Category Archives: Hymn tunes

T. L. Moody: Will Rise in Spring

Update 1/10/22: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Another collaboration with Tammy Moody. Like many of her songs, this one features vivid images of nature. In this, she takes us through the seasons, ultimately connecting spring’s … Continue reading

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T. L. Moody: Hands Come Gleaning.

Update 1/10/22: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. Tammy Moody wrote the lyrics for this new song. I love the way she ties together images of harvesting the land, social justice, and the Lord’s Supper. The … Continue reading

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The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound (Adam M. L. Tice)

Fuller Ave CRC is in the middle of a sermon series called “Love Your Neighbor.” What better hymn could be sung than Adam Tice’s “The Church of Christ Cannot Be Bound”?: The church of Christ cannot be bound by walls … Continue reading

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GILLIGAN/Transfiguration

Update: For sheet music or to adopt this orphan tune, head over to gregscheer.com. You probably know Harry Plantinga and me as the duo who co-founded Hymnary.org. As of a month ago, though, we are also a musical duo–a veritable … Continue reading

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Speak Sabbath O’er My Soul (TL Moody)

Update 1/10/22: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. My second collaboration with TL Moody is a tune for her text “Speak Sabbath O’er My Soul.” What I love about this text is that positions Sabbath as … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Carol

As the year draws to a close, one has to take stock and observe, “That sucked.” Yes, 2018 was about the worst year since 7th grade. Worst. Year. Ever. The good news? It can only go up from here. To … Continue reading

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Is It I, Lord?

My third collaboration with Christopher Webber is a new tune for his social justice hymn, “Is It I, Lord?” The meter of the text is 8.5.5.5 D, which is very unusual. (Unusual, as in “I don’t think it exists anywhere … Continue reading

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Many Fields to Plow, piano/organ

Update: Sheet music for this song is now available at gregscheer.com. It seems that people are clamoring* for a keyboard arrangement of “Many Fields to Plow.” Who am I to say No? What I like most about the¬†keyboard version is … Continue reading

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A Christian’s Duty

When one of the members of the St. Sinner Orchestra went to the hospital with a bowel obstruction, I knew just the song to cheer him up: Blest Is the Man Whose Bowels Move. I wrote a tune (“A CHRISTIAN’S¬†DUTY) … Continue reading

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Let Us Walk in the Light

My last collaboration with Christopher Webber was successful enough that I’ve been asked to compose two more tunes for his hymn texts. This time around it’s a simple text–much simpler than his normal fare. Since his texts–and the tunes that … Continue reading

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