another taste of our Sunday evening music
ne of the things that makes life around saint benedict’s table so interesting is the number of musicians who call the place home. We’ve got a bit of an embarrassment of riches when it comes to music, and we’re particularly lucky to have so many songwriters in the mix. Over the years Gord Johnson, Mike Koop, Larry Campbell, Alana Levandoski, Byron O’Donnell and Jenny Moore have all contributed what have become saint ben’s standards (and of course there is also Steve Bell’s setting of the sanctus, which we use every week), but every once in a while someone else will surprise us as well. This was the case this past Sunday, when Lyndon James offered up his original, “Shout Your Praise.” Lyndon has done this one before; it just took a while to ask if this one was his own composition.
Featuring Lyndon’s distinctive work on the piano and Bob Hobson’s great percussion work, the song also bears the imprint of Larry Campbell, Jodi McLaren, Rachel Penner and Andrew Colman… to say nothing of the voices of the entire gathered community.
- To listen to “Shout Your Praise” simply click the arrow.
Shout your praise to the one God
Who waters and feeds us,
Over the dry land He
Shelters and leads us,
Over the dry landing
Under/into/(out of) the sea
Storm forgotten, and treasured and watered are we.
Into Your presence with thanks and a song
Praises and prayers long be shouted and rung
Saviour Creator, Sought us while astray
In Your hands are the depths, in Your heights all the day,
In Your hands and Your heights all the day.