Take Time to Be Holy

Take Time to Be Holy

Text written by William D. Longstaff in the 1800s; and set to an old Irish tune called “Slane.” For solo or SSAATB choir.

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision

Old Irish text, translated by Mary Elizabeth Byrne in 1905; versified by Eleanor H. Hull in 1912. For solo or SSAATB choir.

Away in a Manger (“Slane” melody)

Away in a Manger (“Slane” melody)

Familiar lyrics (with an extra verse of my own) are set to an old Irish melody called “Slane,” which we traditionally sing using the words to “Be Thou My Vision” or “Take Time to be Holy.” For solo or SSAATB choir.

He is Risen!

He is Risen!

Text by Cecil Frances Alexander; Music by Joachim Neander; Arranged for easy SATB choir.

He is Born, the Child Divine

He is Born, the Child Divine

13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. Arranged for SATB choir, children’s chorus, flute and bells.

For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth

Music by Conrad Kocher, Lyrics by Folliott S. Pierpoint, Arranged by Sally DeFord; for SAB or SSA, both with optional flute.

Beautiful Savior

Beautiful Savior

The traditional hymn, arranged for choir, piano, organ, and flute or other C instrument.

Away In a Manger (Congregation) 

Away In a Manger (Congregation) 

Traditional text; Music by William J. Kirkpatrick, Martin Luther; Arranged for piano/organ/c instrument, for congregational accompaniment.