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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: […]

What We Need Is Here

This is a beautiful and simple song written by Amy McCreath. (The words are taken from the final line of Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Wild Geese.”) Note that the song is two phrases long. What we need is here.What we need is here. The line melodies are nearly identical, but the second line ends on […]

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John Bell Kyrie

A Kyrie Eleison, which means, “Lord, Have Mercy.”  This Kyrie is written by the Scottish minister and composer John Bell.  Remember to teach the words . . . Kyrie eleisonChriste eleisonKyrie eleison and provide the English translation . . . Lord have mercyChrist have mercyLord have mercy You can hear a recording of it here.

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Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

Here’s Debbie Holloway’s beautiful setting of “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” a song from the musical Godspell.

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