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Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord - Chichester Diocese

  1. 1. Make a joyful noise to the LordUsing music in Collective WorshipJanuary 2006
  2. 2. Contents1 Introduction 32 Music in the Bible 43 Selecting new material 54 Introducing new material 75 Linking with parish worship 96 Creating an atmosphere 107 Practical issues 118 Resource lists 12Appendix 1: A user’s guide to songbooks and hymnbooks 13Appendix 2: Top ten listings 19 2
  3. 3. 1 IntroductionIn preparing for the revision of the Collective Worship guidelines in the diocese the DiocesanBoard of Education set up a working party in 2005 to carry out a survey of the use of musicin collective worship in the schools of the diocese and then to draw up some guidance forschools on improving their practice in this area. This section of the CD-Rom is the result ofthe group’s work. It should be read in the context of the general guidelines on CollectiveWorship in the section ‘In spirit and in truth’ elsewhere on the CD.The role of music in school worship is primarily to bring pupils into an awareness of thepresence of God, or at least to consider the possibility of this happening. In this sense themusic is the servant of the worship and not the other way round. It can bring worship aliveenabling everyone present to enjoy it and to have fun! Or it can be deadly boring, killingany sense of participation and community. Who hasn’t heard (or, worse, heard themselvessaying!) the dread words, “We’ll sing this hymn again until you get right!”?This guidance is designed to help schools ensure that music has positive value in bringingtheir worship alive. It recognises that many schools will have a limited amount of musicalexpertise within their staff; fortunately there is now a wide range of materials on CDs andother formats to help meet this need. Details can be found in the later sections of thisdocument.It is the intention of the DBE and of the working group to extend the support for music inworship using the school’s domain within the diocesan website ( Wehope that schools will be willing to contribute their experience and creativity to this process. 3
  4. 4. 2 Music in the BibleIn the Bible, the role of music is found from the first book (Genesis 31.27) to the last one(Revelation 15.2-3). As an aspect of human creativity it reflects the image of the creatorGod (Genesis 1.26), involving our whole personality (1 Corinthians 14.15); it accompaniespilgrims on their journey (Exodus 15) and will greet us at our ultimate destination(Revelation 19) in heaven.In the Bible music is: Powerful: Soothing the spirit Quiet: (1 Samuel 16.23) Be still and know that I Going out to battle (2 Chronicles 20.20-23) am God. (Psalm 46.10) Encouraging prisoners (Acts 16.25) Prophetic: Loud: While the harpist was playing, the hand of the Lord came upon Make a joyful noise to Elisha the Lord (2 Kings 3.15) (Psalms 95 and 100) Educational: Instrumental: …as you teach and admonish Praise him with the trumpet, one another with all wisdom, the harp, the lyre … with and as you sing psalms, hymns strings and flute... and spiritual songs … (Psalms 147, 150 etc) (Colossians 3.16) 4
  5. 5. 3 Selecting new materialThere are many areas to take into consideration when selecting new material for use incollective worship. It is not just a matter of finding songs which are instantly popular, aschildren’s initial enthusiasm may soon be replaced by indifference or even boredom. Songswhich are ‘catchy’ and quick to learn need to be balanced by material which needs a littlemore preparation, but will be enjoyed and remain meaningful in the long term.Veiled in flesh the Godhead see! Hail the incarnate deity!Be careful when choosing words, particularly with more traditional hymns and carols. Wouldchildren understand them? Do you understand them? Maybe some slight editing is needed!It is worth spending time in assembly teaching children the words and the meaning behindthem, to deepen their understanding as they sing.The King of love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never.Don’t forget the traditional hymns, though. Some are well worth a little more investment intime for children to learn and have very powerful, meaningful words. They can be mademore accessible by having interesting accompaniments, some of which are available on CDs.A good hymn is like a poem or ‘treasury of spiritual meaning’ that can last and support us fora lifetime. Some people like the modernised words found in Hymns for Today’s Church andother books from Jubilate Hymns; others do not!O Jesus I have promisedA particularly sensitive area, which may well vary from school to school, is the use of hymnsthat express personal commitment, particularly where this is in the first person singular. Youmay need to make suitable introduction along the lines of ‘this is a song that Christians oftensing to express their feelings about God’.We are marching in the light of God. We are marching in the light of God.Repetition is good for younger children in particular, who can learn and enjoy these worshipsongs quickly. Many have good actions or the children can make up their own. Try givingout shakers and other (not too noisy) musical instruments for some of the children to join in.In Christ alone my hope is found, He is my light, my strength, my song.As children get older and their comprehension level improves, you can be more adventurouswith the choice of words. There are some wonderful new songs with spiritually powerfulwords. Worth the effort in learning them as they can become real favourites, rememberedfor a lifetime.Our Father, who art in heaven…Some very good tunes have been written to familiar words. Sometimes, as with the Lord’sPrayer, they can be used over a series of assemblies on a particular theme to help children’sunderstanding. 5
