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

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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