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"How many times are we going to sing this song?!"

I wrote an honest-to-goodness email rant this morning in response to a good friend, John Oldham. John, a very prolific hymn writer and a definite free spirit, was lamenting to his email list about the use of shorter songs, or "7/11" songs as he calls them, "using seven words and repeating them 11 times!"

John shares a notion about shorter songs which I think is fairly widespread, so I thought my response to him would be helpful for others to hear as well. [Full disclosure: if you are a regular visitor to this website, you know I write and give away many shorter songs, so I obviously consider them of value.] Here's the meat of my reply (after the break): 

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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! 


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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:


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