Musical Settings for New Hymn Texts

For the convenience of the music ministers who receive preview copies of my new hymn texts, I post audio files (MIDI and MP3) for the musical settings.

These are instrumental playbacks, with full accompaniments unless noted otherwise. Click to hear a single verse, plus the refrain if there is one. Right-click to download and save. Please let me know if you come across any malfunctioning links.

Clicking on the song title will open the song’s MIDI files. The MIDIs generally are smaller to download. The sound quality may vary.

The song titles are the titles of my hymn texts, which are my own copyrighted material. Please read the copyright information at the bottom of this page before downloading the PDF files.

The music (not the lyrics) provided below is in the public domain. The tune names (in CAPS) and composers are noted. Several tunes have been altered to suit my lyrics. If you’d like to hear the original source tunes, learn about their history and composer, or find other texts which have been set to them, go to Hymnary.org. Copy and paste the tune name into the Tune Name search box. If more than one comes up, look for the one with the composer listed below. Enjoy exploring that wonderful online resource!

The four tunes by John Dowland are secular Renaissance airs. Those are not on the Hymnary.org database, but any Internet search engine will turn up information if you’re interested.

Please note that the numbering is not static. Every time a new title is added, the titles that follow it alphabetically will display a new number.

  1. A Lamb in the Wilderness (TO GOD BE THE GLORY; Doane)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  2. Are You Seeking the Christ (FOUNDATION; early US melody)
    MIDI MP3
  3. Are You Weary (TOPLADY; Hastings)
    MIDI MP3
  4. Arise, and Serve the Holy One (SOLID ROCK; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  5. Before Us, Alive-CS (CHRISTMAS SONG – alt; Harrington)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  6. Come, Dance with Me (ALMA; Brackett)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  7. Come, Gather at the Table (HANKEY; Fischer)
    MIDI MP3
  8. Cross of Sin and Cross of Restoration (CWM RHONDDA; Hughes)
    MIDI MP3
  9. Don’t Rush Away (MARTIN; Martin)
    MIDI MP3
  10. Dying to See Heaven (LEMMEL; Lemmel)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  11. Faith Isn’t Just a State of Mind (OLD 100th; Bourgeois)
    MIDI MP3
  12. Family Circle of God-CF (CLEANSING FOUNTAIN; Mason)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  13. Family Circle of God-S (SALVATIONIST – alt.; Hays)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  14. Go, and Tell the World (LAUDES DOMINI; Barnby)
    MIDI MP3
  15. God Loved the World (SINE NOMINE; Williams)
    MIDI MP3
  16. Greet Your Savior (OLD RUGGED CROSS; Bennard)
    MIDI MP3
  17. Growing Together (MARCHING TO ZION; Lowry)
    MIDI MP3
  18. Holiness Climbs Great Heights (TRENTHAM; Jackson)
    MIDI MP3
  19. How I Love to Use My Hands (BLAIRGOWRIE; Dykes)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  20. How Long Is the Longest Night (DIADEMATA – alt.; Elvey)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  21. I Wonder, Do Angels Still March/Sing (ST. CLEMENT; Scholefield)
    MIDI MP3 YouTube videos
  22. I Face a Dread Giant (GARDEN; Gabriel)
    MIDI MP3
  23. If Jesus Christ Had Beckoned Me (LONDONDERRY AIR; Traditional Irish tune)
    MIDI MP3
  24. Indigo Christmas (VENI EMMANUEL; 15th cent. French melody)
    MIDI MP3
  25. Jesus, in a Long-Ago Time (ORIENTIS PARTIBUS; 13th cent. French carol)
    MIDI MP3
  26. Jesus, Please Remember Me (SOLID ROCK – alt.; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  27. Jesus Walks on City Streets (MESSIAH; Herold)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
    — Also available in Worship in the City, hymnal of United Church of Canada
  28. Lean on God (NORRIS; Norris)
    MIDI MP3
  29. Let’s Walk Each Other Home (ROYAL OAK; early English tune)
    MIDI MP3
  30. Lord, Hit Me with a Two-by-Four (SWEET HOUR; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  31. Lord, Life Has Laid Us Low (ST. ELIZABETH; Schlesische Volkslieder)
    MIDI MP3
  32. Lord, Though I Travel Afar (ITALIAN HYMN; Giardini)
    MIDI MP3
  33. Lord, Would You Part the Sea-alt (OLD 100th – alt; Bourgeois)
    MIDI MP3
  34. Lord, Would You Part the Sea (OLD 100th; Bourgeois)
