There Are Angels Hovering Round is a song that has come to the MMC network through multiple channels. St. Gregory of Nyssa congregants have been singing this song at funerals for many years. Peter and Mary Alice Amidon have a lovely arrangement of it on their website amidonmusic.com, where you can listen to an mp3 and purchase sheet music.
Here's a recording of the Morningstar Singers, a hospice choir in Minnesota, singing There Are Angels Hovering Round:
This South African traditional song from the singing of the Mooiplaas congregation comes from from the Iona Community publication We Walk His Way. A great strength of music from southeastern Africa is that it usually emerges from communal life, and in singing such songs we unite our sung prayers with those of the people who created them.
To lead it, sing through it once or twice. It's easy enough that folks will start singing with you quickly. Encourage harmony and add leader part once the song is set.
Biblical Reference: Matthew 11:28
Copyright Holder Name: English trans. © 2008 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.)
Print Source: We Walk His Way, Iona Community, WGRG
Publisher Name: GIA Publications, Inc.
Year of Publication: 2008
Here is a link to a pdf of sheet music for this song.
Here's a recording of the song being sung (disclaimer: this is not an official MMC video):
This lyrics of this setting of Psalm 65 is just a single word: silence.
Dumiyah (Heb. silence)
Tibi silens laus (Lat. For you, silence is praise)
Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
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Sheet music available in the "Our Roots are In You" collection at PsalmImmersion.com.
'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.
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here's a video of Rachel Kroh leading 'Tar A Thighearna' at Union Seminary in September 2015:
Here's a lovely recording of the song by Ana and Ruth.
Here's a link to a recording of Emily Scott singing the song and then making some suggestions for how to lead it paperlessly, from the resources Emily has been compiling for the song leaders at St. Lydia's in Brooklyn.
This is a gorgeous setting of an Orthodox funeral liturgy, written by Daniel Schwandt at our MMC Composers' Gathering in Brattleboro, VT in 2013.
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.