Hymn Based Resources

John D. Horman & Mary Nelson Keithahn.

Hymns Etc.

"Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificient and delightful presents God has given us."

Martin Luther

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HYMNS ETC. - Hymn Collections

In the last twenty years, we have written over a hundred hymns together.  Some are available in our one-author/composer collections listed below. 

Faith That Lets Us Sing: Fifty New Hymns and Short Worship Songs
Wayne Leupold Editions, 2017

This, our fourth collection, includes thirteen new hymns for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, and twenty-five hymns for general use, plus twelve short worship songs for gathering a group in fellowship or at the table, work projects, church teachers, congregational care groups, boards and committees, prayers groups, virtual or actual tours, or other areas of ministry.  Some of these songs are also useful as service music in worship. One hymn text has two accompaniments which can be combined for an easy anthem.  Another provides alternate final stanzas for “Now Thank We All Our God” for use in interfaith groups.   There are also commentaries on each hymn and song, and the usual topical, source, metrical, and first line indexes.

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Come Away With Me: A Collection of Original Hymns

Abingdon Press, 1998.

Sixteen new texts and tunes, with commentaries on each that encourage its devotional use. Each tune is interlined with the text, and the text is printed as poetry as well. Six of the hymns have been included in other hymnals or supplements. (See below.) All of the hymns in this collection are reproducible for congregational use under a CCLI license or OneLicense.net, or by permission of The Copyright Company. Come Away With Me was reviewed in the October 1998 issue of The Hymn and Bulletin #216 (Vol. XV.7, July 1998) of the Hymn Society in Great Britain and Ireland.
Click here to purchase this collection from Cokesbury. (www.cokesbury.com/)

Listen to a sample of the music: “ Come Away with Me,”; “Prayer for Pentecost,” ; and “Spirit Falling Like A Dove,” #6.

   

 

 

 

 

Time Now to Gather: New Hymns for the Church Family

Abingdon Press, 1998.

Sixteen more new texts and tunes, with commentaries on each that encourage its devotional use. Each tune is interlined with the text, and the text is printed as poetry as well. Eight of these hymns have been included in other hymnals or supplements. (See below.) Four have been published in anthem settings. All of the hymns in this collection are reproducible for congregational use under a CCLI license or OneLicense.net or by permission of The Copyright Company.
Time Now to Gather was reviewed in the July 2000 issue of The Hymn, and in Bulletin #218 (Vol. XV.9, Jan. 1999) of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Click here to purchase this collection from Cokesbury (www.cokesbury.com/)

Excerpts from “ One Holy Night in Bethlehem,”; “We Sang Our Glad Hosannas,”. 

   

 

 

 

 

The Song Lingers On: New Hymns for Our Journey of Faith

Zimbel Press, 2003.


Twenty-one new texts and tunes, with commentaries for each that make the collection useful for devotional purposes.. Each tune is interlined with the text, and the text is printed as poetry as well. Worship planners will appreciate the fact that the hymns are indexed by scripture, topic, meter, first line, and tune name. One hymn from this collection has been included in a hymnal supplement.
The Song Lingers On was reviewed in the July 2004 issue of The Hymn. For ordering information contact Zimbel Press.  Click here to order from Zimbel: www.zimbel.com.

   

 

 

Called to Sing Your Praise

Hymns, Etc. LLP. (Available for Reference Only)


This is a collection of twelve Keithahn/Horman hymns, with commentaries on the texts and tunes, that have been published individually in other settings (hymnal supplements, anthem settings, church school curriculum resources.)  One text, written for an anthem commissioned by Choristers Guild after 9/11, was selected for publication in a special insert in July 2002 issue of The Hymn. Permission to reproduce these hymns for congregational use must be obtained from the respective publishers.
(Excerpts from “Circle the Table,”, and “Faith Is Believing,”.)

 

 

Our Hymns in Other Collections

Some of our hymns are also included in the following hymnals, supplements, and study/worship books:

Community of Christ Sings, a hymnal published for the Community of Christ (also known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), by Herald Publishing House, 2013.

Four of our hymns are included: “God of Every Generation,” “The Wedding Guests Are Waiting,” “When the World Is Babbling ‘Round Us,” and “A Mother Lined a Basket,” and another of Mary’s texts, “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise.”

