Ruth Duck on hymns and worship

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OBTAINING PERMISSION TO REPRINT HYMN TEXTS BY RUTH DUCK

Here I am providing lists of many of my hymns, first by publisher, then by title in alphabetical order.  

The Pilgrim Press, publisher of a collection of my hymn texts, Circles of Care: Hymns and Songs (1998)  (see full list below).  These texts are covered by copyright licenses from OneLicense, CCLI, and Licensing. You can send permission requests to permissions@thepilgrimpress.com.

G.I.A. Publications, publisher of two collections of my hymns, Dancing in the Universe (1992) and Welcome God’s Tomorrow (2005) (see full list below). Permissions, 7404 South Mason, Chicago, IL  60638.  Business (708) 496-3800; Fax (708) 496-2130.  Covered by OneLicense copyright license.   Websites: www.giamusic.com/copyright/www.OneLicense.net.  Note:  besides texts listed below, G.I.A. is also copyright proprietor of “Come, sing to God with all your heart” and “Give thanks to God, who hears our cries.”

Selah Publishing Co., copyright holder of “Are You a Shepherd.”   Mr. David P. Schaap, [dschaap@selahpub.com]; www.selahpub.com; 4143 Brownsville Rd., Suite 2, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.  412-886-1020. 412-886-1022 fax.

Hope Publishing Company, copyright holder of my texts and tunes in my 2015 collection, The Poetry of Grace.  380 South Main Place, Carol Stream, IL 60188.  Phone: (630) 665-3200; Toll Free: (800) 323-1049; Fax: (630) 665-2552; Email: hope@hopepublishing.com. Permission online:  www.hopepublishing.com, click copyright permissions.  Copyright editor:  Susan Gilbert, susan@hopepublishing.com.

TCC-The Copyright Company, copyright administrator of “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters” (held by United Methodist Publishing House), 1025 16th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203.  Phone: 615-321-1096.  Fax:  615-321-1099.  e-mail: tcc@thecopyrightco.com.   If this doesn’t work try: Kathy Bass, Permissions/Royalties/Contracts/Publishing Operations, Abingdon Press.  Telephone: 615-749-6834.  Fax: 615-749-6128, kbass@umpublishing.org.