  6. 6. Be still for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.Some worship songs can be used as prayers. Try singing a verse, then reading a prayer asthe accompaniment continues, then singing another verse together. This helps to build theright atmosphere and makes prayer a special time of reflection. Songs from the Taizé andIona Communities can be particularly useful in this way.See the flower’s final blaze in the morning’s misty haze.Don’t underestimate children’s ability to understand poetic language, stimulating theirimagination and a sense of awe and wonder. Pictures can be displayed on the digitalprojector as they sing, or children’s own pictures can be displayed in the hall as a backdrop.God is our strength and refuge… (sung to the tune: ’Dam Busters’ March’ [Eric Coates])Some spiritual words have been written to fit familiar tunes such as the Eastenders theme,‘Match of the Day’ and ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’. These can work well, particularly ashalf the work in learning them has been done already! This approach could stimulate youinto writing your own words to music that is popular with pupils. If you do write your ownwords please send them in to the Schools Department at Diocesan Church House, and wewill publish the best ones on the website. 6
  7. 7. 4 Introducing new materialThere is certainly a place for the old favourites and many schools have a core group of songsthat mean something special to them, but learning new songs is a vital aspect of developingeffective collective worship. It helps keep worship vibrant and alive, providing us with newways (and often words) to express our love and devotion to Christ. In the Psalms we areencouraged to “Sing to the Lord a new song” (Psalm 149.1). Difficulties of the traditional ‘hymn practice’ Traditionally new songs have been learnt during a “Hymn Practice” assembly. This, on its own, does not constitute a daily act of worship, but with the addition of a prayer or reading may meet the requirements. However, is this the best way both to introduce the school community to new songs and to have meaningful and profitable times of worship together during the school day? This section explores some other possible ways we could learn new songs in school. Using the new song as the theme of the assembly In some schools across the diocese new songs are used as the theme for assemblies. The Christian teaching found in the text of the song is explored with the children during the series of assemblies and the song is learnt as part of each assembly during that theme. Worship rather than choir rehearsal There is certainly a place in the school week for children to learn the technical side of singing, the need to breathe correctly, enunciate clearly and sing in tune. But, is a time of worship the right occasion for this learning? Some schools mirror more the practice seen in churches where a worship leader leads the children in a number of songs/hymns, some familiar, others new, and the school community learns through listening and joining in as and when they feel confident. It may be appropriate for a child to be silent and listen to those around them and contemplate the words or tune for a while. If quality songs are chosen with good tunes, the children will pick them up quickly using this pattern, whilst remaining in a frame of mind that is conducive to worship Don’t do too many New songs are important, but too many new songs in one term can cause difficulties for the children. It is important to revisit old favourites and enjoy the familiarity of the words and tune. Often it is when the song is well known that we can worship more deeply. To suggest how many songs we should introduce a term would be very difficult. There are many factors that have an impact on this: the age and experience of the children; the skills of staff; the usual practice in the parish (if there are close links between school and church); and the time available throughout the week to learn a new song. It is important to plan out which songs will be introduced over the coming term or year. 7
