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Songs for September 25

Lots of songs for the lectionary readings this week!

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, as you see fit, by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

Manna for All - September 18

Here's a refrain for the Exodus passage this week:

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, as you see fit, by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

Bless God, O my soul - September 11

A simple refrain for the alternate psalm for this Sunday:

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, as you see fit, by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

Sing a New Song! - September 4

Do you know the 11th Commandment (to borrow a phrase from John Bell)? You know, the one that was so important it is repeated nine times throughout the two testaments, rather than just twice like the other ten commandments?

"Sing a new song!" (Psalms 33:3, 40:3, 96:1, 98:1, 144:9, 149:1; Isaiah 42:10; Revelation 5:9, 14:3)

And yet we are creatures of habit, aren't we? It is human nature to seek comfort in the familiar, but we are called to be vulnerable, to risk, to always be open to the unfamiliar. And sometimes we need to hear it nine times (or more!) before it sinks in!

Here are two songs for the scriptures this week:

  • Psalm 149: "We will sing to our God a new song" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - a simple refrain in three parts, suitable for choir or congregation (whoever needs it most!)
  • Matthew 18:20: "Where two or three are gathered" (pdf, bulletin graphic and mp3) - a simple round, from our album Like a Healing Stream.

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, as you see fit, by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

Songs for August 21

Two songs from our archives for the scriptures this week:

  • Psalm 124: "Our help is in the name of our God" (pdf, bulletin graphic, and midi) - a shorter song or psalm refrain written for worship at Berwick Camp in Nova Scotia.
  • Matthew 16:13-20: "Who do you say I am?" (pdf and midi) - a shorter song or praise chorus written for worship at Royal Heights United Church in Delta, BC, one of the parent congregations of our current church home, Crossroads United Church.

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, as you see fit, by clicking on the Pay Now button on our MelodicArts sales page.

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