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Fred's Hymns

New Traditional Hymn Lyrics, Poetry, and Reflections
Contemporary Hymns and Songs Written to Familiar Tunes for
Gathered Worship, Personal Inspiration, and Christ-like Living    

 Topical Index    
An alphabetical listing of major themes of the Christian faith and the Church Year in which my texts are listed under the appropriate theme.”           
Hymn texts with a page number attached are found in "Extravagance Instead" Wayne Leupold Editions,  Inc.  www.wayneleupold.com

Adoration of God, Jesus, Holy Spirit
                  God’s Delight #7
                  Good News of Salvation #1
                  Lift Praise To God, the Living One #4
                  Lift Praise to the Father (Doxology)
                  On That Holy Night of Wonder #15
                  O The Joy Of Easter Morning #28
                  The Day of Grace and Hope Has Come #31
                  T o Live Out Of Joy  (10.10.11.11 LYONS)                 
                  Your Love Is New Each Morning Lord #9
                  Behold, the Light has Dawned
                  All People Shall See It
Baptism                                                       
                  Born of Water, Born of Spirit  (Stuttgart 87.87)
                 
Bible and Biblical Personalities        
                   Gideon, Great Man of Valor   ’AUSTRIA 87.87
                  Speaking from the Lofty Pulpit
                 Jacob Wrestled with the Angel
                  The Call of Jesus
                  The Death of Jesus
                  The Simplest of Presents

Bread, Holy Communion
                  A Measure of Splendor #6
                  In Communion’s Holy Supper #32
                  Prayer After Receiving #33
                  The Lord’s Prayer #10
​                   By Sacred Song and Wine and Bread

Christmas, Advent, Ephiphany
                  On That Holy Night of Wonder #15
                  The Simplest of Presents #17
                  When We Give Our Gifts at Christmas #16
                  The Splendor of the Thrilling Sounds
                  All People Shall See It
                   The Kindly Keeper

Church, Pentecost
                  Born Of Water, Born of Spirit   (’Stuttgart 87.87)
                  Holy Spirit, Wind and Flame #35
                  Living Church, Display God’s Grace #42
                  The Faith That Once Led Abraham #36
                  Though Forms of Worship Differ #37
                  With Grateful Hearts We Sing #41
                  O Spirit Come, Renew Your Church
                  Where God and People Meet
                  The Faith to Light the Nations
                  As the Disciples Saw Your Face
                   As One, Beneath The Cross
                   Why Take Time To Worship

Confirmation, Children & Youth
                  God Will Be With Us #22
                  I Do Not Know Him #25
                   Born of Water, Born of Spirit 
                  Standing Here as Young Disciples
                   The Call To Follow

Creation
                  In The Fresh, Light Breeze of Springtime #5
                  We Look With Sadness on the Earth #8
                  Behold, the Ligt has Dawned
                  At Peace with all Creation

Cross, Good Friday, Holy Week
                  Far Beyond Our Understanding #26
                  I Do Not Know Him #25
                  One Week In Spring #24
                  The Silent Day #27
                  Christ Has Risen, Let Us Sing
                  The Death of Jesus
                   By Sacred Song and Wine and Bread
                  See Our Savior, Crucified


Discipleship and Service
                  In The Midst of Human Suffering #23
                  The Faith that Once Led Abraham #36
                  The Reason For Living    
                  The Time Between #18
                  Will We Welcome The Holy Stranger #38
                  With Grateful Hearts #41
                  The Call of Jesus
                   The Call to Follow

Easter
                  Christ Has Risen, Let Sing   2 versions 77.77D HERNDON, & 77.77D  w/Refrain MENDELSSOHN)
                  Join the Joyful Dance of Easter #29
                  O The Joy of Easter Morning #28
                  One Week In Spring #24
                  The Day of Grace and Hope Has Come #31
                  We Know What Thomas Must Have Thought #30
                  Christ Has Risen, Let Us Sing
                   See Our Savior, Crucified
                   If God Could Make Our Savior Rise 
                  Come, Meet Our Living Lord

Eternal Life, Abundant Life
                  Christ Has Risen, Let Us Sing    2 versions77.77D HERNDON, & 77.77D w/ Refrain MENDELSSOHN
                  No Eye Has Seen   #2
                  Not Just For Us  #40
                  The Death of Jesus
                  God's Delight
                   If God Could Make Our Savior Rise

Faith, Personal Relationship to Christ
                  God Loves And Accepts Us    (’ 11.11.11.11St.Denio)                 
                  In Communion’s Holy Supper #32
                  Living Church, Display God’s Grace #42
                  Not Just For Us #40
                  The Faith That Once Led Abraham #36
                  To Live Out Of Joy     (’10.10.11.11 LYONS)                 
                  We Know What Thomas Must Have Thought #30
                  When Praise is Silenced by our Cares
                  To Those Without the Friendly Light
                  The Call of Jesus
                  Extravagance Instead
                   The Call to Follow

Fellowship
                 Welcome the Stranger
                    As One, Beneath The Cross

Generosity
                  Extravagance Instead #21
                  The Reason For Living     11.11.11.11AwayInAManger or St. Denio
                  Will We Welcome The Holy Stranger #38

Good Friday
                   As One Beneath The Cross

Grace of God
                  God’s Delight (The Lord Your God Is With You Now) #7
                  God Loves And Accepts Us  11.11.11.11 St. Denio                 
                  Not Just For Us #40
                  The Day of Grace and Hope Has Come #31
                  The Grace of God #34
                  To Those Without the Friendly Light

