CONGREGATIONAL SONGS

 

Congregational Songs are listed by title, followed by a brief description. All songs are presented as pdf files. You may download as many as you want; there is no charge to you per download.

 

Also look on the Classics page for short classic themes arranged for congregational singing.

 

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[The orchestrations provided are full scores; after opening the file in Finale, you can extract the parts.]

 

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Information about Congregational Song

 

As for Me and My House

As for Me and My House (cong)

Song of commitment from Joshua 24:15b

Chorus/Modulation/Chorus

Ascribe to the Lord

Call and Response on Psalm 29 - Works very well.

Be Still and Know

Familiar anonymous chorus; restyled with lyrics freshened.

Blood-Stained Banner, The

Traditional Spiritual with updated text. Great for any 4-part choir... especially youth!

Finale

Christ Is Alive

Straight-forward, easy-to-learn congregational song for Easter season... or any time of the church year. (Cong.)

Come, Ye Blessed

Come, Ye Blessed (cong)

Simple chorus to support parable of sheep and goats - Matthew 25:31-36

From a Distant Land

From a Distant Land (cong)

Puerto Rican Carol arranged for congregational singing; also appropriate for children's or youth choir Finale File (score)

Finale File (cong)

Glory to the Lord Our King

 

One stanza based on MENDELSSOHN for any time of the year, especially Christ the King Sunday.

God Leads Us (cong)

God Leads Us (accomp)

God Leads Us (arr)

The old gospel song "God Leads His Dear Children Along" - 2 stanzas for congregational singing; an arrangement with introduction and modulation is also offered here.

Hallelujah Chorus for Cong

The main themes for unison congregation to sing along with choir; matches G. Schirmer and Watkins-Shaw; ready to print as a bulletin insert.

Hosanna (cong)

Hosanna (accomp)

Hosanna (bells)

Hosanna (choirs)

For Palm Sunday (or Advent); easy-to-catch melody with "extras" for choirs, handbells. Add percussion

I Will Glory in the Cross

I Will Glory in the Cross (cong)

New, short, straight-forward chorus for use during Lent... or anytime!

If You Love Me

If You love Me (cong)

Chorus based on John 21:17

Let the Children Come to Me

Chorus to welcome children, especially for the children's sermon time

Let Us Approach the Throne

Chorus based on Hebrews 4:16   (vocal line for congregation)

Use to introduce time of confession

Light of the World

Light of the World (cong)

For Advent or any service emphasizing Christ as the Light

Lord, I Believe

Chorus: "Lord, I Believe. Help now my unbelief."

Love and Joy Come to You

A closing chorus for Advent/Christmas based on an Old English Carol

Move, Act, Do

Simple chorus, imploring God to move, act, do... and work in our lives.

Move, Act, Do (cong)

Mustard Seed

Hebrew-sounding congregational song OR Cjildren's choir song

based on Matthew13:31-32 (vocals)

Shine through Me

Shine through Me (cong)

Shine through Me (choir)

Simple chorus of commitment, especially for a service dealing with Christ as the Light; parts and descant for choir

Spirit of God, Come

Spirit of God, Come (cong)

New text and tune appropriate for any service centered on the Holy Spirit... especially Pentecost Sunday. Six stanzas; easily learned and sung

We Are One in Christ Jesus

We Are One (Cong)

We Are One (bells)

Traditional Tune with text related to unity in the body. Easy to learn and sing; use with percussion instruments; malleted handbell parts to simulate marimba/ xylophone.

We Shall Walk through the Valley

Spiritual - "We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace" (including modulation) - Great for Choir Only

FINALE

When I See the Blood

Fresh setting of the refrain only of this OLD gospel song related to the Passover event

When Stephen...

KINGSFOLD tune applied to an old text (altered/updated) - Congregation unison line only; use accompaniment from any hymnal.

Worthy Is the Lamb

Simple chorus of unknown origin; in 4 keys with modulations