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Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II

wysiwyg 19 Mar 01 - 11:28 AM
mousethief 19 Mar 01 - 11:32 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 19 Mar 01 - 11:44 AM
wysiwyg 19 Mar 01 - 11:50 AM
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Subject: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:28 AM

There's a long loading time due to lots of text in Part One, so I thought we'd go to Part Two early.

Here is PART ONE.

There are numerous past threads with hymns and links to hymns. To find these, enter that word [hymn] in the filter box, set the filter's time setting to as far back as you care to go, and have fun. Don't get lost now!

Search Mudcat first (DT and Forum) if you are looking for hymn lyrics. If they aren't here, I hope you will post them. Next bet is the CYBER HYMNAL. (If you find other great hymn links, please post them.)


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~Susan (Click HERE to e-mail me.)


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: mousethief
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:32 AM

Is this a mudcat thread or the Library of Congress? I think I made a wrong turn a few blocks back.

This past Sunday was the Sunday of the Cross. In it we consider the cross as the Instrument of our salvation. We sing these funky hymns (which I don't have any with me right now, alas) where we address the cross as if it's a person, and at one point we even say, "I'm addressing you as if you were a man."

Crazy stuff.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:44 AM

Dang, some of my favorites AREN'T in the cyberhymnal! Methinks I need to get with Jeremy (our music minister) and put them all down, words and tunes!


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 11:50 AM

Matt, ask him if they are in a Roman Catholic equivalent to CyberHymnal, would you?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:00 PM

Well, the hymnal we use is a green book called "Gather". I'm pretty sure it's non-denominational. Our Newman Center is on VERY good terms with the Wesleyan (Methodist) Student Center on campus...in fact, they're the only other student religious organization that doesn't regard us as a bunch of backward statue-worshipping Catholics. We have the Wesley gang come over to Mass at Newman all the time, and when we sing, they know all the songs. So the songs can't be strictly Catholic. Lol...we's gonna have a weekend party with the Wesley gang this weekend. SLEEPOVER!!!!

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:34 PM

OK, MR, ask them what the online source is.

Yer gonna sing at the sleepover, right? I mean, YOU? Geetar? Fiddle?

And where is my rock gospel compilation tape, BTW?

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:47 PM

Um...umm...umm!! OK I haven't made it yet! Wahh! Can I put a rock gospel field holler with electric guitar on there, even if it IS called "Shitbag 9"? Cuz it's really cool!

Let's see...I'd have on it:

Shitbag 9 --Gomez
Jesus --Queen
We're All God's Children --Queen
Thank God For Christmas --Queen (what the heck, eh!)
Tender --Blur
Faceless Man --Creed
Jesus Is Just Alright --Doobie Brothers

Hmmm...that's all I can think of right now!

And you bet I'm gonna bring my guitar...but like my best bud Ryan says about me "We both can sing over 1000 songs, but Matt knows 1000 songs that I don't!" I can't help it I like indie Brit rock that's obscure at best in America!! Lol!!


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 12:59 PM

Matt-- whatever YOU think it should have, put it on. If it comes across as the RealDeal to you, go for it.

Make two if you can so Hardi, Monica, and I can fight over who gets the one we will keep one for driving around with! (Our tape to tape duplicator is smoked and not yet replaced.)

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 02:14 PM

Sang today:

Tramp on the Street

I Am a Pilgrim

A Beautiful Life

Keep on the Sunny Side

Great Speckled Bird

Life is Like a Mountain Railway (Life's Mountain Railway)

I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Matt_R
Date: 20 Mar 01 - 11:49 PM

REFRESH!


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:04 AM

like an arctic breeze.


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:41 AM

Or a kiss of peace.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:44 AM

Much

Much

Cooler!


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 11:49 AM

Freeze the Lord!


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY FAVORITE THINGS (parody for Lent)
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 04:41 PM

MY FAVORITE THINGS
Tune: of the same name
by Fr. Steve Moore, Episcopal priest and jongleur extraordinaire

Sackcloth and ashes and days without eating,
Mortification and wailing and weeping,
A hair shirt that scratches, a nettle that stings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Penitence, flagellants, mementi mori,
Spending nights sleeping on rocks in a quarry,
The sound of a cloak'd solemn cantor who sings,
These are still more of my favorite things.

Tossing and turning and yearning I'm spurning,
Passions aflame like an ember-day burning,
Corpus and carnis and wild drunken flings,
Forsaken are they for my favorite things!

