Holy, Holy, Holy (Holy Manna setting)


Sylvia Miller-Mutia learned this paperless Eucharistic response from The Rev. Joseph Peters-Matthews, who shared the origins of this setting.

'The tune is HOLY MANNA (attributed to William Moore), which I learned from singing and leading Sacred Harp. (Here is a good version, and here is a less-polished version of a young and inexperienced me leading). I knew the tune from memory and then slightly adapted the words from the English Language Liturgical Consultation for use in a dinner church-style Eucharist at clergy retreat. The tune is familiar enough for people of different traditions to pick up (even if it's just from hearing it in a Ken Burns documentary), and the challenge is figuring out where to space the phrases of the text with the tune for calling and repeat.'

Here's a blog post Sylvia contributed about this song and how she uses call and echo to incorporate movement into worship.

"Holy, holy, holy, holy, (Holy, holy, holy, holy)
God of power, God of might (God of power, God of might)
Heaven and earth are full of your glory (Heaven and earth are full of your glory)
Hosanna in the highest! (Hosanna in the highest!)

Blessed is the one who comes (Blessed is the one who comes)
in the name of the Lord (in the name of the Lord)
Hosanna in the highest! (Hosanna in the highest!)
Hosanna in the highest! (Hosanna in the highest!)"

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