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Song Suggestions for

Presently on the site we have these songs for one voice, or small groups in unison:

A Springtime Thought (God Must Delight as Trees Leaf Out) connects the opening of new leaves in springtime with our own receptiveness to God. It has multiple tunes and uses.

Incorporating two parables of Jesus, Millions was the Debt.... urges us to pass along God's mercy.

For the Sunday after Christmas, Keeping Christmas is a piano-based solo. It celebrates the gifts of the adult Christ as well as the gifts of his birth.


For midsummer, when gardens offer God's bounty, here is
A Summer Thanksgiving. The solo is set for guitar, although
there is also a piano-accompanied hymn version.


For Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost, we suggest Creation. Cana. Pentecost.—a different sort of Trinity text for a hymn or solo.
In Common Meter, it goes with many well-known tunes.


For the first Sunday of Advent, with its theme of hope, we offer
An Advent Thought. It is a song for solo voice and guitar. (With its alternate title, We See How Milkweed Pods...., it applies at other times as well.)


For just about any time, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing has been arranged for solo voice and guitar.


About ministry to others, Love Can Be a Cup of Water.
It has an older tune, but a new piano arrangement.


For discouraging times, we suggest our recent solo, Here, in Continued Months of Winter (or Here, in These Months that Seem Like Winter.) It is accompanied by guitar.


For Easter 2021 and other Sundays, we offer Lord, How Long?


For Christmas of 2019, we posted He Arrives. This solo about Christ's birth is for female voice (and possible additional voices), accompanied by guitar and optional piano.


Our male solo The Younger Son dramatizes one of Jesus' best-known parables. It is accompanied by guitar, piano, bass, and percussion.


Actually a male-female duet, The Woman at the Well is a musical retelling of the rich story in John 4:4-42.

Another fairly recent solo is Declaring, about faith, science, and God as Creator. It is for voice and guitar.


For communion, we present our somewhat different song
Lord, Before that Quiet Meal. It has a choice of tunes and can be accompanied with guitar or piano. (Doing it as a solo first could be a way of introducing the version for congregation.)


Dear Lord, I Come Confessing addresses the urges to hate that have been fueled recently by violent acts or political division. It uses the tune KINGSFOLD, and can be accompanied by keyboards or guitar.


One Early Morning on a Shore is a hymn or solo about the risen Christ feeding His disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The version posted now can be used for Easter season communion.


Forgiveness (Mercy's Dance) is appropriate for personal use, or as a discussion-starter about forgiveness. It is set for voice and guitar.


Morning Prayer is appropriate for personal prayer time, for summer services, or especially for Trinity Sunday (the Sunday after Pentecost). It is set for voice(s) with piano.


For anytime, we have our praise-oriented song Out of the Box.
It considers several amazing things about Christ. The song can be done as a solo with guitar, or with a small group.


For the multiple summer Sundays in Year B that describe Jesus
as our bread—or for communion services in general—we offer
Jesus, Feed Us. It is arranged for solo voice and guitar.


For Christmas, we offer The Shepherds Recollect, a recounting of the shepherds' visit to the newborn Jesus. It is for male voice(s) and guitar (or synthesized "guitar").


Let the Children Come to Me relates to several Bible passages about childlikeness and faith, and includes the story of the woman who just touched Jesus' cloak to be healed. This is for mezzo-soprano and piano.


Song of John is a solo from the point of view of John the disciple.
It especially relates to Jesus' washing of the disciples' feet, but also to themes of loving, servanthood, and Jesus as the Bread of Life. It is set for baritone voice and guitar.


For Easter Vigil or Sunrise services, we offer On the Way,
a lament in Mary Magdalene's voice as she goes to the tomb.
Two endings are provided to the song—with her trodding onward, or with a hint of surprise. Our posted version is for mezzo-soprano voice and piano.


For the Thanksgiving holiday or anytime, Thanks-giving Song.


Finally, for personal use when worries are bothersome—or
for the Matthew teachings on worry—we present Worry Song.
It is set for voice and piano.


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