Gratitude
                  Good News Of Salvation #1
                  Prayer After Receiving #33
                  With Grateful Hearts #41
                  Your Love Is New Each Morning Lord #9
                  Lift Praise to the Father (Doxology)
                  Extravagance Instead

Hope
                  When Brutal Forces Crush Out Love #39
                  When Hope Itself Seems Nearly Gone #11
                  To Live Out of Joy
                  We Know it Well, that Strong Desire
                  All People Shall See It
                  Where God and People Meet
                 If God Could Make Our Savior Rise
Holy Spirit
               Born of Water, Born of Spirit
                   Come, Gather to Hear what the Spirit will say
                   O Spirit Come, Renew Your Church

Injustice, Oppression
               Gideon, Great Man of Valor
                   Looking Inward, Reaching Outward
                   At Peace with Creation
                   When Brutal Forces Crush Out Love
                   Welome the Stranger

Jesus
                As the Disciples Saw Your Face
                  The Call of Jesus
                  The Death of Jesus
                  The Simplest of Presents
                  The World's True Light is Christ
                   See Our Savior Crucified
                   If God Could Make Our Savior Rise

Lent
              May We Tend the Soul You Gave Us
                   See Our Savior, Crucified

Lord's Supper
                  A Measure of Splendor #6
                  In Communion’s Holy Supper #32
                  Prayer After Receiving #33
Love
                  Extravagance Instead #21
                  God Loves And Accepts Us   11.11.11.11 St. Denio                 
                  Not Just For Us #40
                  O The Joy of Easter Morning #28
                  The Simplest of Presents #17
                  When Brutal Forces Crush Out Love #39
                  When Love Brings Laughter #13
                  Your Love Is New Each Morning, Lord #9
                  Give us a Well of Tears
                  Where God and People Meet
                  The Death of Jesus
                  When We Give Our Gifts at Christmas

Mission and Outreach
                  As The Disciples Saw Your Face #19
                  Holy Spirit, Wind and Flame #35
                  Living Church, Display God’s Grace #42
                  Not Just For Us #40 
                  The Faith That Once Led Abraham #36
                  The Reason For Living           11.11.11.11AwayInAManger or St. Denio
                  To Live Out Of Joy                    LYONS 10.10.11.11            
                  Will We Welcome The Holy Stranger #38
                  Give us a Well of Tears
                  The Faith to Light the Nations
                   The Call to Follow
                 
Music, Worship and Singing
                  Good News of Salvation #1
                  Lift Praise To The Father- A Doxology 11.11.11.11St.Denio
                  Lift Praise To God, the Living One #4
                  Like Grace That Runs Ahead of Us   #3
                  Now May The God Of Peace   (A Benediction) 87.87.887 Mit Freuden Zart
                  Though Forms of Worship Differ #37
                  When Praise is Silenced by Our Cares
                  To Those Without the Friendly Light

Opening Hymns
                  Good News Of Salvation #1
                  Lift Praise To God, The Living One #4
                  In The Fresh, Light Breeze of Springtime #5
                  The Grace of God #34
                  Your Love Is New Each Morning Lord #9
                  To Live out of Joy
                  The Splendor of the Thrilling Sounds
                 
Prayer
                  Give Us A Well Of Tears    (SM St. Michael)
                  Have Mercy On Us Lord  #12
                  Practice The Presence of God   #14
                  Prayer After Receiving #33
                  The Lord’s Prayer #10
                  The Silent Day #27
                  Now May the God of Peace and Love (Benediction)

Salvation, Healing
                  God Loves And Accepts Us   11.11.11.11 St. Denio                 
                  Good News Of Salvation #1
                  Like Grace That Runs Ahead Of Us #3
                  Not Just For Us #40
                  The Grace of God #34
                  Give us a Well of Tears
                  Standing Here as Young Disciples
                   See Our Savior Crucified
                  Called to Speak the Words of Healing


Sin, (personal & social) Confession, & Pardon
                  God Loves And Accepts Us 11.11.11.11 St. Denio                 
                  Have Mercy On Us Lord #12
                  In The Midst of Human Suffering #23
                  The Lord’s Prayer #10
                  We Know it Well, That Strong Desire

Suffering, Pain, Struggle, Difficulties
                    Jacob Wrestled with the Angel
                    When Praise is Silenced by our Cares
                    Glad Music Points our Souls to Christ
                   To Those Without the Friendly Light
                    Looking Inward, Reaching Outward
                    When Brutal Forces Crush Out Love

Testimony and Witness  (personal & social)
                  Gideon, Great Man of Valor      ’ AUSTRIA 87.87
                  I Do Not Know Him #25
                  The Faith That Once Led Abraham #36
                  The World’s True Light #20
                  To Live Out Of Joy           LYONS 10.10.11.11                 
                  Living Church, Display God’s Grace #42
                   The Call To Follow

Trust
                  Far Beyond Our Understanding #26
                  God Will Be With Us #22
                  We Know What Thomas Must Have Thought #30
                  When Brutal Forces Crush Out Love #39
                   Glad Music Points our Souls to Christ
                   Welcome the Stranger
                 
Worship
                  Lift Praise to the Father (Doxology)
                  Now May the God of Peace and Love (Benediction)
                  Speaking from the Lofty Pulpit
                  Where God and People Meet
Witness
                  O Spirit Come, Renew Your Church
                  Where God and People Meet
                  Looking Inward, Reaching Outward
                  The Faith to Light the Nations
                  The Call of Jesus
                  The World's True Light is Christ
                   Called to Speak the Words of Healing

                 

    
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