The hymns listed below are either original texts with an existing setting or the text and setting are both original. Clicking on "preview score" opens a separate tab (zoom out or rotate tablet for best view). To see a score and listen to its audio at the same time, start the audio on this page, then move to the tab with the open score. Single click anywhere on the media player's progress bar to move to that point.
The Seven Words - Set to the familiar tune of "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded," a new text has been written for Jesus' seven statements from the cross. Many hymnals publish only an isorhythmic setting of this tune, so both rhythmic and isorhythmic settings are offered in this package. Since there are so many instances when these words of Jesus are placed into a series (preaching, Lenten) or a special service built on the seven statements, many individual files were created for a variety of uses. Twenty-three files are contained in the zipped folder, including seven individual stanzas/graphic files with the rhythmic and seven individual stanzas/graphic files with the isorhythmic music, including the gospel quotation over the top, which can be retained or cropped as the user wishes, as here. Service folder graphics in both versions are also included as single, complete files. Features of the text are included in the score preview just below. $10
When Will I Walk - This original hymn was inspired by the statement of Augustine: "Lord, our hearts are not at rest until they rest in you." The original text was scored as a piano version but could easily be adapted to organ. $10.
In Those Who Know the King - This original hymn was written/composed to cover a specific set of Sunday readings in which the gospel lesson is Jesus' Parable of the Talents. It received honorable mention in the 2012 St Ambrose hymn writing contest. In addition to the parable itself, the hymn covers End Times themes. Bb trumpet descant is included. $10
Where Is the Stone - This original hymn is for piano and guitar. The included lead sheet provides a very accessible guitar part. It can be sung at any time in the Easter season, or at other times as a song of praise to the living Christ. $8
Trinity Hymn - The familiar tune WAREHAM carries this original text which was written in 2014 for the Festival of the Holy Trinity. However, rather than restricting its use to one Sunday of the year, the hymn is also a good fit for almost any opening or closing of a service, especially in the non-festival half of the church year. $8
A Vicious Storm, A Raging Sea - Set to the public domain tune and setting of MELITA (referred to by some as "The Navy Hymn"), this text does have to do with the water - Jesus Calming the Storm and/or Walking on the Sea. The hymn would especially fit the CW lectionary for Pentecost 5B or Pentecost 12A. $8
I Am, O Lord, Is Who You Are - Based on Exodus 34:6-7 and the "I am" statements of Jesus, this original text is set to the public domain tune/setting of TALLIS' CANON. $8
The Bread of Life - The Feeding of the Five Thousand is the gospel reading for CW Pentecost 11A from Matthew and for Pentecost 10-14B from John, which includes consecutive readings from the Bread of Life discourse. This original text/tune/setting treats the miracle and the discourse without referencing the Lord's Supper, a potentially confusing reference which a fair number of Bread of Life hymns do include. $8
The Garden of Gethsemane - Original text, tune, setting for choir and/or congregation. Adding to CW 104 which somewhat famously covers the Garden of Gethsemane text (but also later passion events and the resurrection), this new text on Gethsemane is offered as what would most likely be used as a Lenten hymn. $8
If God Knew Me before He Made - With an original tune, this text covers Romans 8:28-30. While v. 28 is often singled out for quotation, the context of vss. 29-30 is vital for a clearer understanding of the statement in v. 28. The single sentence, "if-then" set up of the hymn lends itself well to a modulation from F to G after the second stanza. The hymn would especially fit the lectionary for Pentecost 10A (CW lectionary) or Epiphany 5B (CWS supplemental lectionary). $8
With Confidence Invincible - Adding to CW 445 which covers the text, this hymn is another treatment of Romans 8:31-39, sung to a tune new to our church body, FLIGHT OF THE EARLS (CWS 775). Copyright information: text - Michael Schultz; tune - public domain; setting - Kermit Moldenhauer (used by permission). $10
In the Upper Room - A hymn for Maundy Thursday, including references to the lengthy discourse in John's gospel. $8
Lord, Be My Savior - This original hymn of confession and calling out to the Lord for deliverance has an intentionally slow tempo. It was written to contemplate why we do the sinful things we do, but also, in line with Romans 10:13, to emphasize that the believer's plea for forgiveness never goes unheard. Includes guitar lead sheet. $8