This is a new composition by Paul Vasile, a freelance church musician, consultant, and composer based in New York City. A frequent facilitator at Music that Makes Community events around the country, Paul is passionate about modeling and sharing leadership practices that sustain the musical and spiritual life of faith communities.
Paul Vasile is an interim/transitional church musician, consultant and composer based in NYC.
Paul Vasile wrote this song in December of 2015 at St. Lydia's Lutheran Church, and it's sweeping melody often elicits lush harmony when invited.
After the 2007 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech Mary Alice heard on the radio the pastor of a church near the college being asked what he could preach on the next Sunday. He answered with a quote from Psalm 30: " Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." This inspired Mary Alice to write this song for the service she was leading the following Sunday at the Guilford (VT) Community Church, UCC. The singers are, from left to right: Cora Neilsen Kelly, Mary Alice Amidon, Zara Bode (Stefan's wife), Suzannah Park (soloist), Emily Miller, Jeff Fellinger, Gideon Crevoshay, Stefan Amidon (Peter & Mary Alice's younger son) Avery Book and Peter Amidon. You can hear, purchase, and download sheet music for this and other Amidon choral arrangements at: http://www.amidonmusic.com.
This song was written by Ana Hernandez in 2007, and can be found in the collection called Music By Heart (#26), the original collection of songs published as part of a Music that Makes Community project.
This song was written by David E. Poole, and is a setting of Psalm 85. In this video, Conie Borchardt leads the song at the Music that Makes Community Presenters' Retreat at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY in September of 2015.
Come, My Beloved was written by Carol Logen and shared with the MMC community by Chanda Rule.
Come, my beloved,
make your home in my heart.
The video features Chanda Rule leading the song at a Music that Makes Community workshop in Baltimore, Maryland in November 2015.