Lately things have been uncertain and downright scary. We’ve all been forced to slow down in one way or another which I have personally found both an inconvenience and a gift.
I wanted a way to reach out and encourage you each, and as I thought about how to do that and what to do, I decided that I wanted to give you a moment to make the most of this time you have to be still. As of midnight last night, Nashville is under a #SaferAtHome order. Maybe your area is too, or maybe you are choosing to shelter in place voluntarily as a way to support ALL your neighbors: those you know, and those you don’t.
So for the next two weeks, starting tonight, I’m bringing you “Hymns From Home.” 5-10 minutes of instrumental hymns posted at 8:00pm *almost* every night. Each night I will have a thought or a verse for you to meditate on while you listen, or you can use it as a soundtrack for your own prayers or reading. Whatever you need this time to be...it’s your space.
I’m hoping you’ll join me and looking forward to pressing in to some “corporate solitude” as we “social distance” in this season.
For each video I'll also give you a prayer prompt, a related passage of Scripture, and a brief bit of information on the piece of music should you choose to utilize them, or you can use this time to pray or reflect as you need to. It's your tool to use as you need. Praying for you each.
The Lord's Prayer
Lord, thank you teaching us how to pray. May your will be done even in times of uncertainty for we know that your power and glory are everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Matthew 6:9-13 & Luke 11:2-4
The lyric for this piece is taken from the passages of Scripture that recount when the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray (Matthew 6:9-13 & Luke 11:2-4). This tune was composed in 1935 by American composer, organist and pianist Albert H Mallotte. While he toured both domestically and internationally as an artist, served in the armed forces and composed extensively for film and for the church, this setting of The Lord's Prayer remains his greatest remembered accomplishment.
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Bethany is a freelance violinist/fiddler and tour manager who works with artists & events such as Kelly Minter, Cultivate: A Gathering Around The Word and Laura Story. She and her husband Keith live in Nashville, TN with their daughter Clare, cat & 6 backyard chickens. For more info on Bethany, visit her bio page!!