Hymns Without Words

Wow! Just stumbled across this large repository of hymn and song material, Hymns Without Words, which has free downloadable mp3s of traditional hymn accompaniments (in various styles), and samples of newer tunes, which are useful if you don’t know them. Although it’s titled “Without Words”, there are actually a lot of texts on the site as well. Both hymn titles and tunes can be searched (see the top right of the page). Some of these would be very helpful if you are short of a musician.

Ian

Updates today & Cantus Mundi

Updates are available for 21 September in Jane Williams Reflections & Lectionary Hymns and Songs.

Also a plug for Cantus Mundi (Showcasing Christian music from around the world). The tags provide a wealth of material on themes you might be looking for. Everything seems to be performance videos with texts. Check it out!

Ian

Our regular updates today

Jane Williams reflections and hymn and song selection pages (top right) are updated today for September 14.

With another anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the week before, it might be appropriate to pray for all victims and perpetrators of terrorism, and for the peace of Christ to be grown in our lives and in our nations.

Our local LSMUs: Have you registered for next month’s conference yet?

Ian

Music: August 3 – “Feeding the 5000”

Not counting the women and children! (Hmmm).

Lectionary hymn and song suggestions are posted on that page for August 3. As per the last post, the latest dates are now posted first for your comfort and convenience. This week I am featuring a couple of suggestions from www.sixmaddens.org, a huge Australian RC collection of Lectionary suggestions, song examples/backings, links to lyrics etc. It’s the search box which is really useful. Tasty!

Ian