Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Songs about the Summer Heat

FFS02 As the sun beats down (Bennett) Good words. Simple tune. A lamentation in times of drought, or places where the Summer is always a time of dry heat and anxiety.
CoC52 You are born in us again (Wilson) A lovely song. Simple to sing. I would swing it just a little. "Like the warmth of the summer wind you come"…

Songs with a focus on all seasons
  • Unknown Source We'll weave a love / Song of Community (McDade) A song of all seasons. It's a little bit tricky to learn, but once learned, you will not forget it "We'll weave a love that greens sure as spring, then deepens in summer to the fall autumn brings". Lyrics.
  • Online Resource Flow'ring in the summer / Faithful Seasons (Wiltshire) Australian imagery for all the seasons, and how it's worth celebrating them! Free book download.  
  • STB026 Seasons Come Seasons Go / Ella kaladollu (Bhajan) I think this song from India would not be too hard to learn, but it will need to be taught because the melody (THANDHEYU) will not be familiar. The words are really quite lovely, including the English translation.
  • VU632 / StS100 / WoV695 / ELW447 / SFFS 2076 / StF617 / LUYH794 O blessed Spring where word and sign (Susan Palo Cherwien) Imagery of Christ the vine and the changes that the seasons bring, this song speaks of all four seasons. Hymnals vary in the tune selected. I like it best to O WALY WALY.  Lyrics.

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