In His Temple Now Behold Him GAB 242

This is a hymn with a text by Henry J. Pyle (vs 1-3) and William Cooke (v4) and set to ST THOMAS (TANTUM ERGO) by John F. Wade.

The text is here.

Hymnary has details of the other settings of this piece and if you wanted to purchase the sheet music for this setting it is available at OCP. It is also available at Hymnary and is public domain.

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Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise GAB 239

This text by Walter C. Smith is set to ST DENIO, which I have already blogged here. I remember it from my Presbyterian childhood but I haven’t heard it in a Catholic church around here. It could be an entrance song I suppose.

The text and public domain sheet music are at Hymnary. It is also available to purchase at OCP.

 

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If God Is For Us GAB 237

I can jump a couple more already blogged songs in OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book circa 2005 and look at Grayson Warren Brown‘s “If God Is For Us”.

This is a slow gospel song based on Romans 8:31-39 and I suspect I have not run across it because gospel is not a style that comes readily to a suburban Australian assembly, or if we do try it we squeeze all the style out of it. I’m thinking of “Who Will Speak” and the like.

OCP suggest this song as an entrance or even for funerals.

This has some lovely diminished and minor chords as an antidote to triumphalism.

The sheet music can be purchased at OCP where you can find the text in their preview.

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Music for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 19th/20th August 2017

Entrance: A Place at the Table (Shirley Erena Murray – Lori True) AOV NG 1

Psalm 66 (McKenna)

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O God, let all the nations praise you.

Gifts: The Cry of the Poor (Foley) AOV 1/83

Communion: Our Supper Invitation (Bates) AOV 1/185

Table of Plenty (Schutte) AOV 2/20

Thanksgiving: Be Merciful (Haugen)

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

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I Will Be You God GAB 233

Gerard Chiusano is popping up a lot in the songs that I haven’t come across before in the Guitar Accompaniment Book.  I’m not sure if that is good or bad.

He based it on Ezekiel 36:23-27 and it is perfectly singable until the last verse which takes off to places the assembly will not follow. There is a descant which will make demands as well. That said, I like it enough to suggest just singing the first three verses.

OCP suggest it for Lent, RCIA and Reconciliation, which sounds fair enough. The sheet music can be purchased at OCP where the text is hidden in their preview.

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I Want to Praise Your Name GAB 232

Still looking at OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book c2005 I can skip several already blogged songs to get this one by Bob Hurd.

This is his amalgam of elements of Psalms 148,149 and 150 and is a song of praise that would work as an entrance song. It appears to be popular in the US based on the number of YouTube videos available.

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

I had fun with this backing on BIAB, but I don’t think it is singable at the written speed of 184/min so I brought it back to 165.

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Music for the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A 12th/13th August

Entrance: Sing Out Earth and Skies (Haugen) AOV 2/32

Psalm 84 (McKenna)

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Lord, show us your mercy and love,

and grant us your salvation.

Gifts: As Gentle As Silence (White) GA 470

Communion: Be Not Afraid  (Dufford) AOV 1/114

Bread Broken, Wine Shared (Horner) AOV 2/155

Thanksgiving: The Summons (Maule-Bell) AOV NG 149

Recessional: Shout to the Lord (Zschech) AOV NG 114

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In This Place Your Word Is Planted

This song written by Delores Dufner was used at Ryan’s parish on Sunday. It is set to STUTTGART.

The text suits all these “seed” readings from the last few weeks but is a recessional as well.

The text is here. (page 4) It is available in Worship 4th ed but I can’t find it on GIA to download as a single sheet, although the tune is public domain.

Fake organ from BIAB:

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Holy Wisdom, Lamp of Learning

This Ruth Duck text was sung at RS’s parish last Sunday.

It is sung to BEACH SPRING which I have blogged already here.

It would make a fine recessional.

The text is here.

You can also find it in OCP’s preview.

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O How Blessed

I am very grateful when people put up the liturgies from their home parishes on this site to see what new or unfamiliar songs other places are singing.

RS has alerted me to a recent song based on the Beatitudes by Dan Schutte called, “O How Blessed”.

This is singable despite all the dotted notes, having a memorable and interesting melody.

It really is a wonderful song with obvious liturgical uses (RCIA, funerals, All Saints, Lent etc, etc) and you can purchase the sheet music at OCP where they have hidden the text in their sample.

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