Dan Damon is an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. He is the pastor of First United Methodist Church, Richmond, California. Dan serves as adjunct faculty in church music at the Graduate Theological Union, Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education in Berkeley, California. He also plays piano in clubs in the San Francisco area.
Hope Publishing Company has released three collections of Dan's hymns: Faith Will Sing, 1993, The Sound of Welcome, 1998, and Fields of Mercy, 2007. Abingdon Press released Dan's collection, To the Thirsty World, in 2002. Dan's hymns have been included in the New Century Hymnal, Chalice Hymnal, Voices United, The Faith We Sing, and several others. He has released two recordings: Sleepy Time Down South: Solo Piano, 2002, and Like a Child: Songs and Hymns, 2005.
Dan has also written hymn translations from Vietnamese, Portuguese, and Shona languages; and with Patrick Matsikenyiri, recently edited Njalo, A Collection of 16 Hymns in the African Tradition, for Abingdon Press. Dan has presented his work at national conferences of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.
Dan Damon's Hymns and Music on the Discipleship Ministries Website
- God, We Praise You For The Women - a hymn for Mother's Day
- Penny Island - celebrates the centennial of First UMC, Richmond, California
- Sleepy Time Down South, solo jazz piano CD (review by Dean McIntyre)
- We Honor God With Simple Lives (Windmill) - tune for John Middleton text
- What Does It Mean To Have It All (Glenrock) - tune for John Middleton text
- When Jesus Was a Refugee
- When The Waves Are Crashing - tune for Gareth Hill text