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The purpose and contents of this learning resource is to be hymnology project. The plan is for it to be open content, contributed by students and others. Much of the content will be short explanations with wikipedia links. Other content will be student compositions in pdf and/or audio files. The "songs" are mostly public domain hymns, with student editing and tunes supplied.


This project is specifically sacred/congregational music. It should not be the only learning project in the Sacred Music division, and it seems there should be another layer between Sacred Music, and even Hymnology, and the 1000 Songs Project.

200 Bible songs edit

150 psalms edit

How blessed in the man who walks not Ps 001

Why do the nations rage Ps 002

My God my God why have You forsaken me Ps 022

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want Ps 023

The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof Ps 024

How blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven Ps 032

Sing joyfully to the Lord you righteous Ps 033

Why are you downcast O my soul Ps 042

God is our refuge and strength Ps 046

Have mercy on me O God Ps 051

May God arise may his enemies be scattered Ps 068

Sing to the Lord a new song Ps 098

Praise the Lord Praise O servants of the Lord Ps 113

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good Ps 118

Blessed are those whose way is blameless Ps 119

Out of the depths I cry to You O Lord Ps 130

Praise the Lord How good it is to sing praises to our God Ps 147

Praise the Lord Praise the Lord from the heavens Ps 148

Praise the Lord Sing to the Lord a new song Ps 149

Praise the Lord Praise God in his sanctuary Ps 150

6 canticles edit

My soul magnifies the Lord Luke 1:46-55

Praise be to the Lord the God of Israel Luke 1:67-79

Glory to God in the highest Luke 2:14

Now dismiss your servant in peace Luke 2:29-32

12 hymn fragments edit

Have this mind among yourselves which is also in Christ Jesus Phil 2:5-11

Awake O sleeper and rise from the dead Eph 5:14

He appeared in a body 1 Tim 3:16

If we died with Him we will also live with Him 2 Tim 2:11-13

Worthy are You to take the scroll Rev 5:9-10 (8-14)

32 prophetic songs edit

I will sing unto the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously Exod 15:1-18

Give ear, O heavens and I will speak Deut 32:1-43

For unto us a child is born Is 9:6

The desert and the parched land will be glad Is 35

Who has believed our message Is 53

The Lord is a jealous and avenging God Nahum 1:2-8

O Lord I have heard the report of You Hab 3:2-19

100 Pre-Reformation edit

50 Early Christian hymns (AD 100-400) edit

20 Greek hymns edit

Shepherd of Eager Youth (Clement of Alexandria)

Sunset to Sunrise Changes Now (Clement of Alexandria)

Hymns to Christ the Savior "Bridle of colts untamed" (Clement of Alexandria)

O Gladsome Light of the Father Immortal (anon)

Oxyrhynchus hymn fragment

What new mystery then is this (Melito of Sardis)

10 Odes of Solomon edit

The Lord abides upon my head like a crown (ode 01)

As the hand moves over the harp and the strings speak ode 06

As the impulse of anger against evil (ode 07)

I stretched out my hands and approached my Lord (ode 42)

20 Syrian hymns edit

Lord Jesus Think on Me (Synesius of Cyrene)

Light is arisen upon the just (Ephriam of Syria)

The Pearl (Ephriam of Syria)

15 Byzantine hymns (AD 400-1000) edit

Only-begotten Son and Word of God

Save the world, O Savior (Romanus)

The Day of Resurrection (John of Damascus)

Come ye faithful raise the strain (John of Damascus)

Trisagion Hymn (John Chrysostem)

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (St. James)

When we were buried with you in baptism (Vespers of Palm Sunday)

15 Latin hymns (AD 400-1000) edit

Lorica--I bund unto myself today (Patrick)

Framer of the earth and sky (Ambrose)

Deus Creator omnium--Maker of all things God most high (Ambrose)

Iam surgit hora tertia--Come thou savior of our race (Ambrose)

Splendor paternae gloriae--O splendor of God's glory bright (Ambrose)

Claro paschali gaudio--That Easter day with joy was bright

Veni veni Emmanuel--O come O come Emmanuel

Te Deum laudamus--We praise Thee O God

Kyrie eleison--Lord have mercy

Gloria in excelsis Deo--Glory to God in the highest

Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus--Holy holy holy

Of the Father's love begotten (Prudentius)

