Crusader’s Hymn

Vocal Solo with piano


Completed in March, 2007, this solo arrangement features beautiful piano harmonies underscoring the well-known Silesian hymn melody. Nathan Howe arranged this work for use at a conference of missionaries in Denver, Colorado.

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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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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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