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DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 3)

Update: For sheet music or to adopt this orphan tune, head over to gregscheer.com. In our third installment of hymn tunes for Isaac Watts texts, we encounter a 6.6.8.D text based on Psalm 93. The text implied to me music … Continue reading

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INDY (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 2)

This second tune was written for a setting of Psalm 147 in long meter (L.M. or 8.8.8.8). The trick with this one is that there are multiple and/or shifting places of stress within each line of the text. Inner rhythms … Continue reading

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GILLIGAN (3 tunes for Isaac Watts, part 1)

Update: For sheet music or to adopt this orphan tune, head over to gregscheer.com. A call went out recently for new hymn tunes to go with a forthcoming collection of updated Isaac Watts texts. Can I resist? No, I cannot. … Continue reading

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Psalm 7: Arise!

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. When I host songwriting workshops, I often advise writers to choose a hymn they like, write new music for the text, then write a new text for the new … Continue reading

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Why Should the Children of a King

Update 12/11/21: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. This is how it works for me: It’s afternoon and the pastor stops by my office to let me know he’s going to skip out on the evening … Continue reading

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O Savior Come (COS 2015)

https://musicblog.gregscheer.com/o_savior_come.mp3 Update 12/29/21: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. A few years ago I co-wrote a song with Isaac Watts called “Arise, O King of Grace, Arise,” aka “O Savior Come.” I hadn’t thought much about … Continue reading

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Jesus, My Great High Priest

Update 12/29/21: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Here is a new song co-written by Isaac Watts and me. My pastor, Jack Roeda, is preaching through Hebrews and pointed out the other day that there are few songs … Continue reading

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Blest Is the Man Whose Bowels Move

What this world needs is more hymns about digestive regularity, don’t you agree? Well, wait no longer, world, because Isaac Watts and Greg have you covered. Two decades ago, a friend of mine showed me the Isaac Watts’ text “Blest Is … Continue reading

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O God of Love (Psalm 120)

I’m a song maven. When I find a song I like, I make a point of sharing it with as many people as possible. If the song comes from a pop or global context, the sharing process often includes arranging … Continue reading

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Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed

This Lent, Church of the Servant is using a different version of Isaac Watts’ text “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed” each Sunday. Kauflin, Benedict, Governor–we’re doing them all. My own humble contribution to the collection is an arrangement of … Continue reading

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