September 15th, 2012
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 is Our Guiding Light” to learn to teach it, or to learn the fun descant line.
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Used this for Lenten call to worship several years ago at Grace Church in Syracuse. First sunday, just 1st part straight through a few times; 2nd sunday, added the round: third, picked up tempo and added descant; fourth, a little slower again.
Christmas came and right before worship started, I was asked to stall… Something was going on with the ministers… So we brought it back – started out slowly, brought in congregation (mostly visitors at this point), added rounds, descants; the small church was thundering with energy from this small, simple song that calls us to walk in peace and let the light shine!