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:… Go to person page >
Author: Helen L. Wright
Helen L. Wright (b. 1927) wrote the refrain for the Psalter Task Force of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), for which she served as chair. A native of Baltic, Ohio, Helen Wright is a graduate of the College of Wooster with a B.A. degree in English. For some years she served as treasurer and bookkeeper for her husband's medical corporation. She is an organist for the Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, Ohio, a position she has held for twenty-four years. Wright served on the Advisory Council for discipleship and worship of the United Presbyterian Church U.S.A. prior to the reunion of 1983.
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Display Title: O Sing a New Song (Psalm 96)First Line: O sing a new song to the LordTune Title: O SING A NEW SONGAuthor: Helen L. WrightMeter: IrregularScripture: Psalm 96; 1 Chronicles 16:22-33Date: 2013Subject: Adoration | ; Creation | ; Judgment | ; Praise | ; Salvation |
Display Title: O Sing a New SongFirst Line: O sing a new song to the LordTune Title: [O sing a new song to the Lord]Author: Hal H. Hopson; Helen L. WrightScripture: Psalm 96Date: 2012Subject: Church Year | Advent; Disciples / Calling | ; Earth | ; Elements of Worship | Call to Worship; Elements of Worship | Praise and Adoration; Enthronement Psalms | ; God as | Judge; God as | King; God's | Reigning; God's | Sovereignty; God's | Wonders; God's | Deeds; God's | Glory; God's | Justice; God's | Majesty; God's | Name; God's | Power; God's | Strength; Grace | ; Hymns of Praise | ; Idols and Idolatry | ; Joy | ; Judgment | ; Mission | ; Music and Musicians | ; New Creation | ; Occasional Services | Civic / National Occasions; Offering of Sacrifice | ; People of God / Church | Citizens of Heaven; People of God / Church | Witnessing; Rejoicing | ; Temple | ; Ten Commandments | 2nd Commandment (do not make graven emages); The Creation | ; Truth | ; Witness | ; Year A, B, C, Christmas I, December 24 or 25 | ; Year A, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, October 16-22 | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Epiphany, 9th Sunday | ; Year C, Ordinary Time after Pentecost, May 29-June 4 (if after Trinity Sunday) |
Display Title: O Sing a New Song to the LordFirst Line: O sing a new song to the Lord, sing to the Lord, all the earthTune Title: [O sing a new song to the Lord]Author: Helen L. WrightScripture: Psalm 96Date: 1990