Great news! We (and now you) have permission for congregations to reproduce music and words for each of the "Many Voices, One Song" Sampler selections. Permission has been granted for bulletin or projection use. Each congregation must use the copyright lines printed underneath the selection in the Sampler, followed by “Permission granted by the copyright holder for use in worship service on [insert specific Sunday date].” This is not a blanket permission for reproduction on dates outside of the "Many Voices, One Song" campaign; individual permissions must be sought for other requests.
As you advertise within your congregation, you may want to use our official wording:
For such a time as this. In celebration of our journey toward the new hymnal, and in recognition of our continued call to unity in the midst of diversity, Presbyterians are invited to a sing-along. “Many Voices, One Song” is a new initiative inviting all Presbyterians to sing the same hymn/song in worship on the same day. Lift up your voices in praise to God and in union with Christian brothers and sisters around the world.
Sept. 4, 2011 (Labor Day) -- Blest Be the Tie That Binds ; 1990/Blue Hymnal #438
Oct. 30, 2011 (Reformation Sunday) -- A Mighty Fortress is Our God ; 1990/Blue Hymnal #260
Jan. 8, 2012 (Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord) -- Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me ; Sampler #6
March 18, 2012 (Lent 4) -- Give Thanks to God Who Hears Our Cries ; Sampler #5
This hymn is a metrical setting of Psalm 107; the lectionary Psalm of the day.
April 8, 2012 (Easter) -- Jesus Christ is Risen Today ; 1990/Blue Hymnal #123
June 3, 2012 (Trinity Sunday) -- As the Wind Song ; Sampler #3
Later dates and songs will be announced in the spring of 2012. More information can be found online at www.presbyterianhymnal.org . Please join us in song!
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