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Songs for Pentecost and Summer 2018

Hello songleaders and hello everyone! Here is the music we’ll be singing from Pentecost (May 20) through to the fall. We’ll switch some songs up from time to time, so check the date spans on the list below to make sure you learn the relevant music for the service you’re leading. Click the linked song [...]

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Songs for Eastertide 2018

This is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, and anyone else who’s interested, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.  Happy Easter! Christ is risen indeed, alleluia! We’ve got lots of alleluias this season (April 8 – May 14). Click the linked song titles to hear the recording, and [...]

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Alleluia by Nora Duncan IV

We’ll be singing this Alleluia by Nora Duncan IV during the season of Easter while we pass the offering plate. For the first few weeks, it would be good to wait a moment until all three parts are taught before passing the plate. Use the pitch pipe to find a D or C or mayyyybe [...]

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Songs for Lent 2018

Lent is the time when we wander in the wilderness together, and find still quiet spaces to listen for the voice of God. Everything gets a little more spare, our music included.   1) Gathering Song A Kyrie Eleison, which means, “Lord, Have Mercy.” This Kyrie is from the Iona Community in Scotland. John Bell [...]

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Songs for Epiphany 2018

Happy New Year! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Epiphany season. 1) Gathering Song Arise, Shine -or- Jyothi Dho Prabhu (Give Us Light) 2) Candle Lighting Song The Light of Christ Has Come Into the World 3) Table Acclamation Ordinary Table Acclamation (Scott) 4) Prayer Song Song Leader’s Choice 5) Offering Song Mxadana Alleluia [...]

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Holding Silence

Here’s a song that came to me this Advent. Lyrics below, recording and sheet music linked. Enjoy. -Angela Holding fear like a baby Holding darkness like light Holding space for a question Holding silence Christ come near us, Christ come in We are waiting Christ come near us, Christ come in We are waiting Holding [...]

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Songs for Advent 2017

Hello song leaders and hello everyone! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Advent season. We observe a 7-week Advent at St. Lydia’s, which includes our services from Nov 12 to Dec 24. We’ll make a couple changes to the music when the month changes. Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to [...]

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O Come Divine Messiah

This advent carol is the English version of an old French hymn. Listen to a version here, and see the sheet music here !

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God Came Down

Here’s a song we’ll use as a re-gathering song as we pass the offering plate. We’ll make a couple tweaks to the words of the song. These are the words we’ll use: God came down that we may know love God came down that we may know love God came down that we may know [...]

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Songs for All Saints 2017

Hello dear songleaders, This Sunday and Monday we celebrate All Saints’ Day by remembering loved ones who have died. We’ll use the table acclamation usually used during Lent. 1) Gathering & Candle Lighting Song Receive, O Earth 2) Song for Hanging Photos Receive, O Earth 3) Table Acclamation Lent Table Acclamation 4) Prayer Song I [...]

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