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This is a popular song from Music By Heart (# 31), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Ana Hernandez and is a perfect example of a layered song.
This is a mass composed by Daniel Schwandt in honor of Scott Weidler when he left his position as cantor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL in 2014.
'Listen to the Word of God' is a Gospel acclamation composed by Marilyn Haskel. It was originally written for St. Paul's Chapel in downtown New York City.
This song was composed by Daniel Schwandt at our Music that Makes Community Composers' Gathering in Brattleboro, VT in 2013. Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, published by Augsburg Fortress.
Note that the second line of the original Shaker text has been adapted from 'so God can own me' to 'so God can hold me.' To make the text more broadly inclusive, some leaders have also changed the phrase 'Lay me low, so the Lord...' to 'Lay me low, so God...'
The lyrics of this beautiful, haunting tune from Pakistan translate to "Have mercy on us Lord." It is published in the Iona Community's Love and Anger, available as a CD or songbook from Wild Goose Publications.
The lyrics of this song are from T. S. Eliot's The Four Quartets, Burnt Norton. It was composed by Rachel Kroh at Music that Makes Community in Minneapolis in 2012.
This is a popular song from Music By Heart (# 30), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Ana Hernandez.
'I Will Supply Your Need' was composed by Ben Allaway. Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
This is a popular song from Music By Heart, the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Bill Doggett.
This song was written by John Bell as part of the St. Bride Eucharistic setting.
This song was written by Mary Kay Beall and John Carter.
Here is bread for the hungry soul.
Here is wine for the thirsty heart.
Here is forgiveness, full and free.
Here at the table of the Lord.
Song leaders have sometimes swapped the first two phrases to good effect: 'Here is bread for the hungry heart. Here is wine for the thirsty soul.'
This prayer song was written by Carol Webb and would be especially effective during prayers for healing and wholeness. She writes about the inspiration for the song in a beautiful post.
This traditional song from Zimbabwe is in Shona. The words translate roughly to "There's no one in this world like Jesus." It is available in written form as a download from Cokesbury in a version arranged by Patrick Matsikenyiri and Daniel Charles Damon.
This is a song written by James Clemens with lyrics by the poet David Wright. It is available in written form in A Field of Voices.
This song was written by Ana Hernandez. It is available in written form in Voices Found from Cokesbury.
This is a song from South Africa, from a community of people living with HIV/AIDS. It is available in written form as an arrangement by John Bell in We Walk His Way from Wild Goose Publications.
This setting of Psalm 47 was written by Pascal Jordan, a Benedictine brother from Trinidad. It is available in written form in the With Many Voices Songbook. I learned it from Hilary Seraph-Donaldson in her wonderful series of instructional videos, Break into Song.