Jesus Christ is the light of the world (echo)
The light no darkness can overcome (echo)
Stay with us Lord for it is evening (echo)
And the day is almost over (echo)
Let your light scatter the darkness (echo)
And shine on your people here (echo)
Song form: echo
Composer Name: Benjamin Leese
Lyricist Name: ancient text
Year Composed: 2008
Place of Origin: York Springs, Pennsylvania
Biblical Reference: John 8:12
Copyright Holder Name: Benjamin Leese
Here's a video of Jesus Chris is the Light of the World:
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.
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
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 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.
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: