Hymns, Anthems, & Patriotic Songs

Hymns, anthems, and patriotic songs are part of the lifeblood of a nation and a people.  

Here are some that you surely know, in multiple keys and arrangements for you or your students.

Amazing Grace treble clef sheet music

Amazing Grace

Several versions: 

  • Treble clef
  • Guitar tabs
  • Bass clef
  • Viola clef

The ones at this page are all simple melodies, like lead sheets.




Amazing Grace lyrics & intermediate-level sheet music

Several keys & several versions here!

All much harder than the arrangements in the previous link.


America: My Country, 'Tis of Thee sheet music for late elementary piano

America: My Country 'Tis of Thee

One of my favorite songs as a child.

This arrangement is for late elementary.  See other arrangements at the link below.


Lead sheets for

America

Lead sheets for:

  • guitar (with tabs)
  • bass clef
  • treble clef

America the Beautiful (O beautiful for spacious skies), for piano or four-part harmony

America the Beautiful

This piece is often called for in church settings.

It is also popular for vocal auditions, as there are several tricky interval leaps in the melody!

The Navy Fight Song - Anchors Aweigh - as a lead sheet in multiple keys

Anchors Aweigh

This is a lead sheet only, but in multiple keys, in:

  • treble and 
  • bass and
  • viola clefs!

The Army Theme - also called

The Army Theme Song (Caisson Song)

An exciting piece that young boys may enjoy!

Good practice for adding chords... this song is only in lead sheet format on my site so far.

Available in 8 keys!


Be Thou My Vision


B-I-B-L-E


Come Ye Sinners (Beach Spring melody, from The Sacred Harp)


Come Ye Sinners (I Will Arise and Go to Jesus)


Donum Maximus, a 24-page Mass


Doxology


Farther On


For Health & Strength & Daily Bread, a round


For the Beauty of the Earth

Just As I Am, Without One Plea


To: Gabrielle, Address: Heaven


I'll Fly Away


Marines' Hymn


Softly and Tenderly


Star-spangled Banner


Taps


The B-I-B-L-E


What Wondrous Love


What Wondrous Love for Four Parts


When He Cometh (Jewels)







Interested in songs from the Bible for your students or church?  Check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com!

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The Story of Esther - a Bible opera!

Queen Esther in the Bible

This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This",  available as a digital downloadtells the riveting story of the time when  Jews in ancient Persia faced a foe named Haman, and how a  brave young queen risked her life to save her people.

A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theater production, or a class of children!

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Just the Black Keys, a piano song book for young beginners.

Just the Black Keys

This book is available as a digital download  from this site.  Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.

It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!

This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.

And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!"  They will be spending more time at the piano.

The Adventures of Tonsta, Volume 1, is a book about a young boy travelling over mountains and fjords from village to village, encountering trolls and helping folk in distress.

The Adventures of Tonsta

A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls. 

The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.  

With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.

Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!

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About the Author

Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.