Thursday, May 18, 2017

Singing Welcome--New Hymn Society resource

The Hymn Society in the US and Canada has just issued a new collection of "songs of hospitality to refugees and immigrants." Take a look and make good use of the resources therein--including several of mine!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New recordings from Marty Haugen and David Haas

David Haas and Marty Haugen have released new recordings. Both feature Tice texts, along with many other wonderful selections. To support their work (and mine) please consider purchasing directly from GIA by visiting the links below.

On Marty's Pilgrims and Companions, check out "For God So Loves the World," track 4; "Seek Peace with All Creatures," track 8; and "With Sweetest Music," track 11. (The individual song links go to the sheet music pages for each peace.)

David's When We are Weak, We are Strong includes "Christ is There," track 1; and "Why, O God?" track 11. Sheet music will be available in the summer. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Has Jesus Stood in Front of Me

Here's a new text reflecting on the news of late. I imagine singing it to HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, which would require going back to stanza one at the end to get the ABABA form. But it could be combined with any number of familiar CM tunes, such as NEW BRITAIN (Amazing Grace) or McKEE. Use it freely through February, 2017; report use if you have a account. (You will need to manually enter it.)

Has Jesus stood in front of me,
unseen before my eyes?
He comes, a weary refugee,
and calls through strangers’ cries.

Has Jesus met me in the street
in someone I found strange—
in one who seeks a bite to eat,
or asks for extra change?

Has Jesus knocked upon my door
and sought a place to stay?
If I refuse to bless the poor,
will God turn me away?

Will Jesus find us puffed with pride,
or humble, last, and least?
He calls all hungry souls inside
to share in God’s great feast.

Adam M. L. Tice, January 31, 2017; ©2017 GIA Publications, Inc.