All glory laud and honor (Theodulph of Orleans)

Veni Creator Spiritus--Come Holy Ghost our souls inspire


10 Late Middle Ages (AD 1000-1500) edit

Victimae paschali laudes--Christians to the Paschal victim (Wipo of Burgundy)

Dies irae--Day of wrath O day of mourning (Thomas of Celano)

Stabat mater--At the cross her station keeping

Alone thou goest forth O Lord (Peter Abelard)

Jesus the very thought of Thee (Bernard of Clairvaux)

Jesus thou joy of loving hearts (Bernard of Clairvaux)

Jerusalem the golden (Bernard of Cluny)

Symphony of the harmony of celestial revelations (Hildegard of Bingen)

Adoro te devote--Humbly I adore Thee (Thomas Aquinas)

10 Pre-Reformation hymns (AD 1200-1500) edit

Canticle of the Sun (Francis of Assisi)

All creatures of our God and King (Francis of Assisi)

Discendi amor santo--Come down O love divine

100 Early Reformation (AD 1500-1600) edit

30 Lutheran chorales (Luther’s psalm settings included above in “psalms”) edit

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Martin Luther)

Out of the Depths I Cry (Martin Luther)

Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (Martin Luther)

Come Holy Ghost God and Lord (Martin Luther)

Christ Who Freed Our Souls From Danger (Martin Luther)

(Justus Jonas) Hans Sachs Paul Speratus

All glory be to God on high (Nicolaus Decius)

Nicolaus Hermann Paul Eber Nicolaus Selnecker Bartholomaeus Ringwaldt Martin Schalling Martin Moller

Wake awake for night is flying (Philipp Nicolai)

O morning star how fair and bright (Philipp Nicolai)

10 Lutheran chorale tunes edit

WACHET AUF (Philipp Nicolai)

WIE SCHON LEUCHTET (Philipp Nicolai)

PASSION CHORALE (Hans Leo Hassler)

ST THEODULPH (Melchior Teschner)


10 Reformed (metricized psalter included above in “psalms”) edit

OLD 100TH (Louis Bourgeois)

OLD 124 (Louis Bourgeois)

NUNC DIMITTIS (Louis Bourgeois)

RENDEZ A DIEU (Louis Bourgeois)

30 Anglican edit

Sternhold and Hopkins Sternhold and Hopkins Sternhold and Hopkins Sternhold and Hopkins Sternhold and Hopkins

While shepherds watched their flocks by night (Tate and Brady)

Tate and Brady Tate and Brady Tate and Brady

HANOVER (William Croft, Tate and Brady)

ST ANNE (William Croft, Tate and Brady) Thomas Ravenscroft

TALLIS' ORDINAL (Thomas Tallis)

TALLIS' CANON (Thomas Tallis)

CAITHNESS (Scottish Psalter, Edware Millar)

DUNDEE (Scottish Psalter, Edware Millar)

20 Catholic Counter-Reformation edit

Silent night holy night (Joseph Mohr)

STABAT MATER (Jacopone da Todi), Pope Innocent III


STILLE NACHT (Franz Gruber)

200 Second-Generation Reformation (AD 1600-1700)

50 Lutheran pietist/orthodox edit

Sing praise to God who reigns above (Johann Jakob Schutz)

Praise to the Lord the Almighty (Joachim Neander)

Joachim Neander Joachim Neander Gerhard Tersteegen

My Jesus as thou wilt (Benjamin Schmolck)

Open now thy gates of beauty (Benjamin Schmolck)

We plow the fields and scatter (Matthias Claudius)

Sinners Jesus will receive (Erdmann Neumeister)

Print thine image pure and holy (Thomas Hansen Kingo)

Jesus thy boundless love to me (Paul Gerhardt)

All my heart this night rejoices (Paul Gerhardt)

(Paul Gerhardt) (Paul Gerhardt)

50 Anabaptist (Radical Reformed) edit

Menno Simons Michael Weisse

Jesus still lead on (Nicolaus von Zinzendorf)

Christian heats in love united (Nicolaus von Zinzendorf)

