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Music for Christmastide & Epiphany 2020-2021

Most excellent song leaders and voices of the people, here is the musical menu for our next liturgical seasons: Gathering song Christmastide — January 11 “What Child Is This” — (We have no Lydian recording of this, but you can familiarize/reaquaint yourself with it here.  We’ll use sheet music, which is here.) Epiphany Season Arise Shine Candle […]

Music for Advent 2020

Dear Song Leaders, Here is the music we’ll be singing this Advent Gathering Song November: Come O Lord and Set Us Free December: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel Candle Lighting Song: Holding Silence Table Acclamation: Advent Table Acclamation Offering Song: The Mighty Will Fall Final Hymn: Canticle of the Turning  (And the sheet music is here.)

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Music for Fall 2020

Most beautiful song leaders, This fall, as our scriptures and preaching explore right relationship with ourselves, each other, money, the world around us, and God, we’ll be singing songs that resonate with that theme. Our menu of music includes: Gathering song: Lament for Zion (by our own Debbie Holloway) Candle Lighting song: Lead Me, Guide […]

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What Does The Lord Require of You?

“What Does the Lord Require of You?” is a song based on the prophetic line from Micah, chapter 6, verse 8. “What Does the Lord Require of You?” What does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindnessand to walk humbly with your God, your Godand to walk humbly with […]

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Yea, O God

“Yea, O God” is a song by Larry Dittberner. It has three parts, which can be sung as a round. Here is a teaching recording from Christian. Here are the words: Yea, O God by Larry Dittberner Yea O God, you are our mother You are our mother and father  (2x) We are the clay […]

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A Virtual Shruti Box

Dear Lydians, While worshipping online, I’ve been missing the shruti box. So I made a virtual version you can download and play as we sing our blessings for the bread and, later in the service, for the wine. The shruti box silver setting will work for the summer of 2020. I may upload new settings […]

Music for Pentecost and Early Summer, 2020

Dear Song Leaders and Singers, Here is the music we’ll be singing for Pentecost and early summer of 2020. Gathering songs: Candle lighting song: Evening Lamps are Lit Table acclamation: Summer Table Acclamation Regathering song: Honduras Allelulia Final hymn: Spirit, I Have Heard You Calling Day Is Done Thank you for leading your community in […]

Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading

The Swahili gathering hymn “Njoo Kwetu, Roho Mwema” was written by Tanzanian pastor Wilson Niwagila. It was translated into the English version, “Holy Spirit, Heed Our Pleeding,” by Howard S. Olson. Though it has five verses, we sing only the first, alternating between English and Swahili. Holy Spirit, heed our pleadingFashion us all anewIt’s your […]

Music for Lent 2020

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. Gathering Song I Am Here in the Heart of God Candle Lighting Song John Bell Kyrie A Kyrie Eleison, which means, “Lord, Have […]

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I Am Here in the Heart of God

“I Am Here in the Heart of God” is a chant by New Thought song leader and composer Erin McGaughan and arranged into call and echo by Chanda Rule, who also added several verses to the original. Here is a link to a video of Chanda leading this song.  Note that the song changes key, […]

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