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Create in Me GAB 646

More Easter goodness from Ryan’s parish with Bob Hurd’s gentle setting of Psalm 51. I think the verse would survive being sung by an assembly if you wanted to use it outside the Psalm slot. You can buy the sheet … Continue reading

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O Sacred Heart Surrounded

Ryan’s parish also did this one, which while new to me is centuries old. The lyrics are here by Henry William Baker and based on a text from Bernard of Clairvaux and Paul Gerhardt. The tune is the Passion Chorale from Bach’s … Continue reading

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We Should Glory In the Cross

In keeping with this blog’s habit of never quite finishing things (except the As One Voice series – although I never did get to As One Voice for Kids!) with pretty much only a handful Marian hymns to go, I … Continue reading

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Stay With Us Now (Gather Australia 543)

This is yet another lovely piece from John Bell and Wild Goose that was included in Gather Australia. Wild Goose has this information about the song including the note that the first line is “Jesus Christ, Lord of all, stay … Continue reading

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Music for the Second Sunday of Easter Year A 22nd/23rd April 2017

Entrance: Alleluia! Love Is Alive (Angrisano, Manibusan, Hart) Pslam 117 (McKenna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting. Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia No.1 (Fishel) AOV 1/15 Gifts: I Have … Continue reading

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Let My Prayer Rise before You (Gather Australia 542)

A setting of Psalm 141:2 by I-to Loh. I couldn’t find any trace of this except in GA. Let my prayer rise before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. The backings a bit of … Continue reading

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The Day You Gave Us, Lord, Is Ended (Gather Australia 539)

Some hymns sound more dated than others. This one, with it’s Sitz im Leben fully in the British Empire of the Victorian age, seems more dated than most. This one has a text by John Ellerton and is set to … Continue reading

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Today I Awake (Gather Australia 535)

My survey of Gather Australia continues and I’m picking up the songs that I haven’t already blogged. John L. Bell is a frequent author of GA songs that I haven’t played in church or run across in AOV etc. It’s … Continue reading

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Always on This First of Days (Gather Australia 532)

This is a succinct gathering song with a text by Delores Dufner OSB. The setting is by Rosalie Bonighton. I can’t find it any trace of this one outside of Gather Australia, which is a real pity. Maybe because the … Continue reading

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Jesus Calls Us Here (Gather Australia 529)

This is another gathering song involving John Bell. GA lists him as author of the text and tune. Wild Goose confirms that the tune is a tradition tune from the island of Lewis and Bell adapted it and also that the … Continue reading

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