Of all the activities and ministries of a church, the weekly corporate worship is usually the most noticed. Our service is especially suited for a small congregation, including sharing among the worshippers as an integral part of the service. Hartford Bible Church is committed to a variety of styles of music in our worship service, always singing both contemporary praise with traditional (yea, even ancient) hymns. We like to have a variety of instruments and ensembles as well.
During the lockdown, we recorded and posted our entire worship service. Now we only do that periodically, but click here to link to those video worship services.
We love hymns at First Congregational. The recordings below are from our worship service, sometimes with some harmonies dubbed in later. We try to have both organ and piano to accompany our hymns.
- "And Can It Be That I Should Gain" Charles Wesley
- "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today" Charles Wesley
- "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" Robert Robinson
- "Fairest Lord Jesus" from “Münster Gesangbuch" - or a capella version
- "He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought" Joseph H. Gilmore
- "How Firm a Foundation" “K"
- "I Surrender All" Judson W. Van de Venter
- "Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun" Isaac Watts (based on Psalm 72)
- "Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness" Nicholaus L. von Zinzendorf (translated by John Wesley)
- "Joy to the World!" Isaac Watts (from Psalm 98)
- "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Charles Wesley - or a capella version
- "O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing" Charles Wesley
- "Rejoice, the Lord is King!" Charles Wesley
- "Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart" Edward H. Plumptre
- "Solid Rock, The" Edward Mote - or a capella version
- "Some Golden Daybreak"
- "Take My Life and Let it Be Consecrated" Frances R. Havergal
- "Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus" Helen H. Lemmel
- "We Sing the Greatness of Our God" by Isaac Watts - or a capella
- "We've A Story to Tell to the Nations" H. Ernest Nichol - or a capella version
- "What Wondrous Love Is This?" American Folk Hymn