Information on Bundles:
All bundles except “Guitar Liturgy” include image files for bulletin (melody, lyrics) and lead sheet (melody, lyrics, chord symbols). “Collect for Purity” and “Communion Liturgy 1” bundles include realized piano accompaniment. “Guitar Liturgy” includes lyrics with chord symbols, plus MP3’s for learning the songs by ear.
“To You” has been used various ways as a stand-alone, and the two pieces together, with a space of silence between them, serve as a setting of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer’s Collect for Purity. Used together these are very effective for a contemplative gathering, as “To You” can be sung repeatedly while people enter and join the song, silence deepens presence once they’re seated, and “Cleanse the Thoughts” finishes the piece and leads nicely to confession and/or prayer before reading scripture.
Several pieces from this serve as stand-alones, notably the Sanctus (“Holy Holy Holy”) and the Kyrie (“In Peace Let Us Pray to the Lord”). Together, the pieces form a liturgy, playable on guitar, that help bring ancient prayers to a contemporary setting
This prayer, set to a shuffle rhythm, works well as part of Morning Prayer, as a Hymn of Praise, or as a psalm setting! Included are piano accompaniment with harmony parts, a file that shows overall layout for bulletin, and files of each musical section to allow greater formatting control.
To license Mark's setting for legal use, you must purchase All Loves Excelling: New Tunes to Familiar Charles Wesley Hymn Texts (available on amazon). Once you've done that, Mark has given permission for you to print this file in worship bulletins.
“Mourning Into Dancing” was developed for a dance service at Yale Divinity School’s Marquand Chapel. It has since been used in large and intimate settings, by congregations and at least one campus ministry. It works beautifully as a Hymn of Praise, especially at times when we need to make that transition, from heaviness and sorrow to freedom and joy in Christ!