Sung grace

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Alan
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Sung grace

Post by Alan »

I have been asked to suggest some sung graces, capable of being sung without too much preparation by attendees at a conference. I don't think they will all be accomplished musicians. In the past, I have encountered some useful rounds that have worked well, but I can't recall them now.

Any suggestions, along with information about where to find them, would be very gratefully received.

Ros Wood
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Post by Ros Wood »

Guiding has always used sung graces before meals. These are available in their song books.

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Post by docmattc »

There is one in Paul Inwood's Ritual Moments book, published by GIA (available from Decani). We sang this (with some mirth) at summer school 2 years ago.

Alan
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Post by Alan »

Thanks very much, Ros and doc; I will follow those up. Any others, folks?

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LOL, Monty! What a fantastic page. I particularly enjoyed, "We thank the brown cow for the chocolate milk" :lol:

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I was at an occasion recently where we used the Superman grace. With actions, whatever your age.
It's not a generation gap, it's a taste gap.

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Ar the Methodist musicians annual conference, everyone sings a verse of a hymn as a grace in glorious harmony! "Guide me O thou great Redeemer" with its line about Bread of heaven was particularly suitable. :lol: Also "Immortal invisible" and "Praise my soul".
I well remember a group of Catholic choristers not knowing "Praise God form whom all blessings flow" to Old 100th!
"Lord of all hopefulness" would be excellent! :)

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