Monthly Archives: June 2011

As One Voice: the Next Generation – Recap

Dashboard tells me this is the 200th post and a fine time to look at the collection of songs I’ve been blogging since last year. This book is really the only practical way to get your hands on the best … Continue reading

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Your Grace is Enough

The 156th and last song in the collection, As One Voice: the Next Generation, is “Your Grace is Enough” by Matt Maher.  It ends things in an upbeat P&W mode.  His version has a touch of neoprog rock about it and … Continue reading

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You Are There

At No155 in As One Voice: the Next Generation is a delightful pop song based on Ps 139 called “You Are There.”  Anne-Maree Higgins sings the version on the AOV NG CD, but the song is written by Kathryn Radloff of … Continue reading

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You Are Near

No 154 in AOV NG is Hillsong’s “You Are Near” written by Reuben Morgan.  I suppose it’s a hymn of praise but it is a slight piece really – perhaps you had to be there. [Audio clip: view full post … Continue reading

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You Answered Me

No 153 is a setting of Ps 138 called “You Answered Me” by Aaron Thompson.  It is less convoluted than a lot of modern Psalm settings and is suitably laid back. The version on the CD (excerpt here)is no great … Continue reading

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Worthy

Gina Ogilvie sings this song she wrote with Monica O’Brien on the AOV NG CD.  It is “Worthy” and is No 152 in As One Voice: the Next Generation.  Suitable for a healing service, reconciliation or consolation and encouragement, this … Continue reading

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With You by My Side

No 151 in As One Voice: the Next Generation is “With You by My Side,” by David Haas.  This is a gentle but insistent pop song of encouragement and consolation.  I’m not sure it has a liturgical use, but you … Continue reading

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With One Voice

This (ie No150 AOV NG, “With One Voice”) is a BIG song from Amanda McKenna and might need the ten tenors to do it justice.  If so get ready for blasting in the final line. This song is available to purchase … Continue reading

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Will You Come and Follow Me /The Summons

No 149 in AOV NG is this very well known song by Graham Maule and John L Bell called “Will You Come and Follow Me,” or “The Summons” as we have known it.  I’m afraid we have sung this as … Continue reading

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When We Eat this Bread

You can count on Amanda McKenna for proper liturgical music.  No 148 in AOV NG is her “When We Eat this Bread.”  I like the long notes in the chorus leading to a crescendo that is satisfying yet reachable by … Continue reading

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