Jerusalem: A New Song

I have been asked to do a “minus one” of a couple of very obscure songs by Frenzy Cool in the Philippines.

They both are concerned with Jerusalem and the first is called “Jerusalem: a New Song”.

It might be a GIA copyright but I can’t find anything on the internet about the author or where to get sheet music, so if anyone knows anything more I’m all ears.

These are the lyrics as provided:

JERUSALEM A NEW SONG

I have groped in the dark
with a cold empty heart
and I’ve searched every livelong day
I have followed the call that was
whispered to me
Though at times I have turned away
still I could feel a warm guiding hand
That leads me along the way
to serve in the house of the Lord, my God
and this is where I long to be

From afar I could hear the music of the people
who have searched and found a song
A song that would chase the blues away
and the shadow that comes along
I hear a great rejoicing of the people who
have always known
That this is where the Lord abides
and this is where we all belong.

Refrain:
JERUSALEM, JERUSALEM
this isn’t just a song
I’ve managed to come home again,
to the Lord I do belong
and if someday I should stray from you
and not remember to return
Call on me Jerusalem
Call on me Jerusalem
Call on me Jerusalem
… to come home.

They linked to this clip where the song is right at the end.

I have extracted the audio for just the song:

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This arrangement is verse/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/chorus.

I have made a matching backing with approximate chords but I have not done the melody line so you’ll have to know the song to sing along.

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I can’t really place the liturgical use for this song but, again, I’m open to suggestions.

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Humbly, Lord, We Worship You GAB 221

Sr Jeanne Frolick wrote the text of this chant set to ADORE TE DEVOTE.

The text is here and the sheet music can be purchased at OCP.

Just to prove that BIAB CAN”T DO CHANT, I tried:

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All Who Hunger by Sylvia Dunstan and Bob Moore

This song was done at Ryan’s parish recently and I though I’d already blogged it here, but it turns out her text has been set by two men called Moore – William Moore (HOLY MANNA) as well as by Bob Moore.

I haven’t done the Bob Moore one so I made a backing for that and a lovely tune it is too, if going a little high for the assembly – I’d bring it down from Ab to F myself.

The sheet music can be purchased at GIA and I have a copy in Gather Comprehensive 817.

I left the backing in the original key.

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Music for the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 29th/30th July 2017

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen)

Psalm 118 (McKenna)

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Lord, I love your commands.

Lord, I love your commands.

Gifts: I Found the Treasure (Schutte) AOV 2/22

Communion: Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Herry) AOV 1/6

To Be Your Bread (Haas) AOV 1/65

Thanksgiving: I Have Loved You (Joncas) AOV 1/126

Recessional: We Are Called (Haas) AOV 2/60

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How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place GAB 220

Randall DeBruyn based this song on Psalm 84 and OCP recommend it for funerals and All Souls day but it is a pleasant and singable vehicle, if unremarkable, and has a wider potential usage.

My voyage through OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book looking for songs I haven’t run across has an inherent disadvantage, in that I am more likely to have already heard songs that were liked enough by people to be listed in the churches I have been to, and therefore I would have blogged them already.  Additionally, AOV’s editorial wisdom cherry has picked this garden somewhat.

That said, I’m looking for lost gems and music from after AOV and before this GAB that did not receive due attention and am still hopeful I’ve finding more liturgically useful material … and I’m still only up to H.

As always OCP have the sheet music and have now hidden the text in their preview, although they can also be found here. (scroll down)

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How Long, O Lord GAB 219

Gerard Chuisano wrote the music and the refrain lyrics of this lament which is otherwise Psalm 13 from The Grail.

The verses are all subtly different so a cantor is the right idea.

The sheet music can be purchased from OCP where the text is in their sample.

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Hosanna Filio David GAB 213

Posted for completeness I won’t put up a backing because BIAB CAN’T DO CHANT.

It is Chant Mode VII and can be purchased at OCP where the English text is in their sample.

The chant symbols are also here.

 

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Music for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 22nd/23rd July 2017

Entrance: Gather Your People (Hurd) AOV 1/71

Psalm 85 (McKenna)

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Lord, you are good and forgiving.

Gifts: A Trusting Psalm (Bates) AOV 1/115

Communion: Seed, Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) AOV 1/35

Thanksgiving: The Reign of God (Duffner) Gather Comprehensive 641

Recessional: As a Fire Is Meant for Burning (Duck) GA 881

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Holy Spirit GAB 212

This is a peaceful chant written by Sr Marianne Misetich SNJM with an obvious liturgical use.

The sheet music can be purchased from OCP where the text is in their preview.

My backing adds the descant after the first time through.

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Holy Patron, Thee Saluting GAB 211

I can skip a few songs already blogged from the Guitar Accompaniment Book from OCP   (c 2015) and get to this song.

The text is nineteenth century American by an unknown lyricist and set to the delightful tune PLEADING SAVIOUR by Joshua Levitt.

Hymnary has the text here and the public domain tune here.

You can purchase OCP’s version here, where they not only claim copyright on their arrangement but fail to acknowledge the actual songwriter.

I have avoided the fake organ this time and have just done a gentle backing.

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