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 (94)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A babe was born, a little oneDan Damon (Author)English2
A blood red rose reminds us stillDan Damon (Author)English2
A rabbi sat against a wallDan Damon (Author)English2
A woman stood accusedDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
All people need a homeDan Damon (Author)English2
An evergreen is like a prayerDan Damon (Author)English2
Ariko narani (He is there forever)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))Shona2
As at Pentecost you cameDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
As children, we may learn to loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Ashraf, Ashraf, city of sufferingDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Asking for a cup of waterDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)5
Baba tino tenda (God, we thank you)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Beside the great cathedralsDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Blessed is the body and the soulDan Damon (Author)English2
[Blessed Is the One]Daniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
By grace we grasp a thread of hopeDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Can you see the living ChristDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Companion of the poorDan Damon (Author)English2
[Dear Jesus, as God's Love Expressed]Daniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Deus chama a gente pra'um momento novo Dan Damon (Translator (English))English, Portuguese, Spanish1
Elijah bent and touched the earthDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Eternal Christ, you ruleDan Damon (Author)4
Fair wind and the sky is clearDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Give thanks for wolf and birdDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God, help the weary travelers who follow their starDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
God of every tribe, every languageDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
God shapes and forms us from the dustDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
God, we praise you for the womenDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
God, when rain uncovers what it cannot wash awayDan Damon (Author)2
God, you are like a place rememberedDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Guide my canoe, Spirit WindDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu (There's no one in this world like Jesus)Dan Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona4
He will never let go my handDaniel Charles Damon (Author (sts. 2-3))English2
Hope is a lightDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)English2
Hope of the Earth: your blessings are abusedDan Damon (Author)English2
I have called you by your name, you are mine Daniel Charles Damon (Author)English6
I saw an angel in the roadDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
I will not always walk this earthDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
[If I Take the Wings of the Morning] (Damon)Dan Damon (Author)English2
If we run from youDan Damon (Author)English2
In the stillness of this hourDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
In this new moment we can hear God callingDan Damon (Translator)English2
Jesus calls us to follow himDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Jesus laughed out loud Dan Damon (Author)English2
Jesus, live in usDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Jesus, Partner, Lover, FriendDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)English2
Jesus, we come to the tableDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Jesus, you fill our hearts with your loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Joseph, son of an ancient kingDan Damon (Author)English2
Justice like a river, flowing to the seaDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Kune vanotenda (To the holy people)Dan Damon (Translator (English))Shona2
Kutadza kani Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Kuti ndisine (If I'm without love)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Lead us to still watersDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
like a child love would sendDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English8
Like a flowing streamDan Damon (Author)English2
Living Christ, bring us loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
Love knocks and waits for us to hearDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English3
Love us into fullnessDan Damon (Author)English2
Mambo Jesu achiwoneka (If the Lord would appear before me)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Mercy, peace, and love be yoursDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Miromo kudyisa (Our mouths are for preaching)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Mwari wakaziiva kutihatizo nzwani (God knows we will not have harmony among us)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Mweya M'tsvene, Mweya M'tsvene (Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
My child is a flowerDaniel Charles Damon (Author)Chinese, English2
Namuranza, nzamuranza (Glory to God, glory to God, glory to God, There is no one)Dan Damon (Translator)English, Xitswa2
Ndai wona hama (I have a good friend)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Ndi Jesu, ndi Jesu chete (It's Jesus, it is Jesus alone)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona1
Ngarikudzwe zuva iro anomuka Dan Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona3
Night of peaceDan Damon (Author)English2
Not with Naked EyeDan Damon (Author)English3
Open hearts and open doorsDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Out of joy and out of needDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Pano handiwo musha (This is not our homeland)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Planter of gardens, Sender of rainDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Pray for the wilderness, vanishing fastDan Damon (Author)English3
Prayer is the cry of the heart to a mysteryDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Remember the Rock that bore youDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Samuel, Samuel, I am callingDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Shadow and SubstanceDaniel Charles Damon, 1955- (Author)English4
Siyathandaza, siyanikela (Always we pray, always we give)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Sometimes we wait, expecting GodDan Damon (Author)English2
Speak to a tattooed manDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
Spirit of Christ, remember meDan Damon (Author)English2
Strong, Gentle ChildrenDan Damon (Author)English4
The bread and the wine are hereDaniel Charles Damon (Author)2
This is my body Naked before youDan Damon (Author)English2
Together we serve, united by loveDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English4
True faith needs no defenceDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English2
True union is a gift of GodDan Damon (Author)English2
Vanomirera Jehova (Those who wait upon the Lord)Daniel Charles Damon (Translator (English))English, Shona2
Welcome, Jesus, you are welcomeDaniel Charles Damon (Author)English4
When listening prophets dare to speakDan Damon (Author)English2
Woman, weeping in the gardenDan Damon (Author)English4
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