All Creatures of Our God and King

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Today, we have an arrangement of:

All Creatures of Our God and King

This hymn takes on a whole new meaning when you sing it on Halloween. Just think, if zombies and werewolves were real, they would be God’s creatures too.

I also have a Christmas version with the words of Angels We Have Heard on High, which you can find here: Angels We Have Heard on High

Dual Arrangement: Rise Up O Men of God, Know This That Every Man if Free

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The tune of “All Creatures of Our God and King” is timeless, cheerful, and naturally full of praise. I’ve adapted that tune with two classic hymns in this new arrangement.

Rise Up O Men of God_Know This That Every Man Is Free (alt)

Praise to the Man (without the Bagpipes)

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This is not the triumphant “Scotland the Brave” version we sing today, but it surely captures the sentiment of the Saints in Nauvoo in the days after the Martyrdom.

-Kurt Kammeyer

PDF: Praise to the Man

Beautiful Savior

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Today, we have an arrangement of:

Beautiful Savior

This is one of my very favorite hymns, and I think it actually works pretty well for Christmas as well. Its words and tunes are very simple, but portray the awe of seeing the Savior. I have also set the tune to “Away in a Manger”, which you can find here: Away in a Manger (Choir) Final

Dual Arrangement: Jesus the Very Thought of Thee, A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

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Imagine my excitement when I saw that the tune of Wayfaring stranger fit the one hymn with the word ‘wayfaring’ in the title. It’s plaintive melody works well with the both sets of words in the following arrangement:

Jesus the Very Thought of Thee_A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief

Now Let Us Rejoice the Original Way

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If you tried singing “Now Let Us Rejoice” in its original form, you might have had a hard time with it. The notesid not line up with the words. Here we have a fixed arrangement that preserves the original melody and the singers sanity.

PDF: Now Let Us Rejoice

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

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Today, we have a lively version of the carol:

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

I enjoy this one because of its upbeat and cheerful message, that conveys the joy of the shepherds when receiving the news of the newborn king.