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CHILDREN PRAYING

Composer: Ken Medema

Ken Medema (b. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1943) is a song writer, composer, recording artist, and story-teller through music. Blind from birth, Ken began playing the piano at age five and studied classical music by reading Braille. He graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School and studied music therapy at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. As a music therapist in both Indiana and New Jersey, he began writing songs for hurting teenagers, an experience that helped to launch a career of writing songs on Christian life that has taken him to venues large and small all over North America and beyond. He responds to what he hears and sees in his heart at particular events, often improvising songs on the spot, offering compassion, h… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: CHILDREN PRAYING
Composer: Ken Medema (1970)
Meter: 9.8.9.9
Incipit: 33232 32213 33432
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1971, Hope Publishing Co

Notes

CHILDREN PRAYING is easy to sing from memory, and that should be encouraged. Be sure to keep fairly strict rhythms on the whole and half notes-some congregations may be tempted to cut short the cadences; accompanists could help by improvising with additional rhythmic accompaniment on the longer notes.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 8: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 705 - 754
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; David Lasky
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 752
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 8: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 705 - 754
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Lynette Maynard; Elizabeth Jordan
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2008) pp. 752
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano 2: Congregational Song Accompaniments Volume 2
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 110

Piano Solo

  • The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist II: 55 Timeless Classics
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Mary McDonald
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2016) pp. 207
  • Worship without Words: Piano Arrangements for Blended Worship
    Composer/Editor Ken Medema
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (2005) pp. 21
  • Amazing Grace: Blues Gospel Piano
    Composer/Editor Jack Schrader
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2001) pp. 12
  • Don Wyrtzen Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1994) pp. 20
  • This Is the Day: Solos for Piano and Other Keyboard Instruments
    Composer/Editor John F. Wilson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1992) pp. 24
  • Easy Gospel Piano
    Composer/Editor Jack Schrader
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (1983) pp. 10

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