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Worship & Church Music Resources

Celebrating Grace


ymns stir the soul and breach the barriers between our knowledge of God and our inner experience of God. In the singing of hymns, we are

able to exalt the mystery of God’s abundant grace and, at the same moment, find our own spirits becoming attuned to God’s spirit. Broad in scope, Celebrating Grace Hymnal includes traditional hymns, new hymns, congregational songs, scripture songs, worship readings, scripture, and extensive indices. With more than 600 hymns included in the pew edition, the beautifully bound hymnal also features extensive online and companion worship resources. Celebrating Grace is a collaborative initiative of more than fifty leaders from the United States and Canada comprised of pastors, church musicians, composers, scholars, and laity.

Celebrating Grace Hymnal – A rich collection of timeless hymns and new expressions of Christian faith that glorifies God and encourages congregational worship and singing


Worship Matrix – An extensive online worship planning tool for developing well-balanced, cohesive services



Supplemental Music Resources – Music materials available online, including piano, organ, handbell, and other instrumental accompaniments, orchestrations, lead sheets, congregational anthems, vocal solos, and hymn studies for children


Celebrating Grace Is a Comprehensive Music and Worship Resource, Offering Churches the Finest of Hymns, Songs, Orchestrations,

Accompaniments, Anthems, and Planning Tools

Celebrating Grace Hymnal

The Process


A rich collection of timeless hymns and new expressions of Christian faith that glorifies God


elebrating Grace Hymnal is a comprehensive, practical worship resource. The superior craftsmanship and contents are reflected in the high quality and variety of the music, texts, organization, production elements, and support resources. In addition to exceptional music offerings, Celebrating Grace resources support the entire worship service. Interspersed throughout Celebrating Grace

Hymnal are scripture, responsive readings, and litanies that draw from the revelation of God’s Word and offer opportunities for response from God’s people. The format is designed to provide depth as well as flexibility to congregations and worship planners who seek fresh ways to tell the Gospel story. The Hymnal also includes an essay and reference chart in the pew edition about the seasons of the Christian Year.

Organization of Hymnal Reflects Theology Celebrating Grace Hymnal makes a theological statement of belief and practice, even in its organization. The book is arranged in two sections:

I Will Be Your God God the Trinity – The Mystery of Three-in-One God the Father – The Source of All Being

Celebrating Grace is a treasure of hymns born from the spirit, wisdom, and creativity of musicians and theologians, of ministers and laypersons, who have devoted themselves as a community of believers to claim once again the power of hymnody to enrich our faith and worship.

God the Son – The Incarnate One God the Spirit – The Transforming Presence

You Shall Be My People The Church as Community The Church at Worship The Church on Mission

reating Celebrating Grace Hymnal began as a grassroots approach to developing and designing a hymnal. The goal was to be open to new ideas for meeting the resource needs of churches today. The team of editors brought together creative minds and listened to what was needed. A distinguished team of ministers of music, pastors, church music scholars, and laity was assembled and has participated in every aspect of the project. The result is an outstanding collection of hymns and worship resources.

Hymns Each hymn was reviewed for its musical contribution, theological soundness, and poetic expression. The editors set high standards for the music, texts, support materials, and production to match their commitment to vibrant congregational singing. The selection process began with the editors listening to the needs of hundreds of churches across the nation. Ministers of music and pastors developed the initial core collection for consideration. A second invitation went to churches, composers, and musicians to seek new materials. The response was thousands of submissions. After countless hours of careful review and thoughtful discussion, the editors, with the contributions of the committee members, selected more than 600 hymns.

Scriptural Readings Responsive readings and litanies were prepared by pastors, church music ministers, and theological scholars who share a deep love for scripture and for the actions of congregations as they speak and contemplate together in worship.

Online Resources A major distinction of the Hymnal is the combination of printed and online resources. These companion tools provide worship planning outlines, responsive readings and litanies, as well as the history of the hymns and biographical information about the composers and authors. In addition, Supplemental Music Resources will be available for immediate purchase and download.

