Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Commissioned anthem, praise song are available for Anniversary.

The 300th Anniversary committee has commissioned the creation of an anthem and praise song in honor of the 2008 anniversary of the Brethren movement. "Speak, O Lord" is the anthem, with text and tune by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend, arranged by John Ferguson. "Lord, Empower Us to Love" is the praise song, composed by Ron and Linda Sprunger from the Brethren Church.

The anthem has been published by Morningstar Music. Copies can be ordered at a reduced price by using the downloadable form located on the worship page of the anniversary website (go to

In addition to the version of the praise song to be sung by congregations, the Sprunger also have offered a choral arrangement or anthem version of the praise song. Published copies of the anthem version can be ordered by using the downloadable form also located on the worship page of the anniversary website.

The 300th Anniversary committee also has developed a variety of other worship resources for congregations and districts to use as part of the Anniversary celebration. The resources are posted on the anniversary website under Resources/Worship and can be downloaded from

Source: 3/27/2008 Newsline Extra

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