Here you’ll find the Fairview Hymn of the Month.

Each month we will choose a new hymn. It will be announced in the Tuesday newsletter. You are encouraged to learn the words and the tune of the hymn by heart. This is especially helpful for children. When children learn the Hymn of the Month by heart they will be able to fully participate in worship while singing. There is great power and comfort when we join our hearts and minds to focus on the same words and tune for a sustained amount of time.

We will sing the Fairview Hymn of the Month during the last Sunday of the Month.

You can use the Hymn of the Month in a variety of ways: listen to it and sing along in the morning during your regular devotion. Listen and sing before each meal. Start an evening wind-down routine: before bed as a family or as an individual light a candle, read a psalm, and sing the Fairview Hymn of the Month.

Click below to listen to our music director Judy Shaw play our hymn of the month!

April 2021: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want

April Hymn of the Month: The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
Words: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Music: Jesse Seymour Irvine, 1872; harm by TCL. Prichard, 1929
Harm. by permission of Oxford University Press
CCLI License #3466114

The Lord’s My Shepherd, I’ll Not Want
Words: Scottish Psalter, 1650
Music: Jesse Seymour Irvine, 1872; harm by TCL. Prichard, 1929

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
in pastures green; he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.

My soul he doth restore again,
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear none ill,
for thou art with me and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.

My table thou hast furnished
in presence of my foes.
My head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows.

Goodness and mercy all my life
shall surely follow me,
and in God’s house forevermore
my dwelling place shall be.

March 2021: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

March Hymn of the Month: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
CCLI License # 3466114
CCLI Song # 7021309

Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Words: Jeanette Threlfall
Music: Gesangbuch der H. W. k. Hofkapelle; adapt. and harm. by W. H. Monk

Hosanna, loud hosanna the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them, close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.

From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,
the victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait.

“Hosanna in the highest!” that ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven, our King.
O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence eternally rejoice!

February 2021: Faith While Trees Are Still in Blossom

February Hymn of the Month: Faith While Trees Are Still in Blossom
CCLI License # 3466114
CCLI Song # 3252802

Faith, While Trees Are Still in Blossom
Words: Anders Frostenson; translated by Fred Kaan
Music: V. Earle Copes

Faith, while trees are still in blossom,
plans that picking if the fruit;
faith can feel the thrill of harvest,
when the buds begin to sprout.

Long before the dawn is breaking,
faith anticipates the sun.
Faith is eager for the daylight,
for the work that must be done.

Long before the rains were coming,
Noah went and built an ark.
Abraham, the lonely migrant,
saw the light beyond the dark.

Faith, uplifted, tamed the water
of the undivided sea,
and the people of the Hebrews
found the path that made them free.

Faith believes that God is faithful:
God will be what God will be!
Faith accepts the call,
responding, “I am willing, Lord, send me.”

January 2021: O Christ, the Healer

January Hymn of the Month: O Christ, the Healer
CCLI License # 3466114
CCLI Song #1730268

O Christ, the Healer
Words: Fred Pratt Green
Music: Geistliche Lieder (Klug); harm by J. S. Bach

O Christ, the healer, we have come
to pray for health, to plead for friends.
How can we fail to be restored,
when reached by love that never ends?

From every ailment flesh endures
our bodies clamor to be freed;
yet in our hearts we would confess
that wholeness is our deepest need.

How strong, O Lord, are our desires,
how weak our knowledge of ourselves!
Release in us those healing truths
unconscious pride resists or shelves.

In conflicts that destroy our health,
we recognize the world’s disease;
our common life declares our ills:
is there no cure, O Christ, for these?

Grant that we all, made one in faith,
in your community may find
the wholeness that, enriching us,
shall reach the whole of humankind.

December 2020: Once in Royal David’s City

December Hymn of the Month: Once in Royal David’s City
CCLI License # 3466114
CCLI Song # 2138271

Once in Royal David’s City
Words: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: Henry J. Gauntlett

Once in royal David’s city
stood a lowly cattle shed,
where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for his bed;
Mary loving mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little Child.

He came down to earth from heaven
who is God and Lord of all,
and his shelter was a stable,
and his cradle was a stall.
With the poor, the scorned, and lowly
lived on earth our Savior holy.

Jesus is our childhood’s pattern;
day by day, like us he grew;
he was little, weak, and helpless,
tears and smiles like us he knew;
and he feeleth for our sadness:
and he shareth in our gladness.

And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love;
for that child so dear and gentle
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where He is gone.

November 2020: This is a Day of New Beginnings

November Hymn of the Month: “This is a Day of New Beginnings”
CCLI License # 3466114
CCLI Song # 2803661

This Is a Day of New Beginnings
Words: Brian Wren
Music: Carlton R. Young

This is a day of new beginnings,
Time to remember and move on,
Time to believe what love is bringing,
Laying to rest the pain that’s gone.

For by the life and death of Jesus,
God’s mighty Spirit, now as then,
Can make for us a world of difference,
As faith and hope are born again.

Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring,
Step from the past and leave behind
Our disappointment, guilt and grieving,
Seeking new paths, and sure to find.

Christ is alive, and goes before us,
To show and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
Our God is making all things new.

In faith we’ll gather round the table,
To taste and share what love can do.
This is a day of new beginnings;
Our God is making all things new.