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150+ Traditional Hymns for Lent, lyrics, midi music and PDF.

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Lent Hymns, midi music, lyrics and pdf

LENT (Latin: Quadragesima - English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday, most notably for the public imposition of ashes, (see photo - A Christian clergyman imposes ashes on a member of the United States Navy.) and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving, atonement and self-denial. This event, along with its pious customs are observed by Christians in the Anglican, Calvinist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic traditions. Today, some Anabaptist and evangelical churches also observe the Lenten season. Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Lent, many of the faithful commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional, to draw themselves near to God. The Stations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Christ's carrying the Cross and of his execution, are often observed. Many Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches remove flowers from their altars, while crucifixes, religious statues, and other elaborate religious symbols are often veiled in violet fabrics in solemn observance of the event. Throughout Christendom, some adherents mark the season with the traditional abstention from the consumption of meat, most notably among Roman Catholics. Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent, before beginning his public ministry, fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by the Devil. In most of the West, it begins on Ash Wednesday. Different Christian denominations calculate its length differently. (Ref Wikipedia)

The following is our Lent and Easter hymn playlist on YouTube.

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According To Thy Gracious Word Ah Holy Jesus How Hast Thou Offended All Glory Laud And Honor All Ye Who Seek For Sure Relief Almighty God Thy Word Is Cast And Now Beloved Lord Thy Soul Resigning Approach My Soul The Mercy Seat Art Thou Weary Art Thou Languid As Pants The Hart For Cooling Streams At The Cross Her Station Keeping Be Thou My Guardian And My Guide Behold Me Standing At The Door Behold The Lamb Of God Who Bore Beneath The Cross Of Jesus Beyond The Holy City Wall Blessed Savior Thou Hast Taught Us Bread Of Heaven On Thee We Feed Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken By Jesus Grave On Either Hand Christ Is Now Risen Again Christian Dost Thou See Them Christian Seek Not Yet Repose Come Faithful People Come Away Come Let Us To The Lord Our God Creator Of The World To Thee Dost Thou Truly Seek Renown Drop Drop Slow Tears Eifionydd Far From My Heavenly Home Father Again In Jesus Name We Meet Father Hear Thy Childrens Call Forgive Them O My Father Forty Days And Forty Nights From Deepest Woe I Cry To Thee Giver Of The Perfect Gift Glory Be To Jesus Go To Dark Gethsemane God The Father God The Son Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus Hail Thou Source Of Every Blessing Hark The Voice Of Love And Mercy Have Mercy Lord On Me Heal Me O My Savior Heal His Are The Thousand Sparkling Rills I Am Not Worthy Holy Lord I Could Not Do Without Thee I Lay My Sins On Jesus I Need Thee Precious Jesus Immortal Love For Ever Full In The Hour Of Trial In The Lords Atoning Grief It Is A Thing Most Wonderful It Is Finished Blessed Jesus It Is Finished Christ Hath Known Jesus And Shall It Ever Be Jesus Grant Me This I Pray Jesus In Thy Dying Woes Jesus Lord Of Life And Glory Jesus Lover Of My Soul Jesus Meek And Lowly Jesus My Savior Look On Me Jesus My Strength My Hope Jesus Name All Names Above Just As I Am Without One Plea Lead Us O Father In The Paths Of Peace Lift High The Cross The Love Of Christ Proclaim Lighten The Darkness Of Our Lifes Long Night Long Did I Toil And Knew No Earthly Rest Lord As To Thy Dear Cross We Flee Lord Enthroned In Heavenly Splendor Lord I Hear Of Showers Of Blessing Lord In This Thy Mercys Day Lord It Belongs Not To My Care Lord Jesus Think On Me Lord Jesus When We Stand Afar Lord Not Despairingly Lord Of Mercy And Of Might Lord Teach Us How To Pray Aright Lord To Thee Alone We Turn Lord When Thy Kingdom Comes Remember Me Lord When We Bend Before Thy Throne Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days My Faith Looks Up To Thee My God I Love Thee Not Because My God My Father Dost Thou Call My God My God And Can It Be My Song Is Love Unknown My Soul With Patience Waits My Spirit Longs For Thee Nature With Open Volume Stands Not For Our Sins Alone Now Is The Healing Time Decreed Now My Soul Thy Voice Upraising O Christ Who Art The Light And Day O Come And Mourn With Me Awhile O For A Closer Walk With God O For A Heart To Praise My God O Help Us Lord Each Hour Of Need O Jesus Christ From Thee Began O Jesus Thou Art Standing O Kind Creator Bow Thine Ear O Lamb Of God Still Keep Me O Let Him Whose Sorrow O Lord Turn Not Thy Face From Me O Love How Deep How Broad How High O My Savior Lifted O Perfect Life Of Love O Sacred Head Sore Wounded O Sacred Head Surrounded O Savior May We Never Rest O Savior Where Shall Guilty Man O Sinner Lift The Eye Of Faith O Thou Before The World Began O Thou From Whom All Goodness Flows O Thou The Contrite Sinners Friend O Thou To Whose All Searching Sight O Thou Who Dost Accord Us O Thou Who Through This Holy Week Out Of The Deep I Call Rescue The Perishing Care For The Dying Resting From His Work Today Revive Thy Work O Lord Ride On Ride On In Majesty Ride On Triumphantly Behold We Lay Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me Savior When In Dust To Thee See The Destined Day Arise Servant Of God Remember Shepherd Divine Our Wants Relieve Sinful Sighing To Be Blest Sing My Tongue The Glorious Battle Soul Of My Savior Sanctify My Breast Souls Of Men Why Will Ye Scatter Still Nigh Me O My Savior Stand Sweet The Moments Rich In Blessing Take Up Thy Cross The Savior Said The Fast As Taught By Holy Lore The Glory Of These Forty Days The God Of Love My Shepherd Is The Royal Banners Forward Go There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood There Is A Green Hill Far Away There Were Ninety And Nine Thirty Years Among Us Dwelling Throned Upon The Awful Tree To My Humble Supplication Weary Of Earth And Laden With My Sin Weary Of Wandering From My God Were You There When They Crucified My Lord When I Survey The Wondrous Cross When My Love To God Grows Weak When Our Heads Are Bowed With Woe When Rising From The Bed Of Death When Wounded Sore The Stricken Heart Wilt Thou Forgive That Sin By Man Begun With Broken Heart And Contrite Sigh Zions Daughter Weep No More

There are also many other Christian pieces on this site which are included with other collections, e.g. the Children's Songs section contains quite a few.