Many Colors Paint the Rainbow: A Service of Scripture Proclamation, Choral, and Congregational Song
The Calvin College Alumni Choir collaborates with members of Coro Polifónico from the Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista in Argentina and Artists Creating Together, a Grand Rapids-based choir that empowers individuals with disabilities to learn, grow, and celebrate through the arts to lead songs, hymns, and anthems which express our profound solidarity as members together of Christ’s body.
What a glorious day it will be when “all are welcomed and bound by Christ in unity.” As the Psalmist says, “how good it is when all earth’s people dwell in peace together.” In this service of Scripture proclamation, choral and congregational song, may these words guide our worship and guide us as we leave this place to carry the light of Christ—the light of ultimate peace—into a broken, hurting, and weary world. The songs that follow will guide us in our meditation as we look forward to that great day when we will all gather around the throne of grace, united in our praise to the risen and reigning Lord. Alleluia! Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
There’s a Great Day a Coming
arr. Patsy Ford Simms; Words: African American Spiritual; arr. Patsy Ford Simms
© 1998 BriLee Music Publishing Co.
Lift Up Your Hearts, 538
Ariel Ramírez; Words: Ariel Ramírez; English tr. Louise Dobbs
© 1965 Editorial Pigal (Argentina), admin. French Music Ltd.
Lift Up Your Hearts, 562
Caritas et amor/Where Charity and Love Are
Z. Randall Stroope; Words: Antiphon, attr. 10th century anonymous author
Lift Up Your Hearts, 154
Many Colors Paint the Rainbow
Roy Hopp; Words: Herman G. Stuempfle, Jr. © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.
Lift Up Your Hearts, 258
Miren qué bueno/Oh, Look and Wonder
Pablo Sosa; Words: based on Psalm 133, Pablo Sosa © 1972 GIA Publications, Inc.
Lift Up Your Hearts, 268
This Little Light of Mine
arr. Nick Page; Words and Music: traditional African American spiritual; arr. Nick Page
© 2008 Hal Leonard Corporation
How Great Thou Art
Dan Forrest; Words: Stuart K. Hine
© 1949 and 1953 The Stuart Hine Trust, admin. Hope Publishing Company.
Lift Up Your Hearts, 490
Lift Up Your Hearts, 939
Leaders: James Abbington, alumni from the James Abbington Church Music Academy, ACTion Choir under the direction of Erinn Epp, Calvin Alumni Choir under the direction of Pearl Shangkuan, Coro Polifónico under the direction of Constanza Bongarrá, dancers from Church of the Servant, Kenneth Bos, Norma de Waal Malefyt, Kathy Smith, Paul Timmermans, and Steven Timmermans