A Worship Series to Commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Canons of Dort

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As churches look for worship resources to use to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Canons of Dort, Reformed Worship is happy to offer this one from Rev. Mary Hulst who currently serves as the chaplain at Calvin College. Though it appeared in Reformed Worship 63, in March 2002 our theology and worship patterns remain the same making this an excellent resource for today. 

What has changed in many of our churches are the songs we sing so we offer the following songs to consider in addition to the ones in the article. 

LUYH=Lift Up Your Hearts (Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2013)

WEEK ONE: Total Depravity/Fallen Humankind

  • All Have Sinned -LUYH 33
  • What Adam's Disobedience Cost -LUYH 34
  • Mighty to Save -LUYH 611
  • Come to the Savior Now -LUYH 613
  • Good to Me -LUYH 620
  • God Be Merciful to Me -LUYH 622/623
  • Not What My Hands Have Done -LUYH 624
  • Kyrie/Lord, Have Mercy -LUYH 633, 635, 637. 639
  • Depth of Mercy -LUYH 702
  • You Alone Can Rescue -Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin
  • No Other Font -Travis Cottrell

WEEK TWO: Unconditional Election/Adopted by God

  • How Sweet Was the Garden, Fertile and Fair -LUYH 29
  • What Adam's Disobedience Cost -LUYH 34 
  • You Are Our God; We Are Your People -LUYH 35  
  • In a Deep, Unbounded Darkness -LUYH 38
  • I Will Be Your God -LUYH 40
  • Great God, Your Love Has Called Us Here -LUYH 153
  • Lord, You Have Searched Me -LUYH 337
  • He Knows My Name -LUYH 339
  • You Are Mine -LUYH 430
  • O Love that Will Not Let Me Go -LUYH 457
  • Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling -LUYH 615
  • For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free -LUYH 679
  • Before the Throne of God Above -LUYH 682
  • How Great Is the Love of the Father -LUYH 683
  • I Sought the Lord, and Afterward I Knew -LUYH 685
  • Father, Ling Before Creation -LUYH 687
  • Loving Spirit -LUYH 793
  • Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus -LUYH 796
  • Sing! A New Creation -LUYH 797
  • Behold the Lamb -LUYH 840
  • This Holy Covenant Was Made -LUYH 847
  • Who You Say I Am -Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding 
  • Savior King -Marty Sampson, Mia Fieldes, Hillsong​​​​​​​

WEEK THREE: Limited Atonement/Intentional Atonement

  • Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus -LUYH 56 (and many other Advent Hymns)
  • My Soul Cries Out with a Joyful Shout -LUYH 69
  • What Grace is This -LUYH 163
  • You Are My King (Amazing Love) -LUYH 360
  • Because He Lives -LUYH 361
  • To God Be the Glory -LUYH 604
  • Salvation Belongs to Our God -LUYH 608
  • Just as I Am, Without One Plea -LUYH 627
  • Give Us Clean Hands -LUYH 628
  • In Christ Alone -LUYH 770
  • My Hope is Built on Nothing Less -LUYH 772
  • Through the Red Sea -LUYH 792
  • What the Lord Has Done in Me -LUYH 800
  • At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing -LUYH 832
  • Calvary -Hillsong​​​​​​​

WEEK FOUR: Irresistible Grace/Transformed by the Holy Spirit

  • Send Us Your Spirit -LUYH 228
  • Come, Holy Ghost -LUYH 232
  • Come Down, O Love Divine -LUYH 234
  • We Are Called -LUYH 296
  • As the Deer Pants for the Water -LUYH 332
  • Blessed Assurance: Jesus is Mine -LUYH 363
  • As the Deer -LUYH 503
  • Como el ciervo/Like a Deer -LUYH 504
  • For Your Gift of God the Spirit -LUYH 525
  • God, You Call Us to This Place -LUYH 531
  • By Grace We Have Been Saved -LUYH 675 
  • For the Glories of God's Grace -LUYH 677
  • How Vast the Benefits Divine -LUYH 688
  • I Know Not Why God's Wondrous Grace -LUYH 690
  • Amazing Grace -LUYH 691, 692
  • Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) -LUYH 693
  • Marvelous Grace -LUYH 696
  • Your Grace Is Enough -LUYH 698
  • Have Thine Own Way, Lord -LUYH 737
  • Take, O Take Me as I Am -LUYH 741
  • Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God -LUYH 746
  • Breathe on Me, Breath of God -LUYH 747
  • Spirit of the Living God -LUYH 749
  • Beneath the Cross -LUYH 825
  • There Is a Redeemer -LUYH 833
  • Take Us as We Are, O God -LUYH 862
  • Have Mercy on Me -Porter's Gate Worship Project 

WEEK FIVE: Perseverance of the Saints/Held by God

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing -LUYH 44
  • We Give Thanks unto You -LUYH 52  
  • I Want Jesus to Walk with Me -LUYH 140
  • We Are People on a Journey -LUYH 142
  • Lead Me, Guide Me -LUYH 329
  • We've Come This Far by Faith -LUYH 341
  • Great Is Thy Faithfulness -LUYH 348
  • My Soul Finds Rest -LUYH 370
  • Within Our Darkest Night -LUYH 417
  • Total Praise -LUYH 420
  • Day by Day -LUYH 437
  • My Life Flows on in Endless Song -LUYH 443
  • Neither Death nor Life -LUYH 450
  • Our God -LUYH 580
  • Nearer, Still Nearer -LUYH 659
  • Jesus, Draw Me Ever Nearer -LUYH 660
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee -LUYH 661
  • My Only Comfort -LUYH 781
  • Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) -Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Lighthelm
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