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About the Author

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is currently co-pastor at Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a pastor and hospice chaplain in both New Jersey and Delaware. She received a BA in Religion from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania and her MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Carolyn and her husband, Bruce, have three children. Her other works include *Gifts of Love** (Geneva Press).
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  • Perfect Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Discipleship Resources (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088177569X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881775693
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carolyn's hymns have been sung by congregations in every state of the USA and in several other countries; they have been on national PBS-TV three times and the BBC-TV in the United Kingdom. Noel Paul Stookey of "Peter, Paul and Mary" made a music video with Emmy winner Pete Staman of Carolyn's hymn, "O God, Our Words Cannot Express," which was written on September 11. Her hymns are found on the national websites of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR, the Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist Churches, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reformed Church in America, the Souper Bowl of Caring, the National Council of Churches, and Church World Service. United Methodist Bishop William Boyd Grove and Carolyn were commissioned to write hymns for the inauguration services for Churches Uniting in Christ.

Carolyn's latest book, Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor. was published by Discipleship Resources/Upper Room Books. This collection of 77 new hymns to well-known tunes celebrates biblical stories, the church year, and a wide range of church activities, from older adult ministries and stewardship to social justice and many other topics in between. Accompanying each new hymn is a meditation that can be used for personal, family or group devotions. Carolyn's first book, Gifts of Love: New Hymns for Today's Worship (Geneva Press, 2000), is a collection of forty-five of her hymns. Her hymns are also in the new supplements for the Episcopal, Presbyterian and United Church of Canada hymnals. Circuit Rider, The Christian Century, The Presbyterian Outlook, Presbyterians Today, Horizons, Ideas! For Church Leaders, Church & Society, and other magazines have published her hymns. Two of her anthems are published by the Choristers Guild. Carolyn was commissioned to write the lead article for the special issue on "Singing Our Lives" for Baylor University's Christian Reflection journal.

Carolyn and her husband Bruce have been the co-pastors of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware since August 2004. They had previously served as co-pastors in Pitman, New Jersey, for ten years. (Pitman started as a Methodist Camp Meeting, and it is where "In the Garden" was first sung.) They wrote the ecumenical guide for the popular Active Parenting Now (third edition) with Mary Jane Pierce Norton of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship as a consultant. They wrote the study/action guide for Transforming Families and the Christian Family Week worship and educational resource for the Presbyterian Church (USA). They are the parents of three children (John, Catherine, and Sarah). Carolyn received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1985 and is also graduate from Lebanon Valley College. Carolyn has led workshops around the country on hymns, church music, and family ministries.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Church Musician & Worship Planner on October 16, 2010
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Recently our congregation sang "If Only I Had Known" from this wonderful compilation of new hymns by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. A visitor approached me following the service and remarked that any congregation which would sing such a moving and poignant hymn is a church to which she would love to belong. As I read the pericopes for each Sunday I eagerly turn to "Songs of Grace" and the companion book "Gifts of Love" to see with what Carolyn has blessed us. Every congregation should have these wonderful books in their music library to enhance the worship experience for everyone who enters their sanctuary!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David on September 1, 2011
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Whether or not your church uses the Revised Common Lectionary, there'll be songs of value here. But it's in connection with finding songs that fit with the scripture for the day that I first came across Gillette's work. In fact, most of it is freely accessible via Jenee Woodard's massive link-fest, The Text This Week ([...]). However, you should buy a copy of this book or its companion to legitimately use her hymns in worship. A very fair price, because it's beautifully and multiply indexed. You supply the actual hymn tunes, but suggestions are given.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ted L Lashley on August 13, 2014
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A wonderful collection of new, fresh and timely hymns, along with insightful descriptions/explanations. There is a large variety of topics and subjects covered in these hymn texts, and the thorough indexes make searching for something particular even easier. All hymns can be sung to the suggested hymn-tunes (the majority of them are probably known to most any congregation). A great resource! I'm glad to have it in my library.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 11, 2009
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"Songs of Grace: New Hymns for God and Neighbor" is a collection of hymns. Each song has an explanation, history, lyrics, and tune for those lyrics to follow, drawing inspiration from more traditional religious music but offering its own twists. "Songs of Grace" is a treasure for those who enjoy religious music, and especially for churches looking for a new spice of songs for their congregation.
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I saw the book first on the United Methodist website. It fascinated me so much that I ordered the book immediately through amazon and used one of the first hymns in the book about a month ago in our church and explained to the congregation about it first. They responded cheerfully. The Alexandria 1st United Methodist Church, Alexandria, Indiana. I told them if they accepted it I would introduce a hymn about every month or six weeks. Today I will use hymn #20. Text: Copyright @2000 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved. "Christ Taught Us of a Farmer" to the hymn tune: AURELIA 76.76 D ("The Church's One Foundation"), Samuel Sebastian Wesley, 1864.

Thank you amazon. Thank you Carolyn Winfrey Gillette for your Godly insight . . ."Singing the Story"

George & Norma Smith
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From the moment I received "Songs of Grace," I was glad I'd purchased it. I found immediately two hymns that would help to convey the message I was planning to bring in a sermon, and the words resonated with profound truth. Rev. Gillette has chosen her tunes well, and they are familiar to congregations. This makes it possible for those in the pews to have confidence when they sing one of her hymns for the first time, and enables them to focus on the words. I highly recommend this collection to anyone seeking to infuse their worship services with fresh new meaning.
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By Randall on April 28, 2013
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I my church there is a tendency to not use any of the old hymns, instead we have utilized worship bands and choruses. The hymns seem too "old fashioned" and do not appeal to young people, so I am told. This book gives new words which are relevant to todays events, and lifestyle. Since it uses well known hymn tunes theses "new hymns" are easy to learn and sing. Many in my congregation really like these new hymns.
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