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Songs for Advent 2021

Hello Song Leaders, Advent is here, and it brings a new menu of musical selections! Gathering song: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”  Each week, we’ll sing a different verse: Nov. 7: Verse One Nov. 14: Verse Two Nov. 21 Verse Three Nov. 28 Verse Four Dec. 5 Verse Five Dec. 12 Verse Six Dec. 19 […]

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Songs for Fall 2021

Dear Song Leaders, Behold, the songs for fall of 2021! Gathering Song: September 12 through October 4  “Till The Moon Is No More” October 10-November 1 “Like the Willow Weeping” Candle-Lighting Song: “The Journey of a Thousand Miles” Table Acclamation: Fall Table Acclamation (Shelton)” Offering Song: “Amen” Final Hymn: September:“God Calls You Good” October:“I Met […]

“I Met A Stranger on the Road”

“I Met A Stranger on the Road” is a hymn with words by David Bjorlin, set to a traditional Scottish tune and arranged by John Bell. You can hear a recording of it here. The sheet music is here.

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“God Calls You Good”

“God Calls You Good” is a beautiful hymn by our wonderful friend and teacher, Paul Vasile. Our own Angela Morris has arranged a version of it for use at Saint Lydia’s (where we don’t have a piano but have voices with which to add harmony). It’s included in Songs for the Holy Other: Hymns Affirming […]

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“Like The Weeping Willow”

“Like the Weeping Willow” is a hymn from Songs for the Holy Other: Hymns Affirming LGBTQIA2S+ Community. It’s a traditional tune, with words by Amy Sens. We don’t yet have a link to a recording, but the sheet music can be found here.

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Music for Eastertide, 2021

Dear Song Leaders and Voices of the Congregation, Here is the music we’ll be singing during Eastertide. Gathering Song: Kiev Allelulia Candle Lighting Song: The Lord Is My Light Table Acclamation: Festive Table Acclamation Prayer Song: Song Leader’s choice (in coordination with the preacher. Choose from our ever expanding list of prayer songs, some of […]

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“Jesus Christ Is Risen Today”

“Jesus Christ Is Risen Today” is a centuries old Easter and Eastertide hymn. We’ve updated the lyrics, which are reflected on this version of the sheet music. And if you’d like to practice along, here’s a nice recording.

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When Jesus Wept

“When Jesus Wept,” a 1700s musical canon in four parts by William Billings, is a piece that has been sung many years on Good Friday at St Lydia’s. You can view the sheet music here. In 2021, due to the continued Covid-19 pandemic, a remote-recorded canon was assembled by Jacob Slichter, Christian Scharen, and Angela […]

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Pave the Way with Branches (Jesus Is Coming)

“Pave the Way with Branches” is a song by Bret Hesla. As the title suggests, it evokes the Palm Sunday procession. The music can be heard here. And here are the lyrics: Verse 1 (2x) Jesus is coming. Pave the way with branches. Jesus is coming. Hosannah. Chorus (2x) Hosannah. Jesus is coming. Hosannah to […]

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Music for Lent 2021

Dear Song Leaders and Voices of the People, Here are our musical selections for Lent: Gathering Song: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord“ Kyrie for Confession: John Bell Kyrie Candle Lighting Song: “I Am Here in the Heart of God” Table Acclamation: “Lent Table Acclamation“ Cleanup/Offering song: “What We Need Is Here“ Final Hymn: […]