In observance of Lent, here are six piano arrangements – one for each week of Lent – with a bit of their original hymn texts.
May you have a blessed Lenten season filled with spiritual growth and meaningful music.
Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart;
naught be all else to me, save that thou art –
thou my best thought, by day or by night;
waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.
Alternate hymn title: O God of Earth and Altar
Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,
the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.
Come, O thou Traveler unknown whom still I hold but cannot see,
My company before is gone and I am left alone with thee,
With thee all night I mean to stay and wrestle till the break of day.
O God beyond all praising, we worship you today
and sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay.
The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.
Will you come and follow me, if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?