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September 23, 2014

You Have Searched Me, Lord, and Known Me

Words by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2014. Music: tune CLOSE TO THEE, by Silas J. Vail, 1874.  Carolyn Winfrey Gillette  […]

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September 18, 2014

History of Hymns: “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”

By C. Michael Hawn

"'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" by Louisa M. R. Stead The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 462

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September 17, 2014

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

This hymn by United Methodist pastor and hymn writer Nickolas Campbell is an expansion on Augustine's Prayer […]

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September 17, 2014

Source of Faith (A Hymn on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral)

United Methodist pastor and hymn writer F. Richard Garland has composed this hymn based on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, […]

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September 11, 2014

History of Hymns: “Close to Thee”

By C. Michael Hawn

"Close to Thee"  Words by Fanny Crosby; Music by Silas J. Vail  The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 407 […]

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September 5, 2014

The Weeping Widow (Once Sorrowed by Tears)

This new hymn by United Methodist pastor and hymn writer Nickolas Campbell is related to Luke 7:11-17, the […]

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September 5, 2014

Vous Créatures du Seigneur

French translation of the familiar and favorite hymn,“All Creatures of Our God and King.”

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September 5, 2014

Oh, Criaturas del Señor

Spanish translation of the familiar and favorite hymn,“All Creatures of Our God and King.”

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September 4, 2014

History of Hymns: “We Are Called” (“Come! Live in the Light”)

By C. Michael Hawn

"We Are Called" ("Come! Live in the Light")  by David Haas  The Faith We Sing, No. 2172

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August 28, 2014

History of Hymns: “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”

By C. Michael Hawn

"Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life" by Frank Mason North The United Methodist Hymnal, No. 427

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August 26, 2014

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht!

German translation of the favorite Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night” with guitar chords.

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August 26, 2014

A King Planned a Party

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has composed this hymn related to the gospel lesson for the Sunday between October 9 and 15, Year […]

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August 25, 2014

When a Father Gives Great Gifts

A Hymn on the Prodigal Son --  Charles Wheatley composed this hymn text almost sixty years ago as a […]

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August 18, 2014

The Gift of the Universe

By F. Richard Garland

When cameras are sent into space, they reveal no national borders, no states, no ethnicities - just a beautiful blue […]

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August 13, 2014

2015 Worship & Music Planning Calendar

PDF document of lectionary readings for each Sunday in 2015, as well as special days and times throughout the year.   […]

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