The Result


elebrating Grace Hymnal is a comprehensive and practical worship resource that provides hymns and songs that your congregation will love to sing in worship. Celebrating Grace contains hymns that have been enjoyed for generations while giving voice to new ones. Finally, Celebrating Grace offers today’s church leaders the finest hymns, songs, orchestrations, accompaniments, congregational anthems, and worship planning tools.

Hymnal Editions and Formats


elebrating Grace Hymnal is designed for today’s church musicians and congregations. Matching the exceptional quality of music and text inside, the Hymnal’s construction represents superior publishing craftsmanship. The double Smythe-sewn binding ensures durability and long lasting beauty for years of handling and use.

Choir edition The 6" x 9" pages of the choir edition are loose-leaf and drilled for choir folders. Pages are printed on the same durable, yet lightweight paper used in the Hymnal.

pianist & organist edition pulpit gift edition

The keyboard accompaniment edition comes in a three-ring binder, which allows musicians to organize the music to their preference. The 8 ½" x 11" pages significantly increase the size of the notes and text. The layout is the same as the pew edition. BurgunDY


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ChoiCe of Covers The Hymnal offers two covers: Celebrating Grace Hymnal and Celebrating Grace: Hymnal for Baptist Worship. The contents are identical, and the choice of covers enables churches of all faith families to utilize these resources.

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Hymns are rarely meant simply to instruct. Their power lies in enabling us to join our hearts and to lift our spirits in a celebration of God’s abundant and enduring grace.

peW edition The 6" x 9" pew edition features an attractive textured cover which resists warping and is available in four colors: burgundy, navy, forest green and ivory. The highest quality of natural shaded paper is used to provide crisp text for visual ease. The Hymnal has been carefully designed so it is easily held and fits standard pew racks.

Bound in deluxe black binding, the pages have gilded edges. This special edition complements every pulpit and is boxed for gift presentation.

large print edition The large print edition, with 8 ½" x 11" pages, comes in a threering binder which allows church leaders the ability to provide only the needed pages for the worship service. Senior adults and the visually impaired can benefit from this manageable resource and more easily read the printed page.

Dedication bookplate templates are available online and can be affixed directly into the front inside cover of the Hymnal. Bookplates create a loving and lasting reminder. In Memory Of, In Honor Of, and Given By bookplates also serve to easily raise necessary funding for the Hymnal.

The Hymns: Familiar & Fresh

Enriching Worship Through Word and Song

Featuring more than 600 hymns, Celebrating Grace Hymnal was developed to enrich congregational worship through song. Each page has been concisely crafted for a clean appearance.


elebrating Grace Hymnal enriches congregational worship through word and song. A major portion of the Hymnal is organized according to the structure of a worship service from Gathering to Departing. In addition, the themes of Baptism, Lord’s Supper, Family, and Prayer have been more extensively developed than in some hymnals. Also included are sections on Seasons of Life and Commemorations. The large section God the Son – The Incarnate One follows the Christian Year, which is based on the life of Christ.

Subject Heading

Indicates the theme of the hymn. Title & Numbering

Appear in a large, easy-to-read font. Easy-to-Read Hymn Text

Natural shade paper provides crisp text for visual ease. Introduction Markings

Indicate which measures may be played for an introduction. Credit & Copyright Information

Author and composer names appear at the bottom of the page along with necessary copyright information. Additional Information

Includes tune name, tune meter, higher and lower key designations, and alternate tune suggestions.

Indices Offer Ease of Use Alphabetical Index of Tunes Topical Index of Hymns

o The Readings: Scriptures, Congregational Readings, & Litanies (NRSV) The readings woven throughout the rich tapestry of Celebrating Grace Hymnal represent scriptures, congregational readings, and litanies, each purposefully included to draw from the revelation of God’s Word and to offer opportunities for response from God’s people.

