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Dan Damon

Dan Damon
Short Name: Dan Damon
Full Name: Damon, Dan, 1955-
Birth Year: 1955

Daniel Charles Damon (b. 1955) is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes and is Associate Editor of Hymnody for Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Illinois. Damon is also a jazz pianist and has played in many hotels and clubs in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds degrees from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois (BME, 1977) and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California (MDiv, 1987). He is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in the San Francisco Bay area and a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

Several single-author collections of Damon's hymns have been published: Faith Will Sing (Carol Stream, 1993), The Sound of Welcome (Carol Stream, 1998), To the Thirsty World (Nashville, 2002), Fields of Mercy (Carol Stream, 2007), and Garden of Joy (Carol Stream, 2011). He collaborated with text writer Gracia Grindal in A Treasury of Faith: Lectionary Hymns Series A (Colfax. 2012). Damon's hymns have been included in several major hymnals and supplements. He has also written hymn translations from Vietnamese, Portuguese, and Shona languages, and, with Patrick Matsikenyiri, edited Njalo, A Collection of 16 Hymns in the African Tradition (Nashville, 1996). He has released three recordings of hymns, carols, and traditional songs, and a solo piano recording of jazz standards (available at www.damonstuneshop.com).

Damon has presented his work at national conferences of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. He is a contributor to the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology.

In 2016, Damon was made a Fellow of the hymn Society, the highest honor The Hymn Society can confer.

Dan Damon

Texts by Dan Damon (70)sort descendingAsInstances
A babe was born, a little oneDan Damon (Author)2
A blood red rose reminds us stillDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
A rabbi sat against a wallDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
A woman stood accusedDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
All people need a homeDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
An evergreen is like a prayerDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
As at Pentecost you cameDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
As children, we may learn to loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Ashraf, Ashraf, city of sufferingDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Asking for a cup of waterDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)4
Beside the great cathedralsDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
[Blessed Is the One]Daniel Charles Damon (Author)2
By grace we grasp a thread of hopeDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Can you see the living ChristDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
[Dear Jesus, as God's Love Expressed]Daniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Deus chama a gente pra'um momento novo (In this new moment we can hear God calling)Dan Damon (Translator (English))2
Elijah bent and touched the earthDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Eternal Christ, you ruleDan Damon (Author)3
Fair wind and the sky is clearDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God, help the weary travelers who follow their starDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God of every tribe, every languageDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God shapes and forms us from the dustDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God, we praise you for the womenDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God, you are like a place rememberedDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Guide my canoe, Spirit WindDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
He will never let go my handDaniel Charles Damon (Author (sts. 2-3))2
Hope of the Earth: your blessings are abusedDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
I have called you by your name, you are mine (Tu sais...je t'ai apppelé par ton nom)Daniel Charles Damon (Author)2
I saw an angel in the roadDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
I will not always walk this earthDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
[If I Take the Wings of the Morning] (Damon)Daniel Charles Damon (Author)2
If we run from youDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
In the stillness of this hourDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Jesus calls us to follow himDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Jesus laughed out loud Dan Damon (Author)2
Jesus, live in usDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Jesus, Partner, Lover, Friend, fill me with your Spirit's firesDaniel Charles Damon (Author)3
Jesus, we come to the tableDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Jesus, you fill our hearts with your loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Justice like a river, flowing to the seaDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Lead us to still watersDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
like a child love would sendDaniel Charles Damon (Author)7
Like a flowing streamDan Damon (Author)2
Living Christ, bring us loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Love knocks and waits for us to hearDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Love us into fullnessDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Mercy, peace, and love be yoursDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
My child is a flowerDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Namuranza, nzamuranza (Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God, There is no one)Dan Damon (Translator)2
Ngarikudzwe zuva (Lift up your voice, sing for joy)Dan Damon (Translator)2
Night of peaceDaniel Charles Damon, b. 1955 (Author)2
Not with Naked EyeDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)3
Open hearts and open doorsDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Out of joy and out of needDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Planter of gardens, Sender of rainDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Pray for the wilderness, vanishing vastDan Damon (Author)2
Prayer is the cry of the heart to a mysteryDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Remember the Rock that bore youDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Samuel, Samuel, I am callingDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Shadow and SubstanceDan Damon (Author)4
Speak to a tattooed manDan Damon (Author)2
Strong, Gentle ChildrenDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)3
The bread and the wine are hereDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
There's no one in this world like Jesus (Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator)2
This is my body Naked before youDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Together we serve, united by loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)4
True faith needs no defenceDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Welcome, Jesus, you are welcomeDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
When listening prophets dare to speakDaniel Charles Damon, b. 1955 (Author)2
Woman, weeping in the gardenDan Damon (Author)3
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