Composer: Terrye Coelho (1972)
Published in 36 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Terrye Coelho

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Tune Information

Title: MARANATHA (Coelho)
Composer: Terrye Coelho (1972)
Meter: 6.6.4
Incipit: 12217 13344 323
Key: F Major
Copyright: © Marantha! Music/Word Music (UK)


The tune title MARANATHA is an Aramaic expression meaning "Come, O Lord!" or "Our Lord has come." "Maranatha!" became an acclamation in the early church (see 1 Cor. 16:22; Rev. 22:20) and is also part of the name of the Christian music publisher Maranatha! Music, which began as a ministry of Calvary Chapel.

Sing this hymn in three stanzas, or preferably as a three-part round. Use very light registration, just strong enough to provide a steady tempo, and maintain the pulse between stanzas. Guitars are appropriate, with perhaps flute or other melody instruments improvising a descant by playing the alto or tenor part an octave higher.

Because the song is so simple, people can divide into groups to sing it as a round; to avoid the distraction of spoken directions, the song leader can simply gesture to signal when each group should begin. Try singing stanza 1 together; then continue with stanzas 2 and 3 in a round.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Organ Solo

  • Unending Praise II: A Fabric of Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Doran
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1994)
  • Organ Praise & Worship: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1982)

Piano Solo

  • Big Red Book of EZ Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Keith Christopher
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998)
  • Keys for Blended Worship: Creative Ideas for Today's Church Pianist Combining Traditional Hymns & Contemporary Praise Songs
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bruce Greer
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998)
  • Piano Praise & Worship: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes Creative Piano Settings by Fred Bock
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1993)
  • Praise Classics The Best of Our Praise: 20 Praise Classics for Piano
    Composer/Editors Carl Seal; Terrye Coelho
    Published By: Maranatha! Music (1993)
  • Bock's Best Volume IV: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1991)
  • Kurt Kaiser Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Kurt Kaiser
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1990)

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Praise Classics The Best of Our Praise: Lord of Love
    Composer/Editor George Baldwin
    Published By: Maranatha! Music (1993)
  • Amy Grant
    Composer/Editor Amy Grant
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1980)


Instances (1 - 34 of 34)

African American Heritage Hymnal #330

Ambassador Hymnal #351

Ancient and Modern #274

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #176

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #256

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #566

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #4

Celebremos Su Gloria #71

Common Praise #297

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #166

Complete Mission Praise #139

El Himnario #304

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #244

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #s.05

Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #336

Moravian Book of Worship #388

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #356


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #45

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #284

Rejoice Hymns #6

Santo, Santo, Santo #587

Sing Joyfully #48

Sing the Faith #2038

Songs for Life #28

The Celebration Hymnal #191

The Faith We Sing #2038

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #265

The Worshiping Church #4

Together in Song #716

Total Praise #325

Worship and Rejoice #143

Worship in Song #145

Yes, Lord! #26

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #225

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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