A full palette of musical expression is found in these fresh and innovative treatments of familiar gospel tunes. The words of the hymns with which they are associated instantly come to mind as the comforting strains fill the worship space. Fitting choices for preludes, postludes, and offertories are found here in accessible settings that will bless the lives and soothe the souls of all who hear them.

High and Lifted Up

Rock of Ages

My Lord, What a Morning

I Have Heard of a Land

Trust and Obey

Postlude on “Higher Ground”

Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting

Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

Standing in the Need of Prayer

O Store Gud

Postlude on Evangel

My Lord, What a Morning!


Marilyn Thompson draws on her long experience as church musician, touring performer, and composer/arranger to create a volume of vibrant hymn arrangements for organ. From the buoyant refrains of Like a River Glorious to the intimate expressions of Lord, Speak to Me, a wide range of creative and expressive hymns are offered with the prayer that both the performer and congregants will hear the unsung words in their hearts as the music unfolds.

Like a River Glorious

Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Guide Me, O Though Great Jehovah

If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee

Jesus Shall Reign

Lord, Speak to Me that I May Speak

O Thou, In Whose Presence

On Our Way Rejoicing

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Like a River Glorious