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    Living in the midwest, country western music is part of the culture, rather than give up our rich hymnody with its solid theological message, it seemed good to try my hand at some arrangements that might make the hymns more exciting to those who do not appreciate pipe organs or classical music. Some may find it offensive, but you have been warned. Some may find it humorous. Some might find it enjoyable. The point is that there are possibilities, and to explore them.
    All the sequences and arrangements are copyrighted © 1998-2001 Rev. Richard Jordan, and is for personal enjoyment (and inspiration) only - all other rights reserved. See our copyright and permissions page.

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If you like them, I would enjoy hearing from you, your comments tend to lead to new arrangements.
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    Finally, if there is a Lutheran hymn that you would really like done, why not write and request it? It is possible that some
LW hymns might also be available, so you can ask, but be advised that many have copyrighted melodies which will not expire for years. Remember that many LW and LBW hymns are still using melodies as found in TLH, you may want to use the hymn matching chart

TLH# . . . . . tune name . . .. . . hymn name

cw001 - Neander     Open now Thy gates of beauty

cw002 - Gott sei dank     To Thy Temple I Repair

cw003 - Herr Jesu Christ, dich     Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now

cw004 - Wunderbarer Konig     God Himself is Present

cw005 - Erhalt uns, Herr     Loord, Open Thou My Heart to Hear

cw007 - Herr Jesu Christ, mein's     As We Begin Another Week

cw008 - Fred til Bod     Father, Who the Light this Day

cw009 - Ellacombe     O day of rest and gladness

cw010 - Nun danket all     This is the Day the Lord Hath Made

cw011 - Voller Wunder     Safely Through Another Week

cw012 - Winchester New     This Day At Thy Creating Word

cw016 - Liebster Jesu     Blessed Jesus at Thy Word

cw017 - Hanover     Oh, Worship the King

cw018 - Vienna     Lord We Come Before Thee Now

cw019 - Lobet den Herrn, ihr     Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now

cw020 - Ratisbon     God of Mercy, God of Grace

cw021 - Dir, dir, Jehova     Jehovah Let Me Now Adore Thee

cw022 - St Flavian     Lord, When We Bend Before Thy Throne

cw023 - Wie schon leuchtet     Hallelujah! Let Praises Ring

cw024 - O Jesu     Lord of My Life, Whose Tender Care

cw025 - Sollt ich meinem Gott     I WIll Sing My Maker's Praises

cw026 - Lobe den Herren, o meine     Praise the Almighty, My Soul Adore Him

cw027 - St.Thomas     Oh, Bless the Lord, My soul

cw028 - Nun preiset alle     Now Let All Loudly Sing Praise

cw029 - Ich singe dir     Through All the Changeing Scenes of Life

cw030 - O dass ich tausend     Oh, that I Had a Thousand Voices

cw031 - Winchester Old     When All Thy Mercies, O My God

cw032 - Ich danke dir, lieber Herre     Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven

cw063 - Puer Nobis nascitur -     On Jordan's Bank

cw135 - Potsdam     Tis good Lord, to be here

cw191 - Llanfair -     Christ the Lord is Risen Today; Alleluia!

cw192 - Auf, auf mein Herz -     Awake, My Heart with Gladness

cw195 - Christ lag in Todesbanden - Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

cw198 - Walther -     He's risen, He's Risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord

cw199 - Easter Hymn -     Jesus Christ is Risen Today! Alleluia!

cw200 - Duke Street     I know that my Redeemer lives

cw201 - Jesus, meine Zuversicht -     Jesus Lives! the Victory's Won

cw202 - Sei di mir gegrusset -     Welcome, Happy Morning!

cw205 - Lancashire -     The Day of Resurrection

cw208 - Gelobt sei Gott -     Ye Sons and Daughters of the King

cw210 - Palestrina -     The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done

cw211 - Judah's Lion -     Lo, Judah's Lion Wins the Strife

cw212 - Lasst uns Erfreuen -     A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing

cw224 - Komm, Heiliger Grist, Herre Gott - Come Holy Ghost, God and Lord

cw225 - Boylston - Come, Holy Spirit, Come

cw226 - Komm, o komm du Geist - Come, Oh Come, Thou Quickening Spirit

cw228 - Zeuch ein - Oh Enter, Lord, Thy Temple

cw229 - Wem in Leidenstagen - Holy Spirit, Hear Us

cw231 - Nun bitten wir -  We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost

cw232 - Erfurt - Let Songs of Praises Fill the Sky
cw232c - Erfurt - caribbean style

cw233 - Komm Gott Schopfer - Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest

cw234 - Light Divine - Holy Ghost with Light Divine

cw236 - All' Ehr' und Loh' -  Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid

cw246 - Nicea     Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

cw250 - Grosser Gott     Holy God we praise your name

cw262 - Ein feste Berg     A Might Fortress is Our God
cw262r - Ein feste Berg (revised country)     A Might Fortress is Our God

