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A Mosaic of Faith and Hope: A Festival of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

Alumni of the James Abbington Church Music Academy of the Hampton Ministers' Conference lead a festival of congregation songs.

These psalms, hymns and spiritual songs come from a variety of cultural settings that explore contrasting, but complementary ways that music brings to expression Christian faith and hope.

Outline of the service:

Opening Hymn: Sing a New World into Being

Words: Mary Louise Bringle © 2006 GIA Publications, Inc.
Music (HYMN TO JOY): Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); arr. Edward Hodges (1796-1867), P.D.


Acceptable to You                                                                                                Psalm 91:14

Words and Music: Eli Wilson, Jr. © 1989 Chenaniah Publications, Inc.

With Hands Lifted Up                                                                                         Psalm 113:1-3

Words and Music: Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6; Refrain, Leon C. Roberts (1950-1999) © 1998 OCP Publications

If It Had Not Been for the Lord on My Side                                                      Psalm 124:1-2

Words and Music: Margaret P. Douroux © 1980 Margaret P. Douroux


The Solid Rock (My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less)

Words: Edward Mote (1797-1874)
Music (SOLID ROCK): William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

When Our Confidence is Shaken

Words: Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000) © 1971 Hope Publishing Co.
Music (JULION): David Hurd © 1983 GIA Publications, Inc.

My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Words: Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (1851-1920)
Music: André Grétry (1741-1813); arr. William Kirkpatrick (1838-1921)

Spiritual Songs

Come unto Jesus

Words and Music: Charles H. Nicks, Jr (1941-1988); arr. Brandon Waddles © 2006 Bridgeport Music, Inc.

Jesus Christ Is the Way

Words and Music: Walter Hawkins © 1977 Bud John Music, admin.

Hold to God's Unchanging Hand

Words: Jennie Wilson
Music: Franklin L. Eiland (1860-1909); arr. Stephen Key © 2000 GIA Publications, Inc.

Closing Hymn: Be With Us All, Lord

Words and Music: Uzee Brown, Jr © 1995 Roger Dean Publishing Co.

Leaders: James Abbington, alumni from the James Abbington Church Music Academy, Debra Perry,
Emmett G. Price III, and Kathleen Turner

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