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Love God With All Your Heart - November 4

The great commandment features prominently in this week's lectionary readings. Here is our version, a slow gospel-inspired SATB setting, along with a refrain for Psalm 149:

Enjoy! We would appreciate it if you would ensure the full copyright credits are included on any copies you make, and if you have a license from www.licensingonline.org, please record any songs of ours which you use in worship to help support us in our music making. You can also make a donation anytime for the use of our music by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page

Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus - October 28

Blind BartimaeusA busy week this time, with a number of songs coming up in the lectionary texts! See what you might find useful among the following:

  • Psalm 34: "Taste and See" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - a gospel-flavoured setting of the opening verses of the psalm, set as a dialogue between a soloist and the choir/congregation.
  • Psalm 126:3: "Truly God has done great things for us" (pdf, bulletin graphic, and midi) - a joyful SATB psalm refrain
  • Psalm 126:6: "Those who sow in tears" (pdf, bulletin graphic and midi) - a round for congregation and/or choir
  • Mark 10:46-52: "The Blind Man" (pdf) - my adaptation and arrangement of the traditional African-American spiritual. A favourite of ours for many years now!

We would appreciate it if you would ensure the full copyright credits are included on any copies you make, and if you have a license from www.licensingonline.org, please record any songs of ours which you use in worship to help support us in our music making. You can also make a donation anytime for the use of our music by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page

Praise God, O my soul! - October 21

A simple psalm refrain this week, one drawn from a number of psalms, including the opening of Psalm 104, the lectionary psalm for October 21:

Enjoy! 


We would appreciate it if you would ensure the full copyright credits are included on any copies you make, and if you have a license from www.licensingonline.org, please record any songs of ours which you use in worship to help support us in our music making. You can also make a donation anytime for the use of our music by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page

Songs for October 14

October 14 has a mixture of texts, including the continuation of the story of Job, and another text in the "last shall be first" series of gospel readings. We'll stick with the psalms this week! Here are a couple of refrains to share with your community, depending on whether you use the main psalm or the alternate:


We would appreciate it if you would ensure the full copyright credits are included on any copies you make, and if you have a license from www.licensingonline.org, please record any songs of ours which you use in worship to help support us in our music making. You can also make a donation anytime for the use of our music by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page

Canadian Thanksgiving and Worldwide Communion

October 7 is an unusual Sunday for those of us working in many Canadian churches, since this year both Thanksgiving Sunday and Worldwide Communion fall on the same day. Here are a few songs to share with your community, depending on which lectionary readings you are following, Proper 22 or the Thanksgiving readings:

  • Psalm 26: "In the Great Congregation" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - you can sing this new psalm refrain as a round, or as an SATB choral arrangement, or both at once!
  • Psalm 126: "Truly God Has Done Great Things for Us" (pdf, bulletin graphic and midi) - a joyful refrain for Thanksgiving Sunday
  • Matthew 6:33: "Seek First" (pdf) - our expansion of a well-known scripture verse

Sing and enjoy! 


We would appreciate it if you would ensure the full copyright credits are included on any copies you make, and if you have a license from www.licensingonline.org, please record any songs of ours which you use in worship to help support us in our music making. You can also make a donation anytime for the use of our music by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

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