Lord, Accept our Offering

SATB, a cappella or with piano or organ


Tithing and other offerings are the subject of this short hymn.  The text was honored with an Award of Merit in the 2010 Church Music Submissions.  Many of the ideas in Lord, Accept our Offering are based on the words of Malachi:

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Come, Ye Thankful People

SAATBB a cappella


This hymn, often sung at Thanksgiving, was arranged by Nathan Howe in 2006.  If you have used the previous Grate Music edition of this piece, you will notice that this newly revised edition includes lyrics for an additional verse by the original lyricist.

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Beautiful Zion, Built Above [SATB]

SATB with piano and optional flute

This hymn, loved for generations, was arranged for piano, flute, and women’s voices by Nathan Howe at the request of the woman who would eventually become his wife. It was sung at a fireside in preparation for a pioneer trek activity at Martin’s Cove, Wyoming.

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The Star-Spangled Banner [SSATBB]

SSATBB a cappella


One of Nathan Howe’s first arrangements which was used for public performance, this rendition of the U.S. National Anthem was completed in 1999 for the choirs at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, Colorado.  It was used for football games, graduation, and other events.

The arrangement is included here mostly for archival purposes; most choirs would find this SA(T)B arrangement more suitable for their needs.

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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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