Category Archives: Music

Music – various

Music is not inserted into worship; rather worship is inherently musical. We are a singing people. How we sing together and what we sing together reflects our faith, our church, our union with fragile creation, our thoughts and our feelings … Continue reading

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Words of Inspiration – in a post-truth world

(not inclusive language, but inspiring words) Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom … Continue reading

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Advent and Christmas Music

Christmas music on Singing from the Lectionary In addition to songs listed in Advent weeks, the following music may be of interest: In This Time of Waiting (music backing on Youtube clip here) In this time of waiting We will … Continue reading

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O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and fill our lives, all dark and fear dispel, as once an exiled Israel you found, redeemed, restored and set on holy ground. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to us and in our hearts will … Continue reading

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Peace in our Time

As the world prepares for another round of international military engagement in Iraq; as the situation in Syria escalates; as war, displacement, violence and death continue and refugees flood out of trouble spots seeking refuge –  we continue to pray … Continue reading

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Gathering hymns, songs & processionals

God of the Bible God of the Bible, God in the Gospel, hope seen in Jesus, hope yet to come, you are the centre, daylight or darkness, freedom or prison, you are our home. Fresh as the morning, sure as … Continue reading

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Then the quail came

The 13th UCA Assembly in July 2012 closed with worship, with the ‘sermon’ provided by President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney in a song – the beautiful ‘Then the Quail came’. In the midst of our human journey, and our grumbling … Continue reading

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Music – Pilgrim UC

Pilgrim UC has enjoyed the wonderful contribution of wordsmiths and musicians in the Pilgrim communities over the years, enriching worship in fresh and thoughtful ways. There are two major publications available – Song for the People of God 4, and … Continue reading

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