I wrote “Come to Me” for Cheryl and her mother when Dad died in 1994. As I see the Matthew text come around in the lectionary again I am reminded of what a comfort this song has been to us over the years. And the recording is 25 years old now! Enjoy, and share with your community.
We’re leading music these days for Living Interfaith Sanctuary, a contemplative community in Vancouver, BC, which meets every two weeks and lives the seasons by celebrating a faith festival close to the meeting date. This coming Saturday is a combined celebration of the Christian festival of Ascension along with an exploration of the Unity Consciousness tradition, presenting a challenge to us to provide songs which can support and feed both perspectives. Now is the Moment is an attempt to meet both needs, evoking the waiting for the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Ascension texts and the celebration of Now, the desire for true presence in the current moment which is one of the hallmarks of Unity Consciousness. Enjoy and share!
Psalm 47 is the lectionary psalm for the Day of Ascension, May 21, celebrated by many congregations on May 24 as Ascension Sunday. Here’s a revised score for our psalm refrain, God Has Gone Up With a Shout, with an instrumental interlude to accompany spoken reading of the psalm in between sung refrains. Enjoy!
Three contrasting settings for you of Acts 17:28, “In God we live and move and have our being.” Obviously I have felt grounded in this text! Also, a song inspired by John 14:16-17, “Spirit of Truth,” with a unison/keyboard accompaniment score plus a vocal harmony score. Hope you find them useful for your community worship!