HALL (Laufer)

Composer: Calvin Weiss Laufer

Presbyterian minister and hymnographer Calvin Weiss Laufer was born today in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania in 1874. Following his graduation from Union Seminary in 1900 he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry and led congregations in New York and New Jersey for several years. Laufer had a generally cheerful outlook on his Christian life, and his first two books, Key-Notes of Optimism (1911) and The Incomparable Christ (1914) expressed that viewpoint. A review of the first book spoke of the "crisp and stirring note in these sermonettes which is well calculated to rouse the mind of readers and banish dejection." His books were popular in their time but today are seen as somewhat superficial. He later began to work with the Presbyt… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HALL (Laufer)
Composer: Calvin Weiss Laufer (1918)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 53212 34565
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord

Take Thou our minds, dear Lord, we humbly pray,
Give us the mind of Christ each passing day;
Teach us to know the truth that sets us free;
Grant us in all our thoughts to honor Thee.

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Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Organist's Companion Volume 36 Number 4 May 2014: A Bi-monthly Journal of Quality Organ Music for the Practical Church Musician
    Composer/Editors Wayne Leupold; Allan Mahnke
    Published By: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. (2014) pp. 8
  • Hymn Exultations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Richard Unfried
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1988) pp. 41

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Art of Hymn Playing Volume 2: 250 Preludes Introductions Free Accompaniments & Alternate Harmonizations
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 78

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