organ_pipes_iconThe following hymns have been written by former Pastor Matthew Richardt with music by Bonnie Rex. By scrolling down below, you can learn about each hymn, listen to a full recording, view, and print the music.  Choral and handbell arrangements have recently been added to select hymns.  As a global outreach program of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Escondido, California, we are offering use of these hymns free of charge. Copyright permission is granted to be used to the Glory of God.

We hope these hymns will be a blessing to you and all who hear them!  Your feedback is welcome – we’d love to hear from you.

Scroll down to see the full information and links for each hymn

1.  A Man Shall Father, Mother Leave
2.  I Leave You Not as Orphans Here
3.  In Words of Scripture, Duties Call
4.  My Spirit, Father, I Commend
5.  O Christ, to Keep the Sabbath Day
6.  Of Manna in the Morning Dew
7.  O Let Me Only Jesus See
8.  O Ye of Little Faith
9.  Ten Commandments
10. The Fourteen Words
11. When Man and Wife in Love Conceive


A Man Shall Father, Mother Leave

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion: Wedding

Scriptural References: Genesis 2; John 2; Ephesians 5

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

VIEW and PRINT the Music:

Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

Piano/Guitar Accompaniment (PDF)


I Leave You Not as Orphans Here

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion: Communion, Post-Communion

Scriptural References: John 14:18

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3) of the SATB Choral Anthem

 

VIEW and PRINT the Music:

Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Organ/Piano/Guitar Accompaniment (PDF)

SATB Choir Anthem (PDF)


In Words of Scripture, Duties Call

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion: Ordination/Installation, Wedding, Other

Scriptural References: See Luther’s Small Cathechism: Table of Duties

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Stanzas (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)


My Spirit, Father, I Commend

Liturgical Year/Season: Good Friday

Feast or Festival/Occasion: Evening, End of Life

Scriptural References: Luke 23:46; Martin Luther’s Morning and Evening Prayers

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

VIEW and PRINT the Music:

Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

Handbell Arrangement (PDF)


O Christ, to Keep the Sabbath Day

Liturgical Year/Season: Good Friday, Holy Saturday

Feast or Festival/Occasion:

Scriptural References: Gen. 1:31-2:3; Isa. 44:6; Matt. 11:28-30; Mark 15:42-16:1; John 19:30; Col. 2:16-17

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)


O Let Me Only Jesus See

Liturgical Year/Season: Transfiguration, General

Feast or Festival/Occasion:

Scriptural References: Matt. 17:8

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3) of the vocal solo

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

Solo for Medium Voice and Piano (PDF)


O Ye of Little Faith

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion:

Scriptural References: Isa. 42:3; Matt. 6:30-31; 8:26; 14:30-31; 16:8; 17:20; 28:20; Luke 12:22-32

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

Handbell Arrangement (PDF)


Of Manna in the Morning Dew

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion:

Scriptural References: Exod. 16; Fourth Petition

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)


Ten Commandments (Children’s Hymn)

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion:

Scriptural References:

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)


The Fourteen Words

Liturgical Year/Season:  General, One Year Lectionary – Trinity 19, Three Year Lectionary:  Series C – Proper 25

Feast or Festival/Occasion:  Confession and Absolution, Prayer

Scriptural References:  Luke 18:13; Matthew 9:2

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

 

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Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

 


 When Man and Wife in Love Conceive

Liturgical Year/Season: General

Feast or Festival/Occasion: Sanctity of Human Life

Scriptural References: Gen. 3:16; Ps. 127:3; 139:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; John 16:20-21; 1 Thess. 5:17; Titus 3:5-7

 

Hymn text notes (PDF)

Artistic Bulletin Cover  (PDF)

 

Listen to AUDIO (mp3)

 

VIEW and PRINT the Music:

Congregational Page for bulletins (PDF)

Hymnal Accompaniment (PDF)

Piano/Guitar Accompaniment (PDF)

SATB Choir Anthem (PDF)