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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This gentle piece by John Bell of the Iona community in Scotland is a new addition to our prayer song collection. It could also be used as a candle-lighting song (processional). Feel the pulse of the song, and then notice how the first note of the melody starts just after the first beat – in [...]
Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s. At Saint Lydia’s our prayers begin and end with a song that the song-leader chooses from a list of options. Below, you’ll find links to recordings of those songs made by our own [...]
Squeezebox is a place for our Song Leaders, as well as congregants, to learn the songs we sing at St. Lydia’s. “Tar a Thighearna” is a piece by our friend, Ruth Cunningham. It’s published in the volume, Music By Heart. The piece is a simple, beautiful melody, which encourages improvisation from the congregation. We [...]