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

EXTRAS:
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
  5. 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

donelson@umcs.org

 

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