Category Archives: Music

HYMN: ”Lord of all Hopefulness” 10/11/2020

COME SING WITH US               Come to a church that’s refreshing, inspiring, and fun! What is the story behind the hymn “Lord of all Hopefulness?” “Lord of all Hopefulness” is a Christian hymn written … Continue reading

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Highlights From World Communion Sunday!

On the first Sunday in October, United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches worldwide to celebrate World Communion Sunday. The World Communion Sunday Offerings provide scholarships for national and international students, particularly first-generation college students and ethnic students.  At PUMC, we have … Continue reading

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Hymn: “This Child”

Tom Shelton, music director of children’s and youth choirs at PUMC, wrote the hymn “This Child” and composed its music. The lyrics of this Christmas song makes it suitable for release during the Coronavirus pandemic. Says Tom: “The verses represent … Continue reading

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HYMNS: “God Made From One Blood,” “Panis angelicus,” and “When God Restored Our Common Life”

COME SING WITH US We Want to Worship With You Thomas H. Troeger is the author of “God Made From One Blood.”  To watch a YouTube video of this hymn, click here “Panis angelicus” (Latin for “Bread of Angels” or “Angelic … Continue reading

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“Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho” and “Saranam, Saranam” 8/23/2020

COME ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! We Want to Worship With You “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho” OR “Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho“) is a well-known African American spiritual based on the story of Joshua in the Bible. The song tells … Continue reading

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“O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing:” Worship Music 8/23/2020

COME ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing My Great Redeemer’s Praise.”  “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” is a Christian hymn written by Charles Wesley. While studying under Peter … Continue reading

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WORSHIP SERVICE MUSIC: SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2020

COME SING WITH US! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” Lord, I Want to Be a Christian is an African American spiritual. It was likely composed in 1750s Virginia … Continue reading

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020: WORSHIP SERVICE MUSIC

COME SING WITH US! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy ‘Sweet Hour of Prayer’ – YouTube The text of  Sweet Hour of Prayer appears to come from William W. Walford (1772-1850), an obscure, blind lay preacher who … Continue reading

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020: WORSHIP SERVICE MUSIC

COME SING WITH US! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy LordSong  ‘Lord of the Dance Hymn’ – YouTube “Lord of the Dance” is a hymn written by English songwriter Sydney Carter in 1963. The melody is from … Continue reading

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SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2020

  COME SING WITH US! We Want to Worship With You Click here to enjoy  ‘Blessed Assurance’ Christian Worship Song Lyrics -YouTube “Blessed Assurance,”  a well-known Christian hymn, is on the list for the Summer Hymn Sing, before the 10 … Continue reading

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