This song, from a bit of Psalm 121, first took shape at a Music That Makes Community event in Minneapolis. Going out and coming in the Holy One keeps us Going out and coming in the Holy One sings Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan © 2016 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP) All rights reserved. used by permission. Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net. Leading: I think it's best done by singing through the first half of the song, inviting the assembly to sing it, then singing the second half, inviting the assembly to sing it. Then put the two pieces together. Song form: simple melody Print Source: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!going-out-and-coming-in/njv23 Audio Recording Link: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!going-out-and-coming-in/njv23 Video Recording Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ejDal-vJ_g Suggested Tags: Liturgical Use: Prayer, Psalm, Contexts and Gatherings: Prayer, Worship, Funeral, Wedding Language: English Musical Tradition: chant Religious Tradition: Jewish, Christian
A song of prayer surrender from the first lines of Psalm 25. lyrics: I lay one my whole life to you, trusting you, O Holy One Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan © 2016 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP) All rights reserved. used by permission. Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net. Teaching: I think it works best to simply sing the song in its entirety and then invite the community to sing it. Song form: simple melody Print Source: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!i-lay-open/nx1mz Audio Recording Link: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!i-lay-open/nx1mz Video Recording Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yj49Ue-QlM Suggested Tags: Liturgical Use: Prayer, Psalm, Contexts and Gatherings: worship, prayer, bedside, lullabies, evening Language: English Musical Tradition: chant Religious Tradition: Jewish, Christian
This song comes to us from presenter Ana Hernandez, with text from Sufi poet Rumi.
Here is the Sheet music, and a video file is attached below.
I learned this song from Sierra Leone (transcribed by Greg Scheer) at a congregational song symposium at the Chandler School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. Because each section of the song repeats, it's easiest to have folks echo after you. In the second section the word changes from bread to wine on the repeat so you have to think about how to prompt that. A few beats before the repeat I'll often say the new text and make sure that folks notice the change in that moment.
Song Form: Simple melody with SATB harmony
Place of Origin: Sierra Leone
Copyright Holder Name: Arr. © 2008 Greg Scheer
Print Source: Published in Global Songs for Worship. Purchase this book from Amazon here.
Publisher Name: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Faith Alive Christian Resources
Year of Publication: 2010
Here's a video of a group sight reading We Are Coming Lord to the Table with drumming and shakers.
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...'
Here's an audio recording of the first time Dan taught this song in Vermont.
Below is a teaching video for the song made by Paul Vasile.
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.
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress. There is a setting of the melody alone, as well as a harmonized version arranged by Andrew Donaldson. The first eight measures of this arrangement are the original song by Kerri, and the the rest is an optional modulation just for fun.
Here's a video of Hilary Donaldson leading this song in her congregation, Eastminster United Church in Toronto, ON.
Here's the recording from the first time Kerri taught this song at MMC after she wrote it.
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"
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here's an audio recording of Fear Not the Pain made in Brattleboro in 2013 as well as the melody transcribed by Marilyn Haskel.
Here's a a four-part arrangement of the song by Peter Amidon. If you enjoy it, you might want to see some of Peter's other arrangements in 55 Anthems for the Small Church Choir.