24 Hymns for Autumn Sundays and Holidays

Happy September! Church music programs are starting to gear up and, even though the news of late challenges us daily, there’s still much to celebrate this fall: Rally Day, Harvest, Thanksgiving, All Saints, Christ the King, and (my cradle Lutheran husband would be appalled if I left this off the list) the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. So today I’m sharing 24 hymn arrangements that tie in with the readings from the RCL to help you plan your music for the Sundays and holidays in September, October, and November. Enjoy! 🙂

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As Saints of Old (As Men of Old Their First-Fruits Brought)

As Saints of Old Piano Sheet Music
Energize listeners with this breezy piano arrangement of the English hymn tune Forest Green. Easy to prepare and downright fun to play, it’s a great choice for November 26th (Christ the King Sunday) or Thanksgiving Eve/Day.

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 1:30
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

 


As with Gladness Men of Old (For the Beauty of the Earth) with Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

As With Gladness Men of Old (For the Beauty of the Earth) with Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Piano Sheet Music
Enhance reflective moments in church services with this easily learned piano medley. Gently weaving together hymn tunes Dix and Picardy, it’s perfect for October 15th and 29th, any Sunday in November, and Thanksgiving Eve/Day.

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:22
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

 


Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision Piano Sheet Music
Deepen devotional times with this pastoral piano arrangement of the Irish hymn tune Slane. Perfect for September 3rd and 17th, October 1st and 22nd, all the Sundays in November, as well as weddings, funerals, and memorial services.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:32
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

 


Christ the King Medley

Christ the King Medley Piano Sheet Music
Celebrate Christ’s majesty with this 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), and O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Azmon). Perfect for Christ the King Sunday on November 26th it also fits the readings for September 17th and 24th, for all Sundays in October except the 15th, and for November 5th.

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:26
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Piano Sheet Music

Enrich meditative moments in church services with this piano medley that weaves together two of this hymn’s most common tunes: Repton and Rest. This hymn is a great match to the RCL readings on September 10th, 17th, and 24th as well as November 5th and 19th.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:39
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior)

Fairest Lord Jesus Piano Sheet Music

A striking addition to the more advanced pianist’s repertoire, this majestic piano arrangement of hymn tune Schönster Herr Jesu will make an impression at weddings and recitals. It’s also ideal for October 15th and November 26th (Christ the King Sunday).

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:16
  • Level: Advanced Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

He Leadeth Me

He Leadeth Me Piano Sheet Music
Inspire listeners to be “faithful followers” with this fresh piano arrangement of the hymn tune He Leadeth Me. Carefree and enjoyable to play, it falls under the fingers quite easily and is perfect for September 10th and 17th, October 15th, and November 5th and 19th.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:13
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

How Can I Keep From Singing (My Life Flows on in Endless Song)

How Can I Keep From Singing Piano Sheet Music
Get toes tapping with this jaunty piano arrangement of a favorite American hymn tune. Easy-going, quick to prepare, and a delight to play on September 24th and October 15th.

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:05
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

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 during baptisms, funerals, memorial services, or church services on September 17th and 24th, October 1st, and November 5th.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:17
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say or Come, Join the Dance of Trinity

O Sing a Song of Bethlehem Piano Sheet Music
Often known as O Sing a Song of Bethlehem, the cheerful, bouncy rhythms in this piano arrangement of the hymn tune Kingsfold can enhance the RCL readings during church services on September 10th and 17th.

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 1:15
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

 


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

I Sing the Mighty Power of with God Praise to the Lord Piano Sheet Music
Energize listeners with this jubilant piano medley featuring the hymn tunes Ellacombe and Lobe den Herren. Great for September 10th, 17th, and September 24th, October 15th and 22nd, as well as November 26th (Christ the King Sunday) and Thanksgiving Eve/Day.

  • PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 1:31
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

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
Enrich church services, recitals, and weddings with this stately and elegant piano arrangement of Gustav Holst’s timeless hymn tune Thaxted. It fits well with the RCL readings on September 10th and 17th and October 22nd.

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:51
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Jerusalem My Happy Home (I Come with Joy)

Jerusalem My Happy Home (I Come with Joy) Piano Sheet Music
A rustic chic sound and relaxed rhythms will delight listeners in this easy-going piano arrangement of the traditional North American hymn tune Land of Rest. Simple to learn, it’s a great selection for October 8th and 15th, November 5th and 12th, and any communion services.

