This song was composed by Doug von Koss, who can be reached through his website www.dougvonkoss.com. This song is published in a small book/CD called “How Sweet the Sound” and is part of his “Noah Project.”
Doug von Koss, wrote this when teaching in Italy as Italians were marching to protest the United States invasion of Iraq. He wanted a strong musical statement that would “lift the desire for peace to a more assertive and active place.” He borrowed a melody he had heard in Canada and used this Latin phrase as the text.
Here's a video of Marilyn Haskel leading Cantemus Pacem Mundi at Holy Cross Monastery in September 2015:
Marilyn Haskell teaches "Peace, Perfect Peace" for a group singing a setting of Edward Henry Bickersteth's lyrics (1875).
Recorded at the All Saints Company conference, "Music that Makes Community" in St. Paul's Chapel of New York City, April 2008.
Paul Vasile is an interim/transitional church musician, consultant and composer based in NYC.
A traditional Xhosa hymn which, roughly translated, means “Go with us, our saviour” from Pamela Warrick Smith. Paul Vasile brings it to Music that Makes Community. When you lead it, make sure that you keep a steady beat so the group can feel the syncopated rhythm of the tune. I teach the tune first and once that's set teach the bass line. If folks don't intuitively add harmony (almost every group I've taught this to has) then line out parts.
There are several English translations of this text and sadly not all are attributed.
1. You Are Holy, You Show Us the Way in Xhosa: Here is a link to a pdf of the sheet music for this version.
2. God With Us, Lord, and Set Us All Free... etc.
3. Come Walk With Us, the Journey Is Long - text by Anders Nyberg
I have improvised other verses, as well, and heard others do the same: i.e. Go with us, Lord, and give us your love/joy/peace, or Come walk with us and share in our bread. Lots of possibilities.
Song form: Simple melody with SATB harmony
Composer(s) Name(s): Traditional South African melody
Place of Origin: South African
This song was composed by Kerri Meyer in San Francisco, CA. This video of 'There Is Enough' is taught by AnnaMarie Hoos, who learned it from Kerri Meyer. The melody was adapated from a Peter Mayer refrain, and Kerri Meyer composed the descant.
The lyrics are:
There is enough!
There is enough!
There is enough, oh,
Enough and some to share!
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here's an audio clip of Kerri leading this song at the Musical Text Kitchen in San Francisco in October of 2014.
Here's a video of AnnaMarie Hoos leading this song at MMC at The Bishop's Ranch in January, 2015.
Let me listen
God is speaking
Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
© 2010 Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Here is an audio recording of the song from Richard's website:
Composed by John Bell, published in We Walk His Way from Wild Goose publications (available as a CD or songbook).
Here's a video of AnnaMarie Hoos leading Come O Lord and Set Us Free at Music that Makes Community at the Bishop's Ranch in January of 2015.