Stephen P. Starke

Short Name: Stephen P. Starke
Full Name: Starke, Stephen P., 1955-
Birth Year: 1955

Rev. Stephen P. Starke has always had a heart for hymns. At a young age, Starke played hymns out of The Lutheran Hymnal and read through the hymnal to pass the time before Sunday services.

Pastor Starke graduated from Concordia University Chicago with a BA. While completing his MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, he attempted his first hymn text and was encouraged to write more. Since that time, he has written more than 175 hymns inspired by music and the Scriptures. He has been commissioned to write hymns for special occasions, including the 125th anniversary of Concordia University Wisconsin, as well as his daughter’s wedding.

Because of his extensive work as a hymnwriter, Pastor Starke received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Concordia University, Irvine, California, and an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.

It is through the medium of hymns that Pastor Starke desires to preserve and pass on the truths of the Gospel for generations to come.


Texts by Stephen P. Starke (51)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All for Christ I have forsakenStephen P. Starke (Translator)English2
All the earth with joy is soundingStephen P. Starke (Author)English4
All You Works of God, Bless the Lord!Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English7
Almighty Lord, how lovely is that placeStephen P. Starke (Author)2
Awake, O sleeper, rise and seeStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Bread of heaven, living mannaStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
But man rebels, and for one tast doth chooseStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Christ sits at God's right handStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
Cling tightly to the Word of GodStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Consider how the birds aboveStephen P. Starke (Author)English4
Eat this bread, drink this cupStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)1
Exult today, Jerusalem!Stephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Father in heaven, gracious God aboveStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Gracious Savior, grant Your blessingStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
Greet the rising sunStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Translator)English4
Hark! the voice of Jesus crying, "Who will go and work today?"Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author (sts. 2-4))English1
Holy Spirit, the dove sent from heaven (Santo Espíritu, excelsa paloma)Stephen P. Starke (Translator)English, Spanish3
How blest are those who fear the LORD, Who find in God their great rewardStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
How great the cross of Christ, the crucifiedStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
In the shattered bliss of EdenStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)1
Jesus, greatest at the tableStephen P. Starke (Author)English3
Jesus, once with sinners numberedStephen P. Starke (Author)English3
Jesus sat with his disciplesStephen P. Starks (Author)English5
Lift up your heads, you everlasting doors, And weep no more!Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
Light of Light, O Sole-BegottenStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English2
Lord, support us all day longStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English4
Loving Father, You have made meStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
My soul rejoices, My spirit voicesStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English2
New songs of celebration renderStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English1
O gracious Lord, I firmly am believingStephen P. Starke (Translator)English2
¡Oh buen Jesús! Yo creo firmamenteStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Translator)Spanish1
O gracious Lord, with love draw nearStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English4
O sing of Christ, whose birth made knownStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
O triune God, what love you showStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English2
On budding hearts, God wrote the LawStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
People from ev'ry tribe and nationStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English2
Rebuke me not, O LORD, in wrathStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Rejoice, angelic choirsStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Saints, see the cloud of witnesses surround usStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)3
Scatter the darkness, break the gloomStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English4
Sing praise to the God of IsraelStephen P. Starke (Author)English5
The tree of life with ev'ry goodStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English7
Thee we adore, O hidden Savior, TheeStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Translator (sts. 2a, 3))English2
There is a time for everythingStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
This is His body given for youStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author (sts. 1-2))English2
To God the Father, God the SonStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
Water, blood, and Spirit cryingStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
We live, O Lord, within your graceStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
We praise You and acknowledge You, O GodStephen P. Starke (Author)English2
What hope! An Eden prophesiedStephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Author)English3
Why should sorrow ever grieve me?Stephen P. Starke, b. 1955 (Translator (sts. 4-5))English2
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