The Gift of Love

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Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #96

Author: Hal H. Hopson

Hal H. Hopson (b. Texas, 1933) is a prolific composer, arranger, clinician, teacher and promoter of congregational song, with more than 1300 published works, especially of hymn and psalm arrangements, choir anthems, and creative ideas for choral and organ music in worship. Born in Texas, with degrees from Baylor University (BA, 1954), and Southern Baptist Seminary (MSM, 1956), he served churches in Nashville, TN, and most recently at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas. He has served on national boards of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and the Choristers Guild, and taught numerous workshops at various national conferences. In 2009, a collection of sixty four of his hymn tunes were published in Hymns for Our Time:… Go to person page >



O WALY WALY is a traditional English melody associated with the song "O Waly, Waly, gin love be bony," the words of which date back at least to Ramsay's Tea Table Miscellany (1724-1732), and as the setting for a folk ballad about Jamie Douglas. It is also well known in the Appalachian region of the…

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People #292

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Hymns of Truth & Light #68

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #589

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Moravian Book of Worship #590

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Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship #155

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Sing Joyfully #126

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Singing the Living Tradition #34

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #335

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The United Methodist Hymnal #408


The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #145


The Worshiping Church #593


Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #597

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Voices United #372

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Worship and Rejoice #397

Worship in Song #223

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