Ruth Duck’s texts for congregational song, sorted by publishers.
Christ is the Truth, the Way  Duck
All the Earth is a Temple GIA Publications
Arise, Your Light Has Come! GIA Publications
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning GIA Publications
As Christ Has Welcomed Us GIA Publications
As Grain on Scattered Hillsides GIA Publications
As Pants the Deer (Psalm 42 and 43) GIA Publications
Called by Christ GIA Publications
Christ Jesus, the Lowly GIA Publications
Come, All Who Long for Peace on Earth GIA Publications
Come, God, and hear my plea GIA Publications
Come, Now You Blessed GIA Publications
Come, People of the Living God (Psalm 131) GIA Publications
Creative God, You Spread the Earth GIA Publications
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race GIA Publications
Fireworks Light a Summer’s Night GIA Publications
For the goodness of our bodies GIA Publications
“Ghosts are Walking,” Fools Believe GIA Publications
Give thanks to the Source GIA Publications
God of Endless Life Unfolding (from Ps. 139) GIA Publications
God of the Ages GIA Publications
God, Breathe New Spirit GIA Publications
God, Breathe upon Us with New Life GIA Publications
God, May Our Church Reflect Your Grace GIA Publications
God, We Thank You For Our People GIA Publications
Grace Moves in Rhythms GIA Publications
Great Spirit, Joy of Earth and Sky GIA Publications
Hope of Abraham and Sarah GIA Publications
How can we worship God? GIA Publications
How Good and Lovely Is the Place GIA Publications
How Good It Is (Ps. 133 and Is. 2:1-4) GIA Publications
If God had not been on our side GIA Publications
In Solitude, In Solitude GIA Publications
In the crossroads of this moment GIA Publications
In This Holy Mystery GIA Publications
It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker GIA Publications
Jesus Took the Bread GIA Publications
Lead On, O Cloud of Presence GIA Publications
Living Spirit, Holy Fire GIA Publications
Look to This Day GIA Publications
Loving is the goal GIA Publications
Moved by the Spirit, Let Us Move GIA Publications
Mujer, Tu Luz Llego(Sp. – “Arise, Your Light Has Come!”) GIA Publications
My Heart Sings Out with Joyful Praise (Magnificat) GIA Publications
North, south, and west and east GIA Publications
Now Bless the God of Israel (Benedictus) GIA Publications
Now Let Your Servant Go In Peace (Nunc Dimittis) GIA Publications
O God of Generations GIA Publications
O God of Matchless Glory GIA Publications
O Holy Wisdom, Show Your Face GIA Publications
O Loving Maker of the earth GIA Publications
O Radiant Christ, Incarnate Word GIA Publications
Out of the Depths, O God, We call to You GIA Publications
Prophets in Their Ancient Dreaming GIA Publications
Rejoice in God, All Earthly Lands (Psalm 100) GIA Publications
Remember and Rejoice (A hymn for baptismal renewal) GIA Publications
Rooted and Grounded in One Loving Source GIA Publications
Send us your Spirit GIA Publications
Since Words Alone Cannot Convey GIA Publications
Sing praise to Wisdom GIA Publications
Sing praises, Bless the Living God GIA Publications
Sleep, Holy Child GIA Publications
Take Courage and Trust Your Creator and Friend GIA Publications
Thanks Be to God, Our Great Salvation (Psalm 118) GIA Publications
The arts charm our senses GIA Publications
The Broken Heart You Heal GIA Publications
The Call is Clear and Simple GIA Publications
The Earth and All Who Breathe GIA Publications
The Work of Our Hands GIA Publications
There is a New Heaven GIA Publications
This Is a Song for All Who Live Alone GIA Publications
Through the years you safely GIA Publications
To God Compose a Song of Joy (Psalm 98) GIA Publications
We Are Yearning for the Season GIA Publications
We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky GIA Publications
We humans build GIA Publications
We pray, O God, for hearts. . . GIA Publications
When Earth is Changed GIA Publications
When God Restored Our Common Life GIA Publications
When the Wind of Winter Blows GIA Publications
When the Winds of Change Have Blown GIA Publications
When We Must Bear Persistent Pain GIA Publications
Where the Waters of the Jordan GIA Publications
