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31B. You Are My Rock

Text Information
First Line: Be for me a rock and a stronghold
Title: You Are My Rock
Author: Julie Howard
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Church Year: Good Friday; Church Year: Lent; Church Year: Passion/Palm Sunday (34 more...)
Refrain First Line: You are my rock
Copyright: © 1992 Liturgical Press
Tune Information
Name: [Be for me a rock and a stronghold]
Composer: Julie Howard
Arranger: Vera Lyons
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1992 Liturgical Press
Notes: This song comes from the collection Sing for Joy: Psalm Settings for God’s Children (The Liturgical Press). It allows for improvisation and simple layering of textures. One group may sing an echo on the refrain by delaying their entrance by two beats, joining with the other singers on the last “I trust in you.” The bell part for the refrain can also be played on chimes or Orff instruments. The verses are like a simple chant melody and may be accompanied by some voices singing the counter melody. Harmony part for Stanzas and Bell part for refrain included.

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