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  • Songs for October 31 - Lament and Understanding

    The opening of the book of Habakkuk is full of lament, a sense of God's absence. How often do we ignore a real need to lament in worship, in favour of a desire to keep everything "happy"? Just as Good Friday prepares us for Easter, lament is the important counterpart to joy and a sense of God's presence, so here's a round which can be sung in many parts, a song which allows to experience the raw emotion of sadness:

    Not that we have easy answers to the difficult questions regarding suffering in our world, but we can always ask for the understanding which leads to life, as the psalmist does at the end of the longest psalm, Psalm 119:

    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, or search through our full catalogue of pdfs, mp3s, CDs and songbooks. Thanks for supporting our ministry!

  • October 24 - Psalms of Praise

    Once again the psalms provide memorable phrases for great congregational singing on October 24! Here are a couple of psalm refrains for the main RCL psalm plus the alternate reading:

    • "Praise is due to you, O God" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - a new refrain for Psalm 65.
    • "How lovely is your dwelling place" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - a simple, unison refrain for Psalm 84 from our archives.

    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, or search through our full catalogue of pdfs, mp3s, CDs and songbooks. Thanks for supporting our ministry!

  • Singing the Psalms for October 17

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone! And for those who still have to look ahead and plan worship for the coming Sunday (funny how there's always another Sunday to prepare for!), here are two songs to help you sing the psalms:

    • "How sweet are your words" (pdf and bulletin graphic) - an SATB setting of Psalm 119:103.
    • "I lift my eyes" (pdf) - a setting of Psalm 122:1-2 in a three-part round.

    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, or search through our full catalogue of pdfs, mp3s, CDs and songbooks. Thanks for supporting our ministry!

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