Born: June 12, 1933, White Mound, Tex­as.

Hal Hopson is a full-time com­pos­er/church mu­sic cli­ni­cian liv­ing in Dall­as, Tex­as. He stu­died at Bay­lor Un­i­ver­si­ty (BA 1954) and South­ern Bap­tist Sem­in­a­ry, Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky (MSM 1956), and taught church mu­sic at West­min­ster Choir Coll­ege (1983-84) and Scar­ritt Grad­u­ate School (1984-88). He has over 1,200 pub­lished works to his cre­dit. With a spe­cial in­ter­est in con­gre­ga­tion­al song, he has made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the re­per­toire of hymn tunes and re­spons­or­i­al psalm set­tings in new­ly pub­lished hymna­ls and psalm col­lect­ions. His can­ta­ta, GOD WITH US, was one of the few com­po­si­tions se­lect­ed by a pan­el at the Ken­ne­dy Cen­ter, Wash­ing­ton, DC., to be placed in a cap­sule dur­ing the Amer­i­can Bi­cen­ten­ni­al in 1976; the capsule is to be opened in 2076. Ac­tive as a con­duct­or and cli­ni­cian, he is in­clud­ed in The In­ter­na­tion­al Who’s Who in Mu­sic, Cam­bridge, Eng­land, and has been award­ed the ti­tle of Na­tional Pa­tron by Del­ta Om­i­cron, a pro­fess­ion­al fra­ter­ni­ty of mu­si­cians.

Sources

Hymns

  1. Earth Belongs to the Lord, The
  2. Gift of Love, The

Music

  1. Sing, Believers