Category Archives: Hymns

Himnario Luterano

Have you all heard that Himnario Luterano has been released! This Lutheran hymnal in Spanish has been in process for 14 YEARS! AND IT’S PRINTED! Huzzah!

Of course, let’s pray that shipments get where they need to be. Pray that it finds its way into many hands, and that Christ uses it to seep people in His Word!

This just makes me so happy! I know other hymnals are in the works for other languages, but this one is done! Thank you, Jesus, and all your servants who worked for this!!! 

I have no idea how to get one, but these websites may be helpful:

  • http://himnarioluterano.cl/
  • https://www.lcms.org/resources/spanish
  • https://hymnary.org/hymnal/HEL21939 (I think the predecessor)

 

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Come, Lord Jesus. We as Guest

Sometimes I get a phrase or an idea and it acts like an earworm. It will not let me go. Hence, my latest hymn attempt: “Come, Lord Jesus. We as Guest.” 🙂 Feedback welcome.

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The Day is Drawing Near, But When

A few months ago, my husband led an Advent preaching workshop here in the Oklahoma District of the LCMS. Leading up to it, he emailed district musicians to see whether anyone would want to try their hand at writing a hymn for it. As you can guess, I did. 🙂 And he’s encouraged me to share, so I offer my Advent hymn, “The Day is Drawing Near, But When.”

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Hymnastics

A new site! Rev. Robert Mayes has started a new website devoted to his original hymn texts, translations, and HYMN TUNES, and he’s titled it Hymnastics

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Useful Hymns

Wow. It turns out I’ve been blogging for a while! A book that I first posted about back on August 30, 2016 has been updated and re-issued: Lutheran hymnwriter Robin D Fish Jr’s  Useful Hymns.

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Rejoice, O Zion! Sing!

Yay yay yay! I’m especially excited to tell you about this new release: Alan Kornacki’s Rejoice, O Zion! Sing! Hymns for the Lutheran Service Book One-Year Lectionary and Other Occasions!

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Open Wide the Chapel Doors

Happy Labor Day! Ladies & Gentlemen, CTSFW has announced the winner of their 175th anniversary hymn contest: Lutheran author extraordinaire Katie Schuermann with “Open Wide the Chapel Doors.”

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Come, Gathered Again

This weekend I was contacted about my hymn, “Come, Gathered Again.” If you recall, I’m offering it freely to congregations as we gather again and recover from some of this craziness. Since I’d shared it as a PDF previously, it was requested I share it in Word, too. That way it would be easier to copy & paste into a bulletin. (Whoops! I should have thought of that!)

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Gathered Again

Would you be interested in a hymn to celebrate the church gathered again? Because I wrote one and my dear friend, Chris Schelp, wrote music for it. 🙂 It’s called “Come, Gathered Again.”

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Another Hymn Competition

We don’t have much time to dilly dally on this one, but there is another hymn competition for those of you interested in poetry and hymnody. 🙂 This one is by the Hymn Society. An announcement for it is online here

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