Congregational Songs

Greg Scheer

Just Add People!

If you plan and lead music in a congregation, you understand how hard it is to find great resources to support congregational singing. Perhaps you have a pianist who can play anything on the page, but who is uncomfortable playing from a leadsheet. Or a praise team that wants to play a hymn, but doesn't know what chord or groove to use. Or a string quartet that is just itching to take part. Look no further! Below are a number of fresh arrangements for your church's musicians. Just add people! (And just email me to get the scores while I work on editing and uploading all of them.)

Alas and Did My Savior Bleed (MARTYRDOM) - CCLI#5141832, LicenSing#31479

Also choral anthem; option revised As Pants the Hart/Psalm 42 text

All Creatures of Our God and King (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) - CCLI#5142037, LicenSing#31480

Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks (CHURCH STREET)

Be Thou My Vision (SLANE)

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN) - CCLI#5142075, LicenSing#31481

Christians/Brethren We Have Met to Worship (HOLY MANNA)

Optional original text on justice theme: “From the City”

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (NETTLETON) - CCLI#4483546, LicenSing#31534

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (BEACHSPRING) - CCLI#5141894, LicenSing#31482

Also choral anthem

Come, Thou Long-Expected (STUTTGART)

Come Ye Sinners (ARISE)

For the Beauty of the Earth (DIX)

Go Down, Moses

Full jazz band

Go Tell It on the Mountain (congregation, strings, brass, piano, rhythm section)

God is So Good

Guide My Feet - LicenSing#31484

He Leadeth Me (AUGHTON) - CCLI#5128831, LicenSing#31492

Optional string parts

Hine Ma Tov

Holy, Holy, Holy (NICAEA)

How Can I Keep from Singing?

How Firm a Foundation (FOUNDATION)

I Heard the Voice/O Sing a Song of Bethlehem (KINGSFOLD)

I Love to Tell the Story (HANKEY) - CCLI#5141708

I Want to Walk As A Child of the Light (HOUSTON)

In the Bleak Midwinter (CRANHAM)

In the Name of Christ We Gather (HYFRYDOL)

Jesus Loves Even Me - CCLI#5141461, LicenSing#31491

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

Joy to the World (ANTIOCH) - CCLI#5142051, LicenSing#31490

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You (HYMN TO JOY) - CCLI#4584940, LicenSing#31487 (pdf)

Just As I Am (WOODWORTH) LicenSing#31488

Lift High the Cross (CRUCIFER)

My Jesus I Love Thee (GORDON)

Now Thank We All Our God (NUN DANKET)

O Come, All You Faithful (ADESTE FIDELES)

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (VENI EMMANUEL)

O Sing a Song of Bethlehem - CCLI#4484057, LicenSing#31489 (pdf)

O Splendor of God's Glory Bright (PUER NOBIS NASCITUR) - CCLI#4483467, LicenSing#31483 (pdf)

Includes optional descant

O the Blood of Jesus

Peace in the Valley

Peace, Perfect Peace (PAX TECUM)

Praise the Name of Jesus (HICKS)

Praise to the Lord the Almighty (LOBE DEN HERREN)

Optional added refrain

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Praise the Lord, O My Soul) - CCLI#4448907, LicenSing#31485 (pdf in E, pdf in F, piano arrangement at the CICW website)

Ready My Heart (SHUFORD)

A beautiful Advent song

Rejoice the Lord is King (DARWALL'S 148TH)

Rise and Shine

The children’s song

Rock of Ages (James Ward)

Ward’s setting of the traditional text, arranged for piano and double descant


Savior of the Nations Come (fugal prelude for strings)

The Deep, Deep Love of Jesus (EBENEZER)

The First Nowell

The God of Abraham Praise (arr. for string orchesta or full orchestra)

The King of Love My Shepherd Is (ST COLUMBA) - CCLI#4468107, LicenSing#31486 (pdf)

Already an SSA octavo with Augsburg Fortress

This Is My FAther’s World (TERRA BEATA)

Trust and Obey

What Wondrous Love Is This (WONDROUS LOVE)

When Morning Guilds the Sky (LAUDES DOMINI)

You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore (PESCADOR DE HOMBRES)

Also SA and flute anthem