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Hymns for Lent and Holy Week (Year A)

Presbyterian hymn writer, Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, composed Lenten hymns based on the lectionary Scriptures set to the tunes of well-loved hymns.

Individual hymns are $10. Your hymn purchase includes downloads of  a PDF of the lyrics scored with the music for a half-page regular sheet of paper, a second PDF of the lyrics scored with music for a half-page of legal-sized paper (large print) and a document with lyrics only. You have permission to print as many copies as needed for your use.

Lenten hymns — package 1

  • See! Now is the Time! (Ash Wednesday)
  • One Person’s Sin Changed Every Life
  • Nicodemus Sought Out Jesus
  • The Water God Gives Us
  • A Man Who Could Not See
  • You, O Christ, are Resurrection
  • Lord, What a Parade! (Palm Sunday)
  • On the Night He Was Arrested (Maundy Thursday)
  • Surely He Has Borne Our Suffering (Good Friday)
  • We are His Witnesses (Easter Sunday)

 Purchase package 1 for $100

Lenten hymns — package 2

  • When Giving Your Gifts (Ash Wednesday)
  • God, We Long for Our Own Comfort
  • Who on Earth Can Find God’s Kingdom?
  • As Jesus Journeyed with His Friends
  • Christ, You Made the Blind Man See
  • Lord, If Only You Had Been Here
  • Christ Jesus, On Sunday, You Rode into Town (Palm Sunday)
  • The Night of His Betrayal (Maundy Thursday)
  • Lord, When Were You in Prison? (Good Friday)
  • Now Sing the Gospel Story (Easter Sunday)

Purchase package 2 for $100

 Ash Wednesday

See! Now is the Time! (preview of full hymn text)
2 Corinthians 5:20b – 6:10
LYONS 10.10.11.11 (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”)
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When Giving Your Gifts (preview of full hymn text)
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
LYONS 10.10.11.11 (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above!”)
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First Sunday of Lent

One Person’s Sin Changed Every Life (preview of full hymn text)
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19
WOODWORTH LM (“Just as I Am, Without One Plea”)
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God, We Long for Our Own Comfort (preview of full hymn text)
Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13
HOLY MANNA 8.7.8.7 D (“God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”)
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Second Sunday of Lent

Nicodemus Sought Out Jesus (preview of full hymn text)
John 3:1-17
NETTLETON 8.7.8.7 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
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Who on Earth Can Find God’s Kingdom? (preview of full hymn text)
John 3:1-17
NETTLETON 8.7.8.7 D (“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”)
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Third Sunday of Lent

The Water God Gives Us (preview of full hymn text)
John 4:5-42
FOUNDATION 11.11.11.11 (“How Firm a Foundation”)
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As Jesus Journeyed with His Friends (preview of full hymn text)
John 4:5-42
TALLIS’ CANON 8.8.8.8 (“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night”)
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Fourth Sunday of Lent

A Man Who Could Not See (preview of full hymn text)
John 9:1-41
LEONI  6.6.8.4  (“The God of Abraham Praise”)
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Christ, You Made the Blind Man See (preview of full hymn text)
John 9:1-41
ABERYSTWYTH 7.7.7.7 D (“Jesus, Lover of My Soul”; “Watchman, Tell Us of the Night”)
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Fifth Sunday of Lent

You, O Christ, are Resurrection (preview of full hymn text)
John 11:1-45
BEACH SPRING 8.7.8.7.D (“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
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Lord, If Only You Had Been Here (preview of full hymn text)
John 11:1-45
BEACH SPRING 8.7.8.7 D (“God Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
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Passion/Palm Sunday

Lord, What a Parade! (preview of full hymn text)
Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19; Zechariah 9:9-10; Matthew 5:9
LYONS 10.10.11.11 (“O Worship the King, All Glorious Above”)
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Christ Jesus, On Sunday, You Rode into Town (preview of full hymn text)
Matthew 21:1-17; 26-28; John 13:1-17
DENIO 11. 11. 11. 11 (“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”)
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Maundy Thursday

On the Night He Was Arrested (preview of full hymn text)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
BEACH SPRING 8.7.8.7 D  (“God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending”)
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The Night of His Betrayal (preview of full hymn text)
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35
LLANGLOFFAN 7.6.7.6. D  (“Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers”)
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Good Friday 

Surely He Has Borne Our Suffering (preview of full hymn text)
Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12; John 18:1-19:42
RATHBUN 8.7.8.7  (“In the Cross of Christ I Glory”)
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Lord, When Were You in Prison? (preview of full hymn text)
Matthew 25:31-46; Hebrews 13:3; Luke 10:25-37; John 8:2-11; 18:1-19:42; Matthew 5:38-48; Luke 23:34; Micah 6:8
CHRISTOPHER 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6 (“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”)
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Easter / Resurrection of the Lord

We Are His Witnesses (preview of full hymn text)
Acts 10:34-43
LOBE DEN HERREN  14.14.4.7.8  (“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”)
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Now Sing the Gospel Story (preview of full hymn text)
1 Corinthians 15:1-6; Mark 16:1-9; Matthew 16:16; Revelation 22:13; John 20:28
LANCASHIRE 7.6.7.6 D (“The Day of Resurrection”)
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