When it's Christmas,
When the tree's lit,
When the cards are sent,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I can't wa-a-a-a-it 'til Lent.

------------
Alex


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: mousethief
Date: 21 Mar 01 - 04:48 PM

Rats. I usually don't make that mistake.

Trying again.

My Favorite Things
Tune: of the same name
by Fr. Steve Moore, Episcopal priest and jongleur extraordinaire

Sackcloth and ashes and days without eating,
Mortification and wailing and weeping,
A hair shirt that scratches, a nettle that stings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Penitence, flagellants, mementi mori,
Spending nights sleeping on rocks in a quarry,
The sound of a cloak'd solemn cantor who sings,
These are still more of my favorite things.

Tossing and turning and yearning I'm spurning,
Passions aflame like an ember-day burning,
Corpus and carnis and wild drunken flings,
Forsaken are they for my favorite things!

When it's Christmas,
When the tree's lit,
When the cards are sent,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I can't wa-a-a-a-it 'til Lent.

--------- Alex


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Mooh
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 09:58 AM

Yesterday, in the mail, I received "The Courage To Say No" 23 Songs for Lent and Easter (John L. Bell and Graham Maule, The Iona Community) published by GIA Publications Inc Chicago. This was a gift from my mother who knows me well. According to the title page there's a cd and cassette to go with the book, available from the publisher.

The Iona Community, under the auspices of the Church of Scotland draws its members from both Protestant and RC, and resides in Africa, Australia, India, North America, and mainly in Britain. It is addressed in Glasgow.

My favourites from this so far (I haven't played through the whole thing yet) are "What Wondrous Love Is This" and "Lay Down Your Head".

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 04:07 PM

Alex, I confess, I just printed that for Hardi. Lent seems a bit long this year...

Mooh, it sounds wonderful! Would you like to sign up for the group borrowing the gospel tape library? If you want more info on this, scroll up to the first post, for a link.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Mooh
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 09:28 PM

Susan.

I also rec'd 3 other books of hymns of a similar nature, "Enemy of Apathy", "Love and Anger", and "Heaven Shall Not Wait". Fantastic stuff, but it will take me a few days to wade through it all.

Btw, I've recently started to collect hymn books, so this is a real windfall for me. There are some amazing old and new hymn books available, and I feel like I know where I'm going when I read them, it's comfortable for me.

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 22 Mar 01 - 11:49 PM

Mooh, I have quite a few old ones too. Take a suggestion? I xeroxed all the tables of contents and put the xeroxes in a binder. Makes it easy to find a piece.... handle the fragile books less, and go right to the one I want. Or look up extra verses.

It took me a long time to hear enough of them to know which hymn writers' work I would like, then I started looking for their pieces to try out. And little by little, I have had tapes come my way with melodies to learn to go with the ones I might not have otherwise caught. Found a lovely Fanny Crosby with the former trick, RESCUE THE PERISHING, and learned it note by note. Found another by hearing it-- it has looked so boring in the book-- WHISPERING HOPE. And GOD LEADS US ALONG-- heard it once and made it mine, could not rest till I had found it in several of my books. BAMMMM!

Dive deep.... enjoy.... don't forget to post what you can, checking first and nabbing off Cyber Hymnnal when you can to skip unnecessary typing. Lucky you-- have fun!

Oh and have you caught the Gaither Homecoming Hour on cable TV yet? Swear it's a heavenly song circle.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Mooh
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 07:24 AM

Susan, good advice! Thanks. Xerox, the God of reproduction? Check out http://cpdl.snaptel.com/ for more.

Peace. Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Mooh
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 07:52 AM

Sorry about the above post, folks. I meant to say that the link is to the Choral Public Domain Library.

Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: mousethief
Date: 23 Mar 01 - 10:42 AM

Greetings again from your orthodox man on the street, reporting to you live from Eastern Orthodoxy this blessed Lent.

This coming Sunday, as you all know, is not just the 4th Sunday in Lent, but also the Annunciation. Most of you also know that through most of the middle ages, March 25th was New Year's Day.

Anyway, this is the 8th ode from the Canon for the Anunciation, which shows very well a common form of hymnody in the Orthodox Church, viz., a sort of "historical fiction" in which a conversation which we have no, or only a skeletal, record of is imagined in full and played out. So here we have the discussion between the Virgin Mary (here also called "Theotokos" (thay-o-TOE-kohs), which means "God-birthgiver") and the angel Gabriel. These odes are sung to one of 8 "tones" which the choir (and much of the congregation) has memorized. The text has markings to indicate where known "turning points" in the melody occur with these particular words. Thus, the choir has before them only the words, no music, and fits melody to words as they go along. But I digress.

