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Posts Tagged 'Gathering Songs'

Shukuru Yesu / Thanking You, Jesus

Shukuru Yesu (shoo-koo-roo yay-soo) means “Thanks, Jesus” in Yoruba Arabic, which is spoken in Sudan. We’ll also use the English translation “thanking you Jesus,” to fit the melody. Listen to a snippet by Worship Chorus, Sudan here Listen to a full teaching recording here! Our congregant Alan noticed it also works in Mandarin: phonetically, shay [...]

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Songs We Sing: Freedom Come

We’ll be singing this call and response piece by Ben Allaway in the Fall months as a Gathering Song at St. Lydia’s.  Here’s a recording of Paul Vasile teaching the piece!   Freedom Come

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Songs We Sing: Liberate Us

This is a song from South Africa which was taught to us by the wonderful Paul Vasile.   We’ve been singing it as a gathering song at St. Lydia’s.  Here you can listen to the melody and bass line.   Liberate Us – Melody     Liberate Us – Bass

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Songs We Sing: Caribbean Hallelujah

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   We’ll sing this lively piece from the Caribbean, arranged by John L. Bell, as a gathering song during the Summer or Fall months at St. Lydia’s.  It has fun four part harmonies if [...]

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Songs We Sing: Sing God’s Praises Glory Hallelu

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   This song, written by Cristi Cary Miller and Kathlyn Reynolds, and originally titled “Antiphonal Glory Hallelu,” creates an warm invitation into worship as a Gathering Song in the summer months.  It begins as a [...]

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Songs We Sing: Come All You People

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s. We sing this piece from Zimbabwe, by Alexander Gondo as a gathering piece.  The original text is in in Shona, but we’ll sing the piece in English.  Listen to Come All You People Lydia’s [...]

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Songs We Sing: Honduras Alleluia

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   The Honduras Alleluia is a bright gathering song we generally sing in the summer months.  It has a nice internal rhythm, and is best accompanied by guitar and drum.

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Songs We Sing: Hallelujah, Praise the Lord

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   “Hallelujah, Praise the Lord“ is a lively gathering piece from Nigeria that we sing during the summer months at St. Lydia’s.  It sounds great accompanied by guitar and drum!  As taught by Emmanuel Badejo.

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Songs We Sing: Jesus We Are Gathered

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   We sing “Jesus, We Are Gathered,” a piece from Zimbabwe, as a gathering song at almost any time of the year!  Click here to listen to Jesus, We Are Gathered

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Songs We Sing: “Kiev Alleluia”

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   We’ll be singing this Alleluia, drawn from the St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church hymnal, “Music For Liturgy,” and entitled Kovalyevsky Kiev Chant, during the season of Easter as our Gathering Song. Click [...]

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