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Music for Advent 2019

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 the services from Nov 10 to Dec 23. Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to learn the songs. 1) Gathering Song O Come, O Come Emmanuel (pick [...]

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Music for All Saints’ 2019

Hello Song Leaders, Here’s the music will be using for All Saints’ Day, 2019, which we will observe on Sunday, November 3 and Monday, November 4.  All Saints’ Day is a time when we remember those who have died, and the service music reflects this theme of remembrance and the mixture of wonder, sadness, and [...]

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Songs for Fall 2019

Hello song leaders! Here is the music we’ll be singing this fall (Sept 8 – end of October). There are lots of songs from Lydian composers! Click the linked song titles to hear the recording.   1) Gathering Song The Mighty Will Fall, by Debbie Holloway -or- Lament for Zion, by Debbie Holloway   2) Candle Lighting [...]

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Songs for Summer 2019

Hello song leaders! Here is the music we’ll be singing for the rest of this summer. We’ll switch some songs up from time to time, so check the months on the list below to make sure you learn the relevant music for the service you’re leading. Click the linked song titles to hear the recording. [...]

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Songs for Eastertide 2019

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. Click the linked song titles to hear the recording, and bookmark this page so that [...]

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Songs for Lent 2019

Lent is a season of reflection and re-turning to God. The Table Acclamation is very simple and spare, so if you’ve been waiting for a chance to try leading the Acclamation, this can be a great season to begin!   1) Gathering Song A Kyrie Eleison, which means, “Lord, Have Mercy.” This Kyrie is from [...]

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Songs for Epiphany 2019

Happy New Year! Here’s the music we’ll be singing this Epiphany season, from Jan 6 to March 4. 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 [...]

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How Long, Dear Savior

This is a “fuguing tune” in four parts also known by the title “Northfield.” It was composed by Jeramiah Ingalls in 1800 on a text by Isaac Watts from 1707. In 2018, St Lydia’s own Jake Slichter created this two-part version. Here’s the sheet music.

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Music for Advent 2018

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 the services from Nov 11 to Dec 24. Click the linked song titles to hear the recordings to learn the songs. There’s a lot to dig into here. Let me [...]

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Laudate Dominum

Laudate Dominum (or, “Sing Praise and Bless the Lord”), from the Taize Community in France.  Sheet music may be found here. Language: Latin/English

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