If in Your Heart (Setting 2)

Ana Hernández has written two contrasting settings of If In Your Heart, a short text by 17th century mystic and poet Angelus Silesius. The second is a tender, lullaby-like melody that welcomes extemporaneous harmony. Try adding guitar or piano accompaniment to give the song a stronger rhythmic flow.

It is wonderfully suited to the Advent and Christmas seasons and could be effective as a gathering or processional song, for candle lighting, or as a Gospel acclamation.

"If in your heart you make a manger for his birth, 
then God will once again become a child on earth."


Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress. It was first published in Music By Heart, MMC's first collection of paperless songs. 

Here is a video of Marilyn Haskel teaching the second setting:

Ana has also arranged the song for SSA chorus and it's available for purchase on her website. Here is a beautiful recording by the Virginia Girl's Choir from her album, An Unexpected Christmas:

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