Index of Scriptural Allusions of Hymns

This hymnal offers congregations and church musicians the opportunity to sing the songs of many eras and cultures along with treasured and familiar hymns.

Scripture Readings Topical Index of Scripture Readings Metrical Index of Tunes Authors, Composers, & Sources Copyright Owners Alphabetical Index of First Lines & Titles

Celebrating Grace Hymnal Song Titles A Mighty Fortress Is Our God A Mighty Rushing Wind Abide with Me Agnus Dei Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed All Creatures of Our God and King All Glory Be to God on High All Glory, Laud, and Honor All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Coronation) All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Diadem) All People That on Earth Do Dwell All Praise to Thee All Praise to Thee, My God All That Thrills My Soul Is Jesus All the Way My Savior Leads Me All Things Are Yours All Things Bright and Beautiful All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly All Who Love and Serve Your City All You Works of God, Bless the Lord Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks Alleluia, Praise the Lord Alleluia! Sing to Jesus Alone in Gethsemane Am I a Soldier of the Cross Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound Amen, Sing Praises to the Lord America the Beautiful Ancient Words And Can It Be Angels, from the Realms of Glory Angels We Have Heard on High Arise, Your Light Is Come As Grain on Scattered Hillsides As He Gathered at His Table As Saints of Old Their First Fruits Brought As the Bread of Life Is Broken As the Deer As with Gladness Men of Old Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know At Calvary At the Break of Day At the Cross At the Name of Jesus Away in a Manger (Cradle Song) Away in a Manger (Mueller) Baptized in Water Be Still, My Soul Be Strong in the Lord Be Thou My Vision Because He Lives Because I Have Been Given Much Before the Throne Beneath the Cross of Jesus Bless the Lord Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine Blessed Be the Name Blessed Quietness Blest Are They Blest Be the God of Israel Blest Be the Tie Break Thou the Bread of Life Breathe on Me Breathe on Me, Breath of God Brethren, We Have Met to Worship Bricks and Mortar, Hands and Labor Built on the Rock Child in the Manger Children Are a Gift from Heaven Children of God Children of the Heavenly Father Christ Be My Leader Christ Be Near at Either Hand Christ Is Alive Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna! Christ Is the World’s Light Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Christ, We Come with Joy and Gladness Christ, You Call Us All to Service Christian Hearts, in Love United Christian People, Sing Together Christians All, Your Lord Is Coming Christians, Let Us Go and Serve Him Come, All Christians, Be Committed Come and Feast, For All Are Welcomed Come Away from Rush and Hurry Come, Be Baptized Come, Christians, Join to Sing Come, Great God of All the Ages Come, Holy Spirit Come, Holy Spirit, Dove Divine Come, Share the Lord Come, Teach Us, Spirit of Our God Come, Thou Almighty King Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton) Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Warrenton) Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus Come to the Water Come, We That Love the Lord Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Comfort, Comfort Ye My People Creation Sings Creator God, Creating Still Creator God, We Give You Thanks Crown Him with Many Crowns Day by Day Day Is Done, but Love Unfailing Day of Arising Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race Down at the Cross Easter People, Raise Your Voices Emmanuel Eternal Father, Strong to Save Everlasting Love Fairest Lord Jesus Faith of Our Fathers Father, I Adore You Fill the Earth with Music Footsteps of Jesus For All the Love For All the Saints For Beauty of Meadows For Such a Time as This For the Beauty of the Earth For the Fruit of All Creation For the Healing of the Nations For the Troubles and the Sufferings Forever Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive Forgiven From All That Dwell Below the Skies From Every Race, from Every Clime From Heaven Above to Earth I Come Gentle Mary Laid Her Child Give Me Jesus Give Thanks Give Thanks to God Give to the Winds Your Fears Glory Be to the Father (Greatorex) Glory Be to the Father (Meineke) Glorify Thy Name Glorious Is Thy Name Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Glory to God Glory to God (Gloria Peru) Go Forth for God Go Now in Peace Go Out in Joy Go, Tell It on the Mountain Go to Dark Gethsemane Go to the World!

