This collection, edited by Dan Damon, provides 98 short songs by various authors and composers that can be easily learned and memorized quickly. Most are arranged for four-part singing, but may also be sung in unison or by a single voice, making them suitable for individual prayer as well as corporate worship. Each hymn includes a 'suggested use' and the indexes include short biographical sketches of the hymn writers, some of which are published here for the first time. Dan's Introduction, sets out the way to use the pieces intelligently. Essential reading!
This is a sparkling collection of thirty contemporary carols and hymns for the seasons of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany by Timothy Dudley-Smith, one of today's leading hymnwriters. Most are set to well-known tunes that have been selected and arranged by Lionel Dakers, one of the foremost church musicians of our time.
Here are 36 new hymn texts written between 2008 and 2011 by Timothy Dudley-Smith. Included are notes and suggested tunes for each title plus a complete thematic index of all of Timothy Dudley-Smith's texts.
A delightful collection of poems written by Mary Kay Beall. Although she's widely known as a hymn writer and choral lyricist, she's also been writing poetry which has, until now, gone unpublished. Here is a collection of her favorites, guaranteed to make you reflect and smile.
Forty-three songs from Africa are included in this valuable resource. Like Tom Colvin's first collection of African hymns, "Fill Us with Your Love" (1983, Code No. 431), this collection includes English language translations of songs written for the churches in Africa.
Joy Patterson is a highly respected author and composer of both hymn texts and tunes. This is a collection of her best-known works as well as some new material published here for the first time. The Foreword is by Carl P. Daw, Jr.
The third collection of hymns by Alan Gaunt, bringing together 97 new texts written between November 1996 and February 2003. In addition, there are 22 translations from the Danish of N F S Grundtvig (1783-1872), and nine other translations, including six from the Welsh of William Williams (Pantycelyn). The Forward, by Professor Richard Watson of Durham University, places Gaunt's recent oeuvre in the context of his wide reading of other poets and Christian thinkers, and of the major themes and challenges of contemporary hymnody.
Dr. Lim Swee Hong is the Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music, and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Canada. As C. Michael Hawn writes in the foreword, "Composing tunes...is a skill that requires much more insight than most would realize...Swee Hong brings theological insight, poetic knowledge, an understanding of the assembly's vocal skills, and musical artistry to this task." Included here are 59 original hymn tunes set to contemporary texts. The tune names are included in the song list below.
This is the third collection of hymns by Shirley Erena Murray to be released by Hope Publishing Company (2003), and contains her new hymns written between 1997 and 2002. Her first collection, "In Every Corner Sing" (1992), contains 84 of her hymns, all but four of which appear with music. "Every Day in Your Spirit" (1996) contains 41 hymns, 37 of which are set to a hymn tune.
A collection of 24 hymn texts and tunes by the talented Dan Damon. A new listening CD from Daniel Charles Damon, recorded at Trinity United Church in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, featuring selections from Faith Will Sing and The Sound of Welcome. For further information and a complete listing of recorded hymns, click here: like a child.
Daniel Charles Damon / Words By: Daniel Charles Damon
Dan Damon is known as one of a few persons who are gifted both in crafting texts and composing tunes, and he constantly strives to build on these gifts. In this collection of 35 new hymns and songs, Dan's texts continue to break new ground, exploring new themes. The tunes, also, have a modern tonality, with echoes of the jazz music Dan performs publicly.
Fifty new psalms & hymns written by the past-Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Carl P. Daw, Jr. The book contains texts only and can be viewed on our website under "Online Hymnody." Suggested tunes will be posted soon as well.
This 2010 collection includes: (1) previously published texts which might be "born again" with a new tune or in a new setting; (2) new texts with a tune which might inspire a choral setting; (3) new texts that may cry out for a tune and for publication. The collection includes 66 texts and 23 tunes (many of which are by John Carter). Also included are extensive indexes and notes about the hymns.
Don Hustad so aptly reminds us that singing in worship does not require a solo voice. He says, "The relevant question is not 'Do you have a voice?' but "Do you have a song?'"
With encouragement and assistance from Rosemary Heffley, composer Jane Marshall has pulled together resources from a career of teaching, preaching, writing and composing that give an insight into the life of this extraordiinary person.
These are the collected hymn texts from 1961-2001 of one of the most widely published contemporary English hymnwriters. Timothy Dudley-Smith has been writing hymn texts for more than 40 years, and one or more of these hymns appears in more than 250 hymnals throughout the English-speaking world.