Unique Books of Hymns everyone should know with melodies, all stanza, biography of authors and composers, and devotionals on the meaning of the text.
Unique Books of top Hymns everyone should know, with melodies, all stanzas, brief biography of authors and composers, plus devotionals on the meaning of the text.
Our Hymns, Our Heritage for Students of All Ages
Hosanna in Excelsis for the Christmas Season
» Discover the best of hymn poetry and tunes, past and present » Learn their scriptural truths and lessons to apply with brief devotionals
Our Hymns, Our Heritage
Essential Hymns Every Child Should Sing
Hymnal – Piano Accompaniment – Piano Recordings
Our Hymns, Our Heritage is Moody Publishers’ replacement title of the self-published book, Hosanna, Loud Hosannas which began the series.
The two books are very similar in content with the hymns in identical order so they can be used together. There is one traditional hymn addition, ”Be Still My Soul” and the addition of five African- American Spirituals. In order to make the book much more affordable, the full-color paintings were eliminated.
Celebrate the coming of Christ by immersing yourself in the legacy of music that truly honors the Christmas season. One hymn per day for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons. Hosanna in Excelsis is a devotional that couples the lyrics and score of a new hymn daily with a devotional message about the music’s biblical and spiritual truths.
What do you do if you do not play piano or even have one to play? How can you learn the hymns you may not know?
Obtain a copy of the USB Flash Drive with every hymn recorded on piano with all the stanzas for singing with an accompaniment arranged to help interpret the texts. These include a brief introduction, occasional interludes and occasional key changes, making your singing fit the emotion of the text. .
These professionally produced recordings can be used in a family setting or even in a classroom or small church Sunday School class, or a group Bible study.
Why do we use USB Flash Drives instead of CD’s or Streaming services?
The amount of music for each book would require many CD’s and much shuffling to find the song you want.
Hosanna in Excelsis contains approximately 4 hours of recordings and Our Hymns Our Heritage contains 6.5 hours.
CD’s are no longer playable in newer model cars or on most home music systems–or even many computers.
Although streaming is now the popular standard for music transfer, to purchase this many tracks, (86 and 120 respectively), would be very expensive. The USB Flash drive is much more affordable.
The USB format of MP3’s is flexible to transfer to a phone or tablet once the files are downloaded from the Flash Drive.
"Effectively compiled, this inspiring, informative collection of Christmas hymns is an essential resource, rejoicing the hearts of those who envision themselves as participants in the incarnation narrative. Emphasizing the church year, Hosanna in Excelsis invigorates the inner spirit, bringing expectation, fulfillment, and light to our darkened world."
Loren Wiebe, Emeritus Professor of Music, Biola University
David and Barbara Leeman have done it again. Their newest hymnal, Hosanna in Excelsis—a collection of carols and devotions for the Christmas season—unlocks the riches of the rescue mission we call the incarnation. Each hymn is accompanied by three sections: 'Text' (on the background of both author and song), 'Tune' (on the melody), and 'As You Sing This Hymn' (practical application for thought and life). What a terrific resource to help families and churches lift their voices to the King in the manger, resting in the shadow of a cross.
Matt Smethurst, Managing editor, The Gospel Coalition
One of the most encouraging trends of recent years is the recommitment of God’s people to family worship. Hosanna in Excelsis is ideal for family devotions during the Christmas season, providing the stories behind beloved carols, while presenting the music in a lovely form. What a treat to families to read these stories and sing these songs during the Christmas season! Hosanna in Excelsis will also be valuable to pastors in connecting God’s people to our heritage of faith in celebrating Jesus' birth. David and Barbara Leeman have opened their hearts and poured forth the beauty of God’s gift of His Son. Their wonderful book will inspire hearts and inform minds, prompting to our Savior the songs of joy that His coming deserves.
Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
The history of Christian music is 2,000 years deep and a whole world wide. This collection of carefully selected songs and hymns connects children and their parents with generations of Christian voices who have fallen silent yet still speak through the musical heritage preserved for us today. Our Hymns, Our Heritage is a must-have for family devotionals and a treasure to pass on to the next generation.
Janie B. Cheaney, Senior Writer, WORLD News Group
Psalm 145:4 proclaims, ‘One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.’ Our Hymns, Our Heritage reminds us that we stand on the spiritual shoulders of those who came before us, but equally challenges us to pass the faith once given on to the next generation. To this end, Barbara and David Leeman have given the church an extraordinary, multi-use resource. At one and the same time a hymnal, hymnal companion, and devotional guide, Our Hymns, Our Heritage seeks to foster the love of singing God’s praise for generations to come. I heartily commend this hymnal to churches, families, Christian schools, Sunday schools, choirs, and anyone who seeks to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength.
Colin Howland, Director of Music, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
What a stewardship we have received in the church’s heritage of hymnody—a gift that we must not fail to pass on to the coming generations. That is why I am delighted that Barbara and David Leeman have edited this hymnal. While their intended audience is elementary children, believers of all ages will find soul-stirring edification in these pages. The Leemans offer us a twofold service. They have curated an excellent collection of many of the finest hymns in the English language, and they have provided brief, illuminating, devotional material to make these songs come alive in our hearts. I commend this excellent resource for families, churches, and schools, praying that the Lord would tune your hearts to sing his praise.
Matt Merker, Director of Training for Getty Music; hymn writer, "He Will Hold Me Fast;" Author, Corporate Worship