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Come All, Draw Near and Eat

This call and response song was composed by Mark Howe and has a haunting, challenging, and beautiful shape. Teach the response first, and let the community become comfortable with the intervals through repetition. Once learned, the community might even move to the table during the refrain, pausing on the verses.

The piece is most effective when accompanied by a drone instrument (shruti box or a soft stop on the organ).

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Behold I Make All Things New

This is a short song by John Bell, and comes to us from the collection entitled "Come All You People" available below. A brief clip of the recording is available on the website here. 

Song Title : Behold, I make all things new
First Line : Behold, behold, I make all things new
Published in : Come All You People
Author : John L Bell
Composer : John L Bell
Copyright: Words : Paraphrase © 1995 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland
Copyright: Music : Music © 1995 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland
Theme : Recessional, Commitment
Biblical Ref : 2 Corinthians 5:17

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Christ is our Guiding Light

'Christ Is Our Guiding Light' was composed by Eric H. F. Law and works well as a round or canon. There's also a lovely descant line for a cantor to sing.

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Arise, Shine

'Arise, Shine' was composed by Ruth Cunningham and is a great example of a layered song. 

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Alleluia from Palestine

I learned this song from Debbie Lou Ludolph at Music that Makes Community in Minneapolis in 2014.

Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress. It is also published in Sing With the World, a collection edited by John Bell and Alison Adam of the Iona Community in Scotland and published by GIA Publications, Inc. It is available as a CD, download and book at the link above.

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