Raabe Hymn Text Competition

Over 90 submissions were received for this year’s Raabe Hymn Text Competition. It is with joy that ALCM awards the prize to the following two text writers:

The winner of the new text for the tunes BETHOLD and SEWARD: “Praise to God with Voices Sing” by Rev. David M. Blank.

The winner of the new text for the tuneĀ  ST. CLEMENT: “The Night You Gave Us” by Dr. Wayne L. Wold.

Pastor Blank serves as senior pastor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Dr. Wold is professor, college organist, and chair of the music department at Hood College in Frederick, MD. He is also director of music ministry at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD.

Information on using these new texts in worship will be made available in the coming weeks.

Thanks to all who submitted texts for consideration and congratulations to the winners!

Funding for this prize was made possible through the generous gift of Dr. William and Rev. Nancy Raabe, who made an additional donation to extend the reach and parameters of the Raabe Prize.