Hal H. Hopson

Short Name: Hal H. Hopson
Full Name: Hopson, Hal H., 1933-
Birth Year: 1933

Hal H. Hopson (b. Texas, 1933) is a prolific composer, arranger, clinician, teacher and promoter of congregational song, with more than 1300 published works, especially of hymn and psalm arrangements, choir anthems, and creative ideas for choral and organ music in worship. Born in Texas, with degrees from Baylor University (BA, 1954), and Southern Baptist Seminary (MSM, 1956), he served churches in Nashville, TN, and most recently at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. He has served on national boards of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Choristers Guild, and taught numerous workshops at various national conferences. In 2009, a collection of sixty four of his hymn tunes were published in Hymns for Our Time: The Collected Tunes of Hal H. Hopson.

Emily Brink


Texts by Hal H. Hopson (21)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Come with sounds of thankful praiseHal H. Hopson (Paraphraser (verses))English, Xhosa2
Happy are they who delightHal H. Hopson (Author)English3
Joy abounds for all the faithfulHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))English2
Lord, we sing with joyful voicesHal. H. Hopson (Author (refrain))3
Lord, you are my strengthHal H. Hopson (Author)3
Lord, you have searched me; You know me through and throughHal H. Hopson (Author)English2
Make a joyful noise to the LordHal H. Hopson (Author)2
Now, Lord, you have kept your wordHal H. Hopson (Author)1
Now, Lord, you have kept your word: Let your servant go in peace (Hopson)Hal H. Hopson (Author)2
O Lord, my delightHal H. Hopson (Author)English2
O Lord, You are my God, I trust in youHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))English2
O sing a new song to the Lord, Sing to the Lord all the earth! (Wright)Hal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))2
Praise God in this holy placeHal H. Hopson, 1933- (Author (verses))English4
Sing a new song to the Lord, sing a new songHal H. Hopson (Author)English2
[Song of Simeon] (Hopson)Hal H. Hopson (Composer)2
Teach us to know the shortness of our daysHal H. Hopson (Author)2
The earth belongs to the LordHal H. Hopson, 1933- (Adapter)English4
The Lord is the strength of our livesHal H. Hopson, b. 1933 (Translator (refrain) and Author (verses))2
Though I may speak with bravest fireHal Hopson (Author)English24
We are singing for the Lord is our lightHal H. Hopson (Author (verses) and Translator)English, Spanish, Zulu6
With joy I heard my friends exclaimHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))English2
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