For an alphabetical list of all songs in the database, click here.
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.
This Ndebele song is sung in churches all over Zimbabwe in Africa. I learned it from Hilary Seraph Donaldson in her series of instructional videos called Break into Song. Hilary learned it from Maria Minnaar-Bailey, and it is available in written form in Maria's Chaia Marima Songbook 3.
Composed by Ruth Cunningham, this is a popular song from Music By Heart (p. 58), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Ruth Cunningham and is both layered and works as a round.
This song, composed by Kerri Meyer at The Bishop's Ranch in 2014, has quickly become a favorite in the MMC community. Its great for ending a service or meeting with lots of energy and good feeling. See below for a video of the song being taught, as well as a recording of Kerri teaching it and a pdf score.
Composed by Rachel Kroh at the Music that Makes Community Composers' Retreat in Brattleboro, VT in August of 2013.
Fear not the pain,
Let its waves fall back into the earth.
For heavy are the mountains, heavy are the seas.
- Lyrics by Rainer Maria Rilke from "Sonnets to Orpheus, Part One, IV"
This song was composed by Reverend Stephanie Spellers at a Music that Makes Community event in Boston in 2009.
Composed by Brian Wentzel, available in a book called At Your Altars from Hope Publishing
Composed by James Clemens, this Invitation to the Table can be offered as a call and response song, with the leader singing the first two lines and the community responding with, 'We come together in Jesus' name...' and echoing the word offered by the leader (love, need, truth, etc).
Come, come, come to the table in love. (need, truth, etc.)
We come together in Jesus' name.
We come to the table in love. (need, truth, etc.)
Composed by John Bell, published in We Walk His Way from Wild Goose publications (available as a CD or songbook).
The song was composed by Ruth Cunningham and works very well as a round.
Come, light of lights into my heart.
Come, wisdom of Spirit into my heart.
Composed by John Bell of Wild Goose Publications.
Here's a listing on hymnary.org with sheet music for Come, Holy Spirit.
This paperless song was composed by Dale Zola, based on a poem of Rumi. This is a particularly beautiful song for Lent and times of spiritual pilgrimage, or a prayer for welcome and hospitality.
Come, come, whoever you are,
worshipper, wanderer, lover of leaving.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, come again, come!