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:31
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Joyful Canon (Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee with Canon in D)

Joyful Canon Piano Sheet Music
Listeners love hearing the fresh and familiar in this elegant, festive piano medley and pianists love its flexibility. Condense or lengthen it by skipping or repeating sections that end in measures with a 6/4 meter. Perfect for any Sunday in October, November 26th (Christ the King Sunday), as well as communion and weddings.

  • Format: PDF Download (6 pages)
  • Performance Time: 5:12 (as written)
  • Level: Advanced Intermediate
  • Price: 4.99 at Sheet Music Plus

Let All Things Now Living or Sent Forth By God’s Blessing

The Ash Grove Piano Sheet Music
Captivate listeners with this playful arrangement of the Welsh hymn tune The Ash Grove. Available for solo piano, clarinet with piano, or oboe with piano, the fun, whimsical rhythms will brighten church services on September 10th and Thanksgiving Eve/Day.


Lift Up Your Hearts (Tell Out My Soul) with Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Lift Up Your Hearts (Tell Out My Soul) with Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow Piano Sheet Music
“Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord” with this vibrant piano medley of hymn tunes Woodlands and Old Hundredth. The dramatic ending can energize recitals as well as church services on September 10th, October 1st, 15th, and 22nd, November 5th and 26th (Christ the King Sunday), and Thanksgiving Eve/Day.

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:23
  • Level: Advanced Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less Piano Sheet Music
Add a touch of ragtime whimsy to church services and recitals with this playful piano arrangement of the favorite hymn tune Solid Rock. Perfect for October 8th and 15th and November 5th and 12th.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:12
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

O God of Earth and Altar

O God of Earth and Altar Piano Sheet Music
Enhance more serious moments during church services with this subdued piano arrangement of the Welsh hymn tune Llangloffan. It fits well with the RCL readings on September 10th, October 1st, 15th, and 22nd, and November 19th.

  • Format: PDF Download (2 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:18
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

O Jesus, I Have Promised

O Jesus I Have Promised Piano Sheet Music
Relaxed and reflective, inspire listeners with this piano arrangement of the hymn tune Angel’s Story. A stirring choice for church services and especially apt for September 24th and October 1st, 8th, and 29th.

  • Format: PDF Download (4 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:19
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

O Worship the King with Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

O Worship the King with Immortal Invisible God Only Wise Piano Sheet Music
Add zest to church services on September 3rd and 24th, October 8th, 22nd, and 29th, November 12th, 19th, and 26th (Christ the King Sunday), and Thanksgiving Eve/Day with this spirited, syncopated piano medley that pairs the hymn tunes Hanover and St. Denio. Quick to prepare and fun to play!

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 1:27
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven Piano Sheet Music
This piano arrangement of the hymn tune Lauda Anima will raise listeners’ spirits heavenward as it progresses through ascending key signatures. A traditional favorite to use at weddings and ideal for the RCL readings on any Sunday in September, October 15th and 22nd, as well as November 26th (Christ the King Sunday).

  • Format: PDF Download (5 pages)
  • Performance Time: 3:28
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

The Church’s One Foundation

The Church's One Foundation Piano Sheet Music
This gentle piano arrangement of the hymn tune Aurelia will enhance meditative moments during church services. Its simplicity makes it quick to prepare – ideal for busy church pianists to use on October 29th and November 5th or 26th (Christ the King Sunday).

  • Format: PDF Download (3 pages)
  • Performance Time: 2:45
  • Level: Early Intermediate
  • Price: 3.49 at Sheet Music Plus

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The King of Love My Shepherd Is Piano Sheet Music
Arranged as a love song, this tender setting of the Irish hymn tune St. Columba is available for solo piano, clarinet with piano, or oboe with piano. It will stir listeners’ hearts during weddings, funerals, and memorial services as well as church services on October 15th, November 5th, and November 26th (Christ the King Sunday).


We Gather Together (We Praise Thee, O God)

We Gather Together Piano Sheet Music
Listeners will enjoy this prayerful arrangement of the Dutch hymn tune Kremser and church musicians on a tight schedule will like how simple it is to prepare. Available for solo piano, clarinet with piano, or oboe with piano, this popular choice is perfect for Thanksgiving Eve/Day and it also matches the RCL readings on September 3rd, October 22nd, and November 19th.

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