Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons

Musical Composition of a Fantastical Vision

November 15, 2020 SMC preachers
Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Musical Composition of a Fantastical Vision
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Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Musical Composition of a Fantastical Vision
Nov 15, 2020
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As I've lived with Isaiah's bizarre, fantastical, and awe-some / terrifying vision, I began to experience it as a musical composition:

  • Introduction - In the year that King Uzziah died...
  • Movement 1 - The Skirts of God
  • Movement 2 - Frankenstein
  • Movement 3 - Hineni
  • Coda - Prayer of the Seraphim: Holy, holy, holy

Once through, I played with a musical variation of the whole composition for our congregation . I'm eyes wide open on how cryptic this description is. Trust me: it's fitting. I invite you into the mystery... [sermon begins at 14:14]
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Scripture: Isaiah 6.1-8 
Image: Skirt (of God?)
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Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • How Great Thou Art - Text & Music: © 1949, 1953 The Stuart Hine Trust CIO.
  • I sought the Lord - Text: Anonymous, and written ca. 1878 (Public Domain); Music: J. Harold Moyer, © 1969 Faith and Life Press / Mennonite Publishing House
  • May the Lord, mighty God - Text: based on Numbers 6.24-26; Music: Adapted from Pau-chen Li’s “Wen-Ti”
Show Notes

As I've lived with Isaiah's bizarre, fantastical, and awe-some / terrifying vision, I began to experience it as a musical composition:

  • Introduction - In the year that King Uzziah died...
  • Movement 1 - The Skirts of God
  • Movement 2 - Frankenstein
  • Movement 3 - Hineni
  • Coda - Prayer of the Seraphim: Holy, holy, holy

Once through, I played with a musical variation of the whole composition for our congregation . I'm eyes wide open on how cryptic this description is. Trust me: it's fitting. I invite you into the mystery... [sermon begins at 14:14]
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Scripture: Isaiah 6.1-8 
Image: Skirt (of God?)
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Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

  • How Great Thou Art - Text & Music: © 1949, 1953 The Stuart Hine Trust CIO.
  • I sought the Lord - Text: Anonymous, and written ca. 1878 (Public Domain); Music: J. Harold Moyer, © 1969 Faith and Life Press / Mennonite Publishing House
  • May the Lord, mighty God - Text: based on Numbers 6.24-26; Music: Adapted from Pau-chen Li’s “Wen-Ti”