LAFFERTY

Composer: Karen Lafferty

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Tune Information

Composer: Karen Lafferty (1972)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 33453 21612 3
Key: D Major
Copyright: © 1972 Maranatha! Music (admin, by Capitol CMG Publishing)

Notes

Named after its composer, LAFFERTY is a "simple is beautiful" tune consisting of one repeated musical line accompanied by a descant that encourages even the smallest congregation to sing in two-part harmony. A popular Scripture chorus published in many informal collections, it was one of the first to be included in recent denominational hymnals. LAFFERTY can be sung in different ways; one elaborate (though easy to learn) performance that extends the song is to treat the descant like a refrain in a two part round; when the first group finishes the first stanza, it begins the alleluias as the second group begins stanza 1. Flute and guitar provide beautiful accompaniment; Karen herself plays guitar and oboe–try that for variety! --Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Instances

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Ancient and Modern #775

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #652

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #478

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #524

Cáliz de Bendiciones #201

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #436

Chalice Hymnal #354

Christian Science Hymnal #572

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #641

Common Praise (1998) #458

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #590

Complete Mission Praise #590

Gather (3rd ed.) #658

Gather Comprehensive #615

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #600

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Glory to God #175

Himnos de la Iglesia #363

Hymnal 1982 #711

Hymnal #324

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #370

Hymns of Faith #447

Hymns of Promise #65

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Lift Up Your Hearts #899

Lutheran Service Book #712

Mil Voces para Celebrar #201

Moravian Book of Worship #605

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #576

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #438

Presbyterian Hymnal #333

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #209

Rejoice Hymns #411

Sing and Rejoice! #98

Sing Joyfully #615

Singing the Faith #254

Songs for Life #155

The Celebration Hymnal #713

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #42

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The United Methodist Hymnal #405

The Worshiping Church #447

This Far By Faith #149

Together in Song #745

Voices United #356

With One Voice #783

Worship (3rd ed.) #580

Worship (4th ed.) #663

Worship and Rejoice #349

Worship in Song #100

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #136

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