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Welcome to 

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    

Hymn Lyrics

Featured Hymn

Poetry, Reflections, Blog
Learning new tunes can be challenging for a congregation.  Using current tunes and new words brings new life to a hymn.  

Arranged to a familiar hymn tune



The featured poem:

"I Could Live With That."  

"Hope is a Candle"

 Alphabetical Listing of Texts/Lyrics   (with first lines, and suggested tune names with their location in the United Methodist Hymnal , 1989     
Biblical Reference or Source  Listing of Hymns

Special Feature

 Metrical Index  Listing of Hymns

In Communion's Holy Supper "

" Holy Spirit Wind and Flame "

Topical Listing of Hymns
Worship Service Responses
Note:  The Hymn Text Format:  Primarily words only, with suggested tunes.

Unsure of the suggested tune?
     Simply look for a possible match in the Index Of Tune Namesin the back of your church’s hymnbook. You may recognize my suggested tune as one to which your congregation sings a familiar hymn.
     If you attend a church that uses only projected hymns or praise songs, you will need to go online to a web site like www.hymntime.com where by choosing the first letter of the tune name, and then scrolling down until you find a match, you can hear the tune played. 

Copyright Information.  All of the hymns and poems on this website are copyrighted. Please acknowledge this and where appropriate, report usage to the owner/publisher, (Crider, or Leupold, etc.) or to your licensing company.  
     All material copyrighted by me, R. Frederick Crider, is for private non-commercial use by you or your church for one week.  Wishing above all to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, and to have these texts used in the Church, I charge no fees. Please do send however, a brief email or a worship bulletin acknowledging what is used.
     If a hymn is helpful to you, you may wish to put a small gift in the offering plate at your church, or send a donation to: The Hymn Society of The United States and Canada, 5 Thomas Circle NW  4th Fl.  Washington DC 20005-4153..  www.thehymnsociety.org or The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, PO Box 24787, Nashville TN 37202.  www.umfellowship.org
                   Thank you, and sing on!   Fred Crider