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Overview This text-only collection contains 45 contemporary hymns on a wide variety of topics, including biblical stories, the church, the seasons and special occasions in the church year. Each hymn appears on a separate page and one or more hymn tunes is suggested for each text. The hymns are followed by a commentary section in which Gillette provides background information for each hymn.
This book contains texts for forty-five contemporary hymns on a wide variety of topics--biblical stories, the church, and seasons and special occasions in the church year. Well-known hymn tunes are suggested for each hymn and a brief commentary section provides interesting background. The volume contains a full range of indexes, making it usable in a variety of settings.
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More About Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is co-Pastor, with her husband Bruce, of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Her books include "Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship" and "Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor".
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Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship Jan 12, 2001
The book includes copyright permission for these new hymns' use in churches. Here are the wonderful hymns, their subjects and the well-known tunes that they are written to in this beautiful book:
Your Word is Like a Lamp, O Lord (The Bible and Prayer for Illumination) CANONBURY LM "Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak"
God Made the Heavens and the Earth (Creation and Environmental Stewardship) SOLID ROCK LM with refrain "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less"
Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) O QUANTA QUALIA 220.127.116.11 "God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us"
God of the Women (Biblical Women and Ministry) SLANE 10.10.9.10 "Be Thou My Vision"
Long Ago, God Reached In Love (Covenant and Salvation History) JESUS LOVES ME 18.104.22.168
Gifts of Love Our Lord Has Given (Ten Commandments) I WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN Irregular
Sing Out! Sound the Trumpets! Proclaim Jubilee! (Jesus' Ministry in Luke 4) TO GOD BE THE GLORY 22.214.171.124 with refrain
Blessed Are the Poor Among You (Beatitudes in Luke) PROMISES "Standing on the Promises"
God's Great Love is So Amazing! (Luke 15 Parables of Lost Sheep, Coin and Son) CONVERSE 126.96.36.199 D "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
When You Are Praying (Jesus' Teaching on Prayer) AMAZING GRACE CM "Amazing Grace" Alternative Music: CRIMOND CM "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
In Cana at a Wedding Feast (Jesus' Miracles) ELLACOMBE CMD "I Sing the Mighty Power of God"
Mary Heard the Angel's Message (Mary's Story) BEECHER 188.8.131.52 D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Alternate Music: HYFRYDOL 184.108.40.206 D "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!"
I Believe (The Apostles' Creed) AUSTRIAN HYMN 220.127.116.11D "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"
Our God, We Are a Church Reformed (Faith in the Reformed Tradition) AZMON CM "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
God of Generations (Church for All Ages) NICAEA 18.104.22.168 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
Welcoming God (Inclusive Church) ASSURANCE 22.214.171.124 with refrain "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!"
Hear My Prayer For Unity (Christian Unity and Jesus' Prayer in John 17) ABERYSTWYTH 126.96.36.199 D "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" or "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"
We Thank You, God, for Teachers (A Hymn for Christian Education) WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN 188.8.131.52. D "We Come as Guests Invited" Alternative Music: ELLACOMBE "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna"
O God, in Your Love (Inclusive Church) ST. DENIO 184.108.40.206 "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"
There is a Mighty Question (Jesus' Second Coming and First Sunday of Advent) ANGEL'S STORY 220.127.116.11 D "O Jesus, I Have Promised"
God, We Await Your Advent Here (Advent & Simpler Living) MARYTON LM "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"
What a World of Sound (Christmas) HYMN TO JOY 18.104.22.168 D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Alternative Music: IN BABILONE 22.214.171.124.D "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"
On This Day of Celebration (A Hymn for the Millennium Ecumenical Service) HYMN TO JOY 126.96.36.199 D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
God, What a Faith-Filled Mystery! (Good Friday and Atonement) ST. ANNE CM "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"
Early On a Sunday (Easter) STANDING ON THE PROMISES
Creator of the Water (Baptism) LANCASHIRE 188.8.131.52 D "The Day of Resurrection"
We Gather at Your Table, Lord (Lord's Supper) TALLIS' CANON LM "God with Us, Lord"
God, We Sing and Worship (Confirmation) NICAEA 184.108.40.206 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
God, In Joy We Gather (Wedding) NICAEA 220.127.116.11 "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
God, We Walk Through Death's Deep Valley (Funeral) VESPER HYMN 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 "Now, on Land and Sea Descending" Alternative Music: BEECHER 126.96.36.199 D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
God Your Blessings Overflow! (Thanksgiving) DIX 188.8.131.52.7.7 "For the Beauty of the Earth"
For This Land In All Its Wonder (Hymn for the Nation) CWM RHONDDA 184.108.40.206.8.7.7 "God of Grace, God of Glory"
God, How Many Are A Thousand (New Year) AUSTRIAN HYMN 220.127.116.11D "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"
Christ Be With Us (Mission, Lord's Supper & Church Unity) CONVERSE 18.104.22.168 D "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" Alternative Music: HYFRYDOL 22.214.171.124 D "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus"
The Storm Came to Honduras (Support for Relief Work) PASSION CHORALE 126.96.36.199 D "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"
A Prayer for Our Children (Lament and Prayer about Violence & School Shootings) HERZLIEBSTER JESU 188.8.131.52 "Ah, Holy Jesus"
When Did We See You Hungry, Lord? (A Hymn-Dialogue based on Matthew 25:31-46) MARYTON LM "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"
God, Your Gift of Peace is Precious (Peacemaking) CWM RHONDDA 184.108.40.206.8.7.7. "God of Grace and God of Glory"
What a Joy, This Habitation! (Hymn for Dedication of a Habitat for Humanity Home) HYMN TO JOY 220.127.116.11 D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Alternative Music: IN BABILONE 18.104.22.168.D "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"
God, You Love the World! (Mission Trip Dedication or Closing Hymn) ARGENTINA 22.214.171.124 refrain "Song of Hope" (Presbyterian Hymnal No. 432)
Come, You Hungry Ones (Service of Wholeness and Healing) 126.96.36.199 "Kum ba Yah"
God, You Wrap Your Love Around Us (A Hymn for Church World Service's Blanket Sunday) CONVERSE 188.8.131.52 D "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" Alternate Music: BEECHER 184.108.40.206 D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
God, How Can We Comprehend? (Refugees) ABERYSTWYTH 220.127.116.11 D "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night" "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"