7 Hymn Arrangements to Play in May – Updated for 2019!

 
In May there are lots of things to celebrate – Ascension Day, Memorial Day, confirmations, baptisms, graduations, and weddings! So, here are seven hymn arrangements (in alphabetical order) ideal for Sundays, holidays, and special occasions in May. Enjoy! 🙂

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Christ the King Medley

 
Christ the King Medley Piano Sheet Music

Celebrate Christ’s majesty – especially on Ascension Day – with a piano medley of four regal hymns: Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata), Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun (Duke Street), All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name (Coronation), O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Azmon).

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  • 3:26 Performance Time
  • Intermediate Level
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How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
(My God, Accept My Heart This Day)

 
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds Piano Sheet Music

Listeners will savor this sweet-sounding, simple-to-prepare piano arrangement of the hymn tune St. Peter. It’s perfect for baptisms and confirmations and is a nice addition to have in your repertoire for funerals and memorial services.

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  • 2:17 Performance Time
  • Intermediate Level
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Another hymn that use this tune is In Christ There Is No East or West.

 


I Sing the Mighty Power of God with
Praise to the Lord

 
I Sing the Mighty Power of God with Praise to the Lord Piano Sheet Music

Energize listeners with this jubilant piano medley featuring the hymn tunes Ellacombe and Lobe den Herren. Perfect for Ascension Day or anytime you want to add a little sparkle!

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  • 1:31 Performance Time
  • Intermediate Level
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I Vow to Thee, My Country
(O God Beyond All Praising)

 
I Vow to Thee, My Country (O God Beyond All Praising) Piano Sheet Music

This elegant and stately piano arrangement of Gustav Holst’s timeless hymn tune Thaxted can enrich church services, recitals, Memorial Day services, and weddings. It’s impressive-sounding but not difficult to prepare.

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  • 2:51 Performance Time
  • Intermediate Level
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Another hymn that uses this tune is O Spirit All-Embracing.

 


Joyful Canon

Canon in D with Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

 
Joyful Canon (Canon in D with Ode to Joy) Piano Sheet Music

Listeners love hearing the fresh and familiar in this elegant, festive, and flexible piano medley. Condense or lengthen it by skipping or repeating sections that end in measures with a 6/4 meter. Perfect for weddings, recitals, and any time you need “filler” music!

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  • 5:12 Performance Time (as written)
  • Advanced Intermediate Level
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Ode to Joy is also known as the hymn Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee or Hymn to Joy.

 


Praise My Soul the King of Heaven

 
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven Piano Sheet Music

This simple-to-prepare piano arrangement of the hymn tune Lauda Anima will raise listeners’ spirits heavenward as it progresses through ascending key signatures. Appropriate for Ascension Day, it’s also a traditional favorite for weddings.

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  • 3:28 Performance Time
  • Intermediate Level
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The King of Love My Shepherd Is

 
The King of Love My Shepherd Is Piano Sheet Music

Arranged as a love song, this tender piano arrangement of the Irish hymn tune St. Columba is perfect for weddings, funerals, and memorial services.

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  • 2:29 Performance Time
  • Early Intermediate Level
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This arrangement is also available for solo oboe with piano accompaniment and for solo clarinet with piano accompaniment.

 

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