Go with Us, Lord God Be with You God Has Given Us Creation God Has Spoken by the Prophets God Is Calling Through the Whisper God Is Here! God Made from One Blood God Moves in a Mysterious Way God of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness God of Creation God of Dawn, Each Day’s Renewal God of Grace and God of Glory God of Our Fathers God of Past, Who by Your Spirit God of the Fertile Fields God, Our Author and Creator God, Our Father, We Adore Thee God, Our Father, You Have Led Us God Turned the Spirit Loose in Wind God Who Made Us, Christ Who Calls Us God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending God’s Love Made Visible Good Christian Friends, Rejoice Grace Alone Grace Greater than Our Sin Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me Great God, We Sing Your Guiding Hand Great Is the Lord Great Is Thy Faithfulness Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Guide My Feet Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise Hail to the Lord’s Anointed Halle, Halle Hands of Blessing Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling Hark! Hear the Voice Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Have Thine Own Way, Lord He Hideth My Soul He Is Born He Is Exalted He Is Lord He Keeps Me Singing He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought He Lifted Me He Lives He’s Done So Much for Me Heal Me, Hands of Jesus Hear Our Prayer, O Lord Heavenly Sunlight Here at Your Table, Lord Here I Am, Lord Here I Am to Worship Here, O My Lord, I See You Face to Face Here Within This House of Prayer Higher Ground His Name Is Called Emmanuel His Name Is Wonderful Holy God, We Praise Your Name Holy, Holy, Holy Holy, Holy, Holy, My Heart Holy Presence, Holy Teacher Holy Spirit, Come Upon Me Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love Hosanna, Loud Hosanna How Can I Keep from Singing How Deep the Father’s Love for Us How Far Is It to Bethlehem How Firm a Foundation How Great Is Our God How Great Our God’s Majestic Name How Great Thou Art How Lovely and How Pleasant How Lovely, God, How Lovely

How Majestic Is Your Name How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds How Wide the Love of Christ I Am Resolved I Am Thine, O Lord I Come with Joy I Gaze Upon the Wondrous Cross I Have Come from the Darkness I Have Decided to Follow Jesus I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say I Know that My Redeemer Lives I Know Whom I Have Believed I Love the Lord I Love Thee I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord I Love to Tell the Story I Love You, Lord I Need Thee Every Hour I Saw the Cross of Jesus I Sing the Mighty Power of God I Stand Amazed in the Presence I Surrender All I Take the Cross of Jesus Christ I Thank You, Lord, for Each New Day I Then Shall Live I Want Jesus to Walk with Me I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light I Will Be Your God I Will Sing of My Redeemer I Will Sing the Wondrous Story I’ll Praise My Maker I’m Coming to Gather All Peoples of Earth If I Fly as Birds at Dawning If My People’s Hearts Are Humbled If You Will Only Let God Guide You Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise In Christ Alone In Christ There Is No East or West In Christ We Live In Deepest Night In Heavenly Love Abiding In Remembrance In Suffering Love the Thread of Life In the Bleak Midwinter In the Bulb There Is a Flower In the Cross of Christ I Glory In the Garden In This Very Room In Unity We Lift Our Song Infant Holy, Infant Lowly It Came Upon the Midnight Clear It Is Well with My Soul Jerusalem, My Happy Home Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love Jesus, at Your Holy Table Jesus Calls Us o’er the Tumult Jesus Came to Dwell Among Us Jesus Christ Is Risen Today Jesus Is All the World to Me Jesus Is Lord Jesus Is Lord of All Jesus Is the Song Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross Jesus, Lover of My Soul Jesus Loves Me Jesus Paid It All Jesus, Prince, and Savior Jesus, Remember Me Jesus Shall Reign Jesus, the Light of the World Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts Jesus, Walk Beside Me Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Just As I Am King of Glory, Risen Lord Lead Me, Guide Me

