This song, from a bit of Psalm 121, first took shape at a Music That Makes Community event in Minneapolis. Going out and coming in the Holy One keeps us Going out and coming in the Holy One sings Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan © 2016 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP) All rights reserved. used by permission. Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net. Leading: I think it's best done by singing through the first half of the song, inviting the assembly to sing it, then singing the second half, inviting the assembly to sing it. Then put the two pieces together. Song form: simple melody Print Source: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!going-out-and-coming-in/njv23 Audio Recording Link: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!going-out-and-coming-in/njv23 Video Recording Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ejDal-vJ_g Suggested Tags: Liturgical Use: Prayer, Psalm, Contexts and Gatherings: Prayer, Worship, Funeral, Wedding Language: English Musical Tradition: chant Religious Tradition: Jewish, Christian
A song of prayer surrender from the first lines of Psalm 25. lyrics: I lay one my whole life to you, trusting you, O Holy One Words and music by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan © 2016 Worldmaking.net (ASCAP) All rights reserved. used by permission. Licensed via CCLI, OneLicense.net and Worldmaking.net. Teaching: I think it works best to simply sing the song in its entirety and then invite the community to sing it. Song form: simple melody Print Source: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!i-lay-open/nx1mz Audio Recording Link: http://www.psalmimmersion.com/#!i-lay-open/nx1mz Video Recording Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yj49Ue-QlM Suggested Tags: Liturgical Use: Prayer, Psalm, Contexts and Gatherings: worship, prayer, bedside, lullabies, evening Language: English Musical Tradition: chant Religious Tradition: Jewish, Christian
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 is an interim/transitional church musician, consultant and composer based in NYC.
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.
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.
Sylvia Miller-Mutia created this song at a Music that Makes Community Gathering in January 2015. While created as a song for people to sing in procession to the table for communion, it is easily adapted to serve as an invitation or transition into any part of the liturgy.
Here's a video of Sylvia leading her song Come to the Feast at Music that Makes Community at The Bishop's Ranch in January 2015:
This song was composed by Amy McCreath. It has become an anthem of sorts for the Music that Makes Community network because of its simple but powerful lyrics and easily taught (and harmonized) melody.
Sheet music can be found in Singing In Community, our latest songbook published by Augsburg Fortress.
Here's a video of Paul Vasile leading What We Need Is Here at a Music That Makes Community workshop at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
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: