Sing to the Lord a New Song!

This is the online home of new hymn tunes written by Dave Marney and friends. We hope you find these hymns honoring to God and a joy to sing!


Browse the Hymns!

Most of the hymn texts here are from older collections of religious poetry and hymns that are no longer sung. We wanted to revive these wonderful texts and give them a new musical setting, because they are full of so many helpful and encouraging truths.

The hymns are completely free to use. Please make as many copies as you'd like! They are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license, a very open license which encourages you to share your own arrangements and adaptations. Read more…

The Contributors

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Dave Marney is the primary composer of the hymn tunes. Dave is a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA. Many of these hymns were written for that congregation's worship services.

Dave's earliest memories as a singer are of sitting around the dining room table at his grandparents' home in Tennessee, singing hymns from the Southern Baptist hymnal. Worship songs are nice, but nothing beats a good hymn for taking the truth of the Gospel and making it real in your heart!
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John Bennetch has written a Responsive Reading to accompany Cast Thy Burden, and a flute arrangement for Fill Thou My Life. He is a worship, liturgy, and church leadership consultant for Kingsfolde Ministries.
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David Coffin, Jr. made improvements to the lyrics of many of the hymns, and provided help on theological points. Because of the age of some of the hymn texts, we've had to slightly alter them to remove outdated forms of speech. This was especially true of Lord, in Humility I Stand, where two entire lines and even the title needed to be re-written to convey the same sense in modern English. (We've included the original poem, Lord, Like The Publican I Stand, for comparison.) Dave is the senior pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.
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Kathy Kuhl is a poet and author, and wrote three new verses for As Pants the Hart. She is a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.
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Janet Marney wrote the lyrics to Mercy, and provided invaluable proofreading and editing help. Janet is a blogger, musician, and artist.
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Larry Yeager helped with altering the words of Lord, Thy Word Abideth to make them fit the tune. Larry is the pastor of Heritage Presbyterian Church in Warrenton, VA.
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Christine Wolfe wrote the violin arrangement to Teach Me, O Lord. She is the violinist for New Hope Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.
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Paul Wolfe made improvements to the lyrics of many of the hymns, and provided help on theological points. He worked with David Coffin on Lord, in Humility I Stand. Paul is the associate pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church, in Fairfax, VA.