[Linux4christians] Libre Hymn Collection - Assistance Needed
parrisdc at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 14:25:22 EDT 2008
If I can find my poetry collection, I have one or two songs in there - I
might be willing to contribute. Or, maybe I can come up with one or two of
my own. I did write a song - based on Joshuaa 1:6 - in the tradition of the
old black spirituals. I can definitely throw that one into the mix. I used
to write quite a bit of poetry. Were I blessed with a melodious voice, I'd
have it made. For better or for worse, God saw fit to let me write, but
definitely not sing! :-)
And, although I played trombone in school, and have sung on the choir (o.k.,
I have a little talent), I can no longer remember much about reading music -
I've always learned to sing (howl?) songs by listening to them over and
over. And so I know more hymns than my wife, who grew up in a
So much fun to be had!
On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 11:16 PM, Pastor David <pastordavid at bibleseven.com>
> Common Don, write your own! :-)
> Pick a common public domain beer hall tune and put the
> words of a psalm to it ... that's the way Martin Luther
> did it. Can't be that hard, can it?
> Oh yeah, did I forget to mention that I sing in multiple
> fragmented scales and cannot tell a C-flat from a ZZ-Top
> on a sheet of music?
> So much for piano lessons in first grade and trombone
> in middle school.
> Stay the course, brother!
> I thought (but not clear on this issue) that any hymn written more than
>> 100 years ago is not copyrighted. I'm not clear about 75 years but I
>> thought any song loses copyright protection after 75 years, but can be
>> renewed for another 25 years?!? (or something like that - can someone
>> else clarify?). I'm no lawyer, please take my post w/ a grain of salt.
>> I understand very well the general copyright rules. But you seem to
>> assume I know when all these hymns were written. Additionally, some
>> websites seem to assume that some popular hymns (As the Deer, etc.) are in
>> the public domain, when that may not be the case. I discovered "As the
>> Deer" is actually copyrighted, after selecting it from a website that
>> believed it to be in the public domain. "The Lord of the Dance" and even
>> "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" are copyrighted works.
>> Songs like this cannot be included in this hymnal (much as I would like to
>> do so). Actually, I thought Precious Lord was in the public domain, but it
>> isn't. I was hoping some of you could take a look at my list, and spot any
>> other songs that might need to be removed.
>> D.C. Parris
>> Minister, Journalist, Free Software Advocate
>> sip:dcparris at ekiga.net <sip%3Adcparris at ekiga.net> <mailto:
>> sip%3Adcparris at ekiga.net <sip%253Adcparris at ekiga.net>>
> Be blessed as God blesses others through you! Pastor David
> Senior Associate Pastor
> First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, FL
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