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 arrangements on this page are all simple melodies, like lead sheets.

Piano sheet music Amazing Grace

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, My Country 'Tis of Thee" for guitar, treble, and bass clefs


Yes, this is the same song as above, but a separate web page!  On this page you will find 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, which can help vocal judges assess the skill level of an aspiring singer.

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.  Find it in:

treble and 

bass and

viola clefs!

The Army Theme - also called "Caisson Song" lead sheets for all instruments

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!

hymn sheet music

Be Thou My Vision

Not just piano sheet music, but lead sheets as well, are available for this beautiful ancient hymn.

Bible song sheet music

The Beatitudes

"Blessed are the poor in spirit..." and the rest of the beautiful words of comfort spoken by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.

A strong melody matched with every word from the King James Version of Matthew 5:3-12.

Sunday School songs free download sheet music

The B-I-B-L-E, a Sunday School songs free download

What child has not sung this dynamo tune in Sunday School?

Simple but true messages that get pounded into the brain by repetition, this little song is very fun!

Several arrangements, including one with JUST CHORDS - CCCCCC, C  F,FFFF, F  GGGGGGGG, GGGGG C! Yes, that can be effective.

Christ Arose song lyrics

Christ Arose -
Low in the Grave He Lay

This pretty old hymn has solid words that describe well the surprising events after Jesus' death!

With piano and guitar arrangements.

Sheet music for old gospel hymn

Come, Ye Sinners,  Beach Spring Melody

Talk about old gospel hymns - this is a very old tune from the Sacred Harp collection!  

The melody is easy for violin and guitar, and satisfying to sing as well!  I love this song.

Sheet music for Come Ye Sinners

Come, Ye Sinners - I Will Arise and Go to Jesus

This has the same name and most of the same lyrics as the Beach Spring melody, but is entirely different in its feeling.  The melody is minor, and there is an added chorus, "I Will Arise and Go to Jesus."  


Sheet music for mass

Donum Maximus, a 24-page Mass church music

This music was donated by someone who wished to share the mass they have written.

It is free to download and use.

Doxology sheet music


A very old, very famous hymn.  Some churches sing this song every week.

Vocal ensemble sheet music

Farther On

An old-fashioned hymn with heart-warming words about the reality that lies "beyond the river Jordan". 

A sweet and comforting song for a memorial or funeral service.

Lead sheets, guitar tabs, piano music, and a 4-part vocal ensemble, shown here.

round sheet music

For Health and Strength, a prayer for thanksgiving

Not just for Thanksgiving, this pretty, short round is suitable any day!

Hymn sheet music For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth

This is a song of thanksgiving! 

With an old-fashioned sound, it has inclusive-sounding lyrics that give thanks for commonly appreciated parts of life.

With many lead sheets and several piano arrangements.

Sheet music for memorial service

To: Gabrielle, Address: Heaven

There are 2 songs on this page, both inspired by the loss of a beautiful young lady, age 13, who sickened and died very suddenly, leaving her family and friends in state of shock and sorrow.

Our consolation is knowing we will see her again.

I'll Fly Away sheet music

I'll Fly Away

This great hymn is full of joy and hope, though it is about departing this world.

Look on this page for links to piano, guitar, and vocal duet arrangements.

Piano sheet music Just As I Am

Just As I Am

This well-known hymn is worth knowing and playing.

The lyrics and melody are both beautiful.  See it on this page, for easy piano, beginner piano, and guitar, with tablature.

If you'd like a fuller arrangement, check out my other website, SingTheBibleStory.com

Marine Hymn lyrics and lead sheet

Marines' Hymn

This old song from the marines branch of the military is fun to play, and full of energy!

A lead sheet.

Hymn sheet music Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly free hymn sheet music

A very old-fashioned, sentimental, sweet, and TOUCHING hymn.

Several arrangements.

Star-Spangled Banner lead sheet music

Star-Spangled Banner

Here is the national anthem of the United States of America.

It has a wide range, and lots of interval leaps in the melody, making it HARD for most people to sing WELL.  

Despite those difficulties, this is a good song to be able to play - and sing!

Many keys, and the lyrics in a pdf.

Sweet Hour of Prayer piano music

Sweet Hour of Prayer

A favorite with grandmas & grandpas - I should know! 

This is an easy arrangement for progressing piano students.

Taps music for Piano

Taps Trumpet Music

Shown here is an arrangement of Taps for piano, but I also have lead sheets in five keys, for other instruments.

Hymn sheet music What Wondrous Love

What Wondrous Love

This page has both the beautiful familiar melody, plus a compelling bluegrass-like tune that you may never have heard before.

Vocal ensemble sheet music, What Wondrous Love

What Wondrous Love, 4-part harmony Shape Note tune

A soulful version of these familiar lyrics, with a different melody!

Riveting and beautiful, and not too hard for young singers.

Piano sheet music When He Cometh

When He Cometh (Jewels)

Focusing on God's love for children, this old-fashioned song has a sweet and easy harmony in the chorus.  The lyrics may bring tears to your eyes.

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Spirituals for Two singing book

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Essential Collection for the Church Pianist sheetmusic

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

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Songs Old & Songs New

All the first-year material I give my beginner students. 

Piano keyboard sheets, scales, chords, note-reading exercises, and over 256 pages of music!

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!

This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.

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.