Lynn Shaw Bailey

  • Lynn Shaw Bailey (b.1955) is a creative and innovative composer, arranger, lyricist and writer known best for her choral music. Published by more than a dozen companies, her music includes hundreds of sacred and educational works for adult, youth and children’s choirs, as well as compositions for piano, organ, handbells and instrumental ensembles.

    Lynn’s professional affiliations include: American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Choristers Guild and the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), where she has annually received ASCAP Awards since 1995. Lynn studied music at Oklahoma Baptist University and received the 2005 OBU Alumni Profiles in Excellence award for her compositions, as well as her fine arts education advocacy work. Lynn also holds degrees in journalism and nursing. She is frequently on the campus of Baylor University where she continues her music studies and mentors graduate and undergraduate students.

    A native of Georgia, she now lives in Waco, Texas.

    You can visit Lynn’s website at

  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    BL832 “Deck the Hall, Fa-la-la-la”
    Three-part Chorus
    CM9503 A Celtic French Carol
    He Is Born(arr.)
    2:32 SATB
    BL1010 A Czech Christmas Carol
    BL864 A Psalm of Life
    (Walk On)
    TB voices, Piano
    BL685 A Psalm Of Life
    Walk On
    BL644 Arroz Con Leche
    Rice Pudding
    Unison Chorus
    BL484 Boston Tea Party. The
    BL848 By An’ By
    I’m Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load
    Unison Chorus
    BL934 By an’ By
    I’m Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load(arr.)
    2:17 SATB
    CM9529 Celtic French Carol
    BL384 Come On, Boys
    TB, accompanied
    BL476 Come, Celebrate
    712-40919 I’M Working In You
    General Anthem for Unison (Optional Two-Part) Voices and Pi
    BL610 Lad From Aberdeen, The
    2-part accompanied
    CM8796 Let Freedom Ring!
    BLB008 Let Nature Sing
    Solo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice
    Treble Voice and Piano
    BL886 Let’s go to Bethlehemu
    3:08 Two-part Chorus
    BL525 Lift Up Your Voice and Rejoice
    BL606 Psalm Of Life, A
    Unison, optional 2-pt, accompanied
    BL418 River, Where Ya Gonna Take Me?
    BL619 Shine On
    BL805 Snowflakes
    Hey There, Mister Snowman, (Optional Lyrics)
    Two-part Chorus
    BL689 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
    Unison Chorus
    BL916 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
    2:57 Men’s Chorus
    BL858 Song of the Loons
    (On Wings of Song) (arr.)
    SSA Voices, Piano
    BL884 Twende Bethelehemu
    Let’s Go to Bethlehem