  8. 8.  Quality accompaniments It is particularly important when learning new material that there is strong and confident support for the singing. If the accompanist (whether on guitar or piano) is also finding their way through the music there can be instant and increasing chaos! This is where the use of accompaniments on CD can be really beneficial – their more sophisticated and powerful use of instruments can provide a real ‘lift’. Many schools have found the CD of the music for the Leavers Services can also provide a focus for the whole of the summer term. A listing of the commercially available CDs can be found in Appendix 1. Planning ahead Planning is important. It provides a long term view outlining the introduction of new songs. It avoids overload and ensures you will be ready for those “crunch” moments – Christmas, Leavers Service, etc. Also, if songs are to be used to provide a theme for a series of assemblies, this can be linked in to the other themes planned for the year. Maintaining a sense of worship Worship must be central, even when learning new songs. Learning songs can destroy that sense of being in God’s presence, especially if we discipline pupils for poor singing, or posture. Surely, if we are focussing on technique this should be in the classroom or choir rehearsal. When we worship, let’s accept each other’s contribution and start from a position of ‘everyone is here to worship’. Yes, there will be times, in any school setting, when pupils need to be reminded of expected behaviour, but let’s make it the exception rather than the norm in times of worship. 8
  9. 9. 5 Linking with parish worshipMusical links between church schools and parish churches can be developed through a rangeof joint activities. Such musical links can help foster wider aspects of developing a Christianethos and good community links. Every school and parish has a distinctive relationship andthere is therefore no ‘correct’ model for enhancing these links, but here are some ideas andsuggestions taken from schools around the diocese. Joint school/parish services In these cases the school (or part of it) attends a service to which parishioners are actively invited. Particular events such as patronal festivals, the beginning or end of the school term can provide a focus for this and for discussion of what music would be appropriate. School led parish worship Schools can lead various parts of a service such as intercessions, readings and sometimes drama or dance. Many parishes value the chance to have children singing as part of their worship. School choir participation in parish worship School choirs sometimes sing alongside church choirs, sometimes they share the role by providing the singing for particular services. Participation in such events as a parish confirmation or ordination service has proved very successful. Joint policy on hymns to ensure some common choices Amongst the most tangible and pivotal areas of cooperation is the choice of hymns and songs. These are often selected to relate to the Anglican calendar or lectionary. It is vital that this is seen as a two-way process, with child-appropriate songs being used in the church’s worship (to the benefit of all!). It is good practice for people involved in the school and the church to meet regularly to discuss ideas about the content and style of worship. Use of common settings Where there are specific musical arrangements of parts of the liturgy used in church services these can sometimes be readily incorporated into school worship (e.g. the Lord’s Prayer, Taizé songs, parts of Eucharistic settings such as the Gloria, Kyrie or Sanctus). Use of school CDs on entry to/setting scene for church and school worship This is a relatively easy way of providing a link and can be a simple but powerful message to pupils. Lately some parishes have used material from the annual Leavers Service in their worship; the introduction of an annual CD has encouraged this. Utilising links where pupils are in church choirs Children who are regular worshippers sometimes facilitate and sometimes initiate closer cooperation. This is particularly true of children who are members of both the church and school choirs. 9
  10. 10. 6 Music to create an atmosphereThe benefits of using music to create a calm, quiet atmosphere are well-known in schools.When pupils are encouraged to enter the place of worship in a peaceful manner they aremore likely to engage with the opportunities for quiet, personal reflection which will beoffered. Often a wide range of classical music is used and the pupils can be introduced to arange of composers in this way. A display or chart at the front of the hall identifying thecomposer and the work can enhance this process.But this is not the only way to use music in preparation for music; some other possibilitiesinclude: It may be appropriate to use recorded arrangements of instrumental versions of popular hymns and songs to be played quietly while pupils and staff reflect on the worship theme. If a more ‘upbeat’ atmosphere is desired, this is an opportunity to use some of the wide range of World Music which is available on CD. Playing music from other countries where Christianity is practised will also help pupils to appreciate the global dimension of the faith. Live music played by staff or pupils is particularly effective in focussing the attention of everyone at the start of worship. Sometimes it is helpful to use very quiet music as a “background” to a time of prayer, or to use a sung response such as “O Lord, hear my prayer” between short prayers. CDs of music from the Taizé and Iona communities can be especially useful here. Other possible sources of inspiration could include chart music, jazz and music from films or the musical theatre. Most schools will have people among their staff or pupils with expertise in these areas. This raises the issue of who selects music used in this way. Is it just the head, or are other staff, visiting speakers or pupils involved?Finally two suggestions for sourcing appropriate material: Christian bookshops have good selections of worship music, with and without sung words, which can be useful sources. To identify music on a particular theme try typing lyrics <theme, key word> into a search engine such as Google or Ask Jeeves. This will produce a list of song titles. 10
