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EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION DAY AND JUNETEENTH

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

LíTanya Moore, Guest Lectionary Liturgist
Minister of Music, St. Philip AME Church, Atlanta, GA

Worship Planning Notes

Watch Night and Emancipation Proclamation/Juneteenth services are connected in tone, and in some faith communities, in proximity relative to when they are celebrated. This Emancipation Proclamation/Juneteenth worship service continues the tone of the lectionary worship service design provided for Watch Night.

The order of the items provided in this worship design does not constitute a recommendation for an order of worship. Each faith community should always make this decision based upon the vision of the pastor and church for worship during every liturgical moment.

Also, a church with a Praise Team may decide that songs historically relegated to the congregation should be shared between the Praise Team and the congregation.

1. Responsive Reading

Leader: Freedom: We fought for it and died for it.

People: Freedom we have gained and there are freedoms yet to be obtained.

Leader: We have the freedom to dream in a new year filled with possibilities, casting off old things that are too weighty to bear and old habits that hinder us.

People: We have the freedom to embrace new hopes and new visions that are personal, communal, and worldwide. We shall not fully inhale freedom until it is breathed around the world.

Leader: We are people of hope, undeterred, and people of faith. This is what makes us free.

Collective: We serve the One who has made us free indeed, no turning back, no turning back.

2. Hymn or Anthem
Hymn
(a) Iíll Overcome Some Day. By Charles A. Tindley

Anthem
(b) Lift Every Voice and Sing. By James Weldon Johnson

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Go Down Moses.

(b) Before Iíd Be a Slave (Oh Freedom). By William E. Barton

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
The suggested selections below are designated for small to larger ensembles with experienced vocalists.
(a) I Am Redeemed. By Jesse Dixon

(b) Canít Give up Now. By Mary Mary

(c) Psalms 150. By Kathy Taylor

(d) Shackles (Praise You). By Mary Mary

5. Liturgical Dance Music
(a) Ainít Got Time to Die. By Hall Johnson

(b) Iím Free. By Milton Brunson

6. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Blessed Assurance. By Fannie Crosby

(b) I Come to the Garden Alone. By C. Austin Miles

7. Congregational Songs or Songs for Praise Teams
(a) Woke Up This Mornin' With My Mind Stayed on Freedom.
(Play to the tune of With My Mind, 12,12,12 with Hallelujahs)

(Well, I) woke up this mornin' with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Woke up this mornin' with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Woke up this mornin' with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.

Oh well, Iím walkiní and talkiní
walkiní and talkiní
with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Walkiní and talkiní
talkiní and walkiní
with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Iím walkin and talkiní
talkiní and walkiní
with my mind
stayed on freedom.
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.

(b) I Will Trust in the Lord Till I Die. Traditional

(c) Victory Is Mine. By Dorothy Norwood and Alvin Darling. Arr. By Stephen Key

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
Jesus Will Work It Out. By Charles G. Hayes

9. Invitational Song or Instrumental
Song
(a) Glory, Glory, Hallelujah. Spiritual

Instrumental
(b) This Day. By Edwin Hawkins

10. Benediction Song or Instrumental
Song
As You Go, Tell the World. Arr. By Valeria Foster

Instrumental
I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell and E. V. Banks

11. Other Recommendations
For additional worship recommendations for Tuesday, January 1, 2008, see the Watch Night worship service design for December 31, 2007.


Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed


1. Responsive Reading: Developed by the African American Lectionary Worship Resource Team

2. Hymn or Anthem
(a) Iíll Overcome Some Day. By Charles A. Tindley
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2001. #544

Cleveland, J. Jefferson, and Verolga Nix. Songs of Zion. Supplemental worship resources, 12. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1981. #25

(b) Lift Every Voice and Sing. By James Weldon Johnson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #540

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, revised edition. Nashville, TN: African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2006. #571

3. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
(a) Go Down Moses.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #543

The New National Baptist Hymnal 21st Century Edition. Nashville, TN: Triad Publications, 2001. #499

Songs of Zion. #112

J. W. Pepper & Sons Incorporated
2480 Industrial Boulevard
Paoli, PA 19301
Phone: 1-800-345-6296

Online location: www.jwpepper.com

(b) Before Iíd Be a Slave (Oh Freedom). By William E. Barton
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #545

Songs of Zion. #112

Church of God in Christ. Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. Memphis, TN: Church of God in Christ Pub. Board in association with the Benson Co., 1982. #501

J. W. Pepper & Sons Incorporated
Phone: 1-800-345-6296
Online location: www.jwpepper.com

4. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) I Am Redeemed. By Jesse Dixon
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #512

(b) Canít Give up Now. By Mary Mary
Thankful. New York: Columbia/C2 Records, 2000.
Location:
NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
4913 Albemarle Road #103
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-531-8961

Online location: www.ntimemusic.com
Lyrics: www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/marymary/thankful.html

(c) Psalms 150. By Kathy Taylor
Caldwell, Kirbyjon. Welcome to the Village! Brentwood, TN: EMI Christian Music, 2002.
Location:
NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
Phone: 704-531-8961
Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

(d) Shackles (Praise You). By Mary Mary
Location:
Thankful. New York: Columbia/C2 Records, 2000.

NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
Phone: 704-531-8961
Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

5. Liturgical Dance Music
(a) Ainít Got Time to Die. By Hall Johnson
Location:
Johnson, Hall, Louise Toppin, and Joseph Joubert. He'll Bring It to Pass: The Spirituals of Hall Johnson for Voice and Piano. Albany, NY: Albany, 2006.

(b) Iím Free. By Milton Brunson
Location:
Great Gospel Moments: Milton Brunson and the Thompson Community Singers. Chicago, IL: World Entertainment, 2000.

NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
Phone: 704-531-8961
Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

6. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) Blessed Assurance. By Fannie Crosby
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #508

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, revised edition. #450

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #27

Songs of Zion. #14

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #93

(b) I Come to the Garden Alone. By C. Austin Miles
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #494

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, revised edition. #452

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #109

Songs of Zion. #44

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #87

7. Congregational Songs or Songs for Praise Teams
(a) Woke Up This Mornin' with My Mind Stayed on Freedom.
Location:
Smithsonian Institution. Crossroads Southern Routes: Music of the American South. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways, 1996.

(b) I Will Trust in the Lord Till I Die. Traditional
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #391

Songs of Zion. #14

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #33

(c) Victory Is Mine. By Dorothy Norwood and Alvin Darling. Arr. By Stephen Key
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #489

8. Offertory Song or Instrumental
Jesus Will Work It Out. By Charles G. Hayes
Location:
The Collection. Jackson, MS: Savoy, 1999.

NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
Phone: 704-531-8961
Online location: www.ntimemusic.com

9. Invitational Song or Instrumental
(a) Glory, Glory, Hallelujah. Spiritual
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #500

Songs of Zion. #98

(b) This Day. By Edwin Hawkins
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #443

10. Benediction Song or Instrumental
(a) As You Go, Tell the World. Arr. By Valeria Foster
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #633

(b) I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord. By Sylvana Bell and E. V. Banks
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #480

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #493

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal, revised edition. #390
     

 

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