Lead On, O King Eternal Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Let All the World in Every Corner Sing Let All Things Now Living Let Every Christian Pray Let Justice Flow Like Streams Let Our Gladness Banish Sadness Let Truth and Mercy Find Here Let Us Break Bread Together Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ Let Your Heart be Broken Lift Every Voice and Sing Lift High the Cross Lift Up Your Heads Light on the Path Light the Light, the Fire of Life Like a Mother with Her Children Like a River Glorious Like the Murmur of the Dove’s Song Listen, Now We Tell a Mystery Living Stones Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming Long Ago You Taught Your People Look, Ye Saints! The Sight Is Glorious Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness Lord, for the Gift of Children Lord for the Years Lord, Here Am I Lord, I Lay My Life Before You Lord, I Lift Your Name on High Lord, I Want to Be a Christian Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace Lord of All Hopefulness Lord of Our Growing Years Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak Lord, We Bring to You Our Children Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service Lord, You Call Us to Your Service Lord, You Give the Great Commission Lord, Your Church on Earth Is Seeking Love Came Down at Christmas Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Love Lifted Me Low in the Grave He Lay Majesty Make a Joyful Noise Make Me a Servant Make Room Within My Heart Man of Sorrows! What a Name Many and Great May the Grace of Our Lord Jesus May the Love of the Lord Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory More Love to Thee, O Christ Morning Has Broken Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone My Country, ’Tis of Thee My Faith Has Found a Resting Place My Faith Looks Up to Thee My Jesus, I Love Thee My Lord Is Near Me All the Time My Shepherd Will Supply My Need My Soul Proclaims with Wonder My Tribute Name of All Majesty Near to the Heart of God New Songs of Celebration Render No, Not Despairingly Nothing but the Blood Nothing Can Trouble Now Thank We All Our God Now the Heavens Start to Whisper O Canada O Christ, the Way, the Truth, the Life

O Come, All Ye Faithful O, Come, Little Children O Come, O Come, Emmanuel O For a Closer Walk with God O For a Faith, a Living Faith O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing O God, Almighty Father O God Beyond All Praising O God in Whom All Life Begins O God of Every Nation O God, Our Help in Ages Past O How He Loves You and Me O, How I Love Jesus O Jesus, I Have Promised O Little Town of Bethlehem O Lord, Hear My Prayer O Lord, May Church and Home Combine O Lord, Who Came to Earth to Show O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee O My Soul, Bless God the Father O Praise the Gracious Power O Sacred Head, Now Wounded O Sing a Song of Bethlehem O Sing to the Lord O Sleep Well Beautiful Baby O Sons and Daughters of the King O, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus O Worship the King O Zion, Haste Of the Father’s Love Begotten On Christmas Night All Christians Sing On Eagle’s Wings On Jordan’s Stormy Banks On Pentecost They Gathered Once in Royal David’s City One Small Child Only Love Only Trust Him Onward, Christian Soldiers Open My Eyes That I May See Open Our Eyes, Lord Our Father God Who Art in Heaven People Look East Praise and Thanksgiving Be to God Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (isometric) Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (rhythmic) Praise Him! Praise Him! Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire Precious Lord, Take My Hand Prepare the Royal Highway Put Peace into Each Other’s Hands Rain Down Redeemed Rejoice, the Lord Is King Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart Rescue the Perishing Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us Scatter the Darkness See Our Lord in All His Glory See the Children Here Before Us Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God Send Me, O Lord, Send Me Sent Forth by God’s Blessing Send Forth Your Word, O God Shall We Gather at the River Share His Love Shine, Jesus, Shine Shout to the Lord Show Us How to Stand for Justice Silent Night, Holy Night Since Jesus Came into My Heart Since Our Great High Priest, Christ Jesus Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Sing the God of Love Creating Sing We Now of Christmas Softly and Tenderly Sometimes a Light Surprises Songs of Praise the Angels Sang Soon and Very Soon Speak, O Lord Speak to My Heart Spirit, Now Live in Me Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart Spirit of the Living God Stand Up and Bless the Lord Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus Standing on the Promises Star Child Step by Step Still, Still, Still Stir Your Church, O God, Our Father Sweet Hour of Prayer Sweet, Sweet Spirit Take My Gifts Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated Take My Life, Lead Me, Lord Take the Bread Teach Me, O Lord, I Pray Teach Me Your Way Tell Me the Story of Jesus Tell Out My Soul, the Greatness That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright The Bond of Love The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound The Church’s One Foundation The Day of Resurrection The First Nowell The God of Abraham Praise The Grace of Life Is Theirs The Great Physician The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child The Head That Once Was Crowned The King of Glory Comes The King of Love My Shepherd Is The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns The Lily of the Valley The Lord of Life, a Vine Is He The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want The Love of Jesus Calls Us The Majesty and Glory of Your Name The Master Has Come The Mission God Has Given The Old Rugged Cross The One Who Taught Beside the Sea The People Who in Darkness Walked The Potter’s Hand The Power of the Cross The Servant Song The Solid Rock The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve The Star-Spangled Banner There Is a Balm in Gilead There Is a Fountain There Is a Redeemer There’s a Land That Is Fairer Than Day There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy They’ll Know We Are Christians Thine Is the Glory This Is My Father’s World This Is My Song This Is the Threefold Truth Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne Though I May Speak with Bravest Fire Thy Word ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus To God Be the Glory To the Lamb Upon the Throne To Worship, Work, and Witness Too Splendid for Speech

