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 descendingAsInstances
Come with sounds of thankful praiseHal H. Hopson, 1933- (Paraphraser (verses))2
Happy are they who delightHal H. Hopson, b. 1933 (Author)3
O Lord, You are my God, I trust in youHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))2
Joy abounds for all the faithfulHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))2
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)2
Make a joyful noise to the LordHal H. Hopson (Author)2
Now, Lord, you have kept your word: Let your servant go in peace (Hopson)Hal H. Hopson (Author)2
Now, Lord, you have kept your wordHal H. Hopson (Author)1
O Lord, my delightHal H. Hopson (Author)2
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))4
Sing a new song to the Lord, sing a new songHal H. Hopson (Author)2
[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 (Adapter)4
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 H. Hopson (Author)24
We are singing for the Lord is our lightHal H. Hopson (Author (verses) and Translator)6
With joy I heard my friends exclaimHal H. Hopson (Author (refrain))2
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