I composed the hymns listed on this page (since 1978) as I have prepared worship services and sermons using the scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary.  Worship aids using the Revised Common Lectionary may also be found at the website The United Methodist Board of Discipleship.

Below is the alphabetical listing of hymns.   No special software or plug-ins are required. Each hymn can be heard as an mp3, viewed as a png graphic and downloaded as a pdf. Click here to see and hear these hymns as applied to the Revised Common Lectionary.

  1. A Beautiful Vineyard
  2. Advent Candles In Our Worship
  3. A Loving Father Had Two Boys
  4. Angel Voices In A Dream
  5. Apostles Say, "Increase Our Faith"
  6. As Long As the Earth Endures
  7. As We Serve Our Holy Savior
  8. Before the Mountains Had Been Shaped
  9. Behold, Lift Your Eyes, Sing Your Praise
  10. Behold! The Day of Judgment Comes
  11. Behold the Lamb of God
  12. Behold the Wonder of Our God
  13. Blessed Jesus Taught Us How to Pray
  14. Blessings Come from God on High
  15. Christ is the Vine
  16. Christ the Lord Does Love Us!
  17. Christ, The Shepherd of the Sheep
  18. Come Fill Us Holy Spirit
  19. Come, Jesus, Tell Us Who You Are
  20. Come, O God of Strength and Glory
  21. Come See the Child in the Manger
  22. Come Up to Me, Moses
  23. Disciples Sitting in a Room
  24. Do Not Tell Us You Must Suffer
  25. Enraptured By a Bush of Flame
  26. From All the Earth, O People of God
  27. From East and West, From North and South
  28. From God Has Great Abundance Come
  29. From His Home in Galilee
  30. God Calls the World to Follow
  31. God Came From Heaven to Earth
  32. God is Our Ruler
  33. God Loved Us So
  34. God Saved the World
  35. God's Steadfast Love Breaks Forth
  36. God's Word Is Written On Our Hearts
  37. God Who Watches All the Sparrows
  38. Go Tell John What You Hear and See
  39. Go Wash in the Waters
  40. Good Stewards We Are Called to Be
  41. Hanna's Song
  42. Have You Not Known This and Have You Not Heard
  43. Here He Comes into Our City
  44. Herein We Dwell, A Kingom to Build
  45. He Said, "Get Into the Boat"
  46. He Went to Him Begging
  47. Holy Spirit, Come Upon Us
  48. How Shall We Pray in the House of God?
  49. How Shall We Love Our Sovereign God?
  50. I Am Tempted, O Jesus
  51. I Go Up to the Mountaintop
  52. In the Days of Prophets
  53. In the Darkness of the Temple
  54. In the Lord's Service
  55. In What Ways Shall We Answer God?
  56. John the Baptist
  57. Just As God Called Moses
  58. Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled, Now
  59. Let Us All Drink from the Water of Life
  60. Let Us Praise God's Wondrous Name
  61. Living By The River
  62. Lo, The Stone Is Rolled Away
  63. Lo, When the King of Glory Comes
  64. Lord, Give Us Meaning In All That We Do
  65. Love Fulfills the Law of God
  66. Make Straight the Desert Path for God
  67. Next Week's the Sunday
  68. No One Knows When the Lord Will Come
  69. O Come, Divine Salvation
  70. O Fountain of Our Advent Hope
  71. O, Give Us Faith Like Abraham's
  72. O Living Christ, Come Walk with Us
  73. O Righteous Judge
  74. O Sing to God a New Song
  75. Only Shepherds
  76. Our Lord Sent Forth a Prophet
  77. Out of the Darkness We Call on You, Lord!
  78. Powers of Heaven Now Rejoice!
  79. Praise God in Zion Unceasing!
  80. Praise God, Who Even at Our Darkest Hour
  81. Praise to the Holy Spirit
  82. Praise to the Living Word of God
  83. Rejoice with Me for I Have Found
  84. Repent and Receive God's Forgiveness!
  85. Saint Peter Drew a Sword for Him
  86. See Him Riding on a Donkey!
  87. See This Valley of Old Dry Bones
  88. Sing a New Song
  89. Sleeper, Awake!
  90. So, the Time Is Now Complete
  91. Supremely Reigns God's Majesty
  92. The Family Went to Worship God
  93. The Lord Came Into Jerusalem
  94. The Lord Has Called Us All to Faith
  95. The Lord Has Filled the Universe with Good
  96. The Love of God is Glorified
  97. The Mountain of the House of God
  98. The One Whose Name Is Love
  99. The Sovereign Has A Mission
  100. The Peace of God Has Come to Us
  101. The Peace of God Is Given To Us All
  102. The Place of God's Abode
  103. The Spirit of the Lord Came Down
  104. The Waning of the Wedding Wine
  105. There a Fresh Wind Blowing in this Place
  106. This Planet Is God's
  107. To the One Who Leads Us Onward
  108. To Those in Darkness' Gloom
  109. "Truly," Jesus Said, "Truly!"
  110. Walk at Our Side Through These Forty Days
  111. We Have A Great Redeemer
  112. We're Building a House
  113. We Three Kings (for Trumpet and Piano)
  114. We've Come Here Looking for Jesus
  115. What Are the Signs in the Sun and Moon?
  116. What New Teachings has God Given?
  117. When He Came into the City
  118. When Jonah Heard the Call of God
  119. When Our Need Is Great
  120. When the Shadows Spread their Gloom
  121. Where is the Place of Wisdom?
  122. Who Are We
  123. Who Is This Boy
  124. Who Is This That We Have Pierced?
  125. Why We Can't Wait
  126. Words of Sickness, Words of Death
  127. Yet Even Now Return
  128. You Give Us Life, Creative Word


Hymns as Introits or for Parting:

  1.  God Who Has Touched Us
  2.  Hear the Word of God this Holy Day
  3. We Meet Together In This Place
  4.  May the Lord Mighty God

A Church Camp Song:
    1.  Fellowship With Friends 

In my work as a United Methodist pastor over the past 35 years I have been writing poetry and hymns for the scriptures of the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year list of scriptures that is being used by The United Methodist Church, The United Presbyterian Church, The United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the American Baptist Church, the Roman Catholic Church, and other denominations.

As I continue to write these hymns I am careful to use inclusive language and use the best biblical interpretation I can muster.

This continues to be a work in progress.  I would be happy to hear from you as you look at these hymns.

Rev. Paul G. Donelson
37273 Woodsman Trail
De Tour, Michigan  49275



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