Song and hymn requests, January 2017

The New Year is well and truly under way, and Brigid of Kildare has become very popular in the lead up to her feast day on 1 February.

There are some other interesting feast days, observances and secular holidays coming up, too, ranging from Candlemas to Valentines Day.

The Advent and Christmas seasons are difficult ones for responding to song and hymn requests:   people request materials that are very seasonal, and often with very little advance warning.   So the following list includes a number of songs and hymns which are now out of season - but at least are now available for next year.


Hymn and song research requests since November 2016 

All that I Am

Information about this song is available here.

At the First Coming of the Lord

An information page about this hymn by Graham Nicholas is now available here.

Ave Maria - Schubert

Someone requested Schubert's Ave Maria. This is a lovely piece of choral music, but not exactly a song or hymn which is sung by most church-congregations - and so I see it as not a good candidate for this site. But you can find out more about it here.

Blessings on the King

Information about this song by Australian Fr Frank Andersen is available here.

Candle Candle Burning Bright

Information about this very popular Advent song is available here.

Christ Come Quickly

This Advent hymn was written by American Medical Mission Sister Miriam Therese Winter. There is now an information page about it here.

Come and Let us Go Up

A visitor from Western Australia is looking for the sheet music for this short worship song which they regularly use in their Catholic church. Hopefully it's the same version as the one I've found - details are here.

Come O Lord - Mayhew

This hymn by former Dominican Roger Ruston was first requested in 2014. It's taken a while, but an information sheet about it is now available here.

Cups of Cold Water

Information about this Information about this children's' song about caring for the vulnerable people in society is now available here.

Eagles Wings

Someone has requested help finding ""the old version of Eagles Wings"".

Unfortunately one person's ""old version"" is another's new, so I'm not sure exactly what they're after here. Two options are Michael Joncas On Eagles Wings, and Frank Andersen's Eagles Wings.

If neither of these is right, then try again with some more details, and I'll try to find the one you want.

Earth's Fragile Beauties we Possess

An information sheet about this hymn, which is also known as Your Kingdom Come, is now available here

Entrance hymn for Holy Family feast

I'm going to need some more details about the hymn in order to help with this request. Are there any phrases that you can remember, especially ones with unusual words or combinations of words?

Give Glory to God - Foley

Someone heard this setting of the 1973 text of the Gloria in the Philippines. More information about it is now available here.

God Almighty

An information page about this Offertory hymn from Africa is now available here.

God our Father Everlasting King

An information page about this hymn, officially called In Thanksgiving and Love, is available here.

Hallelujah my Father

Information about this song by Tim Cullen is now available here.

He Knows it All

Information about this hymn, which is popular in Africa, is available here.

Holy Holy Holy Holy

This request for the setting of the Holy Holy was made by a person who heard it during Mass in India. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to identify the exact version from the information provided.

Holy Light on Earth's Horizon

An information page about this hymn is available here.

The person who requested it is looking to buy sheet music for the contemporary setting to the tune TOUCH OF HEAVEN by Fr. J. Roel Lungay. So far, no published versions of the music have been found. If you can suggest any sources for it, please leave a message in the Comments box at the bottom of the page.

I am the Bread of Life

This hymn by American Sr Suzanne Toolan RSM was requested by a reader from South Africa. It has been added to the list for future research.

I have Counted the Cost

Information about this hymn by English priest Kevin Nichols is now available here is now available here.

I Saw a Star

This Christmas song by Joan McCrimmon has not been widely published - but is still available. There is an information sheet about it here.

If you Want to Know the Glory of the Lord

Information about This Charismatic praise song was requested by a visitor from the the U.S. Virgin Islands. I've not been able to find much information about it so far - if you can help, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

It's Coming Down

This worship song was requested by a person who heard it in a Catholic church in Belize in Central America. I've been able to find a few references to it as a gospel song - but no official publications. If you have any information about it, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Jesus Loves Me

The children's song Jesus Loves me This I Know has been added to the list for future research. If that is not the song you were looking for, please request it again and provide more information about the hymn.

Let there be Peace Shared Among Us

An information page about this hymn is available here.

Like Olive Branches

It's most likely that this request, which only included the title is for Lucien Deiss' setting of Psalm 128.

May the Lord Bless You and Keep You

This request is for a specific setting of a work known as An Irish Blessing, which uses these words:
May the Lord bless you and keep you
May the Lord let His face shine upon you,
shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up your light of his countenance upon you
And give you peace and give you peace.
English composer John Rutter (b 1945) composed one setting of this text (here) - if you know of others, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

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Noble Flower of Judah

Information about this English-language version of a German hymn for Advent, which is now used in the Daily Office, is available here (external link).

O Come let us Adore Him

This request is most likely for the chorus of well-known Christmas carol O Come all ye Faithful.

O Lord Hear my Prayer

This request is for one of the short chants developed by the Taizé community. There is no longer any information about it on their website, so it has been added to the list for future research.

Peace Within Me

Information about this meditative hymn about peace by David Haas is now available here.

Remembrance

Information about this hymn for Armistice Day is available here.

Sing we Now the Ancient Story

This song is attributed to American Presbyterian musician and worship leader Orien Garth Johnson (1913-2011), with copyright registered in 1982 by Fred Brock Music Company. However it is not in their current catalog, and no published versions have been found. If you have any more information about it, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Spirit of God

An information sheet about this song by Miriam Therese Winter is available here.

St Basil's Hymn

This traditional Greek folk-carol for New Year has been added to the list for future research.

Stand up for Jesus

Information about this hymn by George Duffeld Jnr is now available here.

Stars of Glory

An information sheet about this Christmas carol is now available here

Take my Hands

This request only included the song title. Most likely it was for this song by Sebastian Temple. But there are other options too, including Take my Hands Precious Lord by Thomas A Dorsey.

The Rain Came Knocking on the Window Pane

Information about this children's' song is now available here.

There is no Rose

Information about this Advent hymn is now available here.

There Shall be Showers of Blessing

An information page about this hymn is available here.

There's a New World Somewhere

This folk-song was requested for by someone who heard it in Marriage Encounter in the USA in the 1970s. You can see a version of it here on Youtube.

This is our Acceptable Time

Information about this Lenten hymn by Frank Andersen is available here.

Use your skills, use your talents, use the gifts you have been given

This song is by Irish composer Bernard Sexton. There's no information page about it (yet) because very little information has been found on-line. But the words are available on this website.

We all Have Hope in Jesus

This request only included the phrase "we all have hope in Jesus", and I haven't been able to identify any hymns containing this. If you have any ideas what it may be about, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

We Long to See You So

Information about this Advent song set to a French tune is available here.



Don't see your request?

Every month, there are a number of requests which just don't have enough information to track down the intended hymn or song. If you made a request but don't see it listed here, then you might like to try again. this time, including some phrases that aren't likely to be included in other hymns.


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