   

Glory to God: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, a hymnal published for the Presbyterian USA Church by Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

Two of John’s hymn tunes are included: WEST MAIN and SEACHRIST/MARY AND MARTHA.

   

God’s Mission: God’s Song, by Joyce D. Sohl. Women’s Division, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 2006.

Our hymn, “Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray,” is included with a commentary in the section, “Hymns Addressing Justice for Children.” 
(www.gbgm-umc.org/umw/)

   

Hymns of Heritage and Hope, a hymnal published by the Advent Christian General Conference, 2001.

This hymnal has two of our hymns, “Time Now to Gather” and “Creator God, Who Has Composed.” (www.adventchristian.org/)

   

Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, a hymnal published by Faith Alive Christian Resources for the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church of America.  

Our 14-stanza hymn, “Behold the Lamb of God,” is in this hymnal.  Stanzas 1 and 14 were written at the request of the editors for use as “book-ends” when only or more selected stanzas are sung.

   

Sing Justice! Do Justice! is a hymnal supplement published by Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah Publishing Co, Inc., 1998.

“Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray” and “We Walk Today in Darkness” are included in this book.

Excerpt from solo version of “Your Spirit, God, Moves Us to Pray” Selah Publishing (www.selahpub.com/)
   

Singing the New Testament, a hymnal supplement published by Faith Alive Christian Resources/The Calvin Institute of Worship, 2008. 

This includes two of our hymns: “In Matthew’s Gospel There Are Five”and “Are You the One?”  
(www.faithaliveresources.org/ and www.calvin.edu/worship/).

   

Sing the Faith, a hymnal supplement published by Geneva Press, 2003

Eight of our hymns are included: “One Holy Night in Bethlehem,” “We Sang Our Glad Hosannas,” “Like Miriam Who Danced to Praise,” “When Cain Killed Abel,” “A Mother Lined A Basket,” “Come Away with Me” “Faith Is Patience in the Night,” and “Time Now to Gather.” Mary’s text, “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise” is also in this book.

   

Singing Our Savior’s Story: A Congregational Song Supplement for the Christian Year, Hymn Texts Since 1990, compiled and edited by James Abingdon. GIA Publications, Inc., 2014

“Behold the Lamb of God” is also included in this collection.

   

Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus: Women Hymn Writers and Their Songs, by Joyce D. Sohl. General Board of Global Ministries, GBGMusik, The United Methodist Church, 2006.

This collection includes “When Quiet Peace Is Shattered.” (www.cokesbury.com/forms/music.aspx?strategicpartner=Presbyterian)

   

The Faith We Sing, a hymnal supplement published by Abingdon Press, 2000.  

Seven of our hymns are included: “One Holy Night in Bethlehem,” “We Sang Our Glad Hosannas,” “When Cain Killed Abel,” “A Mother Lined A Basket,” “Come Away with Me” “Faith Is Patience in the Night,” and “Time Now to Gather.” Mary’s text, “When We Are Called to Sing Your Praise” is also in this book. (www.cokesbury.com/)

   

Upper Room Worshipbook: Music and Liturgies for Spiritual Formation. Upper Room, 2006.

Our hymn, “Come Away with Me,” is included here. (www.upperroom.org/)

   

Voices Found: Women in the Church’s Song, a hymnal supplement published for the Episcopal Church by Church Publishing, Inc., 2003. 

The supplement includes our hymn, “Circle the Table,” and two of Mary’s texts, “A Father Came to Jesus” and “A Long-Lost Lamb.”

   

Voices United, a hymnal published for the United Church of Canada by United Church Publishing House, 1996.

Our hymn, “When Quiet Peace Is Shattered,” is in this hymnal.

(www.united-church.ca/sales/ucph)

   

Worship and Song, a hymnal supplement published by Abingdon Press, 2011.

Our hymn, “Spirit-Child Jesus,” is included in this supplement.

(www.cokesbury.com/forms/music.aspx)

   

Worship Boldly, a program/worship book for the 2005-2008 Triennium. Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2005 

“Circle the Table” is one of the hymns in this book.

(www.augsburgfortress.org/).

 

 

Let us come into God's presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to God with songs of praise!

Psalm 95:2

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