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.
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.
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.
'Listen to the Word of God' is a Gospel acclamation composed by Marilyn Haskel. It was originally written for St. Paul's Chapel in downtown New York City.
The lyrics of this song are from T. S. Eliot's The Four Quartets, Burnt Norton. It was composed by Rachel Kroh at Music that Makes Community in Minneapolis in 2012.
Here's a video of Rachel leading In My End Is My Beginning:
This is a popular song from Music By Heart (# 30), the original collection of songs published as part of the Music that Makes Community project. It was composed by Ana Hernandez.
There are two melodies in this song. Here's a video of Marilyn Haskel teaching the first one:
Here's a video of Marilyn teaching the second tune:
This setting of Psalm 47 was written by Pascal Jordan, a Benedictine brother from Trinidad. It is available in written form in the With Many Voices Songbook. I learned it from Hilary Seraph-Donaldson in her wonderful series of instructional videos, Break into Song.
Here's the episode of Break into Song that features All Peoples Clap Your Hands: