Sing Joyfully to the Lord
I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need…..
Let us Sing!
Advent and Christmas gives us a great opportunity to sing out our praises even whilst it is unlikely we will be able to actually sing inside the church.
We won’t have sung these for a year, so please do at least listen through to them before recording.
O Come O Come Emmanuel (submitted by Sat 28 Nov, 10am)
The Holy and the Ivy (submitted by Sat 28 Nov, 10am)
We start with just the first two verses, and add a verse each week - but please sing it all!
On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist Cries (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)
Ding Dong Merrily on High (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)
In the bleak mid winter (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)
The Virgin Mary* (submitted by Sat 5 December, 10am)
This is very upbeat, and may take a bit of practice. I have found it easier to sing this standing up!
Away in a manger (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)
While Shepherds Watched (submitted by Sat 12 December, 10am)
God rest thy Merry Gentlemen (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)
Hark the herald angels sing (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)
O come all ye faithful (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)
Silent Night (submitted by Sat 19 December, 10am)
Joy to the World (submitted by Sat 2 January, 10am)
We three Kings (submitted by Sat 2 January, 10am)
Add your voice to the song!
You need no special equipment or microphones. Your mobile phone or tablet is sufficient, but there are a couple of things that really help.
To make it sound better
Finally, please respect the musical recording. Do not distribute it to anyone, it is provided here just for us to add our vocals!
Catalogue of recordings
Sing Joyfully to the Lord started on Sunday 19th April, one month into the lockdown. Prior to that, St Peter’s and St Philip’s had used recordings made by St Paul’s Cathedral for their worship. St Paul’s stopped making these available after easter Sunday.
The full catalogue of previous recordings can be found here
Notes about music choice and copyright.
The music styles of both churches are different, and as a consequence, both churches are covered by different music copyright licences. We are still navigating our way through this and so at the moment, our hymn and song choices are selected from those which are copyright free, or for which we are confident that we have been given permission to reproduce. All the recorded music is either free of copyright or has been produced ourselves. The reproduction of the words are covered by our CCLI and One Licence church copyright licences. We do not always have permission to reproduce the music scores so are staying safe and not reproducing these.
Finally, the singing on here does not need to be perfect. We are looking for congregational singing so that when we are at home ourselves, we do not feel like we are singing alone, but that are own voice joins those of others. You need no special microphones - the sound recorder on your mobile phone or tablet is more that sufficient, but please do follow the guidelines!