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The United Lutheran Church in America

The United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA) was established in 1918 with the merger of three independent German synods: the General Synod (1820), the General Council (1867), and the United Synod of the South (1863). The Zion Slovak Synod joined in 1920, the Icelandic Synod (1885) joined in 1940. In 1962 the ULCA became part of the new Lutheran Church in America. Immediately prior to its formation it published the Common Service Book (1917).


42.1     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 577 hymns, Appendix, indexes.

To peruse online, go to hymnary.org; click on “hymnals”; under “search” in the “hymnal, number” box, type in LHTC1918 and click on “search”.


42.2     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.3     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.4     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.5     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.6     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.7     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.8     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, 1917. The General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States of America, The Trustees of the General Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in North America; The United Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the South.

Contains two musical settings of The Service, two setting for Matins, and two for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, Public Confession, Burial of the Dead, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.9     Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1917, Copyright 1918.

Contains one musical settings of The Service, one setting for Matins, and one for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.10   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1917, Copyright 1918.

Contains one musical settings of The Service, one setting for Matins, and one for Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, the Music of the Book. 578 hymns, indexes.


42.11   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1917, Copyright 1918.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.


42.12   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1919.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.


42.13   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1919.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.


42.14   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1919.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.


42.15   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1919.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.


42.16   Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church. Authorized by The United Lutheran Church in America. Philadelphia. The Board of Publication of The United Lutheran Church in America, Copyright 1919.

Contains The Service, Matins, Vespers. Sentences for the Season, Introits, Collects, Lessons, Invitatories, Antiphons, Responsories, Collects and Psalms, General Prayers, Psalms, Canticles, the Passion History, the Occassional Services, General Rubrics, the Small Catechism, Prefaces to the Common Service, the Common Service Book, 578 hymns, indexes.