O Sing of Christ: The Hymns of Stephen P. Starke, Volume 1
A collection of hymnody written by poet and pastor Stephen P. Starke. This volume contains text and melody for more than 120 hymns covering the entire Church Year. It includes Scripture references and full indexes of topics, meters, tunes, and more.
“Stephen Starke is a modern-day Paul Gerhardt. . . . Both writers have truly remarkable poetic ability and sensitivity. They both accomplish what very few hymn writers throughout the history of the Church have been able to do: they write hymns that are worthy enough to endure as they become more beloved with each singing.” - Rev. Richard C. Resch
Stephen P. Starke is pastor of St. John Lutheran Church (Amelith) in Bay City, Michigan, and previously served parishes in Illinois and Connecticut. His more than two hundred original hymn texts and translations have appeared in numerous hymnals, songbooks, and choral settings published in North America, Europe, and Africa. He is the recipient of three honorary doctorate degrees for his contributions in the field of hymnody.
|Collection Content||All for Christ I have forsaken; All glory to the Father; All the earth, be joyful in the Lord; All the earth with joy is sounding; All you works of God, bless the Lord; Alleluia! God Eternal; Alleluia—praise the Lord; Almighty Lord, how lovely is that place; As rebels, Lord, who foolishly have wandered; Be hushed, my heart; Bless the Lord, my soul, and praise His name; Blessed are the dying; Bring all your fear; Called by God, our heav'nly Father; Christ Jesus came to Nazareth; Christ Jesus, nearing Zion's holy hill; Christ Jesus was for us made poor; Christ sits at God's right hand; Cling tightly to the Word of God; Come, celebrate this jubilee; Consider how the birds above; Continue in the things that you have learned; Creator of all being; Darkness shrouds the awful mountain; Disciples of our Lord; Eat this bread; Elizabeth blessed Mary; Far from You, O Lord, I drifted; Father in heaven, gracious God above; For all the faithful women; For Anna, Lord, we praise You; For faithful shepherds of the fold; For faithful teachers of the fold; For God so loved the human race; Founded in faith, we now proclaim; From the hand of the sower sowing; God gave a vision of the need; God is light, He shines unshadowed; God of promise, to Your people; God will surely bear you; Gracious Savior, grant Your blessing; Greet the rising sun; Hark, the voice of Jesus calling; He, like a lamb, to slaughter led; He lives! He lives!—the Lamb who once was slain; Holy, holy, holy Lord, by the hosts; Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth; Holy Spirit, the dove sent from heaven; Holy Spirit, You are like wind; How, before all time began; How blest are those who fear the Lord; How great the cross of Christ, the crucified; How richly God will bless those; I hungered, you prepared a meal; I lift up my eyes and look to the hills; In halls of wood and stone; In the early morning gloom; In the shattered bliss of Eden; In this memorial of Thy death, O Lord; Isaiah gazed in silent awe; Jerusalem, awake! The hour is near; Jesus Christ, ris'n today; Jesus, greatest at the table; Jesus, joyous light of glory; Jesus, once with sinners numbered; Jesus sat with His disciples; KIRKWOOD, doxological stanza; KUORTANE (NYLAND), doxological stanza; LAUDES DOMINI, doxological stanza; Let this same mind be shown; Lift up your heads, you everlasting doors; Light of Light, O Sole-Begotten; Lord, all praise for saints before us; Lord Jesus, thoughts of You are like; Lord of this holy meal; Lord, support us all day long; Lord, the