Trust and Obey Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Victory in Jesus View the Present Through the Promise Wait for the Lord We All Are One in Mission We Are a People of Faith We Are Called to Be God’s People We Are God’s People We Are People of God’s Peace We Are Raised to Newness of Life We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light We Belong to Jesus’ Body We Cannot Measure How You Heal We Find Our Peace We Gather Here in Grateful Praise We Gather Together We Go in Peace We Have Come at Christ’s Own Bidding We Have Heard the Joyful Sound We, O God, Unite Our Voices We Praise Thee, O God We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer We Praise You with Our Minds, O Lord We Serve the Prince of Peace We Three Kings We Walk by Faith We Welcome Glad Easter We Will Give You Praise Unending We Will Glorify We’re Marching to Zion We’ve a Story to Tell Were You There What a Friend We Have in Jesus What Child Is This What Does the Lord Require of You What Gift Can We Bring What Meekness and What Majesty What Wondrous Love Is This When I Can Read My Title Clear When I Survey the Wondrous Cross When in Our Music God is Glorified When Jesus Came to Jordan When Love Is Found When Morning Gilds the Skies When Sorrow Floods the Troubled Heart When the Church of Jesus When the Morning Stars Together When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder When We All Get to Heaven When We Are Living When We Are Tested Where Charity and Love Prevail Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life Where Shepherds Lately Knelt Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Who Is My Mother, Who Is My Brother? Why Do I Sing About Jesus Will You Come and Follow Me Will You Let Me Be Your Servant Wind Who Makes All Winds that Blow With Water Freely Flowing With Waving Palms and Shouts of Praise Wonderful Grace of Jesus Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus Wonderful Words of Life Word of God Across the Ages Worthy of Worship Would You Bless our Homes and Families Ye Servants of God You Are My All in All You Satisfy the Hungry Heart You Walk Along Our Shoreline Young Mary Lived in Nazareth

Worship Matrix


An interactive library of online resources for worship planning


well-balanced, cohesive worship service is available with Worship Matrix . This easyto-use planner enables users to develop a worship service that is a rich, spiritual experience for your congregation, with scripture, readings, music, and prayers complementing and building upon each other. With more than 30 years of research behind it, Worship Matrix is a comprehensive, ever-expanding reference resource that reveals the numerous connections among scripture, hymn texts, meditations, and other readings. Worship Matrix enables users to discover how prophets, poets, composers, and theologians of diverse cultures and times witness to God’s truth as they “celebrate grace.” It will help you find a wealth of material for developing sermons that complement the entire service and even plan multiple services months in advance. Users can also store and retrieve data from previous years.

