Nancy M Raabe
Liturgical Works

Nancy M Raabe has written a number of works supporting the liturgy of the church.


Pastor Raabe was the featured composer at the 2018 Valparaiso University (IN) Institute for Liturgical Studies, where she provided music for the baptism liturgy.   

Intro   Baptism Song   Baptism Canticle

Nancy's complete musical setting of a Christian funeral liturgy, Life is Ours Eternally, was presented at the 2010 Valparaiso University (IN) Institute for Liturgical Studies.   Slides



Nancy M Raabe wrote a number of items to support the 2006 publication of the worship resource Evangelical Lutheran Worship, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Her works appear as:


  • Hymn accompaniment (ELW 577)
  • Hymn introductions and alternate accompaniments for piano (Nancy's settings appear in 9 of the 10 volumes)
  • "Simplified accompaniments" of hymns for keyboard

Materials for the Great Vigil of Easter

Arrangements by Nancy Raabe (2010)

Psalm 136  Full score  Bulletin insert

Psalm 46  Full score Bulletin insert

Exodus 15 - Song of Moses Full score  Bulletin insert         

Song of the Three  Full score  Bulletin insert

Exsultet   Full score 

Materials for Ash Wednesday
Arrangements by Nancy Raabe (2013)

Hymn, Christ is Our Peace, Shirley Erena Murray  DOWNLOAD

Psalm 51 antiphon, unison  DOWNLOAD

Psalm 51 antiphon, SATB  DOWNLOAD

Collection -- Music Sourcebook for Life Passages

Original pieces by Nancy Raabe for use in funerals and services of healing.

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9781506447643 (2018)

By Your Death You Took Away the Sting of Death

Come to Me, You Who Are Weary

Do Not Fear, For I Have Redeemed You 

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

Collection -- At Your Altars

Original settings by Nancy Raabe   Chants and refrains for worship services, scripture based, for cantor and congregation

Hope Publishing  Catalog 8607 (2014)

Bring Me Out of Prison

Convince, Rebuke, Encourage

Devote Yourselves to Prayer 

I Am Small, and of Little Account

My Heart and My Flesh Rejoice

My Lips Sing for Joy

O Dwellers in the Dust

Shine Your Light for All to See

The Lord Will Be Your Everlasting Light

The Teaching of the Lord Is Perfect

Collection -- Music Sourcebook for Lent and the Three Days

Original settings by Nancy Raabe

Augsburg Fortress   Catalog 9780806670409 (2010)


Psalm 51 Cantor, congregation   VIDEO

Remember that You are Dust Choir, congregation

Palm Procession Acclamation Leader, congregation, handbells

Love of Christ Poured Out for Us  Cantor(s), congregation, flute, clarinet, cello

Collection -- Psalm Settings for the Church Year

Original settings by Nancy Raabe   All for cantor and congregation

Augsburg Fortress  Catalog 9780800678562 (2008)

Exodus 15        Separate download   

Psalm 37  Separate download   VIDEO

Psalm 70  Separate download 

Psalm 88   Separate download

Luke 1:68-79



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Rev Nancy M Raabe
2018 ILS
Music for Baptism Liturgy
2010 ILS
Life Is Ours Eternally, Slides
ELW Piano Intros
ELW Hymns -- Piano
Simplified Keyboard Accompaniments for ELW
ELW Simplified Keyboard Accompaniments
Rev Nancy M Raabe, composer
Music for Life Passages
Hope Publishing, At Your Altars
At Your Altars
Music Sourcebook for Lent and the Three Days
Lent and the Three Days
Psalm Settings for the Church Year
Psalm Settings



Nancy M Raabe

Pastor, Church Musician

Philadelphia PA