Why do the People Set You up for a Fall GIA Publications
Why Stand So Far Away, My God? (Psalm 10) GIA Publications
With Christ as Our Foundation GIA Publications
With Fluttering Wings GIA Publications
With My Own Breath I Formed Your Life GIA Publications
Womb of Life, and Source of Being GIA Publications
Worship is Praising the One GIA Publications
You Are Called to Tell the Story GIA Publications
You Have Found Each Other GIA Publications
You Planted Us in Hope GIA Publications
As We Meet Beside the Lakeshore Pilgrim Press
Blessed Darkness Pilgrim Press
Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom Pilgrim Press
Come, Healing Light, Expose my Pain Pilgrim Press
Creator of All Time and Space Pilgrim Press
Faithful God, You Have Been Our Guide Pilgrim Press
Glory to God, and Peace on Earth Pilgrim Press
God is at Work in Life Pilgrim Press
God of Wisdom, God of Grace Pilgrim Press
God Who Made the Stars of Heaven Pilgrim Press
God, How Can We Forgive Pilgrim Press
God, Our God, Majestic Creator Pilgrim Press
Healing Christ, Shine on Me Pilgrim Press
Healing River of the Spirit Pilgrim Press
Here at Jordan’s River Pilgrim Press
Holy God of Cloud and Flame Pilgrim Press
Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning Pilgrim Press
How Could a God Whose Name if Love Pilgrim Press
I Reflect the Image of the Maker Pilgrim Press
In Christ Called to Worship Pilgrim Press
In Such a Time As This Pilgrim Press
In the Dawn of the Ages Pilgrim Press
Like a Pleading Widow Pilgrim Press
Not in Grand Estate Pilgrim Press
O Sons and Daughters, Sing Your Praise Pilgrim Press
O Spirit, Spring of Hidden Power Pilgrim Press
O Word Made Flesh Among Us Pilgrim Press
Pray for a World Pilgrim Press
Sacred the Body Pilgrim Press
Shepherd of My Soul Pilgrim Press
Spirit, Open My Heart Pilgrim Press
Take My Yoke Upon You Pilgrim Press
Today We Have Gathered Pilgrim Press
Twelve Baskets Left Over Pilgrim Press
Walls Mark Our Bound’ries Pilgrim Press
We Have Labored and We Have Baked the Bread Pilgrim Press
We Praise You, God, for Women Pilgrim Press
We Thank You, God, for Prayer Pilgrim Press
We Thank You, God, for Sunday Pilgrim Press
Welcome, Child of the Promise Pilgrim Press
When Mary Bathed our Savior’s Feet Pilgrim Press
When Painful Mem’ries Haunt Each Day Pilgrim Press
When the Winds Rage All Around Us Pilgrim Press
Wildflowers Bloom and Fade Pilgrim Press
With Gifts That Differ by Your Grace Pilgrim Press
You Gave My Heart New Songs of Praise Pilgrim Press
You Shall Draw With Gladness Pilgrim Press
Your Glory, O God Pilgrim Press
Are You a Shepherd? Selah
Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (Adult baptism) The Copyright Company
Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (Infant baptism) The Copyright Company
O Holy God, You Speak Your Word Hope Publishing
Ask and You Shall Receive Hope Publishing
Black Lives Matter Hope Publishing
Colorful Creator Hope Publishing
Come, O Fount of Every Blessing (revision) Hope Publishing
Come to the Waters, You Who Thirst Hope Publishing
Give Us, O God, Our Daily Bread Hope Publishing
God’s Got Your Back (Damon tune) Hope Publishing
God’s God your Back (Harris tune) Hope Publishing
God of Joy and Love and Laughter Hope Publishing
Grace is a Gift of God Hope Publishing
How Tragic, O God, is the Death of our Children Hope Publishing
If I run to the desert (Damon tune) Hope Publishing
I Give Thanks to God Hope Publishing
I Was Sinking in Despair (revision) Hope Publishing
In Joyful Thanksgiving (Tingley tune) Hope Publishing
In Joyful Thanksgiving (KREMSER) Hope Publishing
Jesus Christ, Hope of Glory Hope Publishing
Joy Comes in the Morning Hope Publishing
Make Us One and Make Us Holy Hope Publishing
Now We Know Faith is the Substance Hope Publishing
O Holy One, Revive Us Hope Publishing
Sacred the Body (Tingley tune) Hope Publishing
Sing to a God Hope Publishing
Spirit, Open My Heart (Damon arrangement of tune) Hope Publishing
Thank God for Saints of Seasoned Age Hope Publishing
The Earth and All Who Breathe (Hamm tune) Hope Publishing
The Holy One Wills Good for Us Hope Publishing
The Roses that Bloom Hope Publishing
