My earliest memory of music is singing/hearing hymns in church. The harp seems particularly suited to bring out the beauty of hymn-tunes, so I am devoting a page to the hymn-tunes that I have arrangements for. These are in no particular order, and sheet music information can be found on the YouTube description.
Poor, Wayfaring Stranger
It is Well with my Soul
Dona Nobis Pacem
I Need Thee every Hour
In the Garden
Be Thou My Vision
Bunessan (Morning has Broken)
Resignation – My Shepherd will supply My Need
Poignant arrangement of this beautiful spiritual.
Hymn-tune “Nettleton” often associated with the hymn “Come, Thou Fount”.
Delicate arrangement of this beloved hymn.
Sleep my child and peace attend thee
Simple and sweet arrangement of this Shaker tune.
Simple arrangement of this poignant spiritual.
This lovely tune is often mistaken for a traditional Quaker or Shaker hymn, but it was actually composed by Robert Wadsworth Lowry, a Baptist minister
The tune, “Terra Beata”, that this lovely hymn by the New York minister Maltbie Babcock is commonly sung to, is an adaptation of a traditional English piece.
This well-known spiritual, most likely composed by Wallis (or Wallace) Willis was recorded by the Fisk University “Jubilee Singers” in the early 1900’s and made popular during their tours of the US and Europe.
Gentle and tranquil setting of this beautiful hymn by Robert Lowry.
My arrangement of this hauntingly beautiful spiritual. It’s very simplicity emphasizes the sorrow contained in the words and melody.
Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus Steal away, steal away home I ain’t got long to stay here
My arrangement of this beautiful hymn from “Southern Harmony”.
Hymn-tune from Southern Harmony. The text often associated with this tune is “Come Away to the Skies”, by Charles Wesley.
The beautiful hymn “The King of Love my Shepherd Is”, a paraphrase of Psalm 23, is often sung to this lovely hymn-tune.
My arrangement of this beautiful hymn and tune by Helen Lemmel, daughter of a Methodist minister
One of the most popular children’s hymn, this was originally a poem written by Anna Warner around 1860.
John Wright wrote this beautiful piece as he was reflecting on his own life and the joys and sorrows he had known.
Morning Song, from the shape-note tradition, is frequently used for the lovely hymn, “The King Shall Come when Morning Dawns”
There’s a land that is fairer than day, And by faith we can see it afar;
One hymn often associated with this tune is “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended, That man to judge Thee hath in hate pretended?
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine; Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!