God,a priceless sacrament; beyond reproach.]
Christ is our cornerstone (Edgar Aufdemberge) Concordia Pub
Behold! I Build A House (Lukas Foss)
Lord We Give Thanks To Thee (Undine Moore) GIA Publication
Behold, the tabernacle of the Lord" (William Harris)
Our Dream (Linda Sobo)
Built on this Rock the church doth stand
Rock of ages
When in our music God is Glorified (Judy Hunnicutt)
Rejoice ye pure in heart
In this Very Room
"Consecrate the Place and Day" (Lloyd Pfautsch)
I was glad (C.H.H. Parry)
Joy in the house (Kenn Mann)
To my Father's house (Spiritual)
Bless This House (o Lord we pray, make it safe by night and day (May
"Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Edward Bairstow's )
[Blessed City, Heavenly Salem, vision dear of peace and love, who of
living stones art builded in the height of heaven above, and by angel
hands apparelled as a bride doth earthward move!
Out of heaven from God descending, new and ready to be wed to thy Lord,
whose love espoused thee, fair adorned shalt thou be led; all thy gates
and all thy bulwarks of pure gold are fashioned.
Bright thy gates of pearl are shining, they are open evermore; and their
well earned rest attaining thither faithful souls do soar. Who for
Christs dear name in this world, pain and tribulaton bore.
Many a blow and biting sculpture polished well those stones elect,in
their places now compacted, by the heavenly Architect. Nevermore to leave
the temple, which with them the Lord hath decked.
To this temple, where we call thee, come, O Lord of Hosts, today, with
thy wonted oving kindness hear thy servants as they pray; and thy fullest
benediction shed within its walls alway.]
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