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Hymns, Carols, Songs and Tributes

These downloadable PDF scans are provided for study purposes only.

If you wish to perform one of these pieces publicly

(including in a worship service),

please contact the publisher/copyright holder for information.

 

Manz family Representative/Pr. John C. Manz  johncmanz@gmail.com

MorningStar Music Publishers/1-800-647-2117


A Doxology on Luther’s Morning Prayer (PDF file)

Unison voices
Paraphrase: POM?

A Harvard Christmas Hymn (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
(See “Star That Rose on Bethlehem Judah”) 
Text: J. C. Leonard, 1861
Tune: Original, 1990 KRENTZ
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), # 10

A Noted Proposal (PDF file)

Text: Madeleine Forrell Marshall
(See “Perfect Shepherd, Lead Us Gently”) 
Tune: KRISMARK, original
Wedding song for Kris and Mark Bangert in 1985
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #19

A Palm Parade (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization & soprano descant
Text: John H. Tietjen
Tune: JEANNETTE, original
Sing to the Lord (Manz ) hymnary, #12

A Stable Lamp Is Lighted (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Richard Wilbur
Tune: SITTLER
Published by Augsburg Fortress in 1987
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #2

Alleluia! Jesus Saves Us (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Gracia Grindal
Tune: MAUREEN, original
Written for the 1989 Washington D.C. Metro Synod of the ELCA
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #21
We Are One in Christ (Grindal hymnary), p. 74

Alleluia! Almighty King! (PDF file)

Original hymn (text and tune only)
Text: K.A. 
Tune: ST. LUKE, original
(See also “Rejoice”)
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #14

Alma Mater (PDF file)

Original song (text, tune and setting by Paul Manz)
Written for Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL October 1940
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #31
Behold, a Maiden Will Conceive Soprano solo with piano
Text: Herb Brokering
Music: POM
Holden Village, August 1977
See also: “Old Town of David Bore the Lord”
“The Lord Did Speak by Prophets Voice”

Birthquake (PDF file)

Christmas song (tune only)
Text: Tim Weber, 1973
Tune: original

Carol of the Animals (PDF file)

Unison with keyboard
Text by Enno Klammer, 1967 for the Lutheran Education Journal
Tune: TIERCHOR, 1967 for the Lutheran Education Journal
Published by CPH in Bless the Manger Child: A Collection of Twelve New Christmas Carols (1976) 97-5340
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #3

Cheer! (PDF file)

Christmas song
Text: Madeleine Forrell Marshall
Tune: HYDE PARK, original
Used as a Christmas card by the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Manz also prepared an arrangement for SATB choir & organ
(See CHORAL section) 

Christian Attend! (PDF file)

Original hymn (melody and text only)
Text: Norbert Hattendorf
Tune: UNITY, 1981
(See also “One World, O God”)
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #29

Come at the Summit of This Day (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1992
Tune: BLACK MOUNTAIN (original), 1992
Offertory hymn written for the 100th anniversary of Christ Lutheran Church, Washington D. C., 1992 
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #18 
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (Vajda hymnary), pp. 64-65

Come, Dear Children of Our God (PDF file)

Carol (text and melody)
Text: John H. Tietjen [includes an internal stanza for Christmas and one for Easter]
Tune: ERNESTINE, original
Part of the “Hymns for Narnia” which included the hymns “Beautiful Savior”, “Have No Fear, Little Flock”, and “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “Do, Re, Mi….” from The Sound of Music.
[“Narnia” was the nickname for the family summer home in Colorado]
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #5

David, Linda, Jeanine, Paul (PDF file)

Tribute to David Krause <?>


Ever Since the Savior Came (PDF file)

SATB choir, organ [see Choral Section also]
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda 
(Based on the Prayer of the Day for Christmas), 1991
Tune: PILGRIM GEORGE, original
Written in 1991 for the Advent/Christmas Vespers at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago
Published by MorningStar Music Publishers
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #11 
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (Vajda hymnary), pp. 78-79

Harold Hecht (PDF file)

Tribute song

Holy Ghost, of Rustling Leaves (PDF file)

Hymn (text and melody)
Text: Herb Brokering
Tune: original, untitled

In the Day of Thanksgiving (PDF file)

Unison voices
Text: ??
Theme: Saints and Martyrs

Joseph Was a Father (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Norbert Hattendorf
Tune: ST. NORBERT, original
“Grace Lutheran Foundation 1994” <?>
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #9

O Lord, How Shall I Meet Thee (PDF file)

Flute, oboe or soprano with keyboard
Text: Paul Gerhardt (internal stanza)
Music: ES IST EIN ROS with VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN
{Used as a Christmas card?}
Similar to organ chorale improvisation

Ode to Ron Hasselmann (PDF file)

Refrain with plainchant
Circumstances unknown
Hasselmann was principal trumpet for Minnesota Orchestra

Old Town of David Bore the Lord (PDF file)

