Crown After Cross

SATB hymn


The lovely text Crown after Cross was written by Frances R. Havergal and first published in 1879. The commonly used Christian tune for this hymn is an upbeat setting by Barney E. Warren and includes a refrain not originally published with Havergal’s text. This new melody by Nathan Howe takes a more reverent approach.

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I am Naught without my Savior [SATB]

SATB hymn


This is a modal hymn that eloquently teaches the Plan of Salvation. The text by David Macfarlane was written in stages – before, during, and after his missionary service in Argentina. The hymn describes elements of the premortal life, the veil, recognizing the Spirit, and being reconciled with God through Jesus Christ, followed by stirring descriptions of the praise and good works that accompany true conversion.

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Abide with Me

Baritone solo with TTBB a cappella men’s chorus or piano or organ


One of the best known hymns of all time, Abide with Me was written by Henry F. Lyte and William H. Monk. Nathan Howe has arranged Abide with Me for four-part men’s chorus with a baritone solo.

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One Seed

Medium voice with piano


Written by Nathan Howe for the baptism of our friend Amber in summer 2005, this solo expounds on the process of obtaining faith and allowing Christ to develop it within ourselves.

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When Godly Sorrow Moves the Soul

SATB, a cappella or with piano or organ


This original hymn was written in autumn 2005. David Macfarlane and Nathan Howe collaborated on both the text and the music, combining understandable lyrics and memorable four-part writing.

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