WORTHY (Mills)

Composer: Pauline Michael Mills

In her teens, Pauline was a pianist for Stockton, California, area churches. In 1975, she was ordained by L.I.F.E. Bible College in Los Angeles. On an evangelism tour, her son told a congregation to offer their favorite scripture and--without telling her in advance--said his mother would write music for it before the service was over. "Thou Art Worthy" was the result. --Daniel Mahraun (from fredbockmusic.com) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: WORTHY (Mills)
Composer: Pauline Michael Mills (1963)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55351 16155 65323
Key: A♭ Major/B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1963, 1975 renewed 1991 by Fred Bock Music Company.

Notes

WORTHY is a simple chorus that is best sung unaccompanied and in harmony performance tempos on this song vary immensely, but bear in mind that it must not be rushed. Keep one pulse per measure. The song must convey a sense of dignity, awe, and majesty. It is common in the tradition of Scripture singing to repeat such a chorus. It is also common to add more stanzas. Here is one example:

You are worthy, you are worthy,
you are worthy, O Lord!
You are worthy to receive glory, glory and honor and power:
for you have redeemed us,
from all tribes and nations,
for you purchased us with your blood, to be your servants, ruling creation; you are worthy, 0 Lord!

-Revelation 4: 11a; 5: 9-10; vers. Bert Polman, 1987

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Timeline

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Instrumental Solo

  • Sacred Songs for Instruments: Melody and Harmony for Solo or Duet Performance
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1980) pp. 6

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Trombone Counter-melody

  • 61 Trombone Hymns & Counter-Melodies Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Douglas Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1996) pp. 39

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Trumpet Descant

  • 61 Trumpet Hymns & Descants Volume 3
    Composer/Editor Douglas Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1995) pp. 39

Organ Solo

  • Unending Praise: A Fabric of Contemporary Favorites Arranged for Organ
    Composer/Editor Tim Doran
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 17
  • Contemporary Praise for Organ: 23 Favorite Worship Songs
    Composer/Editor Lyndell Leatherman
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1989) pp. 44
  • Encore: 50 of Fred Bock's Greatest Gospel Arrangements for Organ
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1984) pp. 6
  • Pedals 'n' Praise: Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors John Innes; Fred Bock
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1979) pp. 46
  • Pedals 'n' Praise Volume II: Organ Solos
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1979) pp. 46

Piano Solo

  • Be Strong in the Lord: Songs and Hymns of Hope & Praise for Piano
    Composer/Editor Tom Fettke
    Published By: Word Music (2006) pp. 48
  • Holy Ground: Classic Arrangements of Power and Praise
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2005) pp. 26
  • Open the Eyes of My Heart: Contemporary Praise and Worship Songs Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor Jim Lucas
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (2003) pp. 44
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 86
  • Worthy: Meditations on the Lamb of God
    Composer/Editor Jay Rouse
    Published By: Integrity Music, Inc. (1999) pp. 21
  • Lord, Be Glorified Piano Solo Keepsake Edition: Featuring Classics from Volumes 1, 2 & 3
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1998) pp. 72
  • Lord, Be Glorified Volume 3: The Music of Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1995) pp. 62
  • Piano Praise & Worship: Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes Creative Piano Settings by Fred Bock
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1993) pp. 8
  • Great Hymns for Praise and Worship
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1992) pp. 34
  • Piano Worship Meditations for Sunday Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1992) pp. 55
  • Keyboard Praise: Featuring Lari Goss
    Composer/Editors Lari Goss; Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: The Benson Company, Inc. (1989) pp. 19
  • Glory, Honor, and Power: Hymn Arrangements for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Virginia Halberg
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1988) pp. 4
  • Composer/Editor Tedd Smith
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1988) pp. 8
  • Just Hooked by Gospel: Keyboard Folio
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Carol McMillen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1984) pp. 30
  • Bock's Best Volume I: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1980) pp. 10
  • Piano Transcriptions Books 1 and 2 Combined: Familiar Hymns and Sacred Songs
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1957) pp. 86

Piano and Organ Duet

  • We Worship and Adore You: Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor John Innes
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 34
  • Praise and Worship: Four Exciting Medleys
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1993) pp. 6
  • Bock to Bock Volume 2 Organ/Piano Duets: A Collection of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1974) pp. 32

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)

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Text

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Glaubenslieder #520

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #43

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #S.30

Audio

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #72

Text InfoTune InfoAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #232

Rejoice Hymns #67

Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #34

Page Scan

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The Celebration Hymnal #100

The Covenant Hymnal #65

Audio

The Faith We Sing #2041

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #73

The Worshiping Church #116

Total Praise #114

Audio

With Heart and Voice #46

Worship and Rejoice #126

Worship the Lord #14

Worship Together #34

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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