Hymns Book

Shall We Gather at the Zither? — A collection of 14 hymns and their stories.

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For years, customers have requested a book of hymns to add their collection of World of Harmony Music books. These hymns not only sound beautiful on the zither, but also have really interesting stories behind the music. Can you answer these questions? You’ll be able to after reading this book!

Which hymn was reportedly played by musicians aboard the sinking Titanic? Which hymn is a doxology, and what is a doxology? Which hymn has only six words which use more than one syllable? Which hymn combines the efforts of at least five people who lived centuries apart? In this book you’ll find a beautiful collection of music written for the beginner as well as those who are ready to play more complex arrangements. You can choose to play just the familiar melody, or you can add optional harmony notes for a more beautiful sound. To ensure your success and enjoyment, each hymn has been video recorded by Debbie Center. Let’s play them together!

This is one of nine books in the World of Harmony Music series of books created for zithers, or lap harps. Simply choose the song you’d like to play and slide the whole book under the strings of your zither! Pluck the strings in the order shown on the sheet music for instant success! These books work with Appalachian Spirit Folk Instruments, Music Makers, Melody Harps, Small World Toys, and T.K. O’Brien’s zithers. For Melody Harps, tune the F strings to F sharp. Strings may line up near middle of note stem rather than note head. Not recommended for First Act or Happy Hape, as those are smaller instruments.

Available in hardcopy and digital formats. Hardcopy books will be mailed within two business days with free domestic shipping. Digital books are available for immediate download after purchase. Choose between Single User License or Unlimited Studio License. The $12 Single User License allows you to download and print one copy of the book per license for your own use, no reselling. If you’d like to have more than four books in your studio, the $50 studio license will be more economical. You can print as many as you need for use in your music studio only. No reselling outside your studio.


  • Amazing Grace
  • Be Thou My Vision
  • Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
  • Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • His Eye Is on the Sparrow
  • In the Garden
  • It Is Well with My Soul
  • Just As I Am
  • Nearer, My God, to Thee
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
  • Shall We Gather at the River?
  • Simple Gifts
  • What Wondrous Love Is This?

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