Worship Resources

 
       


AFRICAN HERITAGE SUNDAY

MUSIC & WORSHIP RESOURCES

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Stirling Culp, Guest Lectionary Liturgist

Adjunct Professor of Music, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Worship Planning Note
Place images of African kings and queens and modern Africans of note on the cover of bulletins/orders of worship. Allow children to participate in the worship by having them read brief biographies of famous Africans.

1. Hymn or Anthem
Anthem
(a) Let Mount Zion Rejoice. By J. B. Herbert

Anthem
(b) A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. By Martin Luther

Hymn
(c) In Christ There Is No East or West. By John Oxenham

2. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
Traditional
(a) Guide My Feet.

Traditional (South African, Zulu)
(b) ThumaMina.

Traditional (South African)
(c) Siakudumisa. Arr. by S. C. Molefe

Traditional or Spiritual
(d) Calvary.

3. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) This Day. By Edwin Hawkins

(b) Alpha and Omega. By Israel and New Breed

(c) Come and Let Us Sing. By Israel and New Breed

(d) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. By James Cleveland

4. Liturgical Dance Music
I Am Not Forgotten. By Israel and New Breed

5. Congregational Songs
(a) Siyahamba. (South African Folk Song, Zulu)

(b) Because He Lives. By Bill Gaither

(c) Kum Ba Ya (Come by Here) (African, Angola). By Marvin Frey. Arr. By Robert Fryson

6. Offertory Song or Instrumental
The Family of God. By Bill and Gloria Gaither

7. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) I Need Thee Every Hour. By Annie Hawks

(b) I Must Tell Jesus. By Elisha Hoffman

8. Sermonic Selection
Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah. By William Williams

9. Invitational Song or Instrumental
Pass Me Not. By Fanny H. Crosby

10. Benediction Song or Instrumental
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow. By Isaac Watts and William Keathe

11. Audio Visual Suggestions
Screens should be filled with images of persons from Africa, ancient Kings and Queens, and modern Africans of note (Nelson Mandela, Bishop Tutu, etc.), and images should be shown throughout the worship service.

Cites and Additional Information for Music and Material Listed

1. Hymn or Anthem
Anthem
(a) Let Mount Zion Rejoice. By J. B. Herbert
Location:

Anthem
(b) A Mighty Fortress Is Our God. By Martin Luther
Location:
African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. Nashville, TN: AME Publishing House, 1998. #54

National Baptist Convention of the United States of America. The New National Baptist Hymnal. Nashville, TN: National Baptist Pub. Board, 1977. #15

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. #144

Hymn
(c) In Christ There Is No East or West. By John Oxenham
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #398 Tune, (ST. PETER).

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #557

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 1987. #301 Tune, (MCKEE).

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #360 Tune, (ST. PETER).

The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1990. #440

2. Spirituals or Traditional Songs
Traditional
(a) Guide My Feet.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #131

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #386

The Presbyterian Hymnal. #354

Traditional (South African, Zulu)
(b) ThumaMina.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #564

Traditional (South African, Zulu)
(c) Siakudumisa. Arr. By S .C. Molefe
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #122

Traditional or Spiritual
(d) Calvary.
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #239

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #87

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #91

3. Gospel Songs for Choirs, Ensembles, or Praise Teams
(a) Give Us This Day. By Edwin Hawkins
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #443

NTIME MUSIC COMPANY
4913 Albemarle Road #103
Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: 704-531-8961

Online location: www.ntimemusic.com


(b) Alpha and Omega. By Israel and New Breed
Location:
Houghton, Israel. Israel & New Breed Alive in South Africa. New York, NY: Epic, 2005.

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

(c) Come and Let Us Sing. By Israel and New Breed
Location:
Houghton, Israel. Israel & New Breed Alive in South Africa. New York, NY: Epic, 2005.

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

(d) I Donít Feel No Ways Tired. By James Cleveland
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #414

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal Official Hymnal of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Charlotte, NC: A.M.E. Zion Pub. House, 1996. #175

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. #159

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #364

4. Liturgical Dance Music
I Am Not Forgotten. By Israel and New Breed
Location:
Houghton, Israel. Israel & New Breed Alive in South Africa. New York, NY: Epic, 2005.

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

5. Congregational Songs
(a) Siyahamba. (South African Folk Song, Zulu)
Location:
Fjedur, and Anders Nyberg. Freedom Is Coming: Songs of Protest and Praise from South Africa. Chapel Hill, NC: Walton Music Corp., 1984.

African American Heritage Hymnal. #164

Online location: sheet music at www.Music44.com

(b) Because He Lives. By Bill Gaither
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #281

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #106

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #265

(c) Kum Ba Ya (Come by Here) (African, Angola). By Marvin Freay. Arr. By Robert Fryson
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #437

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Hymnal. #139

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #506

6. Offertory Song or Instrumental
The Family of God. By Bill and Gloria Gaither
Location:
Gaither, Bill. Gaither Gospel Series. Alexandria, IN: Gaither Music Group, 2005.
Online location: www.Gaither.com

African American Heritage Hymnal. #519

7. Song or Instrumental for the Period of Prayer
(a) I Need Thee Every Hour. By Annie Hawks
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #451

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #327

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #229

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #305

(b) I Must Tell Jesus. By Elisha Hoffman
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #375

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #388

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #232

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #74

8. Sermonic Selection
Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah. By William Williams
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #140

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #53

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #234

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #31

9. Invitational Song or Instrumental
Pass Me Not. By Fanny H. Crosby
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #435

African Methodist Episcopal Hymnal. #272

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #152

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #276

10. Benediction Song or Instrumental
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow. By Isaac Watts and William Keathe
Location:
African American Heritage Hymnal. #650

African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Hymnal. #230

The New National Baptist Hymnal. #529

Yes, Lord! Church of God in Christ Hymnal. #58
     

 

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