Hymns for Alzheimer’s: Song List

These hymns represent selections from every major hymnal: African American, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and more. All recordings are being made with professional vocalists and piano accompaniment in a professional studio. They are all arranged very simply, suitable as sing-alongs for elders with Alzheimer’s and dementia: a slower tempo, fewer verses, and in a lower key than usual.

Here is the status of all songs as of December 2018. 

Finalized and uploaded:

  1. Abide with Me
  2. All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
  3. Amazing Grace
  4. Be Still My Soul
  5. Beneath the Cross of Jesus
  6. Blessed Assurance
  7. Blest Be the Tie that Binds
  8. Breathe on Me, Breath of God
  9. Christ the Lord is Risen Today
  10. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  11. Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus
  12. Crown Him with Many Crowns
  13. Doxology (Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow)
  14. Doxology, reprise
  15. Fairest Lord Jesus
  16. Faith of our Fathers
  17. For All the Saints
  18. For the Beauty of the Earth
  19. Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
  20. His Eye is on the Sparrow
  21. Holy Holy Holy
  22. How Great Thou Art
  23. I Know that My Redeemer Lives
  24. I Love to Tell the Story
  25. I Need Thee Every Hour
  26. I Surrender All
  27. I’ll Fly Away
  28. In the Garden
  29. It is Well with My Soul
  30. Jesus Calls Us
  31. Jesus Loves Me
  32. Jesus Paid it All
  33. Jesus the Very Thought of Thee
  34. Joyful Joyful
  35. Just a Closer Walk
  36. Just as I am
  37. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  38. A Mighty Fortress
  39. My Jesus I Love Thee
  40. Nearer My God to Thee
  41. O God, Our Help in Ages Past
  42. O Sacred Head Now Wounded
  43. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  44. Rock of Ages
  45. Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us
  46. Shall We Gather at the River
  47. Softly and Tenderly
  48. Standing on the Promises
  49. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  50. The Church’s One Foundation
  51. The Old Rugged Cross
  52. This is My Father’s World
  53. To God be the Glory
  54. Trust and Obey
  55. We Gather Together
  56. Were You There?
  57. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  58. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Gospels and Spirituals, to record February 2, 2019:

  1. The Blood Will Never Lose its Power
  2. Glory Glory, Hallelujah
  3. He’s Got the Whole World
  4. I’m on the Battlefield
  5. Let Us Break Bread Together
  6. Nothing But the Blood
  7. O How I Love Jesus
  8. Oh, Freedom
  9. Pass Me Not
  10. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  11. There is Power in the Blood
  12. This Little Light of Mine
  13. Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
  14. We Shall Overcome
  15. When the Saints Go Marching In

Additional hymns, to record in early 2019:

  1. All Creatures of our God and King
  2. And Can It Be
  3. Be Thou My Vision
  4. Because He Lives
  5. Gloria Patri (Glory be to the Father)
  6. Great is Thy Faithfulness
  7. How Firm a Foundation
  8. Jesus Shall Reign
  9. My Hope is Built
  10. O for a Thousand Tongues
  11. O Worship the King

Christmas set, to record in 2019:

  1. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  2. Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
  3. Away in a Manger
  4. The First Noel
  5. Go Tell it on the Mountain
  6. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  7. Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
  8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  9. Here We Come A-Wassailing
  10. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  11. Joy to the World
  12. Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming
  13. O Come All Ye Faithful
  14. O Come O Come Emmanuel
  15. O Holy Night
  16. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  17. Silent Night
  18. We Three Kings
  19. We Wish You a Merry Christmas (church version)
  20. What Child is This

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