From All That Dwell Below the Skies GAB 159

Because the parishes I have played at have a repertoire from the last 40 years, largely from As One Voice, I have blogged most of those songs over the last few years. The songs I am blogging now, either from OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book or from selections from other parishes with more traditional fare, are plugging gaps and are tending to be older tunes. I’ll have to find some modern tunes to balance this out I think.

This old hymn’s first two verses are  by Isaac Watts and the third and fourth have an unknown author. The text and sheet music are here courtesy of our LDS friends.

I’ve recently blogged the tune DUKE STREET here.

 

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Forty Days and Forty Nights GAB 158 AND From the Depths We Cry to Thee GAB 160

These songs are together because they are both set to HEINLEIN (attributed to Martin Herbst).

George H. Smyttan wrote the text for the Lenten Hymn “Forty Days and Forty Nights”. The lyrics and sheet music are at Hymnary.

Alan G. McDougall’s hymn “From the Depths We Cry to You”  (text here) is also on a Lenten theme so perhaps the minor key suggests this state of mind.

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For You Are My God GAB 157

Continuing with the OCP Guitar Accompaniment Book, I’ve already blogged:

151 Flow River Flow

152 Fly Like a Bird

153 For All the Saints

154 For the Beauty of the Earth

155 For the Fruits of This Creation

156 For the Healing

In fact I’ve even blogged this John Foley song here but I’ve recently done a more rocked up backing.

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Fill My Cup, Lord GAB 150

This song from OCP’s Guitar Accompaniment Book circa 2005 is one I’m sure I sang as a youngster.  It is by Richard Blanchard and the text is here. The sheet music can be purchased for download at OCP. It is suggested there for a rite of anointing but I’m not sure if it really a liturgical song at all.

I remember we sang it quite C&W.

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Lots of styles:

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Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace

Ryan’s parish also sing this song by Olive W. Spannaus set to BEATUS VIR. Hymnary have all the hymnals in which this hymn resides.

The text is here although there are a few emendations in the Worship version.

I have a melody line copy in Worship so I made up some chords.

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Good Shepherd You Know Us

I continued to be educated by Ryan’s parish with texts that are new to me often set to venerable hymn tunes.

This one is a 21st century plain speaking text by Christopher Idle, which can be found with the wonderful people at Hope Publishing. One of the tunes they suggest is ST DENIO, which is what is used at Ryan’s parish.  I remember this tune from “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” from my Presbyterian childhood. It is a Welsh tune with no known author collected in the nineteenth century.

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ST DENIO on organ:

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Music for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Year C 30th April/1st May 2016

Entrance: They’ll Know We Are Christians (Scholtes) AOV 1/130

Psalm 66 (McKenna)

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O God let the nations praise you

Gifts: Peace (Norbet)

Communion: Seed Scattered and Sown (Feiten) GA 195

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

Recessional: Send Down the Fire (Haugen) AOV 2/164

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The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done

Because Ryan’s parish have used this Easter song, I had a look at it and now BIAB is doing Palestrina!

The text and sheet music are at Hymnary.  The tune is VICTORY by Palestrina. The text is seventeenth century German translated in the nineteenth century by Francis Pott.

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Be Still and Know

Chris’s parish sing this song by John Bell. It is in Gather Australia 401, but since my version doesn’t have chords I though I might have it one of his collections. Indeed it is in “Enemy of Apathy” which I have but that has no chords either. It helpfully notes that “simple chords played or strummed under the voice help to keep the unity of the song.” While I love the work of John Bell he infuriatingly overestimates the musical skills of others.

The sheet music is available at GIA and the text is here.

Anyway I made up some simple chords.

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I Know That My Redeemer Lives

I have blogged a modern version of this but never this original by Samuel Medley set to DUKE STREET by John Hatton. They sing this hymn at Ryan’s parish.

The text and sheet music are at Hymnary. It is in 400+ Hymnals.

More BIAB fake organ:

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Real organ:

Linda Rowberry:

Saint Peter’s Catholic Church: Columbia, South Carolina USA:

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