  11. 11. 7 Practical issues Copyright issues It is important that church schools are meticulous in observing the law on copyright. To understand most issues related to this the easiest source of information and guidance can be found on the website of the Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) who run a licensing scheme specifically for schools using copyright material in Collective Worship. You can access this excellent site at: This covers most, but not all, of the songs that schools are likely to use in worship; there is an extension available for the copying of music. To answer the two most obvious questions: yes, you do need a licence to copy words on to OHP transparencies (whether typed or handwritten) and into PowerPoint presentations; and no, the school is not covered by any licence held by its church, not even for school services in the church! Technical issues Schools are increasingly making the move from OHPs to data projectors for the display of the words of songs and hymns, mainly with considerable gains in terms of clarity and holding the attention of pupils. This also gives the opportunity for using pictorial backgrounds that can enhance the atmosphere for worship, and contribute to the development of the theme of the assembly. For the more technically advanced there is also the possibility of downloading MP3 sample files, MIDI files, .wav files and guitar chords to assist in the effective accompaniment of songs and hymns. Some of the websites listed on page 12 give access to these areas, though you may need to involve some pupils to help with the technicalities!AcknowledgementsThe DBE is grateful to the members of the working group who drafted these guidelines:John Willis (Chairman)Revd Alastair CuttingAdam EarleMartin GarrattSheila KerrAndrew McGregorLesley MasonApril Owen-JonesJeremy TaylorDarren VallierRichard White 11
  12. 12. 8 Resource listsCore books Enhancement booksWith cheerful voice (A & C Black) Alleluya! (A & C Black)Come and Praise 1 & 2 (BBC) Everyone’s singing, Lord (A & C Black)Come and Praise Beginnings (BBC) Songs for Collective Worship (BBC)The Children’s Hymn Book (Kevin Mayhew) Kidsource 1 & 2 (Kevin Mayhew) Songs for every assembly (Out of the Ark) Songs for everyday (Out of the Ark) Songs for everybody (Out of the Ark) Big blue planet (Stainer & Bell) Sound bytes (Stainer & Bell)Seasonal books Church booksCarol, gaily carol (A & C Black) Songs of Fellowship 1, 2 & 3 (Kingsway)Merrily to Bethlehem (A & C Black) The Source (Kevin Mayhew)Sing Nowell! (A & C Black) Mission Praise (Marshall Pickering)Songs for every Christmas (Out of the Ark) Junior Praise (Marshall Pickering)Songs for every Easter (Out of the Ark)Songs for every Occasion (Out of the Ark) Annual books produced for SpringSongs for every Season (Out of the Ark) Harvest/New Wine/Stoneleigh/etcCarol Praise (Marshall Pickering)CDs (several include music and chords)‘No pianist for assembly, no problem’ series (Kevin Mayhew) – backing tracks to popularhymns and worship songs selected for CE schoolsLord of the Dance (Kingsway Music)All Thing Bright and Beautiful (Kingsway Music)‘New Children’s Praise Songs’ series (Kingsway Music)Come and Praise (BBC)Websites and contacts for music, CDs, midi-files, song words 12
  13. 13. Appendix 1:A user’s guide to songbooks and hymnbooksWe are grateful to Adam Earle (the Deputy Head of St Peter’s CEP School, Chailey) for producing thisguide.♪ = Worth a Look ♪♪ = Useful Extra ♪♪♪ = Recommended ♪♪♪♪ = Highly RecommendedPublisher: A&C BlackA well established and reliable educational publisher, A&C Black resources are well presented, hardwearing and varied. These books, specifically for use in worship, offer a great source of additional materialto enhance your core repertoire and seasonal choice. A&C Black also publish a range of musical plays(including nativities) and assembly materials. Related Title Type Description Resources ALLELUYA! Enhancement 77 Songs for primary school Words only edition for assemblies and classroom pupils is available. Age 7+ singing. A range of styles and themes. A limited number are specifically Christian by nature ♪ but many reflect on Christian themes such as peace and love. CAROL, GAILY CAROL Seasonal 43 Christmas songs grouped Sing-a-long CD with to tell the Nativity Story clear piano Age 4-7 (Flexible) making it useful for Christmas accompaniments performances as well as included with the book seasonal worship. at no extra cost. ♪♪♪ EVERYONE’S Enhancement 45 songs for collective worship Enhanced CD with clear SINGING LORD complete with guidance notes. piano accompaniments Age 5-11 Again a mixture of specifically and printable song Christian and related themed words included with the songs. book at no extra cost. ♪♪♪ MERRILY TO Seasonal 44 Christmas songs and Sing-a-long CD with BETHLEHEM carols from a variety of clear piano Age 5-11 traditions and cultures but all accompaniments with a strong Christian basis. included with the book Some unusual and interesting at no extra cost. ♪♪♪ examples for performances as well as seasonal worship. 13
