Friday, May 6, 2011

Hymns and Songs for Easter 6A (29 May 2011)

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5 comments:

Thom said...

Hi Natalie,

Here's a link to a better recording of "Wa Wa Wa Emimimo". http://gbgm-umc.org/music/gp/music/africapraise/12wawawaemimimo.mp3

Pax,
Thom

Peter said...

Thanks so much, Natalie, for your extensive lists of song suggestions each week.

Just a comment re "O for a thousand tongues to sing". Since having been Minister in a congregation that included members of the Deaf community, I've had to omit the deaf/dumb verse. Deaf people are deeply offended by the use of the word 'dumb' to describe them.

Cheers,
Peter

DaviGoss said...

Thanks for all your suggestions - and for mentioning again that splendid Nigerian song.

The second verse of the hymn "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus" begins "Alleluia, not as orphans are we left in sorrow now." echoing Jesus' words from the Gospel reading, and looking forward to the Feast of the Ascension on Thursday.

David

Lectionary Singer (Natalie Sims) said...

Thanks Thom. I'll include that link in future! Very helpful.

Peter, thanks for your comment too. I have wondered about whether that verse might be problematic, and NCH also eliminates that verse completely. But it's such a shame to lose the images of the deaf hearing, the blind seeing, and the lame walking. Voices United uses the phrase "you voiceless ones" instead of "him praise, you dumb". What do you think of using that instead?

Peter said...

I agree that's a pity to miss the rest of that verse. "You voiceless ones" looks like a very workable phrase. I'll note it in my hymnbook ready for the next time I use it!
Thanks for investigating and passing it on.