Easy online access to a full line of music and worship resources





The Hymnal’s web-based component, Worship Matrix , ensures that this collection of hymns will not become a collection of the past. Instead, this hymnal has been designed with tools that allow it to remain current and alive for each new generation of believers and worshipers. TM

Supplemental Music Resources

In addition to its worship planning tools, Worship Matrix is the gateway to Celebrating Grace Supplemental Music Resources. Users are only a click away from piano, organ, handbell, and other instrumental arrangements, along with orchestrations and congregational anthems in a variety of musical styles by some of today’s most respected composers and arrangers. Select from the diverse materials and download what you need. Worship Matrix offers an extensive network of worship planner experts to answer your questions. As well, online forums enable worship planners to discuss relevant topics for today’s churches. TM


elebrating Grace has an easy-to-use online ordering system that provides quick access to Supplemental Music Resource materials designed to enhance the music ministry of any church. All selections are hand picked by the editors and can be customized to meet each church’s specific needs. Some of the nation’s finest composers and arrangers in church music are participating in the creation of this exceptional collection. The artists are effectively changing the texture of the music and keeping the presentation unique and interesting for the congregation. A significant development of new materials as well as fresh arrangements of some longtime favorites is the soul-stirring result. Upon access to the site, online users can navigate a wealth of hymn accompaniments. They can preview music samples, listen to

select demo recordings, and conveniently pay for their selections. Worship Matrix subscribers can maintain a personal online library. Whether your church has a choir, handbell group, strings, piano/organ, vocalists or orchestra, we have Music Resource materials to fill your needs. TM

Composers & Arrangers Below are some of the composers and arrangers developing Supplemental Music Resources for Celebrating Grace.

Gary Lanier C.L. Bass Lloyd Larson Cindy Berry Ralph Manuel Todd Billingsley Joseph M. Martin Pepper Choplin Mary McDonald Keith Christopher Hart Morris Michael Cox Anna Laura Page Lee Dengler Mary Kay Parrish Patti Drennan Stan Pethel Steve Dunn David Schwoebel Mark Edwards Robert Sterling Dan Goeller Marty Hamby Martha Lynn Thompson David Huntsinger Sandy Wilkinson Kurt Kaiser Daniel Zamora

Within the First Year Worship Matrix Will Offer TM

300 Orchestrations 300 Piano/Organ Accompaniments 300 Simplified Piano Accompaniments 300 Handbell Accompaniments 200 Congregational Anthems 100 Vocal Solos

Celebrating Grace Leadership editorial board Tom McAfee – Project Chair – Chairman and President, Hallmark Systems, Inc., Macon, Georgia John Simons – Coordinating Editor – Director of the Townsend-McAfee Institute for Graduate Church Music Studies, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia David Music – Editor – Professor of Church Music, Baylor University, Waco, Texas Milburn Price – Editor – Retired Dean, Samford University School of Performing Arts, Birmingham, Alabama Stanley Roberts – Editor – Associate Dean and Director of Choral Activities, Townsend School of Music, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia Mark Edwards – Worship Resource Manager – Retired Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Nashville, Tennessee

CoMMittee Chairs Mark Edwards – Supplemental Music Resources Committee Tom McAfee – Product Promotions and Publicity Committee David Music – Text and Tunes Committee Paul Richardson – Format and Organization Committee, Professor of Music, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama Alicia Walker, Extra-Musical Worship Materials Committee, Associate Pastor of Music and Worship, Peachtree Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia

