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Transfiguration Sunday
Matthew 17:1-9 February 3, 2008: Consider using Charles Tindley’s hymn “Christ Is the Way” ( Beams of Heaven, #16 ) as a theme song this Lent. The text of stanza 1 will [ more... ]
First Sunday in Lent
Matthew 4:1-11 February 10, 2008: Continue teaching your congregation the hymn "Christ Is the Way" ( Beams of Heaven, #16 ) as they sing stanza 2. This stanza closely matches the gospel [ more... ]
Second Sunday in Lent
John 3:1-17 February 17, 2008: "If Your Life In Days Gone By," #30 from Beams of Heaven , has a wonderful phrase that appears at the end of each stanza and the refrain. On the [ more... ]
Third Sunday in Lent
John 4:5-42 February 24, 2008: Tindley's texts are filled with powerful images of the many ways a life can be changed when it is filled with faith. He personalizes the images in ways that are still [ more... ]
Fourth Sunday in Lent
John 9:1-41 March 2, 2008: Beams of Heaven, # 22 , "Come, Whosoever Feels the Need," contains the image of faith making us whole again. This day we hear the story of the healing of the [ more... ]
Fifth Sunday in Lent
John 11:1-45 March 9, 2008: "No funeral train we there shall meet, for death is there cast out" is the refrain of stanza 3 of Beams of Heaven, #23 , "I'm On My Way." While [ more... ]
Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11 (Palms Liturgy) & Matthew 26:14-27:66 (Passion) March 16, 2008: Stanzas 3, 4, and 5 of Tindley's hymn "Christ Is the Way" help to tell the story of Passion/Palm [ more... ]
Ash Wednesday
"Lord, I Want to be a Christian" (solo for medium voice) A beautiful solo on Ash Wednesday or any Sunday in Lent, use this as a response or call to prayer. If liturgical dancers are a [ more... ]
Holy Week/Good Friday.
"Saw Ye My Savior" (duet for sop./bar. or bass) This arrangement can be sung with the piano accompaniment printed or consider arranging the accompaniment for a small acoustic ensemble [ more... ]
I Am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow
(solo for high voice) Matching a text of Charles Tindley to a traditional spiritual tune, the beauty of the text shines through this solo. Soloists will want to spend time prior to singing this in [ more... ]
Way to Canaan
(solo for medium voice) While the score is set for voice and piano, churches with praise teams my want to listen to the recording to hear one possible way to accompany this spiritual with a [ more... ]