Soprano solo with piano
Text: Herb Brokering
Music: POM
Holden Village, August 1977
See also: “The Lord Did Speak by Prophet’s Voice”
“Behold, a Maiden Will Conceive”

 One World, O God (PDF file)

Original hymn (tune and text only)
Text: Norbert E. Hattendorf
Tune: UNITY, original
Written in 1981 for the Tri-Lutheran Convention in Estes Park CO , May 1981 (See also “Christian Attend!”)
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary) #30

Peace Came to Earth (PDF file)

Original carol
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1984
Tune: SCHNEIDER, original 1984
Written to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the ordination of Pastor Theodore E. Schneider at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Lancaster PA.
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #7
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (Vajda hymnary) pp. 188-189

Perfect Shepherd, Lead Us Gently (A Noted Proposal) (PDF)

Text: Madeleine Forrell Marshall
Tune: KRISMARK, original
Marriage proposal from Mark Bangert to future wife, Kris 
(Sung as a part of a rehearsal at LSTC) 1985
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #19

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Rusty Edwards
Tune: HULDA, original
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #25
Rejoice Hymn harmonization
Text: K. A. (no words included)
Tune: original, 1990
(See also “Alleluia! Almighty King”)

Robert Fischer (PDF file)

Tribute song

Song of Schey (PDF file)

Original words by Ruth and Paul Manz to “Auld Lang Syne”
Written for family get-togethers and neighborhood celebrations. [The Manz family lived on Schey Drive]

Song of Thanks (PDF file)

Soprano solo with piano
Text: James Thompson, 1834-1882
Music: Original
[Adapted for Kathryn Mueller’s wedding, ca. 2000, from a very early work—“O Pour Thy Spirit from on High” Op. 6,no. 1] 
Star, That Rose on Bethlehem Judah Hymn harmonization
(A Harvard Christmas Hymn) Text: J. C. Leonard,1861
Tune: KRENTZ, 1990
Sing to the Lord hymnary, #10

The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Isaac Watts, 1707
Tune: BOULDER, original
(See also “With Vibrant Life We Rise Again”)
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #20

The Journey Has Water and Miracles (PDF file)

Original song (melody and text)
Text: Herb Brokering
Tune: original

The Journey Was Chosen (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Susan Palo Cherwien
Tune: ANNIVERSARY, original
Commissioned by Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in honor of the ministries of Pastors M. Susan Peterson and John C. Manz 
June 1995
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #26

The Lord Did Speak by Prophet’s Voice (PDF file)

Soprano solo with piano
Text: Herb Brokering
Music: POM
Holden Village, August, 1977
See also: “Behold a Maiden Will Conceive”
“Old Town of David Bore the Lord”

The Old Year Now Away Is Fled (PDF file)

New Year carol
Text: English traditional
Tune: original, untitled

This Is a Time for Banners and Bells (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Tune: GLORIA DEI, original
Written in 1983 for the 75th anniversary of Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in St. Paul MN
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #27
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (Vajda hymnary), pp. 246-247

Thou Christian Heart (PDF file)

Hymn setting for unison choir, 1983
Text: Paul Gerhardt, 1653 [Stanza four of “O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is”/The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 #81]
Tune: O JESU CHRIST, DEIN KRIPPLEIN, Johann Crüger, 1653

Unto Us a Child Is Born (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization 
Text: Harry N. Huxhold
Tune: HUXHOLD, original
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #1

We Stood Below (PDF file)

Hymn harmonization
Text: Walter Wangerin Jr.
Tune: WILMA, original
Part of the Una Sancta liturgy [See “Liturgical” below]
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #22

Wes Priebe Was His Name (PDF file)

Original song (tribute)
Text: Herb Brokering
Tune: original
<connection to Holden Village, maybe?>

Who Could Have Dreamt a Land Like This? (“A National Hymn”) (PDF file)

Hymn arrangement (Unison choir, congregation, organ)
Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1975
Tune: WIE SCHOEN LEUCHTET
Counter-melody: MARBLEHEAD: Paul Manz, 1975
Commissioned by Clifton Lutheran Church in Marblehead, MA to commemorate the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence and in memory of Peter Stengel
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #23
Sing Peace, Sing Gift of Peace (Vajda hymnary), pp. 297-297

Willy Verkaik (PDF file)

Birthday song
Willy & Gerrard Verkaik were neighbors of the Manzes
in Colorado

With Vibrant Life We Rise Again (PDF file)

Hymn setting
Text: Norbert E. Hattendorf, based on Luther’s Morning Prayer
Tune: BOULDER, original
Sing to the Lord (Manz hymnary), #24
(See also “The Heavens Declare Thy Glory, Lord”)

Yea! Becketwood (PDF file)

Neighborhood song with SATB harmonization
Text: Marnie Ruch, 2005
Music: POM, 2005
Becketwood was the Manz’s last residence