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service songs new and renewed

This is a collection of hymn arrangements , new worship songs , and offerings I developed for worship at Faith Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. These songs and all their supporting materials are being made available free of charge for use in worship under the Free Praise License (read it here.) See below for an explanation of the resources, and for information on recordings.

- Paul Marxhausen

your mercy calls us
a rewired hymnbook

NOTE: many of these hymns are now available in a low-cost, spiral bound print edition .

Performance Notes

Abide O Dearest Jesus
All Glory, Laud, and Honor
Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning
Built on The Rock
Come, O Long Expected Jesus
Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising A
Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
For All The Saints
God Himself Is Present
Go To Dark Gethsemane
Holy God, We Praise Your Name
Holy Spirit, Light Divine
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus
Jerusalem the Golden
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
Lord Dismiss Us With Your Blessing
Lord Jesus, Think On Me
Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
Lord Open Now My Heart to Hear
Now Thank We All Our God A
O Christ, Thou Lamb of God
O Dearest Jesus A
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing
On My Heart Imprint Your Image new for Lent 2007
The Church's One Foundation
The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns New for Christmas 2007
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty A
Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng
Rejoice, The Lord Is King A
Savior of the Nations, Come
Savior When In Dust To Thee
Today Your Mercy Calls Us A
We All Believe In One True God A

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Praise Songs


Almighty One
All For Your Glory
As Far As The Heavens
Beautiful Beginning
Bring Me To The Cross
Create In Me S
From the Sunrise
Have Mercy
He Who Began
In Peace new Kyrie for Lent 2007
Lift My Hands Today
Lord, May Your Servant Go A
Lord of Light
May the Service of Our Hands
On Your Sons and Your Daughters New for Pentecost 2008
Open Your Hand
Our Father S
Let Your Love Pour Down S
Real Presence
Rejoice Always A
Rejoice And Be Glad (Beatitudes)
Return O My Soul (Psalm 116)
Rooted Written for education conference and school at Christ Lutheran, Lincoln
Sword and Shield A
Train Up A Child S
What Does The Lord Require of You
Whatever (Phillipians 4:8-9)
What Shall I Render (Psalm 116)



Beautiful Noise
You Were Prepared For Me

Have Mercy
Water of Life
Gates of the City
Wait For the Fire

S = Shelter on The Way
A = a l i v e o n e

File Formats: The resources are provided in the following file formats.
  • Scores (.pdf) are piano scores with melody, words, and guitar chords. These can be read and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. (NOTE: Under Mac OS 10.3, "Preview" does not render some of these scores but Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher does. Preview for OS 10.4 and higher renders them correctly also.)
  • Melody-only Scores are melody-and-lyric-only versions formatted to fit on a 5.5" x 8.5" half-page bulletin insert or handout.
  • Lyrics (.txt) are plain ASCII text files - open with browser or text editor.
  • MIDI (.mid) can be played back with Windows Media Player or Quicktime or can be loaded into synthesizers.
  • MP3 can be played back with Media Player, Quicktime, or MP3 players.
  • PowerPoint (.ppt) lyric slide shows in a plain format for use "as is", or customize as desired.
Additional "source" files included for archival purposes may also be seen in these directories but these are not of importance for "end users."

The Recordings: four of these songs include audio tracks produced in the studio for One Accord's
"Shelter on The Way" CD, available from CD Baby ). Those four (flagged with an S )also include a lead-vocal-removed "trax"-type version here. Most other recordings found here are from two sources:
  • Recorded straight to CD from the mixing board in Faith Lutheran's worship services. These are marked by plenty of "real-life" artifacts like mistaken words, uneven mixes, miscues and missed notes.
  • Demo recordings I did at home. These likewise vary wildly in quality, from hurry-up one-off live recordings to more involved productions or experiments.
I put a premium on the value of hearing an actual performance so I've posted tracks with many serious flaws and mistakes. I hope these succeed in communicating the main idea of each song and arrangement.

IN ADDITION: A number of these songs (flagged with an A ) have also been released on a live album recorded directly from worship services at Faith Lutheran, Lincoln Nebraska. Besides being a handy way to share many of the tracks found here, a l i v e o n e also raises funds to defray expenses incurred when the son of one of our singers battled cancer recently. Buy it at CD Baby.

COMING SOON: Under the name of the holyplace project , new studio recordings of many of these songs is underway and may be available starting in 2011.

More To Come: This collection is not static, it is a work in progress. I hope to post more of these as they are developed and written and, as mentioned above,to include better recordings. In addition, we have a number of other current arrangements for which documents are not complete, or which we are not presently free to share due to copyright considerations. As additional material is made available it should appear here. Again, because of trademark issues, future recordings and releases may appear under a different band name or title. - Paul Marxhausen

Last Update: 12 October 2011

The band name "One Accord" is trademarked in the United States by a musician in St. Charles, MO who also provides the Write About Jesus songwriting resources. The praise band at Faith Lutheran, Lincoln is currently still using the name with his gracious permission, but future recordings and resources probably will not use it.
Other Notes: If you encounter problems accessing any of these songs, are interested in printed copies of the music, or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me:
Paul Marxhausen
6211 Glendale Road
Lincoln, NE 68505
hymnbook @ marxhausen . net