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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 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,  7111 W 151st St, #374, Overland Park, KS 66223.  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