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An internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes, is (as of 2016) pastor of First United Methodist Church, Richmond, California. He also serves as adjunct faculty in church music at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and plays piano in clubs in the San Francisco area and studies piano and composition with Richard Hindman. He has toured Zimbabwe with the Jubilate Choir from the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, and (as of 2016) is working on a collection of African songs with Patrick Matsikenyiri, retired Professor of Church Music, Africa University, Zimbabwe.

Damon is a life member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, and is a member of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Damon’s hymns have been included in The Faith We Sing, the Chalice Hymnal, the New Century Hymnal, Voices United, Hymnal 21 and others. Dan’s published anthems include The Spirit Filled the Tomb with Breath (AMSI), Here Am I (GIA), and Like a Child (Hope). His other works include:

  1. Blessed Is the One
  2. Bread and the Wine Are Here, The
  3. Dear Jesus, as God’s Love Expressed
  4. Eat This Bread and Never Hunger
  5. Eternal Christ, You Rule
  6. I Have Called You by Your Name
  7. If I Take the Wings of the Morning
  8. Jesus Laughed Out Loud
  9. Jesus, Partner, Lover, Friend
  10. Jesus, You Are the New Day
  11. Jesus, You Fill Our Hearts
  12. Jubilate Deo!
  13. Like a Child
  14. Like a Flowing Stream
  15. Living Christ, Bring Us Love
  16. Love Knocks and Waits
  17. Love Us into Fullness
  18. Never Ending Joy
  19. Night of Peace
  20. Not with Naked Eye
  21. Pray for the Wilderness
  22. Shadow and Substance
  23. Speak to a Tattooed Man
  24. Strong, Gentle Children
  25. This Is My Body
  26. Together We Serve
  27. True Faith needs No Defence
  28. Welcome, Jesus, You Are Welcome
  29. When Listening Prophets Dare to Speak
  30. Woman, Weeping in the Garden
  1. Glory to God (Nzamuranza)
  2. Halleluya
  3. There’s No One in This World Like Jesus