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Published hymn books and other collections

Discipleship Ministries Collection

Publisher: Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church
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Chalice Hymnal

Publication Date: 1995 Publisher: Chalice Press Publication Place: St. Louis

Songs of Grace

Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: Discipleship Resources Publication Place: Nashville Editors: Discipleship Resources; Carolyn Winfrey Gillette


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Take My Life, and Let It Be

Author: Frances R. Havergal Meter: D Appears in 1,056 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to thee. Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise, let them flow in ceaseless praise. 2 Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of thy love. Take my feet, and let them be swift ... Topics: Discipleship; God's Church Life of Discipleship: Loyalty and Courage; Life of Discipleship Loyalty and Courage Used With Tune: HENDON

We Are Called to Be God's People

Author: Thomas A. Jackson Meter: D Appears in 10 hymnals Topics: Discipleship Scripture: John 14:23 Used With Tune: AUSTRIAN HYMN

I Am Thine, O Lord

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Meter: with refrain Appears in 605 hymnals First Line: I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice Refrain First Line: Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord Lyrics: 1. I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice, and it told thy love to me; but I long to rise in the arms of faith and be closer drawn to thee. Refrain: Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord, to the cross where thou hast died. Draw me nearer, nearer, ... Topics: Discipleship and Service Scripture: Hebrews 10:22 Used With Tune: I AM THINE


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Authors, composers, editors, etc.

John Wesley Work

1873 - 1925 Person Name: John W. Work, Jr., 1872-1925 Adapter of "Lord, I Want to Be a Christian" in Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) John Wesley Work II (sometimes Jr.) was born, educated, worked and died in Nashville. He majored in history and Latin at Fisk University (B.A. 1895, M.S. 1898), after which he was instructor of Greek and Latin until 1906 when he was appointed chair of the department. Work and his brother, Frederick Jerome (1879-1942), were leading figures in the preservation, performance and study of African-American spirituals. They published several collections of slave songs and spirituals, including New Jubilee Songs as Sung by Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901) and Folk Songs of the American Negro (1907). John Work II’s treatise The Folk Song of the American Negro (1915) was one of the earliest studies of African-American music undertaken by a descendant of an ex-slave. Work was named president of Roger Williams University, a position he held at the time of his death. --The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion

E. S. Elliot

1836 - 1897 Person Name: Emily E. S. Elliott Author of "O come to my heart, Lord Jesus" in Elmhurst Hymnal Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele, third daughter of the late Rev. E. B. Elliott, of Brighton, author of the Horae Apocalypticae was born at Brighton, and now [1887] lives in London. She has contributed hymns, some of which have obtained wide acceptance, to the choir manuals, and Additional Hymns, 1866 (Nos. 8, 34) for use in St. Mark's Church, Brighton; to the Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor, which she edited for six years. Her Chimes of Consecration, a volume of 70 hymns and poems, was published in 1873, and her Chimes for Daily Service in 1880. The latter contains 71 hymns in two parts. The second part of 48 hymns is also published separately as Under the Pillow, for use as a cheap large type hymn-book (with corresponding tune-book) for hospitals and infirmaries and the sick generally. Her hymn, “Let us keep the feast" (Holy Communion), was first published in The Feast of Sacrifice and The Feast of 'Remembrance, 1865, in 5 stanzas of 5 lines. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================= Elliott, Emily E. 8., p. 328, ii. The following additional hymns by Miss Elliott have recently come into common use:— 1. Brothers, sisters, pray for us. [Missionaries' Farewell.] Appeared in the C. M. Gleaner, Sept. 1896, p. 14?, and entitled "The Missionaries' Departing Petition." In the Church Miss. Hymn Book, 1899. 2. Rabboni, Master, we have heard. [Consecration of Self to Duty.] In theC. M. Gleaner, Dec. 1895, p. 195. It was sung for the first time at the Gleaners' Union Anniversary, 1895. In the Church Miss. Hymn Book, 1899. 3. Full consecration! heart and spirit yielded. [Full Consecration.] Given in Hymns of Consecration and Faith, 1902. 4. They come and go, the seasons fair, [Second Advent.] In the C. M. Gleaner, Nov. 1891, p. 172, as "What will be when the King comes?" It was sung for the first time at the Gleaners' Union Anniversary, Oct. 30, 1891. In the Church Miss. Hymn Book, 1899. Miss Elliott was born at Brighton, July 22, 1836, and died at Mildmay, London, Aug. 3, 1897. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791 Person Name: Mozart, 1756-1791 Composer of "MOZART" in The Hymnary for use in Baptist churches J. C. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; b. 1756, Salzburg; d. 1791, Vienna Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908


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Composer: John Hughes Meter: Appears in 204 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 56511 71232 31643 Used With Text: God of Grace and God of Glory


Composer: William H. Doane Meter: with refrain Appears in 198 hymnals Tune Key: A Flat Major Incipit: 34322 23211 17666 Used With Text: I Am Thine, O Lord


Composer: H. Percy Smith Meter: Appears in 205 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33343 22255 43117 Used With Text: O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee


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Published text-tune combinations (hymns) from specific hymnals

Take care in how you live

Author: F. Richard Garland Hymnal: Discipleship Ministries Collection #156 Meter: D Lyrics: expects of you: discipleship, relationship; the ... Topics: Discipleship Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20 Languages: English Tune Title: TERRA BEATA


Author: Lois Brokering Hymnal: Songs for Life #233 (1995) First Line: I can love my neighbor just as Jesus said Refrain First Line: What does it mean to follow Jesus Topics: Living in God's World Walking with God Languages: English Tune Title: [I can love my neighbor, just as Jesus said]

A Prayer for Discipleship in Home and Family

Author: Richard Gillard, b. 1953 Hymnal: Lift Up Your Hearts #308 (2013) First Line: Help us, Lord, to serve each other Refrain First Line: r Topics: Family and Relationships Scripture: Ephesians 5:21 Tune Title: THE SERVANT SONG (fragment)


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