We are Singers of the Story Hope Publishing
We Gather Here in Christ Set Free Hope Publishing
We will Spread this Table Hope Publishing
You are the One, God Hope Publishing
When we Are Tested Hope Publishing
In this Ministry of Life Hope Publishing
Introduction and Call to Praise Hope Publishing
Lighting of the Lamps (God of Darkness, God of Light) Hope Publishing
Blessing of the Cup (You Bring Forth Fruit) Hope Publishing
Blessing of the Bread (Your Love Brings Forth Bread) Hope Publishing
Prayers of the People Hope Publishing
Creation is Singing Hope Publishing
Ruth Duck’s hymn texts (sorted by title) Copyright proprietor
All the Earth is a Temple GIA Publications
Are You a Shepherd? Selah
Arise, Your Light Has Come! GIA Publications
As a Fire Is Meant for Burning GIA Publications
As Christ Has Welcomed Us GIA Publications
As Grain on Scattered Hillsides GIA Publications
As Pants the Deer (Psalm 42 and 43) GIA Publications
As We Meet Beside the Lakeshore Pilgrim Press
Blessed Darkness Pilgrim Press
Called by Christ GIA Publications
Christ is the Truth, the Way Duck
Christ Jesus, the Lowly GIA Publications
Colorful Creator Hope
Come and Seek the Ways of Wisdom Pilgrim Press
Come, All Who Long for Peace on Earth GIA Publications
Come, God, and hear my plea GIA Publications
Come, Healing Light, Expose my Pain Pilgrim Press
Come, Now You Blessed GIA Publications
Come, People of the Living God (Psalm 131) GIA Publications
Creative God, You Spread the Earth GIA Publications
Creator of All Time and Space Pilgrim Press
Diverse in Culture, Nation, Race GIA Publications
Faithful God, You Have Been Our Guide Pilgrim Press
Fireworks Light a Summer’s Night GIA Publications
For the goodness of our bodies GIA Publications
Ghosts Are Walking! Fools Believe GIA Publications
Give thanks to the Source GIA Publications
Give Us, O God, Our Daily Bread Duck
Glory to God, and Peace on Earth Pilgrim Press
God is at Work in Life Pilgrim Press
God of Endless Life Unfolding (from Ps. 139) GIA Publications
God of the Ages GIA Publications
God of Wisdom, God of Grace Pilgrim Press
God Who Made the Stars of Heaven Pilgrim Press
God, Breathe New Spiritg GIA Publications
God, Breathe upon Us with New Life GIA Publications
God, How Can We Forgive Pilgrim Press
God, May Our Church Reflect Your Grace GIA Publications
God, Our God, Majestic Creator Pilgrim Press
God, We Thank You For Our People GIA Publications
Grace Moves in Rhythms GIA Publications
Great Spirit, Joy of Earth and Sky GIA Publications
Healing Christ, Shine on Me Pilgrim Press
Healing River of the Spirit Pilgrim Press
Here at Jordan’s River Pilgrim Press
Holy God of Cloud and Flame Pilgrim Press
Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning Pilgrim Press
Hope of Abraham and Sarah GIA Publications
How can we worship God? GIA Publications
How Could a God Whose Name if Love Pilgrim Press
How Good and Lovely Is the Place GIA Publications
How Good It Is (Ps. 133 and Is. 2:1-4) GIA Publications
I Reflect the Image of the Maker Pilgrim Press
If God had not been on our side GIA Publications
In Christ Called to Worship Pilgrim Press
In Solitude, In Solitude GIA Publications
In Such a Time As This Pilgrim Press
In the crossroads of this moment GIA Publications
In the Dawn of the Ages Pilgrim Press
In This Holy Mystery GIA Publications
It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker GIA Publications
Jesus Took the Bread GIA Publications
Lead On, O Cloud of Presence GIA Publications
Like a Pleading Widow Pilgrim Press
Living Spirit, Holy Fire GIA Publications
Look to This Day GIA Publications
Loving is the goal GIA Publications
Moved by the Spirit, Let Us Move GIA Publications
Mujer, Tu Luz Llego(Sp. – “Arise, Your Light Has Come!”) GIA Publications
My Heart Sings Out with Joyful Praise (Magnificat) GIA Publications
North, south, and west and east GIA Publications
Not in Grand Estate Pilgrim Press
Now Bless the God of Israel (Benedictus) GIA Publications
Now Let Your Servant Go In Peace (Nunc Dimittis) GIA Publications
O God of Generations GIA Publications
O God of Matchless Glory GIA Publications
O Holy Wisdom, Show Your Face GIA Publications
