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A Treasury of Hymns and Spirituals (20051)

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A Treasury of Hymns and Spirituals
for Autoharp, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, and Keyboard
By Meg Peterson

There is a wide selection of hymns in this book, including traditional Hymns of Praise, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Lent. Added to this rich array are the most popular Hymns of Christmastide and a collection of our most beloved Spirituals. They have been arranged in the keys that are most suitable for singing.

About the Author
Meg Peterson is the premier Autoharp teacher in the U. S. She has introduced thousands of people-- teachers, students, young and old-- to the delights of this versatile instrument. She has spent the last thirty years collecting and transcribing traditional and innovative ways to play the autoharp, which has resulted in the writing and arranging of thirty books. In her first method book, written in 1965, she introduced her own scoring tablature that has become universal to all autoharp pickers, from beginners to advanced players. Since the autoharp arrived on the musical scene relatively recently, as musical history goes, very few people had learned to do anything with it, except push buttons and stroke. Meg, therefore, invented many of the strums and new techniques shown in her books, using existing guitar and banjo patterns as guidelines, and transcribed them in a way that is playable on the autoharp. As a result, the autoharp has come into its own as an integral and respected part of country and bluegrass combos. Meg has travelled widely, giving workshops as far away as Australia, England, and South Africa, and has been a judge at the Walnut Valley Festial in Winfield, Kansas.
In July 1995 Meg was inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame "for her exceptional contribution to the autoharp community." Meg is also a violinist and was educational director of Oscal Schmidt International for 15 years. During that time she worked extensively with music educators, classroom teachers, music therapists and special educators, showing them how to use the autoharp in their teaching programs. Ms. Peterson also served as executive director of Music Education for the Handicapped for six years, during which time she ran three international symposia.

Song List

  • All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  • A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  • Blest Be the Tie that Binds
  • Breathe on Me, Breath of God
  • The Church's One Foundation
  • Come, Thou Almighty King
  • Doxology (Old Hundredth)
  • Fairest Lord Jesus
  • Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken
  • Glory Be to the Father
  • God Be with You Till We Meet Again
  • God of Grace and God of Glory
  • God of Our Fathers
  • God the Omnipotent
  • In Christ There is No East or West
  • The King of Love My Shepard Is
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
  • My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  • Now All the Woods are Sleeping
  • Now the Day is Over
  • O Day of Rest and Gladness
  • O Jesus, I Have Promised
  • O Love, that Wilt Not Let Me Go
  • O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
  • Once to Ev'ry Man and Nation
  • Onward, Christian Soldiers
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • Rise Up, O Men of God!
  • Savior, Like a Shepard Lead Us
  • Shall We Gather at the River
  • The Son of God Goes Forth to War
  • Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • Take My Life and Let It Be
  • This Is My Father's World
  • We Would Be Building
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • When Morning Gilds the Skies
  • Where Cross the Crowded Way of Life
  • Ye Servants of God
  • Angels, We Have Heard on High
  • As With Gladness Men of Old
  • Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
  • The First Noel
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Joy to the World
  • Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem (first version)
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem (second version)
  • Silent Night
  • All God's Chillun Got Wings
  • All Night, All Day
  • Deep River
  • Do, Lord
  • Down by the Riverside
  • Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
  • Give Me that Old Time Religion
  • Good News
  • Go Down Moses
  • God Said to Noah
  • The Gospel Train
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Jacob's Ladder
  • Joshua Fought the Battle of Jerico
  • Lonesome Valley
  • Lord, I Want To Be A Christian
  • Mary Had a Baby
  • My Lord, What a Mornin'
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • One More River
  • Oh, Sinner Man
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  • Rock of Ages
  • Rock-A My Soul
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  • Steal Away
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • This Train
  • Train is A-Comin'
  • Wade in the Water
  • Were You There?
  • Bless Thou the Gifts
  • Break Thou the Bread of Life
  • Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  • O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  • Thanksgiving Prayer (We Gather Together)
  • We Give Thee But Thine Own
  • We Plow the Fields
  • Abide with Me
  • Are Ye Able
  • Beneath the Cross of Jesus
  • Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  • Crown Him with Many Crowns
  • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
  • Nearer My God to Thee


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