Songs we like to sing...

Probably the favorite activity of SPC is singing. We have a songbook filled with lyrics from many different sources. It includes traditional hymns, popular songs, rounds, and songs written by group members. Upon graduation, each senior receives his or her own copy of the songbook.

Seek Ye First
This song is a classic.
 
Ubi Caritas
This is the Taize chant we sing at the conclusion of each Sunday meeting. The Latin words mean, "Where there is charity and love, God is also."
 
Thank You, Lord
This was written by Chris Sunami, a SPC alum who graduated in 1997.
 
One Tin Soldier
We have discussed the lyrics to this song many, many times, much like in an English class where a text is analyzed to death. We still like it, though.
 
Do, Lord
This is another one of our favorites.
 
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Seek Ye First

Words: based on Matthew 6:33 and 7:7, Music: Karen Lafferty

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
And God's righteousness,
And all these things shall be added unto you.
Allelu, alleluia.
 
Ask and it shall be given unto you,
Seek and ye shall find;
Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.
Allelu, alleluia.
 
We shall not live by bread alone,
But by every word
That proceeds from the mouth of God.
Allelu, alleluia.
 
(2nd and 3rd verse descant: Alleluia)
 
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Ubi Caritas

Words and music: Jacques Berthier, Michael Praetorius, Suzanne Toolan

Ubi caritas
Et amor
Ubi caritas
Deus ibi est.

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Thank You, Lord

Words and music: Christopher Sunami '97

I thank you, Lord, for giving me sunshine after rain
I thank you, Lord, for giving me joy after pain
I thank the Lord above for that everlasting love
I thank you, Lord; I thank you, Lord; I thank you, Lord.
 
Forgive me, Lord, for the times I was untrue
Forgive me, Lord, for I know not what I do
Every time I sinned, you just took me back again
I thank you, Lord; I thank you, Lord; I thank you, Lord.
 
O Lord, You said the word "Be,"
And there I was, along with flowers, along with the trees
So we all give you praise all of our days
 
We thank you, Lord...(back to 1st stanza)

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One Tin Soldier

by Coven

Listen, children to a story that was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.
 
CHORUS:
Go ahead and hate your neighbor;
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven; you can justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgement day
On the bloody morning after
One Tin Soldier rides away.
 
2) So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom, "With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

CHORUS

3) Now the valley cried with anger, "Mount your horses; draw your sword,"
And they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain, dark with red,
Turned the stone and looked beneath it: "Peace on Earth" was all it said.

CHORUS

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Do, Lord

(Traditional)

CHORUS
Do, Lord, oh do, Lord, oh do remember me (3x)
Look away beyond the blue
 
VERSES
1) I've got a home in gloryland that outshines the sun.
2) If you will not bear the cross, you cannot wear the crown.

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