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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 1,052 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

He Leadeth Me

Author: Joseph H. Gilmore Meter: D Appears in 1,115 hymnals First Line: He leadeth me: O blessed thought! Refrain First Line: He leadeth me, he leadeth me Lyrics: 1 He leadeth me: O blessed thought! O words with heavenly comfort fraught! Whate'er I do, where'er I be, still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me. Refrain: He leadeth me, he leadeth me; by his own hand he leadeth me: his faithful follower I would be, for by ... Topics: Discipleship Scripture: Joshua 3:13 Used With Tune: AUGHTON (HE LEADETH ME)


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R. E. Hudson

1843 - 1901 Person Name: Ralph E. Hudson Author of "I'll Live for Him" in The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration Ralph Hudson (1843-1901) was born in Napoleon, OH. He served in the Union Army in the Civil War. After teaching for five years at Mt. Vernon College in Alliance he established his own publishing company in that city. He was a strong prohibitionist and published The Temperance Songster in 1886. He compiled several other collections and supplied tunes for gospel songs, among them Clara Tear Williams' "All my life long I had panted" (Satisfied). See 101 More Hymn Stories, K. Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1985). Mary Louise VanDyke

Judson W. Van DeVenter

1855 - 1939 Person Name: Judson W. Van De Venter, 1855-1939 Author of "I Surrender All" in Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916)

Jeremiah Eames Rankin

1828 - 1904 Person Name: Jeremiah E. Rankin Author of "우 리 다 시 만 날 깨 까 지 (God Be with You till We Meet Again)" in 찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857. Another of his hymns is "Rest, rest, rest, brother rest." He died in 1904. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ======================== Rankin, J. 33., p. 951, ii. Dr. Rankin, b. in N. H. (not New Haven), and received his D.D. 1869, LL.D. 1889 from his Alma Mater. He was President for several years of Howard University, Washington, D.C. His publications included several volumes of Sermons, German-English Lyrics, Sacred and Secular, 1897; 2nd ed. 1898, &c. In addition to his hymns noted on p. 951, ii., he has written and published mainly in sheet form many others, the most important and best-known being:— 1. God be with you till we meet again. [Benediction.] Dr. Rankin's account of this hymn, supplied to us, in common with Mr. Brownlie, for his Hymns and H. Writers of The Church Hymnary, 1899, is: "It was written as a Christian good-bye, and first sung in the First Congregational Church, of which I was minister for fifteen years. We had Gospel meetings on Sunday nights, and our music was intentionally of the popular kind. I wrote the first stanza, and sent it to two gentlemen for music. The music which seemed to me to best suit the words was written by T. G. Tomer, teacher of public schools in New Jersey, at one time on the staff of General 0. 0. Howard. After receiving the music (which was revised by Dr. J. W. Bischoff, the organist of my church), I wrote the other stanzas." The hymn became at once popular, and has been translated into several languages. In America it is in numerous collections; and in Great Britain, in The Church Hymnary, 1898, Horder's Worship Song, 1905, The Methodist Hymn Book, 1904, and others. It was left undated by Dr. Rankin, but I.D. Sankey gives it as 1882. 2. Beautiful the little hands. [Little ones for Jesus.] Given without date in Gloria Deo, New York, 1900. Dr. Rankin's translations include versions of German, French, Latin, and Welsh hymns. His contributions to the periodical press have been numerous. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


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Composer: William H. Doane Meter: with refrain Appears in 196 hymnals Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 34322 23211 17666 Used With Text: I Am Thine, O Lord


Composer: Frederick C. Maker Meter: Appears in 137 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 33323 55443 1122 Used With Text: Dear Lord, and Father of Mankind (Dear God, Embracing Humankind)

[O Jesus, I have promised]

Composer: Arthur H. Mann Appears in 168 hymnals Incipit: 33321 17544 32325 Used With Text: O Jesus, I have promised


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Love, the test of discipleship

Author: Thomas Cotterill Hymnal: Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #783 (1891) Meter: First Line: Our God is love, and all his saints Topics: Christians Unity of; Church Unity of the; Love For the Church Scripture: Psalm 133:1

I Am Thine, O Lord

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Hymnal: Chalice Hymnal #601 (1995) Meter: with refrain 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; God's Church Life of Discipleship: Stewardship and Service; Life of Discipleship Stewardship and Service Languages: English Tune Title: I AM THINE

Dear Lord, and Father of Mankind (Dear God, Embracing Humankind)

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier Hymnal: Chalice Hymnal #594 (1995) Meter: First Line: Dear Lord, and Father of mankind Lyrics: 1 Dear Lord, and Father of mankind*, forgive our foolish ways! Reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find, in deeper reverence, praise. 2 In simple trust like theirs who heard, beside the Syrian sea, the gracious calling of the Lord, ... Topics: Discipleship; Discipleship; Life of Discipleship Prayer and Guidance; God's Church Life of Discipleship: Prayer and Guidance Languages: English Tune Title: REST


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