Music for October 13, 2019

Dear GCC Choir,


Here
is the choir story for Sunday, October 13th. Lise is leading at the
service and will be preaching on the theme of healing – the beginning of
a series on that theme. Larry Crockett will be leading the choir and
Rachel Johnson will be accompanist.

See you Sunday, Oct13th, at 8:55a.m. Look forward to our singing together!

We will be singing three pieces:

Introit:  
Uyai Mose (Come All You People) Zimbabwe/Alexander Gondo/arr. John Bell
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Anthem before the Children's Story
Balm in Gilead.   Trad. African-Amercan/arr. P. Amidon

Anthem after the Sermon
Here, Master, in this Quiet Place  Fred Pratt Green/LAND OF REST


Uyai Mose is a lively song from Zimbabwe, a lot of fun to sing, for three-part choir with a solo cantor line
Balm in Gilead is an old favorite, very familiar:
The lyrics of Here, Master, in this Quiet Place, are quite touching, and LAND OF REST is a haunting shape note hymn:

Here, Master, in this quiet place,
Where anyone may kneel,
I also come to ask for grace,
Believing you can heal.

If pain of body, stress of mind,
Destroys my inward peace,
In prayer for others may I find
The secret of release.

If self upon its sickness feeds
And turns my life to gall,
Let me not brood upon my needs,
But simply tell you all.

You never said 'You ask too much'
To any troubled soul.
I long to feel your healing touch-
Will you not make me whole?

But if the thing I most desire
Is not your way for me,
May faith, when tested in the fire,
Prove its integrity.

Of all my prayers, may this be chief:
Till faith is fully grown,
Lord, disbelieve my unbelief,
And claim me as your own.
— Fred Pratt Green

Blessings,

Larry