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.
The arrangements on this page are all simple melodies, like lead sheets.
Several keys & several versions here!
All much harder than the arrangements in the previous link.
One of my favorite songs as a child.
This arrangement is for late elementary. See other arrangements at the link below.
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)
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.
This is a lead sheet only, but in multiple keys. Find it in:
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!
Not just piano sheet music, but lead sheets as well, are available for this beautiful ancient hymn.
"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.
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.
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.
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."
This music was donated by someone who wished to share the mass they have written.
It is free to download and use.
A very old, very famous hymn. Some churches sing this song every week.
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.
Not just for Thanksgiving, this pretty, short round is suitable any day!
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.
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.
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.
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
This old song from the marines branch of the military is fun to play, and full of energy!
A lead sheet.
A very old-fashioned, sentimental, sweet, and TOUCHING hymn.
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.
Shown here is an arrangement of Taps for piano, but I also have lead sheets in five keys, for other instruments.
This page has both the beautiful familiar melody, plus a compelling bluegrass-like tune that you may never have heard before.
A soulful version of these familiar lyrics, with a different melody!
Riveting and beautiful, and not too hard for young singers.
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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