Category Archives: Hymns

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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Hymn Contest!

This weekend my husband told me about a Lutheran hymn contest! I’m quite excited. The short of it is that Concordia Theological Seminary is having a hymn competition in honor of its upcoming 175th anniversary. (Yay for my Alma Mater!)

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Ecclesial Poetry Release

Ladies & gentlemen, I’m thrilled to announce that my latest book, Ecclesial Poetryis now available!

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Need a Composer?

Need a composer, particularly one with Lutheran sensibilities? I now have one to recommend: Austin Theroit!

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Metrical Index

Have you ever wondered about the Metrical Index commonly found in hymnals? Let me explain.

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A Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have doubly good news to tell you! First, there will be a symposium for hymn writers and translators in cooperation with The Good Shepherd Institute. Second, GSI has slightly altered their dates so that it isn’t over All Saints’!

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