Musical Musings~ Reflections on Sunday’s Music

February 23, 2014
  1. Noel Clive’s “I Am Listening Lord”
We sing hymns about listening for the voice of God, but I’ve never yet come across a hymn in which we could actually do that: be silent and listen for God’s still, small voice.  Here is an unconventional approach for centering, stilling our spirit, and listening for the voice, right in the hymn.  There is room to personalize the hymn, by singing or speaking one’s own name, which “forces” the worshipper to take personal ownership, and not ‘hide’ in an anonymous corporate body.  Thus, we can be in joint worship, and still identify ourselves individually to the holy One. –Noel Clive
Other music selections:
Gathering Music: Renaissance Dances (Tyler Susato)
Hymn of Praise: The Church’s One Foundation (#442)
Act Of Praise: I Give You Praise (Berry)
Children’s Song: This Is Where Children Belong
Special Music: The Word Of God (Coleman)
Hymn of Response: Let Us Break Bread Together (#513)
Offertory: La Grace (Telemann)
Hymn of Dedication: Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Postlude: Sonata (Speer)
Sunday’s musicians:
1 Beulah Instrumental Ensemble
2 Jeremy Bosse, organ
3 Anat Kardontchik, piano
4 River City Brass Quintet
5 Sanctuary Choir


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