This piece is very unusual in that it's antiphonal by gender. Very little of our hymnody is sung this way.

I like it especially for the picture of married love it gives, depicting it as a very good thing, not as something dirty or evil.

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Canon for the Annunciation (tone 4)
8th Ode

All: The offspring of the Theotokos
saved the Holy Children in the furnace.
He who was then prefigured has since been born on earth,
and He gathers together all the creation to sing:
O all you works of the Lord,
bless the Lord and exalt Him above all forever!

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Men: "Hearken, O pure Virgin Maid:
let Gabriel tell you the counsel of the Most High that is ancient and true.
Make ready to receive God:
for through you the Incomprehensible comes to dwell with mortal men.
Therefore I cry rejoicing:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Women: "All mortal thought is overwhelmed,"
answered the Virgin,
"as it ponders the strange wonders which you tell me.
I am filled with joy at your words, yet am afraid:
I fear lest you deceive me, as Eve was deceived,
and lead me far from God.
Yet lo, you cry aloud:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Men: "See, your difficulty is resolved,"
said Gabriel to this,
"You have well said that this matter is hard to grasp.
Obey, then, the words of your own lips:
doubt not as though it were deceitful,
but believe in this thing as very truth.
For I cry rejoicing:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Women: "Childbirth comes from mutual love:
such is the law that God has given to men,"
said again she who is without reproach.
"I know not at all the pleasure of marriage:
how then do you say that I shall bear a child!
I far lest you speak in guile.
Yet lo, you cry aloud:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Men: "O holy Virgin," replied the Angel,
"you speak to me of the customary manner
whereby mortal men are born.
But I tell you of the birth of the true God.
Beyond words and understanding,
in ways that He alone knows, He shall take flesh of you.
Therefore, I cry rejoicing:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

All: Most holy Theotokos, save us!

Women: "You appear to me to speak the truth,"
answered the Virgin,
"For you have come as an angel messenger,
bringing joy to all.
Since, then, I am purified in soul and body by the Spirit,
be it unto me according to your word:
may God dwell in me.
Unto Him I cry aloud with you:
O all you works of the Lord, bless the Lord!"

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Alex


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: Bernard
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 01:07 PM

I Watch the Sunrise

I watch the sunrise
lighting the sky,
casting its shadows near.
And on this morning,
bright though it be,
I feel those shadows near me
CHORUS

But you are always
close to me
following all my ways.
May I be always
close to you
following all your ways, Lord.

I watch the sunlight
shine through the clouds
warming the earth below
And, at the mid-day,
life seems to say:
I feel your brightness near me.
For you are always...

I watch the sunset
fading away
lighting the clouds with sleep.
And as the evening
closes its eyes
I feel your presence near me.
For you are always...

I watch the moonlight
guarding the night,
waiting till morning comes.
The air is silent
earth is at rest
only your peace is near me
Yes, you are always...

Words by John Glynn

Music by Colin Murphy

Chords:

(Verses and choruses are the same pattern)

C / / / |Em / / / |

F / / / |C / / / |

F / / / |C / / / |G / / / |G7 / / / |

C / / / |Em / / / |

F / / / |C / / / |

F / / / |C / / / |G / / / |C / / / |

The all important tune...

MIDI file: I_WATCH.MID

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Name: I Watch the Sunrise
Start
0120 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0180 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0540 0 67 000 0060 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0660 0 67 000 0060 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0360 0 67 000 0000 1 64 100 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 62 100 0960 0 62 000 0120 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0180 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0120 0 67 000 0000 1 67 100 0540 0 67 000 0060 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0660 0 67 000 0060 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0360 0 67 000 0000 1 64 100 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 62 100 0480 0 62 000 0000 1 60 100 0480 0 60 000 0120 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 72 100 0180 0 72 000 0000 1 76 100 0060 0 76 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 100 0540 0 71 000 0060 1 69 100 0180 0 69 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0660 0 67 000 0060 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0360 0 67 000 0000 1 64 100 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 62 100 0960 0 62 000 0120 1 72 100 0120 0 72 000 0000 1 72 100 0180 0 72 000 0000 1 76 100 0060 0 76 000 0000 1 71 100 0120 0 71 000 0000 1 71 100 0540 0 71 000 0060 1 69 100 0180 0 69 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0600 0 67 000 0120 1 65 100 0120 0 65 000 0000 1 67 100 0060 0 67 000 0000 1 69 100 0060 0 69 000 0000 1 67 100 0360 0 67 000 0000 1 64 100 0120 0 64 000 0000 1 62 100 0480 0 62 000 0000 1 60 100 0480 0 60 000
End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:I Watch the Sunrise
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:C
G4G3G|G2G6|-G4F2GA|G8|-G4F2GA|G6E2|D8|-D8|
D2G6|-G4G3G|G2G6|-G4F2GA|G8|-G4F2GA|G6E2|
D8|C8|-C2c2c3e|B2B6|-B4A3A|G8|-G4F2GA|G6E2|
D8|-D8|D2c6|-c4c3e|B2B6|-B4A3A|G8|-G4F2GA|
G6E2|D8|C8||