O Loving Maker of the earth GIA Publications
O Radiant Christ, Incarnate Word GIA Publications
O Sons and Daughters, Sing Your Praise Pilgrim Press
O Spirit, Spring of Hidden Power Pilgrim Press
O Word Made Flesh Among Us Pilgrim Press
Out of the Depths, O God, We call to You GIA Publications
Pray for a World Pilgrim Press
Prophets in Their Ancient Dreaming GIA Publications
Rejoice in God, All Earthly Lands (Psalm 100) GIA Publications
Remember and Rejoice (A hymn for baptismal renewal) GIA Publications
Rooted and Grounded in One Loving Source GIA Publications
Sacred the Body Pilgrim Press
Send us your Spirit GIA Publications
Shepherd of My Soul Pilgrim Press
Since Words Alone Cannot Convey GIA Publications
Sing praise to Wisdom GIA Publications
Sing praises, Bless the Living God GIA Publications
Sleep, Holy Child GIA Publications
Spirit, Open My Heart Pilgrim Press
Take Courage and Trust Your Creator and Friend GIA Publications
Take My Yoke Upon You Pilgrim Press
Thanks Be to God, Our Great Salvation (Psalm 118) GIA Publications
The arts charm our senses GIA Publications
The Broken Heart You Heal GIA Publications
The Call is Clear and Simple GIA Publications
The Earth and All Who Breathe GIA Publications
The Roses That Bloom in Delicate Hue Duck
The Work of Our Hands GIA Publications
There is a New Heaven GIA Publications
This Is a Song for All Who Live Alone GIA Publications
Through the years you safely GIA Publications
To God Compose a Song of Joy (Psalm 98) GIA Publications
Today We Have Gathered Pilgrim Press
Twelve Baskets Left Over Pilgrim Press
Walls Mark Our Bound’ries Pilgrim Press
Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (Adult baptism) United Meth PH
Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters (Infant baptism) United Meth PH
We Are Yearning for the Season GIA Publications
We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky GIA Publications
We Have Labored and We Have Baked the Bread Pilgrim Press
We humans build GIA Publications
We Praise You, God, for Women Pilgrim Press
We pray, O God, for hearts. . . GIA Publications
We Thank You, God, for Prayer Pilgrim Press
We Thank You, God, for Sunday Pilgrim Press
Welcome, Child of the Promise Pilgrim Press
When Earth is Changed GIA Publications
When God Restored Our Common Life GIA Publications
When Jesus Prayed Upon the Mountain Duck
When Mary Bathed our Savior’s Feet Pilgrim Press
When Painful Mem’ries Haunt Each Day Pilgrim Press
When the Wind of Winter Blows GIA Publications
When the Winds of Change Have Blown GIA Publications
When the Winds Rage All Around Us Pilgrim Press
When We Are Tested Hope
When We Must Bear Persistent Pain GIA Publications
Where the Waters of the Jordan GIA Publications
Why do the People Set You up for a Fall GIA Publications
Why Stand So Far Away, My God? (Psalm 10) GIA Publications
Wildflowers Bloom and Fade Pilgrim Press
With Christ as Our Foundation GIA Publications
With Fluttering Wings GIA Publications
With Gifts That Differ by Your Grace Pilgrim Press
With My Own Breath I Formed Your Life GIA Publications
Womb of Life, and Source of Being GIA Publications
Worship is Praising the One GIA Publications
You Are Called to Tell the Story GIA Publications
You Gave My Heart New Songs of Praise Pilgrim Press
You Have Found Each Other GIA Publications
You Planted Us in Hope GIA Publications
You Shall Draw With Gladness Pilgrim Press
Your Glory, O God Pilgrim Press

Comments on: "Copyright Information" (2)

  1. I’m looking for the publisher of Touch Holiness: Resources for Worship. In 2005 we received permission to reprint a prayer on page 183. We are looking to reprint and are seeking copyright permission. Can you help me reach the right person?

    • Dear Eva Lontz Prine,

      My apologies–I just now found your question; The Pilgrim Press is the copyright proprietor of Touch Holiness. (There was a 2013 edition, in which we added new resources, improved our writing of 1992, and removed some that didn’t seem to pass the test of time). Write permissions@thepilgrimpress.com for any requests or questions.
      Ruth Duck

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