Resources for Lent

"Head of Christ" by Georges Rouault

Last year Elliot and I have were asked by a couple of churches if we would put together a short guide on the season of Lent.  There is a brief background on the history, some pastoral reflections and some liturgical and practical suggestions for how to observe the season meaningfully.  There is a lot more to say and Lent is part of an ancient church practice that is foreign to most of us and our contexts but we have drawn out the important biblical and pastoral aspects that are helpful to all of us.

<Here is our official LENT Season page>


A Brief Guide to Lent (by Elliot Grudem & Bruce Benedict)

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Other Articles:

On Keeping a Holy Lent – Craig R. Higgins

40 Days of Readings for Lent – Missio Dei Church

The Season of Lent | Lent and the Reformation – John Witvliet

Ash Wednesday Evangelism – Lauren Winner

Lent – Preparing for Easter – Christ Church Berkelely

Reading the Church Fathers for Lent

Confession (c) 2006 Kyle Ragsdale


Textweeklenten links and resources

Revised Common Lectionary (Vandy Site)

Ash Wednesday Services

Christ Covenant, Chicago
City Church, San Fran
Redeemer, Knoxville

Holy Week Resources

Georges Rouaults “Miserere” Series @ ThirdMill Site

Psalm 51

Songs with Lenten Themes

Songs for Lent – New York Hymns

Lenten Hymns, Vol 1
Aaron Hale

Ah, Holy Jesus (traditional)
mp3 | leadsheet

Alas! And Did my Savior Bleed (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

At the Name of Jesus (Gilley arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Beneath the Cross of  Jesus (Webb & McCraken arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Blessed Redeemer (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Come Ye Sinners (Southern Harmony arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Go to Dark Gethsamane

Faint Were We (Partain arr.)
mp3 | chord chart

Help My Unbelief (Red Mountain arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

In Feast or Fallow (Sandra McCracken)
mp3 | leadsheet | chords | info

Kyrie 2004 (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Kyrie 2006 (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Kyrie 2007 (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Man of Sorrows
mp3 | leadsheet

More Love, O Christ (Partain arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Psalm 51
RUF – God Be Merciful to Me
mp3 | leadsheet

Psalm 130 – From Depths of Woe (RUF arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Psalm 130 – Out of the Depths (Karl Digerness arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
mp3 | leadsheet

‘Tis Midnight and on Olive’s Brow (Benedict arr.)
mp3 | leadsheet

What Wondrous Love is This?
mp3 | leadsheet

Who is This so Weak and Helpless?
RUF – mp3 | leadsheet
Hymn – mp3 | leadsheet

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