  14. 14. SING NOWELL! Seasonal A very handy collection of 34 Words only edition for traditional carols arranged in pupils is available. Age 5-11 user friendly keys (i.e. not too high) for children’s voices. The carols have percussion ♪♪♪ parts, alternative voice parts and melody instrument lines. WITH CHEERFUL Core 100 hymns including some Words only edition for VOICE more traditional favourites pupils is available. Age 7+ such as “Morning has broken” and “Lord of all hopefulness”. The collection has been in ♪ print for a long time and is perhaps a little dated.Publisher: BBCThe Come and Praise books can be found in the majority of primary schools and are tried and tested as thebest base resource for many. Time must be taken to read the words through carefully as some items areless suitable in a church school setting than others. The accompanying resources are also valuable. Related Title Type Description Resources COME AND PRAISE Core “The most popular school song CD recordings of songs Combined Edition and hymn book ever!” 149 being performed to sing Age 5-11 traditional and contemporary along with or listen to. hymns and songs including useful seasonal sections. Instrumental music ♪♪♪♪ Many good specifically editions are available. Christian songs and others Words only books more general in nature. available. Assembly activity books now published. COME AND PRAISE Core or 60 songs arranged according CD recordings of songs BEGINNINGS Enhancement to popular worship themes being performed to sing such as Praise, People, along with or listen to. Age 3-7 Creation, The Bible and Festivals. Accompaniments Words only books are easy to play. Suitable for available. ♪♪♪ younger children. As with “Come and Praise” it is a Activity Book also mixture of specifically Christian published. and more general items. SONGS FOR Enhancement A new collection of fun songs Activity book and CD COLLECTIVE which focus on a wide range of available. WORSHIP Age 5-11 RE and PHSE themes commonly covered in collective The words are worship. Not all the songs are photocopiable ♪ Christian in nature but are useful to go with a specific topic such as sports day, community or rules. 14
  15. 15. Publisher: Kevin MayhewAnother reliable and long established publisher, initially supplying the Catholic audience, but now cateringfor Anglicans as well, Kevin Mayhew have worked hard to bring inclusive and accessible Christian materialto the school market. The resources are all well presented and although not necessarily cheap, they aregood value for money. Kevin Mayhew also publish a wide range of very good collective worship resources. Related Title Type Description Resources NO PIANIST FOR Core As the title suggests this is an Top 20 extracted CD ASSEMBLY? all inclusive resource for collections are also NO PROBLEM Age 5-11 schools in need of a complete available if you need to (Non Catholic Edition) solution when no musician is provide a less available. Includes 166 of the expensive resource for ♪♪♪♪ most popular old and new when the pianist is hymns and songs sung in away! assembly. THE CHILDREN’S Core Includes 166 of the most Words only book is HYMN BOOK popular old and new hymns available. Age 5-11 and songs. Accompaniments are straightforward and are pitched for children’s voices. ♪♪ Particular care has been taken to address the issue of inclusive language and to avoid manipulative, archaic or pious words and phrases. KIDSOURCE 1 Enhancement A collection of 400 praise and Words only edition for worship songs for children. Books 1 & 2 combined Age 5-11 Many of the songs are more is available. confessional in nature and are all specifically Christian. Some ♪ very useful new songs and ideas included but must be used with care and consideration in an inclusive worship context. KIDSOURCE 2 Enhancement The sequel edition with an A words only edition for additional 406 songs. Keys are Books 1 & 2 combined Age 5-11 again selected for children’s is available. voices. ♪ 15
  16. 16. Publisher: Out of the ArkEver increasing in popularity, not least because of the excellent music and accompanying CDs, thesebooks provide a valuable extension to the basic repertoire. The Christmas and Easter Books areparticularly recommended but all the books represent excellent value for money and include usefulmaterial. Out of the Ark also publish a very good selection of musical plays including high quality nativities. Title Type Description Related Resources SONGS FOR EVERY Enhancement Songs with a wide variety of Supplied with ASSEMBLY styles and positive themes and performance and Age 5-11 catchy tunes which, using the accompaniment CD. accompanying CDs, are very easy to learn. ♪♪♪ Some songs are specifically Christian whilst others are more general but still valuable. SONGS