Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

4083 Yager Road, McMinnville TN 37110

Luther Rose


We celebrate with music.

In Lutheran churches, music is normally related to the seasons of the liturgical year. Within each season, music appropriate to that season is used in the divine services. For example, during the Advent season (from the fourth Sunday before Christmas Day through Christmas Eve), we sing Advent hymns. During the Christmas season (Christmas Day up to Epiphany — “the twelve days of Christmas”), we sing Christmas hymns. The Advent season is a period of introspection and reflection that prepares us to properly celebrate on Christmas Day the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

You may open these online or you might care to download these files to your computer and open them there if your download speed is too slow to keep up.

All of the musical settings here are in the public domain. The notation of that music in score form was done by the webmaster, using the program Sibelius. The lyrics provided with the scores are in the public domain and were typeset by the webmaster. These are freely provided for personal use or for use in appropriate church settings. They may not be used for commercial purposes without our permission. If scores and texts are printed out for playing or for songsheets, please retain the copyright information on them to credit the notation and typesetting properly.

Hymns and other songs by season and occasion
Title or First Line Score
Advent season (fourth Sunday before Christmas to December 24)
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus score MP3
Comfort, Comfort Ye My People score MP3
Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord score MP3
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel score MP3
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry score MP3
Savior of the Nations, Come score MP3
  Nun Komm — orig. tune; harm. by Johann S. Bach score MP3
The Advent of Our King score MP3
Christmas season (December 25 to January 05)
Angels from the Realms of Glory score MP3
From Heaven Above to Earth I Come score MP3
Gentle Mary Laid Her Child score MP3
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing score MP3
Joy to the World score MP3
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming score MP3
O Little Town of Bethlehem score MP3
O You Joyful, O You Blesséd score MP3
Silent Night, Holy Night score MP3
Still, Still, Still MP3
Epiphany season (January 06 to the eve of Ash Wednesday)
As with Gladness Men of Old score MP3
Within the Father's House score MP3
Lenten season (Ash Wednesday to the eve of Easter)
Go to Dark Gethsemane score MP3
Not All the Blood of Beasts score MP3
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross score MP3
Holy Week (last part of the Lenten season)
Easter season (Easter to the eve of Pentecost)
The Time of the Church (Pentecost to the start of Advent)
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (1529) score MP3
Holy, Holy, Holy
The Church's One Foundation
Other music – for Sunday School, etc.
A Glad and Happy Birthday score MP3

Last updated on 2011 March 13 by the webmaster, Jim Frysinger.