CoMMittees Text and Tunes James Abbington – Associate Professor of Music and Worship, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Pat Anderson – Former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Florida, Moderator, Lakeland, Florida Alan Culpepper – Dean, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia

Carol Giesbrecht – President, Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians, Ontario, Canada Joan Godsey – Church musician, Macon, Georgia Bob Hatfield – Minister of Music, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama Michael Hawn – Professor of Sacred Music, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas Emmanuel McCall – Adjunct Professor, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia, and former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship President and Baptist World Alliance Vice President Clark Measels – Dean of Fine Arts and Professor of Music, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee Stanley Pylant – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Augusta, Georgia Mary Alice Seals – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina

Format and Organization James Bennett – Associate Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Aiken, South Carolina Doug Haney – Minister of Music, Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas Beverly Howard – Professor of Music, California Baptist University, Riverside, California Tom Ingram – Music and Worship Specialist, Virginia Baptist Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia Deborah Loftis – Professor of Church Music, Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond, Virginia James Meaders – Chairman, Department of Music, Mississippi College, Clinton, Mississippi Clark Sorrells – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Asheville, North Carolina

Extra-Musical Worship Materials Mary Kay Beall Carter – Pastor, Tree of Life Community Church, Columbus, Ohio Gary Furr – Pastor, Vestavia Hills Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama Nancy Hall – Associate Professor of Contextual Education, American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, California Douglas Jackson – Professor of Spiritual Formation, South Texas School of Christian Studies, Corpus Christi, Texas David Sapp – Senior Pastor, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia Tommy Shapard – Minister of Music and Worship, Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida Tom Willoughby – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Lawton, Oklahoma Terry York – Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Supplemental Music Resources Diane Bailes* – Associate Minister of Music, Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina Ron Boud – University Organist and Retired Professor of Music, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee Ralph Manuel – Composer and Minister of Music, Heritage Baptist Church, Annapolis, Maryland Joseph M. Martin – Composer, Austin, Texas Billy Orton – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama Stan Pethel – Chair of Fine Arts, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia David Schwoebel – Minister of Music, Derbyshire Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia Richard Suggs – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Product Promotions and Publicity Cathy Callaway Adams – Business professional and church musician, Atlanta, Georgia Raymond Bailey – Pastor, Seventh and James Baptist Church, Waco, Texas

Jennifer Barfield – Director of Advancement, Middle Georgia College, Cochran, Georgia Randy Brittain – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Athens, Georgia Randy Edwards – President, YouthCUE International, San Antonio, Texas J.C. Farrand* – Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Shawnee, Oklahoma Matt Guild – Minister of Worship and the Arts, University City United Methodist Church, Charlotte, North Carolina Rob Hewell – Chair, Department of Church Music, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas Judy Lunsford – Vice President, The Oconee Institute, Atlanta, Georgia Emily Myers – CEO, The Oconee Institute, Macon, Georgia Philip Poole – Executive Director of Communications, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama Bo Prosser – Coordinator for Congregational Life, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta, Georgia Kristy Arnesen Pullen – Associate Director, Alban Institute, Herndon, Virginia Charles Qualls – Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care, Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia Elwyn Raymer – President, FestCorps, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee David Wilkinson – Executive Director, Associated Baptist Press, Waco, Texas

other personnel Larry Ballard – Regional Representative, Reidsville, North Carolina David Bolin – Electronic Design Editor, Worship Matrix , Waco, Texas Kim Hester – Special Events Coordinator, Nashville, Tennessee Mary Lee Irby – Marketing Coordinator, Macon, Georgia William James – Regional Representative, Fredericksburg, Texas John Simons – Church Music Resources and Research Consultant, Macon, Georgia Terry York – Extra Musical Resources Editor, Worship Matrix , Waco, Texas * Deceased TM


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