More Video (in this case audio) Samples of Authentic Worship #2 – Weedon’s Favorite Te Deum, LSB 941

(by Pastor Rossow) This is not a video sample but an audio one. It is from Will Weedon’s blog.

It is his favorite setting of the Te Deum. It is a Stephen Starke setting which is on page 941 of the Lutheran Service Book. Here is what Weedon says about it:

I should clarify that this is not my favorite setting of this Te Deum, but Starke’s text at LSB 941 has become one of my all time favorite texts. I’d love to link to the Kantorei’s setting of this, but don’t know if it is on the web – I think it’s better – less “brassy” and more attuned to what the words are actually confessing.

Click on the “My Favorite Te Deum” to go to the blog. or click to play the CPH promotional version of this setting of the Te Deum. At Bethany, Naperville we sing this a few times each year. The next time we do we will video tape it for our BJS readers.

My Favorite Te Deum


About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


More Video (in this case audio) Samples of Authentic Worship #2 – Weedon’s Favorite Te Deum, LSB 941 — 4 Comments

  1. It is just plain incredible. I first heard this several years on a Kantori CD. I’m still picking up my jaw.

  2. I agree! We sang this a few times at the Lander Youth Camp this past summer in Lander, WY and was great to hear all the kids sing it 🙂


  3. When we first sang this at my church not long after getting the LSB, my son, then about 12, nudged me and whispered excitedly: “The Planets, Dad!”
    My response was basically “Huh?”
    “The Planets, Dad! It’s Jupiter!” Finally, the lights came on in my less musically adept brain.

    So we love it also, but I had wondered whose idea it was to use this melody with the Te Deum.

  4. LSB 941 is one of my wife and I’s all time favorites. We first sang it as an alternative to the Te Deum during Matins at Concordia Mequon. We liked it so much that we had it played during our wedding for the recessional.

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