FOR EVERY Enhancement With lively music and varied Supplied with BODY styles these songs focus performance and Age 5-11 specifically on “The Body!” and accompaniment CD. relate to PHSE in particular. ♪ A few songs included are specifically Christian. SONGS FOR EVERY Seasonal Perhaps the best and certainly Supplied with CHRISTMAS one of the most popular from performance and Age 5-11 the “Songs for every…” series. accompaniment CD. Most songs included are ♪♪♪♪ specifically Christian and whilst a few are eminently avoidable the vast majority are excellent. SONGS FOR EVERY Enhancement Another great selection based Supplied with DAY on useful themes including performance and Age 5-11 some curriculum areas, thought accompaniment CD. provoking and good to sing. ♪♪ A few songs included are specifically Christian. SONGS FOR EVERY Seasonal As with the Christmas Supplied with EASTER collection this is a valuable performance and Age 5-11 resource with some excellent accompaniment CD. songs of varied style. ♪♪♪♪ Most songs included are specifically Christian. 16
  17. 17. SONGS FOR EVERY Seasonal This covers a wide range of key Supplied with OCCASION school events in the school performance and Age 5-11 calendar such as Christmas, accompaniment CD. Remembrance and Mother’s Day. Again very useful. ♪♪♪ Most songs included are specifically Christian. SONGS FOR EVERY Enhancement Exciting songs that captivate Supplied with SEASON the mood and colour of the performance and Age 5-11 changing seasons in a variety accompaniment CD. of musical styles. ♪ A few songs included are specifically Christian.Publisher: Stainer & BellA lesser known contributor to the world of music for collective worship, this publisher’s resources are nonethe less worthy of consideration. Title Type Description Related Resources BIG BLUE PLANET Enhancement A collection of songs for young Cassette containing 22 children to share with each songs is available. Age 5-11 other and with people of all ages. It was prepared by a group representing the main ♪♪ churches in Britain. Covers traditional Christian festivals and more contemporary themes. SOUND BYTES Enhancement A new collection of 94 songs for Words edition and the 21st century intended for Cassette containing 22 Age 8-11 children aged 8 and above in songs are available. school and church. Also prepared with an ecumenical ♪♪ team. 17
  18. 18. Other Publications to ConsiderThese books are not intended specifically for use in schools but do contain some useful items if you haveaccess to them. In addition it is worth consulting with the local church to find out which books they makeregular use of in worship, particularly if you are to be involved in combined events. Title Type Description Related Resources SONGS OF Church Wide ranging collection of Combined words edition FELLOWSHIP Christian songs and hymns, available Books 1, 2 & 3 many with highly confessional ♪ words and not designed for use in schools. However there are some useful items and these may be of use dependent on the nature of the school, the local church and the relationship between the two. Published by Kingsway CAROL PRAISE Seasonal / This provides a surprisingly Words only book is Church useful resource for a wider available. range of carols in a variety of styles. Whilst not designed ♪♪ specifically for schools it has some very good material with more complex accompaniments. 18
  19. 19. Appendix 2:Top ten listsWe are grateful to Adam Earle and April Owen-Jones for their contributions to these lists.It is planned to produce further lists for inclusion on the schools domain of the diocesanwebsite, and ultimately to link these to readings from the Bile and other sources. Anycontributions for other seasons or themes should be sent the schools team at ChurchHouse. ADVENT and CHRISTMAS Song Title Source Make way, make way Kidsource 1 Unto us a child is born Songs for Every Christmas Child in a manger Songs for Every Christmas Midnight Songs for Every Christmas Calypso Carol Merrily to Bethlehem Cowboy Carol Merrily to Bethlehem Caribbean Carol Merrily to Bethlehem Riding Out Come & Praise Mary’s Boy Child Carol Praise Come and join the celebration Carol Praise LENT [A limited selection; a top ten seems hard to achieve!] Song Title Source Lord, I pray Songs for Every Occasion To everything there is a season Come and Praise Give us hope, Lord Come and Praise Make me a channel Come and Praise 19
  20. 20. EASTERSong Title SourceHosanna! Songs for Every EasterCelebrate! Songs for Every EasterGo tell it on the mountain Come and PraiseA man for all the people Come and PraiseFrom the darkness came light Come and PraiseTrotting, trotting Come and PraiseNow the green blade rises Come and PraiseThere is singing in the desert Come and PraiseColours of day Come and PraiseHave you heard? Songs for Every OccasionHARVESTSong Title SourceAutumn days Come and PraiseThink of a world Come and PraiseWhen you father made the world Come and PraiseLord of the harvest Come and PraisePears and apples Come and PraiseNow the harvest is all gathered Come and PraiseNow we sing a harvest song Come and PraiseI’m going to paint Come and PraiseHarvest hymn Songs for Every OccasionHarvest samba Songs for Every Occasion 20