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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

I Am Thine, O Lord

Author: Fanny J. Crosby Meter: with refrain Appears in 604 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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John Bacchus Dykes

1823 - 1876 Person Name: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-1876 Composer of "ST. OSWALD" in The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada John Bacchus Dykes, Mus. Doc.; b. Kingston-upon-Hull, 1823; d. St. Leonard's 1876 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 1750 Person Name: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 Composer of "EISENACH" in The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada Johann Sebastian Bach was born at Eisenach into a musical family and in a town steeped in Reformation history, he received early musical training from his father and older brother, and elementary education in the classical school Luther had earlier attended. Throughout his life he made extraordinary efforts to learn from other musicians. At 15 he walked to Lüneburg to work as a chorister and study at the convent school of St. Michael. From there he walked 30 miles to Hamburg to hear Johann Reinken, and 60 miles to Celle to become familiar with French composition and performance traditions. Once he obtained a month's leave from his job to hear Buxtehude, but stayed nearly four months. He arranged compositions from Vivaldi and other Italian masters. His own compositions spanned almost every musical form then known (Opera was the notable exception). In his own time, Bach was highly regarded as organist and teacher, his compositions being circulated as models of contrapuntal technique. Four of his children achieved careers as composers; Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Chopin are only a few of the best known of the musicians that confessed a major debt to Bach's work in their own musical development. Mendelssohn began re-introducing Bach's music into the concert repertoire, where it has come to attract admiration and even veneration for its own sake. After 20 years of successful work in several posts, Bach became cantor of the Thomas-schule in Leipzig, and remained there for the remaining 27 years of his life, concentrating on church music for the Lutheran service: over 200 cantatas, four passion settings, a Mass, and hundreds of chorale settings, harmonizations, preludes, and arrangements. He edited the tunes for Schemelli's Musicalisches Gesangbuch, contributing 16 original tunes. His choral harmonizations remain a staple for studies of composition and harmony. Additional melodies from his works have been adapted as hymn tunes. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

John R. Sweney

1837 - 1899 Composer of "SWENEY" in Chalice Hymnal John R. Sweney (1837-1899) was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and exhibited musical abilities at an early age. At nineteen he was studying with a German music teacher, leading a choir and glee club, and performing at children’s entertainments. By twenty-two he was teaching at a school in Dover, Delaware. Soon thereafter, he was put in charge of the band of the Third Delaware Regiment of the Union Army for the duration of the Civil War. After the war, he became Professor of Music at the Pennsylvania Military Academy, and director of Sweney’s Cornet Band. He eventually earned Bachelor and Doctor of Music degrees at the Academy. Sweney began composing church music in 1871 and became well-known as a leader of large congregations. His appreciators stated “Sweney knows how to make a congregation sing” and “He had great power in arousing multitudes.” He also became director of music for a large Sunday school at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia of which John Wanamaker was superintendent (Wanamaker was the founder of the first major department store in Philadelphia). In addition to his prolific output of hymn melodies and other compositions, Sweney edited or co-edited about sixty song collections, many in collaboration with William J. Kirkpatrick. Sweney died on April 10, 1899, and his memorial was widely attended and included a eulogy by Wanamaker. Joe Hickerson from "Joe's Jottings #9" used by permission


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Composer: H. Percy Smith Meter: Appears in 203 hymnals Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 33343 22255 43117 Used With Text: O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee


Composer: Arthur H. Mann Meter: D Appears in 168 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33321 17544 32325 Used With Text: O Jesus, I Have Promised


Composer: Geoge C. Stebbins Meter: D Appears in 103 hymnals Tune Key: F Major Incipit: 33234 31217 13323 Used With Text: Take Time to Be Holy


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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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