The entire My Father’s Favorite Hymns Piano/Vocal Book is now available as printable sheet music. It is 99 pages in length and includes twelve contemporary arrangements of timeless favorites. These arrangements are piano-based instrumentals and vocals with vocal and orchestral accompaniment. The book also includes a title page for each hymn with author information, date it was written and a bit of background of the hymn. So many of the hymns were crafted out of lives of faithfulness and tragedy as well as joy. There is so much to learn and gain from tested and proven lyrics that have encouraged, inspired and comforted so many through the years and multiple generations. You can see videos of many of the songs on the My Father’s Favorite Hymns playlist below. (Check out the devotional guide Walking with the Hymns-available on Amazon, including more background and scriptural reflections)
For example, Great is Thy Faithfulness words are written by Thomas Chisholm (1923) who wrote over 1,200 poems and hymns in his lifetime while in Vineland, New Jersey. It started as a poem sent to his friend William Runyan, who put it to music. It soon became an unofficial theme song for the Moody Bible Institute. It became even more popular when sung by George Beverly Shea and the choirs at the Billy Graham Crusades. This arrangement starts freely in 3/4, then goes into a 5/4 swing that alternates with 3/4 throughout. Great is Thy Faithfulness is the only vocal solo included in My Father’s Favorite Hymns and is one of my favorite arrangements.
Other songs included in the piano/vocal book, all available as printable sheet music, are Just a Closer Walk with Thee (the most frequently played selection in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans Jazz Funerals!); Amazing Grace/It is Well with my Soul; In the Garden (a timeless classic!); Were You There when they Crucified my Lord? (popular printable sheet music single download, acapella version); and others, including two new hymns.
Several of the arrangements include not only piano solo and chords, but also a second piano part. My Father’s Favorite Hymns piano/vocal book is also available on Amazon as a beautiful spiral-bound collectors book, with pages that stay open when you play. (something I love!) As the market has increasingly demanded product available immediately, printable sheet music from your own printer and computer has become a popular choice to provide for a worldwide audience. I hope you check out My Father’s Favorite Hymns piano/vocal book as well as other printable sheet music, both on http://djworksmusic.com/buy-sheet-music/ and on SheetMusicPlus!
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