cw-276 - Anthes     Come unto me ye weary -

cw-278 - Maldwyn     Delay not delay not, O sinner draw near -

cw-280 - Abend     Return, O wanderer, Return -

cw-281 - Azmon     The Savior calls, let every heart -
cw-281r - Azmon fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw-282 - Alles ist an Gottes Segen     Christians, come in sweetest measure -
cw-282r - Alles ist an Gottes Segen fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw-283 - Reuter     God's Word is our great heritage -
cw-283r - Reuter fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw-284 - Bedford     Father of Mercies, in Thy Word -

cw-285 - Walder     How precious is that Book Divine -
cw-285r - Walder fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw-286 - St.Peter     How shall the young secure their hearts -
cw-286r - St Peter fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw-288 - Herr Jesu Christ, mein's     Lord, help us ever to retain -

cw-289 - Old Hundereth     The Law commands and makes us wine -

cw-294 - Munich     O Word of God Incarnate -
cw-294a - (Memphis Brass Version)

cw-295 - Erhalt uns Herr     The Law of God is good and wise -

cw-297 - Herr Jesu Christ, dich     The Gospel shows the Father's grace -

cw-301 - Es ist das Heil     He that believes and is baptized -

cw-305 - Schmucke dich     Soul, adorn yourself with gladness -

cw-306 - Herr Jesus Christ, du hast bereit't     Lord Jesus Christ, Thou has prepared -

cw-307 - Old 124th     Draw near and take the body of the Lord -

cw-310 - St.Michael     Thy table I approach -

cw-311 - Jesus Christ, unser Heiland     Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior -

cw-312 - Herr, wie du willst     Lord Jesus CHrist, Thou hast prepared -

cw-313 - Gott sei gelobet     O Lord, we praise Thee -

cw-315 - Ich sterbe taglich     I come, O Savior, to Thy table -

cw-316 - Nun lob, mein' Seel'     O Living Bread from Heaven

cw340 - O heilige Dreifaltigkeit     Awake, My Soul , to Joyful Lays -

cw352 - Angels's Story     O Savior, Precious Savior -

cw354 - Rathbun     In the Cross of Christ I glory

cw-368 - Surrey     The Lord My Pasture Shall Prepare

cw370 - Magdalen     My Hope is Built on Nothing Less -

cw371 - St. Crispin      Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

cw373 - O dass ich tausend      By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless

cw376 - Toplady     Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

cw399 - Ich will dich lieben     The Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower

cw400 - Patmos     Take my Life and Let it be

cw403 - Winterton     Savior, Thy Dying Love

cw428 - Stephanos     I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus

cw442 - Hyfrydol     Lord of Glory, WHo Hast Bought Us

cw451 - Webb     Stand up Stand up for Jesus

cw457 - Friend     What a Friend we Have In Jesus

cw463 - Sine nomine     For All the Saints

cw468 - Energy     For All Thy Saints, O Lord

cw519 - Cambridge     Beloved it is Well

cw525 - Spohr     As pants the Hart for Cooling Streams

cw533 - Bethany     Nearer, My God, to Thee
cw533r - Bethany fingerpicking guitar (revised)

cw536 - Morning Hymn     Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

cw540 - Fang dein Werk     With the Lord Begin Thy Task

cw551 - Hursley     Sun of My Soul, Thou Savior Dear

cw558 - Tallis Canon     All Praise to Thee, My God, This night

cw646 - Stille Nacht     Silent Night

cw648 - Weil ich dich schaflein bin     I am Jesus Little Lamb

cw657 - Schonster Herr Jesu     Beautiful Savior

Here are Some from
Lutheran Worship!

cw220lw - Cwm Rhondda     Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer

lw223cw - Christ, Unser Herr     To Jordan Came the Christ, Our Lord

lw243cw - Farley Castle    Here, O My Lord, I see You Face to Face

lw247cw - Ash Grove    Sent Forth by God's Blessing

lw248cw - Aus Tiefer Not II     Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving Bread
cw248lw - Aus Tiefer Not II fingerpicking guitar (revised)

lw259cw - O Heiland, Reiss die Himmel auf     Preach You the Word

lw271cw - Moville     Chirst is the World's Redeemer

lw274cw - Hiding Place     O Jesus, King Most Wonderful

lw292cw - The Saints Delight -     In Adam We Have All Been One

lw294cw - Austria -      Glorious Things of You Are Spoken

lw307cw - Land of Rest -      Jerusalem, My Happy Home

lw327cw - Steht auf, ihr lieben Kinderklein  - How Blessed is this Place O Lord

cw328lw - Ebenezer  - Thy Strong Word

lw412cw - St. Columba     The King of Love My Shepherd Is

And here are some from
Hymnal Supplement 98

hs866cw -  Laudate Dominum  - Be Strong in the Lord

hs877cw - Detroit - Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive

hs887cw - Ar Hyd Y Nos - Go My Children, with My Blessing

hs900cw - Cantad al Senor - Oh, Sing to the Lord

hs904cw - St. Clement - The Day Thou Gavest

hs906cw - Melita - Eternal Father, Strong to Save

And here are some from
Lutheran Book of Worship

cw053lbw - Lo Desembre Congoelat - Cold December Flies Away

cw390lbw - Hankey - I Love to Tell the Story

cw501lbw - He Leadeth Me - He leadeth Me: Oh, Blessed Thought

cw554lbw - Terra Patris - This Is My Father's World


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