Anthems - Alphabetical
May Your Life Be Filled with Gladness
SATB and organ (or piano)
Kjos
  Rae Whitney’s text is a poignant prayer that our lives be filled with gladness, passion, wonder, beauty and ultimately, Jesus. View
Not for Tongues of Heavens Angels        
SATB, organ (or piano) and optional assembly
Selah
  “May love be ours, O Lord” is the recurring refrain in this anthem in which Timothy Dudley-Smith paraphrases I Corinthians 13, the Bible’s famous chapter on love.   View
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Nu zijt wellekome Jesu        
SATB divisi, a cappella
earthsongs
  Well known in the Netherlands, this traditional Dutch Christmas carol dates back over a thousand years and can be sung as a penitential Advent prayer.   View
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O Come to the House of the Lord        
SATB and organ (or piano)
Augsburg Fortress       soon to be released
  In this paraphrase of Psalm 122:1 the hymnwriter Rae Whitney encourages us to come, rejoice, sing, repent, confess, claim God’s promises, and rejoice again, all in the house of the Lord!   View
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O God, We Kneel before Your Throne        
SATB, organ (or piano), optional brass quartet and optional assembly
GIA
  An anthem composed for the 125th anniversary of Calvin College and Seminary with text by Calvin alumnus, Ruth van Baak Griffioen.   View
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One Gift the Magi Bore        
SATB and harp (or piano)
Augsburg Fortress
  A haunting setting of Thomas Troeger’s words about the magi, not travelling, but kneeling.  As the Magi present their gifts to the Christ child, we too are there offering our gift of humble adoration.   View
         
Open Our Minds, O God        
SATB divisi a cappella
Publisher TBD
  Carl Daw’s text encourages us to open our minds that we may seek God’s truth, our hearts that we may know God’s love, and our hands to grasp the tasks of life.  Composed for the 50th anniversary of Trinity Christian College.   View
         
Praise the God of All Beginnings         
SAB, organ, optional brass quartet, and optional assembly
GIA
 

A stately setting of Herman Stuempfle’s text recounting the work of the Trinity throughout history.

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Take My Life, and Let It Be         
SATB and organ (or piano)
Selah
  An arrangement of Timothy Hoekman’s unforgettable tune set to the familiar words of Frances Havergal.   View
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The God of Love My Shepherd Is         
SATB and organ (or piano)
Selah
  George Herbert’s paraphrase of the beloved Psalm 23 is set to a pentatonic melody with a pastoral feel.   View
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The Song of Simeon and Anna                         
Two-part mixed and piano (or organ)
Kjos
  A setting of Richard Leach’s text based on Luke 2:21-40, in which these two aged saints together declare that their service is finally ended and that the child in their arms has just begun his.   View
         
View the Present Through the Promise        
SATB and organ (or piano)
GIA
  The affirming and hopeful refrain, “Christ will come again,” appears three times as pillars for each stanza.  While we wait, the hymn writer Thomas Troeger calls us to trust, to witness, to love and to give until Christ does indeed “come again”.   View
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We Will Rejoice!          
SATB (divisi) and children’s choir (or soloist) a capella
GIA
  This is a spirited tune paired with Sylvia Dunstan’s no-holds-barred text describing a joy based totally on faith and trust in what God is doing and will do to redeem, restore, revive, and return.   View
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Would I Have Answered When You Called         
SATB, organ (or piano) and optional assembly
Augsburg Fortress
  In this powerful text of Herman Stuempfle’s we are invited to ponder what we would have done if Christ had called us to be one of his disciples.  The concluding line is an affirmation and a hope that Christ would give us strength beyond our own to follow faithfully.   View