Dear Song Leaders and all singers, Here is the menu of songs we’ll be singing during Advent. Gathering song: O Come, O Come Emmanuel (with updated lyrics) Candle Lighting song: Within Our Darkest Night Table Acclamation: Vasile Advent Table Acclamation Prayer song: Songleader’s choice, including this new Taizé song. Offering Song: Taste and See Final […]
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“Taste and See” is an worship song by Jo Boyce, Mike Stanley & Aidan Pepper. Here are the lyrics. We’ll use only the repeated refrain that begins the song. Taste and see the goodness of the LordTaste and see the goodness of the Lord If you’re interested, here are the rest of the lyrics. If […]
“Wait for the Lord” is a beautiful prayer song from the Taizé community. The words are: Wait for the Lord, whose day is near;Wait for the Lord, keep watch, take heart! Here is a recording that illustrates the main melody, harmonies, and other options for soloists.
“Within Our Darkest Night” is a beautiful song from the Taizé community in France. The words are: “Within our darkest night, you kindle a fire that never dies away” Here’s a recording that illustrates the melody and, for those who are curious, also includes harmony.
“Freedom Is Coming” is a powerful song from the South Africa anti-apartheid movement. It’s sung in a call response pattern between the song leader and congregation and therefore a bit trickier to lead than it may sound. Feel free to choose a different song if it feels like too much. The congregation’s lyrics are . […]
Dear Song Leaders, Here is the music we’ll be singing during Eastertide!
“I’ve got Peace Like a River” is a beautiful and well-known African-American spiritual. Here’s a wonderful recording of it by Lynda Randle. The words are . . . I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river I’ve got peace like a river in my soul I’ve got peace like a river […]
“Here Is Bread” is a beautiful song by Mary Kay Beall and John Carter. You can hear a teaching recording here. Our words are slightly different from the original song and the version used in the teaching recording linked above. Here is bread for the hungry heart. Here is wine for the thirsty soul. Here […]
Dear Song Leaders and Lydian music lovers, Here’s our menu of songs for Lent: Thank you for leading your community in song!