Monthly Archives: July 2014

Compline Hymn SAS 2/230

I’ve moved to Spirit and Song Vol. 2 and have skipped the redundant Mass settings.  That takes me to the songs for night prayer and “Compline Hymn” with music by Timothy R. Smith, setting a text by Harry Hagan OSB. … Continue reading

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Do This in Memory of Me

This is a song by John Burland that we will be doing for the next two Sundays because they will be for first communion and the children know the song.  I didn’t so I had to learn it. The text … Continue reading

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Music for the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Year A, 2/3 August 2014

This is a first communion service so some of the songs are already chosen because they have been part on the children’s preparation. Entrance: Come to the Water (Andersen) AOV 1/74 Psalm 145 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … Continue reading

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Song in a Week Challenge: Old Treasure, New Treasure

This song is based on the readings for the seventeenth week in Ordinary Time, Year A and has thoughts from the Psalm, the Book of Kings and the reading in Matthew’s Gospel. I tried to incorporate some lines from the … Continue reading

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I Am the Living Bread

This is the last the songs from David Haas’s “Table Songs” that I haven’t blogged already. The text could not be more Eucharistic and the tune is interesting and singable but the version on his MySpace page rather soporific. Still, … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope and Love

This song from David Haas’s “Table Songs” has a specific application for weddings but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used elsewhere.  It is based on 1 Cor 13 and its message is needed more generally than just at weddings. … Continue reading

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The Name of God

This is another communion song from David Haas’s “Table Songs”. This is one I haven’t used that I think is really worth consideration. It is based on Psalm 116. The text is here. You could do it like the original … Continue reading

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I am the Voice of God

This is another communion song by David Haas from his “Table Songs” collection. I worry about texts with “I will make of you a great nation” and “I will curse those who curse you.” I’m not convinced they suit our … Continue reading

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Music for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 26th/27th July

Entrance: All Are Welcome (Haugen) Psalm 119 (O’Brien) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Lord, I love your commands.  O Lord, I love your commands. Gifts: I Have Loved You (Joncas) AOV 1/126 Communion: To Be Your Bread (Haas) … Continue reading

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Song in a Week Challenge: Pray Properly

In a world where the last thing anyone needs is another amateur musician writing songs for church, this is my second week of challenging myself to write a song based on the readings for the upcoming week. So for the … Continue reading

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