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Music for All Saints’ 2018

Hello Song Leaders, Here’s the music will be using for All Saints’ Day, 2018, which we will observe on Sunday, November 4 and Monday, November 5.  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 2018

Hello dear song leaders, Here is the music we’ll be singing this fall season (Sept 9 through the end of October). Lots of Lydian composers represented here! Click the linked song titles to hear the recording. xoAngela   1) Gathering Song The Mighty Will Fall, by Debbie Holloway -or- Lament for Zion, by Debbie Holloway [...]

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Oh Stranger, Oh Neighbor

Congregant Debbie Holloway introduced this song. It began as a traditional Shaker song called “O Brethren, Will You Receive,” was later adapted by Harold Aks, and finally underwent some further lyrical massage on the St Lydia’s congregant page. Enjoy this beautiful new prayer song option. A recording by Debbie is right here. Oh stranger, will [...]

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles

This piece gets its text from a teaching of Lao-Tzu. It was composed by Paul Vasile, one of our song leading inspirations and the executive director of Music That Makes Community. “The Journey of a Thousand Miles” lends itself obviously to a processional moment in the service, and could also be sung outside the church [...]

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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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