Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jesus Christ, You Are My Life SAS 2/349

This song with versions in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Vietnamese looks like it had something to do with World Youth Days. The tune is by Marco Frisina who also wrote the Italian and French text as well as the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 61 SAS 2/348

This is an oddity. A hymn that is a drone. It’s by Matt Maher and based, logically enough, on Isaiah 61. The tune is challenging and has a wide range with some scary leaps. The text is at spiritandsong where … Continue reading

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Great God SAS 2/347

I can skip 345 God Has Chosen Me¬†(although unlike “As One Voice” this arrangement gives you chords) and 346 God of Wonders¬† because I’ve blogged them already, which brings me to Great God by Dave Wilding. I think this is … Continue reading

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Go Out and Tell SAS 2/344

Bobby Fisher and Greg Lee have written a recessional with a soul flavour and a great call and response verse structure. The solo voice in the response goes quite high so it might be difficult without a cantor/soloist. The refrain … Continue reading

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Great is the Lord SAS 2/343

Michael W and Deborah D Smith wrote this song in praise of God. It has a tune that gets very interesting indeed in the refrain and would be singable apart from the long held D’s. The lyrics are available here. … Continue reading

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Fish With Me SAS 2/342

I can jump to “Fish With Me”, because No 341 “Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt and Beth Redman is one of the few songs from this collection that were picked up into As One Voice: Next Generation and I … Continue reading

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Music for the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed November 2nd 2014

For All Souls we are singing: Entrance: Come As You Are (Brown) AOV 1/31 Psalm 26 (Mason) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Lord is my light and my salvation The Lord is my light and my salvation … Continue reading

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Bless the Lord SAS 2/340

This song is pretty much a Christian version of Louie Louie. It is an adaptation of Psalm 103 by a committee comprising Dan Brennan, Marc Cavellero, Kevin Roth and Ken Canedo that makes me wonder how such a simple song … Continue reading

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All Glory to God SAS 2/339

I’ve moved on to the section on gathering and sending songs in Spirit and Song Vol 2, so hopefully there will be more songs with potential for liturgical use. This is an interesting song that is sung by Kathy Troccoli … Continue reading

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I Rejoice SAS 2/338

This song by the very talented Sarah Hart and Kevin B Hipp is a reboot of the Magnificat I suppose. There are three verses with different tunes over the same chord progression, a bridge and a coda. The tune has … Continue reading

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