Hymn Scripture Reference

Has anyone else noticed that in Lutheran Service Book (LSB) the reference to the Apocrypha was removed from the hymn, Now Thank We All Our God (LSB: 895, TLH: 36).

In The Lutheran Hymnal the scripture reference given is Ecclesiasticus 50:2: “Now therefore bless ye the God of all, which only doeth wondrous things everywhere, which exalteth our days to His mercy. He grant us joyfulness of heart, and that peace may be in our days in Israel forever: that he would confirm his mercy with us, and deliver us at his time!”

However, it appears those that worked on the hymnody for LSB dropped the Apocrypha for references such as Psalm 107:21-22, Ephesians 5:19; Psalm 105:1-2, and Psalm 37:5-6, 39-40. My question is… why drop the reference? Anybody have any answers…. aside from what some will say… “too Catholic.”

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One Response

  1. very interesting. i’m adding in RSS Reader

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