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There Is Enough

This song was composed by Kerri Meyer in San Francisco, CA. This video of 'There Is Enough' is taught by AnnaMarie Hoos, who learned it from Kerri Meyer. The melody was adapated from a Peter Mayer refrain, and Kerri Meyer composed the descant.

The lyrics are:

There is enough!
There is enough!
There is enough, oh,
Enough and some to share!

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Christ Be With You/Me/Us

Ruth Cunningham wrote this. The text is a Celtic blessing.

It is a simple melody (sung twice through in each sequence of the words). It works well to make it a call and echo to begin it and then shift to singing it in unison (as noted below). It's in the Dorian mode which means it sounds approximately minor, but in fact the tune has a slightly different home, resting tone.

When I'm leading, I sing to myself a minor scale 1,2,3,4,5, and drop down one note (7 below 1) to find the starting note. I learned the song from Ana Hernandez. I begin with people standing and ask them to "do what I do and sing what I sing" and I encourage large gestures - big arm motions, stepping forward, moving whole body and from center. The gestures help people learn the song including the sequence of directions. I usually begin with singing the whole "Christ be with you" and having people echo phrase by phrase. Usually I'll do a second iteration (choosing to substitute "me" or "us" for "you") still singing call and echo, phrase by phrase. Just ahead of beginning the third iteration (shifting pronoun again), I say, "sing with me" and the shift from call and echo to simple melody in unison.

There is a lovely recording of it on Ana and Ruth's CD "Blessed by Light" which you can purchase here (CD or individual song, listed as "Christ be with me"). The song works very well as an opening or closing blessing for a liturgy or other gathering.

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Come to the Feast

Sylvia Miller-Mutia created this song at a Music that Makes Community Gathering in January 2015. While created as a song for people to sing in procession to the table for communion, it is easily adapted to serve as an invitation or transition into any part of the liturgy.

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Salaam Aleikum/May Peace Be With You

This song is originally from Ghana, and the version we've sung at many MMC events is from a setting by Marty Haugen and Marc Anderson. You can find the sheet music and a recording of the song at GIA Music.

 

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Dumiyah

This lyrics of this setting of Psalm 65 is just a single word: silence. 

Dumiyah (Heb. silence)
Tibi silens laus (Lat. For you, silence is praise)

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
©2013 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP)
Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net.

Listen with lyrics

Sheet music available in the "Our Roots are In You" collection at PsalmImmersion.com.

 

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God Our Home and Help

This setting of Psalm 46 comes to us from Richard Bruxvoort Colligan. 

God our home and help,
O God, our home and help,
we entrust our troubles to you.
(Psalm 46)

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
©2013 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP)
Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net.

Listen with lyrics

Sheet music available in the "Our Roots are In You" collection at PsalmImmersion.com.

 

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Hear My Cry, O God (Psalm 61)

Part 1: Hear my cry, O God. Listen to my prayer.
Part 2: From the end of the earth I call to you, though my heart is faint.
Part 3: Let me abide with you forever.

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
©2013 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP)
Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net.

Listen with lyrics

Sheet music available in the "Our Roots Are In You" collection at PsalmImmersion.com.

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In God Alone (Psalm 62)

In God alone my soul is at rest
Be at rest, my soul

Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
© 2013 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP) Licensing via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net.

Listen with lyrics

Sheet music available at PsalmImmersion.com.

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What We Need Is Here

This song was composed by Amy McCreath. It has become an anthem of sorts for the Music that Makes Community network because of its simple but powerful lyrics and easily taught (and harmonized) melody.

 

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To the Bath and the Table

This is a popular song from Music By Heart (#56), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Mark Howe.

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The Light of Christ

This song was composed by Donald Fishel and is available in printed for in My Heart Sings Out from Church Publishing.

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The Gifts of God

This song was composed by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan. See Richard's public MMC profile here.

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The Bread Which We Break

This is a popular song from Music By Heart (#45), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Marilyn Haskel.

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Hold My Hope/Teach Me To Be Love

This song was composed by Ana Hernandez 

Hold my hope.
Hold my trembling.
Hold my heart.
Teach me to be love.

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