Jesus thy blood and righteousness (Nicolaus von Zinzendorf)

Thou great high priest (Nicolaus von Zinzendorf)

Nicolaus von Zinzendorf Nicolaus von Zinzendorf

50 Reformed (new generation metricized psalms, included above in “psalms”) edit

50 Anglican chorales and Moravian hymns edit

200 British hymns (AD 1700-1800) edit

50 Isaac Watts (150 psalms included above in “psalms”) edit

Come ye that love the Lord (Isaac Watts)

O God our help in ages past (Isaac Watts)

I sing the mighty power of God (Isaac Watts)

Joy to the world the Lord is come (Isaac Watts)

When I survey the wondrous cross (Isaac Watts)

Alas and did my Savior bleed (Isaac Watts)

50 Charles Wesley hymns edit

O for a thousand tongues (Charles Wesley)

Come thou long-expected Jesus (Charles Wesley)

Hark the herald angels sing (Charles Wesley)

Arise my soul arise (Charles Wesley)

And can it be (Charles Wesley)

Christ the Lord is risen today (Charles Wesley)

Jesus lover of my soul (Charles Wesley) Jesus Lover of my soul

50 Evangelical hymns edit

50 Olney hymns edit

Amazing grace how sweet the sound (John Newton)

God moves in a mysterious way (William Cowper)

There is a fountain filled with blood (William Cowper)

200 American/English songs (AD 1800-1900) edit

50 singing school, spirituals and campmeeting songs edit

Brethren we have met to worship (George Atkins)


Down By the Riverside

50 transitional, Oxford, Victorian hymns edit

O Zion Haste (Mary Ann Thomson)

Jesus I Am Resting Resting (Jean Pigott)

(50 early American psalmody and shaped-note tunes) edit

LENOX (Lewis Edson)

When Jesus Wept (William Billings)


AMHERST (William Billings)

BROOKFIELD (William Billings)

CHESTER (William Billings)

LEBANON (William Billings)

GREENWICH (Daniel Read)

WINDHAM (Daniel Read)

(50 Lowell Mason tunes) edit

BETHANY (Lowell Mason)

OLIVET (Lowell Mason)

DENNIS (Lowell Mason)

BOYLSTON (Lowell Mason)

HAMBURG (Lowell Mason)

WORK SONG (Lowell Mason)

50 Sunday School songs edit

CHINA (William Bradbury)

BRADBURY (William Bradbury)

SOLID ROCK (William Bradbury)

Just As I Am (William Bradbury)

Sweet hour of prayer (William Bradbury)

What can wash away my sin (Robert Lowry)

Shall we gather at the river (Robert Lowry)

We're marching to Zion (Robert Lowry)

Low in the grave He lay (Robert Lowry)

To God be the glory (William H. Doane)

Jesus keep me near the cross (William H. Doane)

Pass me not O gentle Savior (William H. Doane)

50 Gospel Songs (Sankey and Bliss) edit

Man of sorrows what a name (P. P. Bliss)

Wonderful words of life (P. P. Bliss)

It is well with my soul (P. P. Bliss)

There were ninety and nine (Ira Sankey)

200 American/English songs (AD 1900-2000) edit

20 hymns edit

How great the Father's Love for Us God is Here as We Your People We Will Glorify There is a Redeemer Great is Thy Faithfulness How Great Thou Art

20 Black gospel edit

Precious Lord Take My Hand By and By O Happy Day Soon and Very Soon Through It All Tell Them Go

20 Southern gospel edit

He Touched Me Because He Lives

20 Sentimental (1900-1950) edit

Love Lifted Me Tell Mother I'll Be There Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus (Louisa Stead)

20 Youth-oriented (1950-1970) edit

Christ For Me He's Everything to Me Pass It On Walkin on the Heaven Road Boys and Girls for Jesus

20 Evangelism-oriented (1960-1980) edit

Just As I Am The Savior is Waiting Room At the Cross for You Yesterday He Died for Me

20 Praise songs (1960-1990) edit

Majesty Alleluia

20 presentational-to-congregational (1990-2010) edit

Your Love Oh Lord We Shall Behold Him

20 postmodern self-orientation (2000-present) edit

How He Loves