Hymn Arrangements

The arrangements shown below are all based on the words and melodies found in the hymnbook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - so the basic melody of the arrangement will be familiar to you if you are familiar with the hymn.

 

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A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

00:00 / 04:24

Violin, Cello and Piano

Instrumental only.

Abide With Me   

SATB, Optional Flute

The first two verses are unison - women first and men second. The third verse uses all 4 parts for the choir.

Vocal Solo, Optional Flute

00:00 / 04:29
00:00 / 04:30

Awake and Arise

SATB

00:00 / 02:42

Beautiful Savior

00:00 / 02:57

SATB

Based on the Spencer Cornwall arrangement found in The Choirbook. Primary difference is instead of a soprano descant on the last page, all 4 parts have been re-written thru the end with a couple of added "Amens".

Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy

SATB

00:00 / 02:38

Christmas Piano Preludes

Away in a Manger

3 easy preludes. Instrumental only.

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Silent Night

00:00 / 02:44
00:00 / 02:13
00:00 / 02:59

Come, All Ye Saints Who Dwell on Earth

00:00 / 02:42

SATB

Come, Come Ye Saints

Piano solo

Instrumental only.

00:00 / 04:42

Come, Follow Me

00:00 / 03:35

SATB

1st and 3rd verses use the traditional melody, the 2nd and 4th use an alternate melody and the last verse is different than any of the others.

Come, O Thou King of Kings

SATB

00:00 / 03:32

Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

SSAATTBB

Dearest Children, God Is Near You

Hymn Format

This arrangement uses the original melody and much of the original harmony.

Does the Journey Seem Long?

This is basically the hymn harmony with some liberties taken in the note values and a couple minor variations.

SATB

Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Vocal Solo, Optional Cello

Families Can Be Together Forever

SAB, Optional Violin and Cello

Church Music Submission 2016 (Hymn Arrangement), Finalist. 

Father In Heaven

SATB, Optional Flute

For Our Devotions, Father

SATB

From All That Dwell Below the Skies

SSAATB

The division in the soprano and alto parts is only for a couple of measures in the last verse.

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

SATB

Mostly unison for the voices. SATB for the last chorus.

God Is Love

SATB

1st verse basic hymnbook, 2nd verse men unison, 3rd verse alternate harmony.

God of Our Fathers Known of Old

TTBB

God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand

SSATB

On the last verse the second sopranos carry the melody while the first sopranos have a descant/harmony part.

Great God, Attend While Zion Sings

SAB

I think this hymn has the prettiest melody in the hymnbook. Accompaniment brings in some of the musical phases from "As the Dew From Heaven Distilling".

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

SATB

The "Amen" at the end breaks into 8 parts - but that is the only place and could probably be reduced back to 4 fairly easily.

How Long O Lord Most Holy and True

SATB

This is basically the hymn harmony with a 1st soprano descant part on the last verse.

I Am a Child of God

SATB

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

On the last chorus there are splits for the tenors and sopranos, and two notes where the altos split.

SATB, Optional Violin and Cello

I Need Thee Every Hour

SATB, Optional Oboe

I Stand All Amazed

The melody to the verses has been altered and the chorus is a new melody. But since the verses were based on the hymn I have included it in this section, rather than the "Original Compositions" section - but a lot of this is new.      Updated last page 5/3/19.

SSAATB

Vocal Solo

I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go

Piano solo

Instrumental only.

In Hymns of Praise

There is also a new melody inserted in this arrangement (in addition to the traditional melody).

SATB

SSAA

Joseph Smith's First Prayer 

The choral arrangement requires a good, strong men's section in the choir.

Piano Solo - Church music submission (2020-Instrumental Music). Special Recognition. It was based on the choral arrangement. Violins were added to the solo for the duet version.

SSAATTBB

Piano solo

Violin Duet

Joy to the World

SSATB, Organ, Piano, Violin and Congregation

Let Zion In Her Beauty Rise 

SSATB

More Holiness Give Me

SAATBB

The divisions for the altos and the basses are not many. The first verses are mostly unison - women first, men second, all on the last. Chorally, this is one of the easier arrangements.

Now Let Us Rejoice

SSAATBB

It does break into 7 parts (SSAATBB) for a few notes towards the end - for the most part it is SATB.

O Saints of Zion

SATB

O Thou Kind and Gracious Father

SATB

This does split into 4 parts for the women for a couple of measures in the last verse.

Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

The first verse is women unison, second verse is men unison. The last verse is where the 8 parts are needed. In this arrangement, the second and third verses are reversed. The second verse is the one that begins "Yea Lord we greet thee...", and the concluding verse is the one that begins "Sing choirs of angels..."

The 2nd version has the option of including the congregation on the melody on the last verse. It also has optional violin and cello parts.

SSAATTBB

SSAATTBB, Optional Violin, Cello and Congregation

Once in Royal David's City

Piano and Optional Organ and/or Congregation

This is designed as accompaniment for congregational singing. "Once in Royal David's City" is hymn number 205 in the LDS Hymnbook. This accompaniment is to add to the organ and congregation. It may also be used as a solo, but the melody is lost on the 3rd verse. There are no changes in harmony so the congregation and organ may use the parts written in the hymnbook and they will fit well together.

Praise the Lord with Heart and Voice

SSAATB

Praise to the Lord the Almighty

SATTBB, with Descant and Optional Violin

The third verse is 4 part men. 1st Sopranos have a descant part on the last verse. 

Praise to the Man

SSATB, with Tenor Solo

Sopranos divide only on the last chorus.

Rock of Ages

Piano solo

Instrumental only.

The First Noel

TTBB version. Church Music Submission (2020-Arrangements for Men's/Women's Chorus), Special Recognition.

TTBB

Soprano Duet

The Iron Rod

SSAATTBB

The Lord Is My Shepherd

SATB, with Flute

We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet

SATB

4-part men on the 2nd verse. Piano part on the last verse is not easy.

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

First verse men unison, second verse women unison with some harmony, last verse is 4 parts. A version of this arrangement with an alternative treatment of the 3rd verse was a finalist in the Church Music Submission contest in 2010 and is published at Music Playlist (churchofjesuschrist.org).

SATB

With Wondering Awe

SATB

TTBB

Vocal Solo