This song was written by John Bell as part of the St. Bride setting. It is available in written form in the Iona Abbey Music Book from Wild Goose Publications, as well as the Come All You People songbook (page 94).
This is a setting of a Sanctus composed in 2003 by the Iona Community in Scotland. Here's a tip for leading this echo paperlessly: be sure to invite the group to follow you with a clear gesture. The echo comes quite quickly, so be ready to cue them to avoid confusion.
Copyright Holder Name: © WGRG The Iona Community (Scotland). Used by permission of GIA Publications, Inc.
Print Source: Sing the Faith, #2256 Publisher Name: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Westminster John Knox Press. Purchase this book from Amazon here.
Year of Publication: 2003
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):
More than we can ask
More than we can ask
More than we can ask or imagine
Hear, oh hear our prayer
Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
See Richard's public MMC profile here.
©2004 This Here Music/Worldmaking.net (ASCAP)
Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net.
Biblical Reference: Ephesians 3.20
Sheet music available in the "Worldmaking" collection at www.Worldmaking.net.
This song was composed by Pat Humphries and Sandy O. You can hear a clip, as well as buy a recording or the sheet music on their website Emma's Revolution. Here's a clip of AnnaMarie Hoos teaching it at an MMC event at Holy Cross Monastery in September of 2015:
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.