Here are my completed Hymnals:

Presbyterian 1955 Hymnbook:

Episcopal 1940 Hymnal: 

Broadman 1940 Hymnal:

Lutheran 1941 Hymnal:

Methodist 1939 Hymnal:

Pilgrim 1935 Hymnal:

Now Sings My Soul, New Songs for the Lord by: Linda Bonney Olin:

Here are my new projects:

Choice Hymns of the Faith 1945

J S Bach Riemenschneider 371 Harmonized Chorales


Dictionary of Hymnology:

“During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods’ appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. The debate went on for some time until C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace.””*

John Newton presents an interesting challenge to many in today’s hyper politically correct age. The one thing never extended by mere man to man is grace, that unearned, underserved forgiveness and love which only can come from the font of all grace.

As a young man he worked on various slave ships and at the age of twenty he was captured and became the slave of Princes Peye of the Sherbro people. Even after his rescue he returned to work on slave ships. In time he even owned slaving ships.

Newton had continued in the slave trade long after his conversion. His heart was so hardened, it took many years to soften. Once he left the slave trade, he wrote a pamphlet describing the horrendous conditions on these ships and calling for the abolition of slavery. He spent the remainder of his life fighting for the end of slavery in Great Britain. This work was accomplished a few short months before his death.

As the servant who has been forgiven much best understands the full measure of grace, Newton would return to this theme in much of his writing. His most famous hymn, “Amazing Grace”  stands as a testament to the source of his hope.

*[Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace?, (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997), 45.]

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds St Peter Alexander R Reinagle
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds St Peter Alexander Reinagle
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Leslie Alfred P Gibbs
How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours Contrast American melody
I Saw One Hanging on a Tree He Died for Me Baylus B McKinney
Day of Judgement, Day of Wonders St Austin Bristol Tune Book
Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken Abbot’s Leigh Cyril Taylor
Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat Contemplation F A G Ouskley
In Evil Long I Took Delight Phillips F Hunten
One There is Above All Others Godesberg Heinrich Albert
Approach, My Soul, The Mercy Seat Martyrdom Hugh Wilson
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Holy Cross James C Wade
Amazing Grace , How Sweet the Sound Warwick L Stanley
Now May He Who From the Dead Buckland Leighton G Hayne
How Tedious and Tasteless the Hours De Fleury Lewis Edson
On What Has Now Been Sown Lenox Lewis Edson
Day of Judgement, Day of Wonders Breast Lowell Mason
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken Harwell Lowell Mason
Safely Through Another Week Sabbath Lowell Mason
Let Worldly Minds the World Pursue Woodland Nathaniel D Gould
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare St Prisca Richard Redhead
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare St Prisca Richard Redhead
The Peace Which God Alone Reveals Zoar Samuel Howard
While With Ceaseless Course the Sun Benevento Samuel Webbe
Amazing Grace Arlington Thomas A Arne
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Ortonville Thomas Hastings
Amazing Grace New Brittan Virginia Harmony
Though Troubles Assail Us St Denio Welsh Melody
Come, My Soul, Thy Suit Prepare Horton Xavier Schnyder von Wartenser