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MARY MAGDALENE OF GRAND RAPIDS$0.00 Add to cart
Michael Perry’s 1973 setting of the Benedictus (Luke 1:68-79), “Blest Be the God of Israel” is usually paired with MERLE’S TUNE by Hal Hopson. That’s a beautiful tune, but sometimes a hymn needs more brawn than beauty. This new tune has a lot of similarities to the Peruvian Gloria, which could be used as an extended Amen at the end of the song.
This leadsheet is a free download. If you sing this song in your church please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense.
Mary’s Song (Our King of Peace)$0.00 – $35.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/marys_song.mp3"][/audio]
Wendell Kimbrough’s setting of Mary’s Song captures the wonder, fear, and obedience of Mary’s response to Gabriel’s message. The song is a perfect fit for Advent, Christmas, and Lessons and Carols services. The choral arrangement places the choir alongside folk instruments, which is a lovely marriage for those who lead blended worship.
My Days Are in Your Hands$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/my_days_are_in_your_hands.mp3"][/audio]
Inspired by a hymn text of W.F. Lloyd, “My Times Are in Your Hands” is a prayer of trust that offers our lives to God in faith, whether our days be dark or bright, long or short. It can be sung at New Years’ services, in times of trial, or when embarking on new ministries.
This song is mentioned in Greg’s podcast, “New Year.”
PowerPoint slides for congregational singing are available from Digital Songs & Hymns.
O Bless the Lord, My Soul (ST THOMAS)$35.00 Add to cart
This is a string orchestra accompaniment for the hymn tune ST THOMAS, using the text “O Bless the Lord, My Soul.” This hymn of praise is appropriate for Thanksgiving Day, building dedications, and pastor installation services. The festive nature of the arrangement will turn a common hymn into a regal anthem.
This arrangement is mentioned in Greg’s podcast, “Thanksgiving Brainstorms.”
Score and parts for violins, viola, cello, double bass, and timpani. Purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (VENI IMMANUEL)$5.00 Add to cart[audio m4a="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Arr-G-Scheer-O-Come-O-Come-Take-1-simple.m4a"][/audio]
This Just Add People arrangement includes an original piano accompaniment for congregational singing. “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is an Advent favorite, the mesmerizing harp-like sound of this arrangement echoes the hopeful waiting expressed in the text.
Piano accompaniment for congregational singing.
O Lord, May Your Kingdom Come$20.00 Add to cart
This song is an East/West collaboration between Pakistani Eric Sarwar and me. Eric wrote the music based on the shiv ranjni raga and I wrote the text based on Isaiah 11. It is a beautiful statement of longing for God’s promised Kingdom, which at times we can almost taste and other times seems very far off.
Anthem for SATB choir, percussion, and strings. Purchase price allows you to print as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
O One with God the Father$0.00 – $5.00 Select options
William Walsham How is best known as the author of “For All the Saints,” but he wrote almost a hundred other hymns, including this one: “O One with God the Father.” It is a powerful Epiphany text that begins with the theme of Colossians 1:15, “The Son is the image of the invisible God.” It continues by focusing on the light of Christ, praying that Christ’s light would dispel the darkness of our lives. This wonderful old text now has a fresh coat of (musical) paint!
O Risen Christ, Our Living Hope$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/o_risen_christ.mp3"][/audio]
This song is loosely based on John Chandler’s text “O Christ, Our Hope, Our Heart’s Desire,” a translation of the Latin hymn, “Jesu, nostra redemption, amor et desiderium.” It explores our dying and rising with Christ–a perfect theme for Easter season.
O Sacred Head (PASSION CHORALE) – descants$5.00 Select options
“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” is the quintessential Passion hymn. These descants can be played by a variety of treble or bass clef instruments, together or separately, and are also flexible in how they are used within the song. For example, I have used the descants as an extended introduction and brought them back on the final verse of singing. Email me for other transpositions that would be useful in your church.
O Sing a Song of Bethlehem (KINGSFOLD)$0.00 – $25.00 Select options[audio m4a="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Arr-GScheer-O-Sing-a-Song-of-Bethlehem-12_8_20-9.34-PM.m4a"][/audio]
This hymn makes a great transition between the seasons of Christmas and Epiphany, following Jesus from his birth to his days on earth. This arrangement creates a sense of wonder with a sparkling intro/outro and fresh harmonies. It could also be used with the texts “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” and “We Sing the Mighty Power of God.” The string quartet arrangement available below can also be used for congregational singing and adds lyrical interludes between each verse.
O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR)$0.00 – $5.00 Select options[audio mp3="https://gregscheer.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/puer_nobis-on_jordans_banks.mp3"][/audio]
PUER NOBIS is one of the great hymn tunes of the Church and is matched with many texts, including “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright” and “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry.” I tried to bring out its folk song flavor in a way that often gets lost in the four-part hymnal arrangement. (Note: the demo above uses the text “On Jordan’s Banks.”)
On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR)$5.00 Add to cart
PUER NOBIS is one of the great hymn tunes of the Church and is matched with many texts, including “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry” and “O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright.” (This arrangement is available with either text.) I tried to bring out its folk song flavor with a piano accompaniment that is energetic. I feel like this arrangement brings out the sprightly nature of this tune in a way that often gets lost in the four-part hymnal.
Piano accompaniment for congregational singing, with C instrument descant. Purchase price allows you to make as many copies as you need for your ensemble.
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