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  • Ah Holy Jesus

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    Beginner LevelHerzliebster Jesu,usually translated into English as Ah, Holy Jesus
    is a German hymn written in 1630 by Johann Heermann, a German poet and hymn-writer.

  • Ah Holy Jesus

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    Advanced LevelHerzliebster Jesu (usually translated into English as Ah, Holy Jesus ) is a German hymn written in 1630 by Johann Heermann, a German poet and hymn-writer.

  • All Glory Laud and Honor

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    Beginner LevelAll Glory, Laud and Honor is based on verses written by Theodulph of Orleans (ca. 750-60 to 18 December 821). It is a Palm Sunday hymn, based on Matthew 21:1–11 and the occasion of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

  • All Hail The Power

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    * Beginner Level All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name is often called the “National Anthem of Christendom.”

  • And Can It Be

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    Beginner LevelAnd Can It Be was first published in John Wesley's Psalms and Hymns in 1738, then in Hymns and Sacred Poems in 1739. From middle of the nineteenth century on, And Can It Be has been set to the tune SAGINA.

  • And Can It Be

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    Advanced LevelAnd Can It Be was first published in John Wesley’s Psalms and Hymns in 1738, then in Hymns and Sacred Poems in 1739. From middle of the nineteenth century on, “And Can It Be” has been set to the tune SAGINA.

  • Arise My Soul Arise

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    Beginner LevelArise, My soul, Arise, written in 1742, is one of  Charles Wesley's most popular hymns. It has been published in 773 hymnals.

  • Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

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    * Beginner Level — Luther was a prolific hymnodist (writer of hymns), authoring hymns such as “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”, based on Psalm 46, and the Easter hymn “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands,” which was inspired by a medieval Easter hymn from approximately 1100 A.D. called “Christ Is Arisen”.

  • Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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    *Beginner LevelChrist the Lord Is Risen Today, written by Charles Wesley, is the traditional processional hymn on Easter Sunday.

  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

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    * Beginner LevelCome Thou Fount of Every Blessing is a Christian hymn composed by the 18th century Methodist pastor and hymnist Robert Robinson.

  • Come Ye Faithful Raise the Strain

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    Beginner LevelCome Ye Faithful Raise the Strain is one of the Christian church’s oldest hymns. It was written by John of Damascus who lived from around 675 to 749.

  • Crown Him With Many Crowns

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    * Beginner Level — The text of Crown Him is a combination of two authors, both of whom were inspired by Revelation 19:12.

  • Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

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    * Beginner Level — Some think that this hymn by John Newton (author of Amazing Grace), is his best. The words were later set to the tune Austria by the famous classical composer F. Joseph Haydn.

  • Holy Holy Holy

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    * Beginner LevelHoly, Holy, Holy is a hymn written by Reginald Heber (1783-1826). Its lyrics speak specifically about the Trinity.

  • How Firm a Foundation

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    * Beginner LevelHow Firm a Foundation was the favorite hymn of General Robert E. Lee and has been played at the funerals of several U.S. politicians.

  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives

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    * Beginner Level — Twenty of Samuel Medley’s hymns are still used today, including I Know That My Redeemer Lives.

  • Jesus Christ is Risen Today

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    * Beginner LevelJesus Christ Is Risen Today was first written in Latin in the 14th century by an unknown author. In 1740 Charles Wesley added a fourth verse. The hymn is also noted for having Alleluia as a refrain after every line.

  • Jesus I Am Resting

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    Beginner Level — Hudson Taylor's favorite hymn was Jesus, I Am Resting.  It was a great comfort to him as he served as a pioneering missionary in China.

  • Jesus Lives and So Shall I

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    * Beginner Level — Christian Gellert wrote “Jesus Lives and So Shall I” in 1757, the same year a collection of 54 of his hymns was first published. His hymns won universal admiration. He was only 35 years old when he died at Leipzig, on December 13, 1769.

  • Jesus! What A Friend for Sinners

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    * Beginner Level — John Wilbur Chapman (June 17, 1859, Richmond, Indiana – December 25, 1918, New York, New York) was a Presbyterian evangelist, and author of Jesus! What A Friend for Sinners, in the late 19th Century.

  • Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

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    * Beginner LevelJoyful, Joyful We Adore Thee is a poem written by Henry van Dyke in 1907 with the intention of musically setting it to the famous Ode to Joy melody of the final movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s final symphony, Symphony No. 9.

  • Low in the Grave (Christ Arose)

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    * Beginner Level — Robert Lowry is most remembered as a composer of gospel music and a hymn writer, including working with Fanny J. Crosby. He was responsible for around 500 compositions, including “Nothing But the Blood,” “Christ Arose” (“Low in the Grave He Lay”), “Shall We Gather At The River?,” and “How Can I Keep From Singing?”

  • Man of Sorrows

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    Beginner Level — Philip Paul Bliss wrote many well-known hymns, including Almost Persuaded; Hallelujah, What a Saviour! (Man of Sorrows); Wonderful Words of Life, and the tune for Horatio Spafford’s It Is Well with My Soul.

  • My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

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    Beginner Level — Although Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1851 – 1920) developed a spinal malady which made her a shut-in for many years, she still wrote over 1800 hymns, including My Faith Has Found a Resting PlaceMore About Jesus Would I Know, and Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus.

  • O Sacred Head Now Wounded

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    * Beginner LevelO Sacred Head, Now Wounded is a Christian Passion hymn based on a long medieval Latin poem with stanzas addressing the various parts of Christ’s body hanging on the Cross. The last part of the poem, from which the hymn is taken, is addressed to Christ’s head.

  • Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted

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    Beginner LevelStricken, Smitten and Afflicted was written by Thomas Kelly. The music is set to a German chorale text, “O mein Jesu, ich muss sterben” (O my Jesus, I must die).

  • The Old Rugged Cross

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    Advanced Level — As a Methodist evangelist, Bennard wrote the first verse of “The Old Rugged Cross” in Albion, Michigan, in the fall of 1912 after he was ridicule during a revival meeting. Several days later he completed it and sang it as a duet at another one of his meetings.

  • The Old Rugged Cross

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    Beginner Level — As a Methodist evangelist, Bennard wrote the first verse of “The Old Rugged Cross” in Albion, Michigan, in the fall of 1912 after he was ridicule during a revival meeting. Several days later he completed it and sang it as a duet at another one of his meetings.

  • There is Power in the Blood

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    Beginner Level — In an interview with Preacher Magazine in 1950, Lewis Edgar Jones (who wrote Power in the Blood) said, “In regard to the writing of my songs, [I] would say that a great many came from sentences in a pastor’s sermons … I remember that ‘Power in the Blood’ was written during a camp meeting at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland.”

  • There is Power in the Blood

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    Advanced Level — In an interview with Preacher Magazine in 1950, Lewis Edgar Jones (who wrote Power in the Blood) said, “In regard to the writing of my songs, [I] would say that a great many came from sentences in a pastor’s sermons … I remember that ‘Power in the Blood’ was written during a camp meeting at Mountain Lake Park, Maryland.”

  • What Can Wash Away My Sin?

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    * Beginner Level — Robert Lowry was responsible for around 500 compositions, including Nothing But the Blood, Low in the Grave He Lay (words and music), Shall We Gather At The River?, and How Can I Keep From Singing?

  • When I Survey

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    * Beginner Level — The hymn, When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, was written by Isaac Watts, and published in Hymns and Spiritual Songs in 1707.