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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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Tar a Thighearna

'Tar a Thighearna' was composed by Ruth Cunningham. The text in Gaelic is translated, "Come, Lord, come thou Being." Ruth and Ana Hernandez recorded it on Blessed By Light, one of their albums as the duo Harc. 

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Send Now Your Servants

This joyful sending song was composed by Chad McKenna at an Music That Makes Community workshop in Chicago in 2011.

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Receive, O Earth

This is a gorgeous setting of an Orthodox funeral liturgy, written by Daniel Schwandt at our MMC Composers' Gathering in Brattleboro, VT in 2013. 

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Peace, Salaam, Shalom

This song was composed by Pat Humphries and Sandy O. You can hear a clip, as well as buy a recording or the sheet music on their website Emma's Revolution. Here's a clip of AnnaMarie Hoos teaching it at an MMC event at Holy Cross Monastery in September of 2015:

 

 

http://emmasrevolution.com/listen/album/one/9-peace-salaam-shalom/

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Peace, Perfect Peace

This beautiful melody was composed by Robinson McClellan. It can be sung as a simple melody or as a canon. 

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Our Breath is Incense

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

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Open My Lips, Oh Lord

This song was composed by Marilyn Haskel. 

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Open My Heart

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.

 

 

 

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Mass for Immanuel

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.

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Listen to the Word of God

'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. 

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Lay Me Low

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...' 

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Khudaya Rehem Ker

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. 

 

 

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In My End Is My Beginning

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. 

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If In Your Heart

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. 

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I Will Supply Your Need

'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.

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I Will Sing a Song of Mercy

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.

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I Will Give You Rest

This song was composed by Ana Hernandez.

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