Ruth E. Lambert

Composer    Lyricist    Publisher

Composer Ruth Elizabeth (Betty) Lambert has spent her lifetime enriched by her faith and expressing it through music. Her deep spirit is revealed in six solos that are fresh and inspirational.

Soloist Carole Baldwin performs Ruth Lambert’s songs which you can hear in the “More Details” section of any Vocal Solo.

Accompaniment Tracks, Piano Study Tracks, and Studio Recordings are Available!


Ruth Elizabeth (Betty) Lambert began her music career at five when her grandfather began teaching her to play the piano. He was a fiddler who needed an accompanist so taught her to play chords on the rosewood square piano that had traveled around the horn to Washington state. Soon she began playing the top melody while her mother played the hymn. At seven she was featured in a local recital because of her ability to transpose her piece into any key requested.

“Betty” completed her formal training in music at the U of Washington, was soon married and busy raising a family in Redmond, Washington. Composing music to fit her moods and express her emotions, as well as playing, enriched her life. At times she was inspired by colors dancing through her mind, a thought, a poem, a Bible passage; at other times, she composed for her children (writing a ballet for her daughter’s dance class) and more recently for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her venture into composing sacred solos began early in her career, fueled by her deep and abiding faith, and continued to be a mainstay in her repertoire.

Carole Cloud Baldwin earned a degree in Voice Performance from the University of Oregon. She performs music in many languages from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, and Classical periods; art songs and opera; music with instruments from recorder and harpsichord to orchestra and dance bands. She especially loves the role of soloist in Christian Science churches on both coasts.


“We were delighted to recently acquire and use one of the solos in which Ruth “Betty” Lambert had composed the music. he score was filled with delightfully unexpected moments, satisfying in its blend of quiet reverence with bright joy. Compassion) We are planning to use another of her compositions this coming Sunday (Faith). I am glad to learn Watchfire Music is going to carry some of them for other churches to enjoy. Thank you Betty!” – Nancy Martin, Music Coordinator, 1st Church of Christ, Scientist Kent, Washington

“Ruth Lambert writes her songs in a variety of musical expressions, not sentimental but full of feeling. hey are very easy to sing, always interesting and fresh, sometimes with a delightful surprise just around the corner. They cover a wide area of topics and are easily applicable to many kinds of worship settings.” – Carole Cloud Baldwin, soloist and member of the Music Performance Group, Bellevue, Washington Listeners respond to Carole Baldwin’s recording of Ruth Lambert’s songs:

“High quality music…intriguing harmonies and very approachable for all ears…This music needs to be heard in churches…”

“Absolutely exquisite solos…our congregation would love to hear these.”

“Beautiful beyond words”

“Your solos are clear and appealing”

“A fresh addition to our solo collection”

“The music is very beautiful and uplifting”

“What so many…have been asking for!”

“Wonderful selections!”

“Our world is hungry for the beautiful inspirations in these hymns.” You can download Carole’s recordings of Ruth’s songs by clicking on any “Buy Sheet Music” button.

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