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Selah's Hymn-of-the-Week sends you weekly inspiration for planning your church services, helps you find hymns appropriate for the lectionary, and familiarizes you with congregational song that is worth introducing and using regularly.

General Hymns

King of Glory, King of Peace - GENERAL SEMINARY

2018 Advent, Year C

01-Hope Is a Candle - Dec. 2, 2018

by Richard Leach
GALLOWAY TAM - Scottish folk melody, arr. David Ashley White
SIMPLY PERFECT- Rusty Edwards

02-Wild and Lone the Prophet's Voice - Dec. 9, 2018

by Carl P. Daw, Jr.
LaGRANGE - David Ashley White
PROPHET'S VOICE - Alfred V. Fedak

03-When a Prophet Sings of Justice - Dec. 16, 2018

by John Core - FREU DICH SEHR (PSALM 42)

04-Mary, Woman of the Promise - Dec. 23, 2018

by Mary Frances Fleischaker
DRAKES BROUGHTON - Edward Elgar (Public domain)
GRATIA PENA - Alfred V. Fedak
PROMISE - Thomas Pavlechko

05-The People Who in Darkness Walked - Dec. 24/25, 2018

by David W. Music
BEREDAN VÄG FÖR HERRAN - Swedish melody, 17th cent.; harm. David W. Music

06-Grey Ashes Fall - Christmas I/New Year's Eve

by Rae E. Whitney
McGEHEE - David Ashley White
EMBERS - Austin C. Lovelace

2019 Epiphany, Year C

07-That King, Before Whose Majesty - Jan. 6, 2019

by Rae E. Whitney
Music: MAJESTY - David Ashley White; PROSPECT - Southern Harmony (PD)

08-May This Water Keep Us Aware - Jan. 13, 2019

by Christopher Uehlein - CORDELL - Christopher Uehlein

09-Woman in the Night - Jan. 20, 2019

by Brian Wren
Music: NEW DISCIPLES - Alfred V. Fedak; WICKLUND - William P. Rowan

10-Proclaim the Acceptable Name of the Lord - Jan. 27, 2019

by Amanda Udis-Kessler - JUBILEE - Amanda Udis-Kessler

11-Not for Tongues of Heaven's Angels - Feb. 3, 2019

by Timothy Dudley-Smith. Music: REINLYN - Roy Hopp

12-We Praise You, O God - Feb. 10, 2019

Te Deum Laudamus, vers. Gracia Grindal.
Music: CHAPEL OF THE INCARNATION - Mark Sedio

13-This Is the First of Songs - Feb. 17, 2019

Psalm 1, para. Richard Leach. Music: LE COMMANDEMENTS DE DIEU - public domain

14-May Peace Abide in Us - Feb. 24, 2019

Text: David A. Robb.
Music: TEACHER'S FAREWELL - (The Original Sacred Harp);
BENISON - Alfred V. Fedak

15-We Have Come At Christ's Own Bidding - March 3, 2019

Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Music: BREWER - David Ashley White; COLUMBIA GORGE - Scott M. Hyslop

2019 Lent, Year C

16-Sunday's Palms Are Wednesday's Ashes - March 6, 2019

Text: Rae E. Whitney
Music: BEACH SPRING - public domain; EAST END - Betty Carr Pulkingham;
SUNDAY'S PALMS - Wilbur Held

17-God of Justice, Overflowing - March 10, 2019

Text: Kathleen R. Moore, 1996.
Music: HOLY MANNA - public domain; NETTLETON - public domain

18-Day By Day - March 17, 2019

Text: attributed to Richard of Chicester, 13th cent.
Music: COURTNEY - David Ashley White;
DAY BY DAY - Keith Landis, arr. Alfred V. Fedak;
KENT - William S. Haynie