earthquakes, wars, and famines; Loving Father, You have made me; May the Lord, whose eye of caring; My heart is now thrilling; My loving Shepherd is the Lord; My Savior has shown favor; My soul rejoices; Now soon shall come that day; O Christ, our star of radiance, of promise in the night; O come and sing to God the Lord; O God, ordaining man and wife; O God, who raised from three-day sleep; O gracious Lord, I firmly am believing; O gracious Lord, with love draw near; O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God; O Jesus, Good Shepherd; O sing of Christ, whose birth made known; Our Lord a prayerful vigil kept; People from ev'ry tribe and nation; Poor Lazarus, in hunger yearned; Preach the Word!; Press on! Press on! The love of Christ; Rebuke me not, O Lord, in wrath; Rejoice, angelic choirs; Rejoice, O Zion! Hail your coming King; RENDEZ À DIEU, doxological stanza; Saints, see the cloud of witnesses surround us; Scatter the darkness, break the gloom; See the Judge, in glory seated; Sigh no more, you thirsty, sigh no more; Silent night, holy night; Sing and bless the Lord, you people; Sing praise to the God of Israel; Some take up His task in morning; Stars as countless as sand; The day of Christ's return is still denied; The holy cross of Jesus; The Lord has chosen Zion; The tree of life with ev'ry good; The wind blows where it wills, we hear its sound; Thee we adore, O hidden Savior; There is a time for ev'rything; This is My body given for you; To God be the glory, great mercy He's shown; To God be the glory, great things He has done; To God on high be glory; Water, blood, and Spirit crying; We praise You and acknowledge You, O God, to be the Lord; We praise You, God; What hope! An Eden prophesied; What is the food for our soul's starving need; What love has the Father shown us; When time was full, God sent His Son; Within the vineyard of the Lord; Yea, though thousand hosts surrounding; You, Father, we acclaim; You hurled me, Lord, into the deep;|
|Tune Names||A PURPLE ROBE, ADORO TE DEVOTE, ANDREW'S SONG, ANGELUS, ANGELUS AD VIRGINEM, AR HYD Y NOS, ASCENDED TRIUMPH, AURELIA, BEREA, BEREDEN VÄG FÖR HERRAN, BESANÇON, BETHANY MISSION, BRYN CALFARIA, CAMBRIDGE, CHEOPS, CHRISTIAN LOVE, CHRISTMAS CAROL, CONRAD, CONSOLATION, CRUCIFER, DARWALL'S 148TH, DEN SIGNEDE DAG, DOROTHY, DOWN AMPNEY, DUNEDIN, EARTH AND ALL STARS, EAT THIS BREAD, EBENEZER, ELLERS, ENGELBERG, ERHALT UNS, HERR, ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN, FILTER, FIRST BOSTON, FOREST GREEN, FORT WAYNE, FORTUNATUS NEW, FREUEN WIR UNS ALL IN EIN, GALILEAN, GILBERT, GOOD SEED, GWALCHMAI, HAF TRONES LAMPA FÄRDIG, HELMSLEY, HYFRYDOL, IN DIR IST FREUDE, JENNINGS-HOUSTON, JESAIA, DEM PROPHETEN, JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING, JESU, MEINE FREUDE, JOYOUS LIGHT, KING'S HIGHWAY, KINGSFOLD, KIRKWOOD, KUORTANE, LASST UNS ERFREUEN, LAUDES DOMINI, LE P'ING, LEISE RIESELT DER SCHNEE, LINSTEAD, MARION, MARVEL, MESSERSCHMIDT, MICHAEL, MISSISSIPPI, MORNING HYMN, NEW MALDEN, NOEL, NORTHCROFT, O COME, O MENSCH, BEWEIN DEIN SÜNDE GROSS, OASIS, OH BUEN JESÚS, PERSONENT HODIE, PUTNAM, RENDEZ À DIEU, RESTORATION, RIVER FOREST, RUSTINGTON, SANTO ESPÍRITU, SCHMÜCKE DICH, SEBASTOPOL, SINE NOMINE, SLANE, SPRING GARDEN, ST. PETER, ST. PETER'S NORWALK, STILLE NACHT, SUFFERING SERVANT, SURSUM CORDA, TALLIS' CANON, THAXTED, THE ASH GROVE, THINE, THOUSAND HOSTS, TO GOD BE THE GLORY, TREE OF LIFE, VALIANT ONE, VINEYARD HAVEN, VON GOTT WILL ICH NICHT LASSEN, VRUECHTEN, WELCOME, WESTMINSTER ABBEY, WEXFORD CAROL, WIEBERG, WILTON, WITTENBERG NEW, WOHL DENEN, DIE DAWANDELN, WOJTKIEWIECZ, WOODLAWN, YIGDAL|