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: JUDAS AND MARY (Sydney Carter)
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 02:52 PM

In Part One of this thread, Mudcatter "sian of west wales" contributed a lovely item and then Joe Offer found a source and an additional verse. (CLICK HERE to go see it.)

We did it last night, with a new verse to replace the last copyrighted verse, to fit what we thought was the sense of the song more accurately as a Lenten piece. We made a few other minor adjustments as well in the verses, to ease a few syllables to more singable. Here is the whole thing as we did it.

Sian had a version of the tune from memory (and Joe Offer has the the actual tune), which I hope can be posted somehow. But it also fits the MAID ON THE SHORE TUNE, and I have included chords for that tune below, as well.

~S~


JUDAS AND MARY
(Sydney Carter; last verse by Susan Hinton)

Said Judas to Mary, "Oh, what will you do
With your ointments so rich and so rare?"
"I'll pour them all over the feet of my Lord
And I'll wipe them away with my hair," she said.
"I'll wipe them away with my hair."

"Oh, Mary, Oh Mary, but think of the poor
This ointment, it could have been sold.
And think of the blankets, and think of the bread
You could buy with the silver and gold," he said.
"You could buy with the silver and gold."

"Tomorrow, tomorrow, I'll think of the poor,
Tomorrow," she said, "not today
For dearer than all of the poor of the world
Is my love who is going away," she said.
"My love who is going away.

Said Jesus to Mary, "Your love is so deep
Today you may do as you will.
Tomorrow, you say, I am going away
But my body I leave with you still," he said
"My body I leave with you still."

"The poor of the world are my body," he said,
"To the end of the world they will be;
And every kind deed you may do for the poor
In truth you are doing for me," he said;
"In truth you are doing for me."

"My body will hang on the cross of the world
Tomorrow," he said, "not today.
And the love Mary bears in her heart as she weeps
Will wash all her sorrow away, away,
Will wash all her sorrow away."

(C) Galliard Publications

CHORDS, using tune MAID ON THE SHORE
(Gm)Said Judas to (F)Mary, "Oh, what will you (Gm)do
With your ointments so (F)rich and so (Gm)rare?"
"I'll pour them all (F)over the (Gm)feet of my Lord...
And I'll (Gm)wipe them a- (F)way with my (Gm)hair," she said.
"I'll (Gm)wipe them a- (F)way with my (Gm)hair." (F,Gm)

SH


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: HIGHER GROUND
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 03:08 PM

(In the post just previous, I should have put the copyright line above the last verse, which is new.)

Iris Dement has recorded this item with her mother singing melody and Iris on harmony, as she learned it growing up. If you have ever heard that version, you'll know what I mean when I say that the tonal quality we we approximated last night was similar!

~S~


HIGHER GROUND
Words: Johnson Oatman, Jr., 1898.
Music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel, 1892.

"Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord."Micah 4:2
I'm pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'm gaining every day;
Still praying as I'm onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

Refrain:
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray till heaven I've found,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."

(D)I'm pressing on the upward (G)way,
New heights I'm (D)gaining every (A)day; (A7)
Still praying (D)as I'm onward (G)bound,
"Lord, plant my (D)feet on (A)high- (A7)er (D)ground." G,D)

Refrain:
(D)Lord, lift me up and let me (A)stand,
By faith, on (A7)heaven's table (D)land,
A higher plane than I have (G)found;
Lord, plant my (D)feet on (A)higher (D)ground. (D,G)

SH


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: MMario
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 07:55 PM

it was interesting singing higher ground - 'course it would have been easier if someone had chosen a single melody for the verse - though I think she did do two verses to the same melody...

*grin* kept me on my toes tho...


