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Gifts of Love - New Hymns for Todays Worship

  • By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Product Description
Gifts of Love contains texts for forty-five contemporary hymns on a wide variety of topics--biblical stories, hymns about the church, hymns connected to seasons and special occasions in the church year. Well-known hymn tunes are suggested for each hymn and a brief commentary section provides interesting background. The volume contains a full range of indexes, making it usable in a variety of settings.

The book includes copyright permission for these new hymns' use in churches. Here are the wonderful hymns, their subjects and the well-known tunes that they are written to in this beautiful book:

  • Your Word is Like a Lamp, O Lord (The Bible and Prayer for Illumination) CANONBURY LM "Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak"
  • God Made the Heavens and the Earth (Creation and Environmental Stewardship) SOLID ROCK LM with refrain "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less"
  • Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) O QUANTA QUALIA "God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us"
  • God of the Women (Biblical Women and Ministry) SLANE "Be Thou My Vision"
  • Long Ago, God Reached In Love (Covenant and Salvation History) JESUS LOVES ME
  • Gifts of Love Our Lord Has Given (Ten Commandments) I WANT TO BE A CHRISTIAN Irregular
  • Sing Out! Sound the Trumpets! Proclaim Jubilee! (Jesus' Ministry in Luke 4) TO GOD BE THE GLORY with refrain
  • Blessed Are the Poor Among You (Beatitudes in Luke) PROMISES "Standing on the Promises"
  • God's Great Love is So Amazing! (Luke 15 Parables of Lost Sheep, Coin and Son) CONVERSE D "What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
  • When You Are Praying (Jesus' Teaching on Prayer) AMAZING GRACE CM "Amazing Grace" Alternative Music: CRIMOND CM "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want
  • In Cana at a Wedding Feast (Jesus' Miracles) ELLACOMBE CMD "I Sing the Mighty Power of God"
  • Mary Heard the Angel's Message (Mary's Story) BEECHER D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" Alternate Music: HYFRYDOL D "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus!"
  • I Believe (The Apostles' Creed) AUSTRIAN HYMN "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"
  • Our God, We Are a Church Reformed (Faith in the Reformed Tradition) AZMON CM "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
  • God of Generations (Church for All Ages) NICAEA "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
  • Welcoming God (Inclusive Church) ASSURANCE with refrain "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!"
  • Hear My Prayer For Unity (Christian Unity and Jesus' Prayer in John 17) ABERYSTWYTH D "Jesus, Lover of My Soul" or "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"
  • We Thank You, God, for Teachers (A Hymn for Christian Education) WIE LIEBLICH IST DER MAIEN D "We Come as Guests Invited" Alternative Music: ELLACOMBE "Hosanna, Loud Hosanna"
  • O God, in Your Love (Inclusive Church) ST. DENIO "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise"
  • There is a Mighty Question (Jesus' Second Coming and First Sunday of Advent) ANGEL'S STORY D "O Jesus, I Have Promised"
  • God, We Await Your Advent Here (Advent & Simpler Living) MARYTON LM "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"
  • What a World of Sound (Christmas) HYMN TO JOY D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Alternative Music: IN BABILONE "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"
  • On This Day of Celebration (A Hymn for the Millennium Ecumenical Service) HYMN TO JOY D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
  • God, What a Faith-Filled Mystery! (Good Friday and Atonement) ST. ANNE CM "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past"
  • Early On a Sunday (Easter) STANDING ON THE PROMISES
  • Creator of the Water (Baptism) LANCASHIRE D "The Day of Resurrection"
  • We Gather at Your Table, Lord (Lord's Supper) TALLIS' CANON LM "God with Us, Lord"
  • God, We Sing and Worship (Confirmation) NICAEA "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
  • God, In Joy We Gather (Wedding) NICAEA "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"
  • God, We Walk Through Death's Deep Valley (Funeral) VESPER HYMN "Now, on Land and Sea Descending" Alternative Music: BEECHER D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
  • God Your Blessings Overflow! (Thanksgiving) DIX "For the Beauty of the Earth"
  • For This Land In All Its Wonder (Hymn for the Nation) CWM RHONDDA "God of Grace, God of Glory"
  • God, How Many Are A Thousand (New Year) AUSTRIAN HYMN "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken"
  • Christ Be With Us (Mission, Lord's Supper & Church Unity) CONVERSE D "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" Alternative Music: HYFRYDOL D "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus"
  • The Storm Came to Honduras (Support for Relief Work) PASSION CHORALE D "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"
  • A Prayer for Our Children (Lament and Prayer about Violence & School Shootings) HERZLIEBSTER JESU "Ah, Holy Jesus"
  • When Did We See You Hungry, Lord? (A Hymn-Dialogue based on Matthew 25:31-46) MARYTON LM "O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee"
  • God, Your Gift of Peace is Precious (Peacemaking) CWM RHONDDA "God of Grace and God of Glory"
  • What a Joy, This Habitation! (Hymn for Dedication of a Habitat for Humanity Home) HYMN TO JOY D "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" Alternative Music: IN BABILONE "There's a Wideness in God's Mercy"
  • God, You Love the World! (Mission Trip Dedication or Closing Hymn) ARGENTINA refrain "Song of Hope" (Presbyterian Hymnal No. 432)
  • Come, You Hungry Ones (Service of Wholeness and Healing) "Kum ba Yah"
  • God, You Wrap Your Love Around Us (A Hymn for Church World Service's Blanket Sunday) CONVERSE D "What A Friend We Have in Jesus" Alternate Music: BEECHER D "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
  • God, How Can We Comprehend? (Refugees) ABERYSTWYTH D "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night" "Jesus, Lover of My Soul"


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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780664501341
    • Manufacturer: Westminster Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780664501341
    • ISBN 10: 0664501346
    • Strategic Partners: Presbyterian
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2000
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
    • Page Count: 108
    • Width: 6.00 inches
    • Height: 0.30 inches
    • Length: 8.93 inches
    • Weight: 0.02 pounds

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