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 is originally from Ghana, and the version we've sung at many MMC events is from a setting by Marty Haugen and Marc Anderson. You can find the sheet music and a recording of the song at GIA Music.
To be faithful with what I've been given
To be faithful with who I am
To be faithful with how I am living
I (we) pray to be faithful
Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan
© 2004 This Here Music/Worldmaking.net (ASCAP)
Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net
Sheet music available in the "Worldmaking" collection at Worldmaking.net.
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 is a short song by John Bell, and comes to us from the collection entitled "Come All You People" available below. A brief clip of the recording is available on the website here.
Song Title : Behold, I make all things new
First Line : Behold, behold, I make all things new
Published in : Come All You People
Author : John L Bell
Composer : John L Bell
Copyright: Words : Paraphrase © 1995 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland
Copyright: Music : Music © 1995 WGRG, Iona Community, Glasgow G2 3DH, Scotland
Theme : Recessional, Commitment
Biblical Ref : 2 Corinthians 5:17