Wednesday, February 03, 2016

APCE Chicago Worship Recap

It was such a blast last week to lead worship for about 750 folks gathered in downtown Chicago for the 2016 national conference of APCE (the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators)!

Everyone was so engaged in worship, and I was blessed to collaborate with a fantastic planning team (thanks, Shawna Bowman and Nanette Sawyer!) and amazing musicians (thanks, Corey Nelson, Jodi Craiglow, Rob Clearfield, John Erickson & Jim Batson!), many of whom have become good friends of mine over the years. I am indebted to my dear friend and colleague, Roberta Dodds Ingersoll, and the rest of the APCE planning team for inviting me into this incredible opportunity.

I am also humbled by the many kind and encouraging words from conference attendees who made a point to come talk to me between sessions, or with whom I was privileged to share an elevator. :)

Many asked for a list of the songs we sang, and the resources where they can be found.

So, below is the list that I've compiled.

Also, for those who attended my workshop on "Spiritual Journaling through Songwriting," or anyone interested in checking out more of my music, you can find my new EP, Pilgrim Miles, on iTunes, and CDs can be ordered on CDBaby.

I also often post leadsheets and/or audio for original worship songs, retuned hymns, and hymn arrangements on this blog, or on my SoundCloud page.

Stay tuned here for future musical adventures, and thank you for checking this out!

Grace and peace,
luke <><

APCE Chicago 2016 Songs Resource List:

From Above Us (by Luke Hyder)
Here in this Place/Gather Us In (by Marty Haugen – Glory to God #401)
The Spirit is Moving in My Heart (by Kathy Galloway – Iona Abbey Worship Book)
I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me (arr. Wendell Whalum – Glory to God #700)

10,000 Reasons (by Matt Redman & Jonas Myrin –, CCLI #6016351)
How Long, O Lord/Ps. 13 (by Barbara Woollett & Christopher Norton – Glory to God #777)
Open My Eyes (by Jesse Manibusan –, CCLI #1188054
His Eye is on the Sparrow (words by Civilla Durfee Martin, music by Luke Hyder)
We Will Walk With God/Sizohamba Naye (trans. & arr. John L. Bell – Glory to God #742)

Gathered As One (by Deanna Light & Paul A. Tate – GIA Gather Comprehensive #745)
One Generation Will Call to the Next (by Greg Scheer –, CCLI #4769466)

Bless the Lord (by Jacques Berthier – Taizé Community resources published in the US by GIA)
You Are My Guide (by Matt Ulery – Chicago bassist and composer,
Don’t Be Afraid (by John L. Bell – Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, pub. by GIA)
Abana in Heaven (by Laila Constantine, trans. Anne Zaki, Emily Brink & Greg Scheer – published by Faith Alive Christian Resources in Global Songs for Worship and Lift Up Your Hearts #911)

God Beyond Knowledge (text by Pat Bennet – Iona Abbey Worship Book)
Open Our Eyes (by Sandra McCracken – from the album, “The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This”, by the children’s music collective, Rain for Roots, available at
Live into Hope (text by Jane Parker Huber – Glory to God #772)
Open Up (by David Gungor & John Arndt – The Brilliance, self-titled CD,
The Lord’s Prayer (by Randall Goodgame – Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs,

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Pilgrim Miles CDs now available!

Happy New Year!

Today is a big day ... the physical CDs of "Pilgrim Miles" have finally arrived!

I have begun the process of signing copies and packaging them up to ship out to all of the Indiegogo backers who selected perks that include signed CDs.

But everyone else can now order physical CDs online TODAY through my CDBaby store!

Also, I just found out that the album has been posted to iTunes (At a price point that is a bit cheaper than the download on CDBaby)! Exciting stuff! Check it out in your iTunes store.

Feel free to pass these links along to any music fans you know!

Grace and peace,
luke <><