    MIDI MP3
  35. Love the Lord – SATB quartet (Come Again; Dowland)
    MIDI MP3
  36. Mary, You’re the Chosen One (SOMEDAY – public domain version; Tindley)
    MIDI MP3
  37. My Footprints on Your Life-DM (DIVINE MYSTERIES; Stanfield)
    MIDI MP3
  38. My Footprints on Your Life-K (KELVINGROVE – alt., melody only; traditional Scottish tune)
    MIDI MP3 Sheet music PDF *
  39. My God, Why (Time Stands Still; Dowland)
    MIDI MP3
  40. Ninety-Nine Lost Little Lambs (99 Bottles; Traditional American camp song)
    MIDI MP3
  41. Not Our Way but Your Way, Lord (ROYAL OAK; Early English tune)
    MIDI MP3
  42. O Dreamer of Dreams (FOUNDATION; early US melody)
    MIDI MP3
  43. O Father God, Dear Abba (BLAIRGOWRIE – alt.; Dykes)
    MIDI MP3
  44. O Lord, I Look Back (ST. MARGARET; Peace)
    MIDI MP3
  45. O Lord, Please Walk Me Home (DENNIS; Nägeli)
    MIDI MP3
  46. O Lord, We Are Grateful (ST. DENIO; traditional Welsh melody)
    MIDI MP3
  47. Our Lives Are a Gift (CRIMOND; Irvine)
    MIDI MP3
  48. Peering into Faith’s Foggy Window (PICARDY; French carol)
    MIDI MP3
  49. Pray for Me, O Holy Spirit-N (NETTLETON; Wyeth)
    MIDI MP3
  50. Reach Deep into Your Faith (ELLACOMBE; early German hymnal tune)
    MIDI MP3
  51. Roll Out the Red Carpet (MUELLER; Murray)
    MIDI MP3
  52. Seasons (CHRISTMAS SONG; Harrington)
    MIDI MP3
  53. See How Far I Have Fallen-gen. (ES IST EIN ROS; Praetorius)
    MIDI MP3
  54. Set Fire to My Soul (DIX; Kocher)
    MIDI MP3
  55. Seventy Times Seven – SATB quartet (Now, O Now, I Needs Must Part; Dowland)
    MIDI MP3
  56. Shall We Gather in the Kitchen (HANSON PLACE; Lowry)
    MIDI MP3
  57. Sick at Heart (CRANHAM; Holst)
    MIDI MP3
  58. Surrounded by the Lord (AZMON; Glaser)
    MIDI MP3
  59. Sweet, Sweet Fragrance of Love (GRACE WAS ALL THEIR SONG; Cervinka)
    MIDI MP3
  60. Teach Me Truth, O Holy Spirit (REGENT SQUARE; Smart)
    MIDI MP3
  61. The Hand of God Created Me (KINGSFOLD; early English melody)
    MIDI MP3
  62. The Son of God Is Coming (LANCASHIRE; Smart)
    MIDI MP3
  63. The Uphill Road (N) (NETTLETON – alt.; Wyeth)
    MIDI MP3
  64. The Uphill Road (B) (BLAIRGOWRIE – alt.; Dykes)
    MIDI MP3
  65. There Was a Time I Climbed Great Heights (S) (SWEET HOUR; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  66. There Was a Time I Climbed Great Heights (T) (TRURO; Williams’ Psalmodia Evangelica)
    MIDI MP3
  67. Thus Far the Lord Has Helped Me (ENDLESS SONG; Lowry)
    MIDI MP3
  68. Thy Will Be Done (FINLANDIA; Sibelius)
    MIDI (at Hymnary.org)
  69. Unchain My Soul – SATB quartet (Awake, Sweet Love; Dowland)
    MIDI MP3
  70. Unseen but Real (TRUST AND OBEY; Towner)
    MIDI MP3
  71. Until It Happened to Me (SURRENDER; Weeden)
    MIDI MP3
  72. Waiting, Waiting (MOODY; Towner)
    MIDI MP3
  73. Wedding Song (WOODWORTH; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  74. What Are You Fishing For (DARWALL’S 148th; Darwall)
    MIDI MP3
  75. Where Are You, My Lord (LIGHT OF THE WORLD; Bliss)
    MIDI MP3
  76. When Anguished Cries Are Our Only Word (SWEET LAND OF REST – PD; American folk melody; 1889)
    MIDI MP3
  77. Whom Shall We Fear (SINE NOMINE; Williams)
    MIDI MP3
  78. Why, My God (BALM IN GILEAD; Afro-American spiritual)
    MIDI MP3
  79. With Simon Peter, James, and John (ES) (ENDLESS SONG; Lowry)
    MIDI MP3
  80. With Simon Peter, James, and John (SC) (ST. COLUMBA; Irish melody)
    MIDI MP3
  81. Without Love (H) (HYMN TO JOY; Beethoven)
    MIDI MP3
  82. Without Love (I) (IRBY – alt.; Gauntlett)
    MIDI MP3
  83. Without Love (S) (STAND BY ME – public domain version; Holst)
    MIDI MP3
  84. You Know My Heart (SWEET HOUR; Bradbury)
    MIDI MP3
  85. You Loved Me First (B) (BEECHER; Zundel)
    MIDI MP3
  86. You Will Live (CHRIST AROSE; Lowry)
    MIDI MP3
  87. Your Laws, O God (HENDON; Malan)
    MIDI MP3
  88. Your Road to Heaven (SPARROW – alt.; Gabriel)
    MIDI MP3

 

Copyright Information

*  PDF sheet music files provided here contain copyrighted material. Individuals are welcome to print a single copy for personal enjoyment. Churches may download and print a small number of copies for noncommercial use in a worship setting, providing the proper attribution and copyright notice are displayed.

Contact Linda Bonney Olin to request her written permission if you wish to use her music for any other purpose or in any other manner.

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