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 Mar 01 - 08:21 PM

That was a SECRET!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: sian, west wales
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 06:15 AM

Love the last verse, girl! But F/Gm? Blasted autoharpists ... <>

sian


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 08:35 AM

Be Thou Transposed!

~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: sian, west wales
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 04:07 AM

ouch.

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Subject: Lyr Add: I WANT TO WALK AS A CHILD OF THE LIGHT
From: wysiwyg
Date: 07 Apr 01 - 04:03 PM

Well, I been singing a LOT. I have stuff to post from last week too but some of it is already in other threads.

TONIGHT--

In honor of Johanna Van der Hiel, for whom Hardi conducted a funeral this morning this for an opening:


I WANT TO WALK AS A CHILD OF THE LIGHT
Kathleen Thomerson

I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world;
The star of my life is Jesus.

REFRAIN
In Him there is no darkness at all--
The night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God--
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.


I want to see the brightness of God,
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear sun of righteousness shine on my path
And show me the way to the Father.


I'm looking for the coming of Christ;
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race
We shall know the joy of Jesus.

CHORDS
(C)I want to (G)walk as a (F)child of the (G)light;
(C)I want to (Am)follow (G)Je- (C)sus.
(C)God set the (G)stars to give (F)light to the (G)world;
The (C)star of my (G)life is (D7)Je- (G)sus.

REFRAIN
(C)In Him there (F)is no (Am)darkness at (G)all--
The (C)night and the (G)day are (Am)both a- (G)like.
The (Dm)Lamb is the (C)light of the (F)city of (G, G7)God--
(C)Shine in my (Am)heart, Lord (G)Je- (C)sus.

SOURCE:
1980 Hymnal, US Episcopal Church

SH


After the Phos Hilaron, we will do ABIDE WITH ME, which we also sang at Hannie's funeral this morning.

And finally, we'll be closing with this bluesy number in the style of the Gaither Vocal Band! Cuz hey! It's Palmy Sunday!

~S~


PALMS OF VICTORY
Additional verses & edited by Susan O. Hinton

I saw a weary pilgrim,
In tattered garments clad,
He was struggling up the mountain;
It seemed that he was sad.
His back was heavy laden,
His strength was almost gone,
But he shouted as he journeyed,
DELIVERANCE WILL COME!

Then palms of victory,
Crowns of glory,
Palms of victory
I shall wear.

The songsters in an arbor,
That stood beside the way,
Attracted his attention,
Invited his delay.
His watchword being "Onwards!",
He stopped his ears and ran.
He shouted as he sped right past,
DELIVERANCE WILL COME!

The summer sun was shining,
The sweat was on his face,
His garments worn and dusty,
His step a slower pace.
But he kept pressing onward
For he was wending home,
Still shouting as he traveled on,
DELIVERANCE WILL COME!

I saw him in the evening,
The sun was sinking low.
He'd overtopped the mountain,
And reached the vale below.
He saw the golden City,
His everlasting home,
And shouted loud as ever
DELIVERANCE WILL COME!

Before him lay a river,
But o'er the narrow flood,
A band of holy angels
Flew from the throne of God.
They bore him on their pinions
Safe o'er the dashing foam,
And joined his singing triumph,
DELIVERANCE IS COME!

At last, he'd reached the City
Beyond the vale of sin.
I saw the gate swing open,
I saw them fly right in.
And then that band of angels
Carried him up to the throne!
The heavenly shout: HOSANNA!
DELIVERANCE HAS COME!

This version and arrangement (C) 2001 Susan O. Hinton

CHORDS:
Verse
D, G7, D
A7, D
D, G, D
E7 (or G7), C7, D
D, G7, D
A7, D
D, G, D
G7, C7, D

Refrain
D, G7, D7
A7, D
D7, G7, D
G7, C7, D

SH



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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Apr 01 - 12:12 AM

SO? What'chall been up to!? ~S~


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: GUEST,WYSIWYG
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 11:34 AM

We're doing almost all Shaker music this year. I'm posting what we're doing as I prep them.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Music II
From: mg
Date: 13 Feb 05 - 12:40 PM

Some great old Catholic (and Lutheran?) Lenten hymns...first and foremost, O Sacred Head Surrounded. Use the old words por favor..oh agony and dying oh love for sinners free..when I checked the hymanl last night they had substituted pap. Also Come and mourn with me a while..very pretty minor key. And of course Stabat mater dolarosa..should be done in Latin but English words are not bad. And the spiritual, one day when I was lost..

mg


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