Music Indexes

No matter how you approach the task of selecting songs, the indexes that first appeared in Borning Cry Second Edition Volumes I and II will be helpful to this process. Each index is available separately in PDF format in the links below.

For both volumes:

For each volume:

Borning Cry Volumes I & II

When the Revised Common Lectionary was introduced, John began writing a resource that became a two-volume work. It features Psalm settings, solos, anthems, ballads, liturgical songs, children’s songs, carols, canons, and coritos, written to tunes from 76 different countries, along with 155 original Ylvisaker compositions. Borning Cry Volumes I and II provide nine hundred songs on Biblical texts, including all texts in the Revised Common Lectionary.

  Borning Cry Vol IVolume I includes 500 songs, plus liturgical material.  These songs contain the majority of the lectionary based texts.

Volume II features all the Psalms, and a wealth of carols and children’s music.

Indexes for Volume II only:

  • Alphabetical Index of Songs
  • Alphabetical Psalm Index
  • Solos and Anthems Index
  • Tune TItle Index

Borning Cry Vol IIIndexes for both volumes:

  • Lectionary Index
  • Scriptural Reference Index
  • Topical/Thematic Index
  • Music Style Index
  • Ballads Index
  • Unaccompanied Singing Index

Both volumes feature:

  • Full accompaniments for all songs (special arrangements follow the “standard” version of various songs)
  • An 8″ x 10″ format that is easy to read
  • A stitched binding that holds pages securely (the pages can be worked so the book will lay flat on a music rack)

Third Party Arrangements

Arrangements of John’s music by, and available through, other parties.

morningstarborning“I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

Two Part Mixed Voices, Flute, and Piano




Cover Photo“I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

SATB, Flute, and Piano




Cover Photo“The Gift”

SAB and Organ




available from:

MorningStar Music Publishers of St. Louis, MO
1727 Larkin Williams Road
Fenton, MO 63026
Phone: 800-647-2117
Local: 314-305-0100
Fax: 314-305-0121

Cover Photo“I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

SAATB Accompanied (Keyboard and Recorder or C Instruments)

Ed. 8826





Cover Photo“Lord, Keep Us In Your Steadfast Word”

SATB Accompanied (Keyboard, optional Percussion and Bass Instruments)

Ed. 8864





available from:

Neil A. Kjos Music Company
4380 Jutland Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
Phone: 800-854-1592

Cover Photo“Life Unfolding”

Piano and Handchimes





Cover Photo“Borning Cry”






available from:
The Lorenz Corporation
501 E Third St.
PO Box 802
Dayton, OH 45401
Phone: 800-444-1144 ext 1

Cover PhotoNEW! “Shine Like The Sun (Anthem)”

keyboard, violin, or C instrument





Cover Photo“Borning Cry”

2-pt mixed, pno, opt. C inst.





Cover Photo“Borning Cry”

Variation and Accompaniment for Organ





Cover Photo“Borning Cry”

for 3-4 octaves handbells





Cover PhotoHoly Communion

Musical setting by John Ylvisaker (Old Fourth Setting)





available from:
Augsburg Fortress
P.O. Box 1209
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1209
Phone: (800) 328-4648