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Posts Tagged 'Music for Summer'

Songs for Pentecost and Summer 2017

Hello songleaders and hello everyone! Here is the music we’ll be singing from Pentecost (June 4) 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 We Sing — ”Spirit I Have Heard You Calling”

This beautiful hymn was written by Thew Elliott with the struggles of LGBTQ people in mind. Of his work in the church, Thew has declared his intention “to free G-d from the traditional binds and symbols of hetero-patriarchy, and call the community into increasingly creative and responsible relationship with their Creator . . . Hymns are a place [...]

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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 For Summer at St. Lydia’s

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   Hello Song Leaders! Below you will find all the songs we’ll be singing this summer at St. Lydia’s.  Since the Summer takes us through three whole months, there are a selection of songs [...]

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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: Christ is Our Guiding Light

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s. We sing “Christ is Our Guiding Light” as a lamp lighting hymn.  It’s a beautiful round, written by Rev. Eric Law of the Kaleidoscope Institute, and published in Music By Heart.  Listen to “Christ [...]

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Songs We Sing: Day Is Done

Dear Lydians, Here’s “Day Is Done,” a bit of a St. Lydia’s tradition.  It was our closing hymn for a number of weeks in a row when we were first starting out as a congregation.  Now we sing it toward the end of the Summer, as we will this August.  You can see the sheet [...]

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Songs We Sing: All Praise to Thee My God This Night

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 lovely hymn, All Praise to Thee My God This Night, which can be done as a round, as a closing hymn during the month of July.  We’ll take it a [...]

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Songs We Sing: Come Down O Love Divine

Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s.   Click here to listen to our closing hymn, Come Down O Love Divine.  We’ll sing this hymn on Pentecost and the following Sundays, until the end of June at a nice brisk tempo [...]

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