Month: December 2020

O Gracious Dwelling | Epiphany Music to Use Online

We’re quickly (I am on annual leave) putting together an online service for Epiphany. Over in Sanctum Connect, Fr Eddie shared an Epiphany hymn set to plain chant by Adam Michael Wood. We decided to set it to O Come O Come Emmanuel.

Robb and Ruth Sutherland playing O Gracious Dwelling.

It is under a creative commons license. Feel free to download our version from YouTube and use it in your online sevices. The background is from Dan Stevers (using our subscription) so if you could pay him for it’s use, that would be cool.

If you would prefer just the audio, it is over on our Soundcloud account.

Here is the plainchant version if you just fancy having a go at it. I used to love singing plainchant with the monks at Mirfield when I was at theological college.

Mary’s Lullaby 2020 | Free to Use Christmas Carol

It is all in the vlog.

And there is the song itself.

But if you’d just like the audio…

And of course if you want the lyrics….

Mary’s Lullaby (Away in a Manger)

Away in a manger, asleep on the hay,
I will watch over you at the end of the day,
The stars in the bright sky shine down where you lie,
As angels sing ‘Glory be to God on high’.

My spirit rejoices, for news of your birth
Like wildfire will spread over all of the earth;
A light in our darkness, a hope for the poor,
God’s gift to all people of life evermore.

Your name shall be Jesus, for this holy night
Is fulfilment of promise through God’s saving might;
But now sleep in peace, as I sing lullaby,
I will stay by your side til your dawning is nigh.

– Lyrics adapted by Ruth and Robb Sutherland

If you could give us a credit if you use it, it would be much appreciated.

If you would like to read our original rational/rant about Away in a Manger it is here.