19-Bush By the Fire Illumed - March 24, 2019

Text: Wayne L. Wold
Music: PARAMOUNT - Wayne L. Wold

20-How Far Away Is Heaven - March 31, 2019

Text: Richard Leach
Music: CISCO - Carson Cooman

21-When the Lord Restored Our Fortunes - April 7, 2019

Text: Gracia Grindal, para. of Psalm 124
Music: IRONWOOD - Donald Busarow

22-Hosanna, Hosanna!/Why Has God Forsaken Me - Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Hosanna, Hosanna" Text and music: Joy F. Patterson
"Why Has God Forsaken Me" Text: William L. Wallace, Music: SHIMPI, Taihei Sato

23-Three Tall Trees Grew on a Windy Hill - Good Friday, April 19, 2019

Text: Herbert O'Driscoll
Music: GRAND ISLE - public domain; THREE TALL TREES - Alfred V. Fedak

2019 Easter, Year C

24-Myrrh-Bearing Mary - Easter, April 21, 2019

Text: Rae E. Whitney
Music: MYRRH-BEARING MARY - Alfred V. Fedak;
MYRRH-BEARING MARY - David Hurd

25-God, When I Stand - Easter II, April 28, 2019

Text: Herbert O'Driscoll
Music: MORECOMBE - Public domain

26-A Light from Heaven - Easter III, May 5, 2019

Text: Gracia Grindal
Music: DEO GRATIAS - Public domain

27-Are You a Shepherd - Easter IV, May 12, 2019

Text: Ruth Duck
Music: ZILKER PARK - William P. Rowan

28-This Is a Day of New Beginnings - Easter V, May 19, 2019

Text: Brian Wren
Music: BERING MEMORIAL - David Ashley White

29-Rise, My Song - Easter VI, May 26, 2019

Text: Richard Leach
Music: THE FALCONER - Alfred V. Fedak

30-Draw Nigh and Take- Easter VII, June 2, 2019

Text: Bangor Antiphoner, 6th cent.; tr. John Mason Neale (PD)
Music: PALMER CHURCH - David Ashley White

31-Come, Holy Spirit, Revive Your Church - Pentecost, June 9, 2019

Text: Gracia Grindal
Music: AUSTIN - David Ashley White

32-Come, Join the Dance of Trinity - Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2019

Text: Richard Leach
Music: KINGSFOLD - English, arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams; LEANDER - Southern Harmony, 1835

33-Heal Me, Hands of Jesus - Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 23, 2019

Text: Michael Perry
Music: HANDS OF JESUS - Alfred V. Fedak; TAYLOR - David Ashley White

34-Christ, Renew Us By Your Spirit - Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 30, 2019

Text: Rae E. Whitney
Music: HYFRYDOL - Rowland Hugh Prichard (PD)

35-If You Can Walk - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, July 7, 2019

Text: Rusty Edwards
Music: O WALY, WALY- English folk tune

36-Grant Us Wisdom to Perceive You - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 14, 2019

Text: Rae E Whitney
Music: QUEM PASTORES - German carol (PD)
BENEDICT - Carol Doran

37-By Grace We Have Been Saved - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 21, 2019

Text: Rusty Edwards
Music: MARIETTA - Linda Cable Shute
GRACE HAPPENS - Swee Hong Lim

38-Our Father in Heaven - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 28, 2019

Text: Keith Landis
Music: PATTISON - Keith Landis, harm. John Rutter

39-"Imagine," Said Jesus, "a Rich Man" - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, August 4, 2019

Text: Richard Leach
Music: IMAGINE - Margaret R. Tucker

40-God of Still Waiting- Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, August 11, 2019

Text: Carl P. Daw, Jr.
Music: HESYCHIA - Alfred V. Fedak

41-Without the Fire - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 18, 2019

Text: Rae E. Whitney
Music: CONWAY - David Ashley White

42-O Christ, We Pray for Those Bent Low - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 25, 2019

Text: Edith Sinclair Downing
Music: LAND OF REST - American folk tune
SILENT CRIES - Sandra T. Gay

43-All Who Hunger Gather Gladly- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, September 1, 2019

Text: Sylvia Dunstan
Music: DENSON - David Ashley White

44-If I Take the Wings of Morning- Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 8, 2019

Text: Rae E. Whitney
Music: LOVE'S LIGHT - Amanda Husberg


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