Books available directly from the publisher or from

Ruth Duck Hymn Collections

The Poetry of Grace (Hope Publishing Co., 2015)
Hope Publishing | Amazon

Welcome God’s Tomorrow (GIA Publications, 2005)
GIA Publications | Amazon

Circles of Care (The Pilgrim Press, 1998)
The Pilgrim Press | Amazon

Dancing in the Universe (GIA Publications, 1994)
GIA Publications | Amazon

Books by Ruth Duck

Worship for the Whole People of God, Second Edition
(Westminster John Knox Press, 2021)
Westminster John Knox Press | Amazon

Worship for the Whole People of God
(Westminster John Knox Press, 2013)
Westminster John Knox Press | Amazon

Worship for the Whole People of God—
Vital Worship in the 21st Century
Translated into Korean by Rev. Myung Sil Kim
(The Christian Literature Society of Korea, Seoul)

Praising God: The Trinity in Christian Worship,
with Patricia Wilson-Kastner (Westminster John Knox Press, 1999)
Westminster John Knox Press | Amazon

Finding Words for Worship: A Guide for Leaders
(Westminster John Knox Press, 1995)
Westminster John Knox Press | Amazon

Gender and the Name of God: The Trinitarian Baptismal Formula
(The Pilgrim Press, 1991)

Worship Resources

Editor and contributor, with Maren Tirabassi, Touch Holiness: Resources for Worship, revised and updated (The Pilgrim Press, 2012)

Editor and contributor, Flames of the Spirit: Resources for Worship
(The Pilgrim Press, 1985)

Editor and contributor, Bread for the Journey: Resources for Worship
(The Pilgrim Press, 1981)

Hymn Resources

Editor and contributor with project director Linda Clark, Becoming One
(Boston University School of Theology, 1986)

Editor with Michael Bausch, and contributor, Everflowing Streams: Songs for Worship (Pilgrim Press, 1981)

Editorial committee and contributor, Because We Are One People
(Ecumenical Women’s Center, 1974)

Editorial committee and contributor, Sing a Womansong
(Ecumenical Women’s Center, 1975)

Selected Articles

“Hymn interpretations,” The Hymn, 1999. Interpretations of Ruth’s hymn texts “Wash, O God, Your Sons and Daughters,” “Colorful Creator,” “O Spirit, Spring of Hidden Power,” and “O Loving Maker of the Earth”

“What to Do about Lord,” monograph, United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, 1996

“Inclusive Language,” Dictionary of Feminist Theologies, ed. Letty M. Russell and Shannon Clarkson (Westminster John Knox Press, 1996)

Selected Anthems with Texts by Ruth Duck

Composers continue to write anthem settings for Ruth’s texts. Please check publishers’ websites for new releases.

The Pilgrim Press

Music: Jonathan McNair, “Creator of All Time and Space”
Music: Verne de la Peña, “God Who Made the Stars of Heaven”

GIA Publications

Music: Lori True, “Gathering Song: Warm the Night of Winter”
Music: Marty Haugen, “Abundant Life”
Music: Marty Haugen, “Now Bless the God of Israel”
Music: Rob Glover, “Abundant Life”
Music: David M. Cherwien, “O Radiant Christ, Incarnate Word”
Music: Randall Sensmeier, “New Families”
Music: Lori True, “God of the Ages”

Selah Publishing

Music: Alfred V. Fedak, “Psalm 42: As Pants the Deer”

Ron Klusmeier

Music: Ron Klusmeier, “God of Endless Life Unfolding”
Music: Ron Klusmeier, “Abundant Life”
Music: Ron Klusmeier, “Jesus Took the Bread”

The Sacred Music Press

Music: Dale Grotenhuis, “To God Compose a Song of Joy”

MorningStar Music Publishers

Music: Alfred V. Fedak, “Spirit, Open My Heart”
Music: Austin Lovelace, “A Song of Praise to the Maker”