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Free Easter song downloads from Keith & Kristin Getty


Irish songsters Keith and Kristin Getty (In Christ Alone, The Power of the Cross) are offering free downloads in time for Passion Week rehearsals. These are terrific songs that can be adapted easily for your group or team, regardless of size or ability: ++++ The Power of the Cross Recorded by both Heather Headley and Kristyn Getty, this hymn takes us from Gethsemene to Calvary, reminding us what it meant for Christ to suffer. Download FREE MP3 | Download FREE PDF +++ Come, People of the Risen King An up-tempo call to worship, perfect for your band on Easter Sunday. Download FREE MP3 | Download FREE PDF From Keith & Kristin:  “These PDFs are freely copyable for churches with a CCLI license. Please forward to your worship team and volunteers so that they can download the MP3s also.” Consider bookmarking their site – www.gettymusic.com –  as a reliable resource for planning.


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Chris Tomlin for Christmas


WorshipTogether.com has posted a free music sheet download of the new Tomlin song Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground).  You can also stream the song here. This is a simple sing-a-long praise chorus that will no doubt be sung by many this year & years to come (you heard it here first). This fits in well with the City on a Hill Christmas songs. I especially appreciate any Christmas song that incorporates the cross of Christ into the manger. I presume this is for a limited time (you will need to have the Scorch software install to view the music). Lyrics are below. Verse 1 What hope we hold this starlit night a King is born in Bethlehem Our journey long, we seek the light that leads to the hallowed manger ground Verse 2 What fear we felt in the silent age four hundred years can he be found But broken by a baby’s cry rejoice in the hallowed manger ground Chorus Emmanuel, Emmanuel God incarnate here to dwell Emmanuel, Emmanuel Praise His name Emmanuel Verse 3 The son of God, here, born to bleed a crown of thorns would pierce His brow And we beheld this offering, exalted now, the King of kings Praise God for the hallowed manger ground Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) by Ed Cash, Chris Tomlin Lyrics courtesy of WorshipTogether.com


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Free Christmas music, choral arrangements


Looking for free music charts of traditional Advent music and carols? If so, you might want to bookmark these sites: ChoralWiki (CDPL.org) – Over 800 public domain carols & hymns (i.e. no licensing or royalty concerns) for Advent & Christmas. ChristmasCarolMusic.org – Not as extensive as ChoralWiki, but helpful in that you can see at a glance what is offered (again, public domain) Do you have site suggestions for free music? Let me know!


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Anthems on the Second Greatest Commandment


Here are some new choral anthems for the songlist that highlight the Second Great Commandment: Keep your Lamps by André Thomas:  (SATB) Medium/Easy version available from JW Pepper here. Seek to Serve by Lloyd Pfaustch; two-part choral anthem, available from SheetMusicPlus here. Learn how to partner your music with the poor here. HT:  Ted Davis @ St. Bartholomew’s Episocopal Church in Baltimore.


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Follow Me by Leeland


Here’s terrific new song – apparently inspired by Bono – that’s worthy of your consideration (it made my list): Follow Me – Leeland You live among the least of these The weary and the weak And it would be a tragedy For me to turn away All my needs You have supplied When I was dead You gave me life So how could I not give it away so freely? And I´ll… Follow You into the homes of the broken Follow You into the world Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God Follow You into the world Use my hands use my feet To make Your kingdom come To the corners of the earth Until Your work is done Faith without works is dead On the cross Your blood was shed So how could we not give it away so freely? And I´ll… Follow You into the homes of the broken Follow You into the world Meet the needs for the poor and the needy God Follow You into the world For more mercy ministry songs, check out the list here. HT:  Worship Together, which provides a gratis sheet music download and stream, plus a feature in the New Song Cafe which does a nice job stepping you through playing the song (free subscription required).


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New anthem available


I am thrilled to offer a new anthem for SATB chorus, string orchestra, and organ for Harmony of Heart presentations. Is Not This the Fast That I Choose? is a stately choral anthem is based on Isaiah 58:6-12 and clearly states God’s command for good works to accompany our worship and professions of faith. The use of this for Harmony of Hearts events is graciously donated by John Robert Sall, the composer and arranger, and Director of Music for Abington Presbyterian Church in Abington, PA. To preview free samples, go here to download. Would your church be interested in debuting this for us in your area? If you like it and provide me with a date for your presentation, I’ll send the complete set of scores free (which is what we do here at HofH). Let me know…


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