Abide With Me
arranged by Greg Jasperse
from "Hope Comes Home"
at The Bowery Mission
June 1, 2019
Video: Chase Anderson Audio: Peter L. Smith
You Will Be Found
by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul arranged by Ari Messenger
Soloists (in order):
Josh Alexander, Erin Halpin, Anthony Collins
The Bowery Mission Valentine Gala
at the Plaza Hotel
February 14, 2019
music by Andrew Balfour
I Will Lift Mine Eyes
music by Jake Runestad
I will lift mine eyes unto the hills.
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
He is them maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved.
He who keeps you will not slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper the Lord is thy shade
upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not harm you by day
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil.
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in
from this day forth for evermore.
Sound out of the Ground
song and poetry by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes
arranged by Ari Messenger
solo by Abaigh Wheatley
Cain murdered and buried his brother.
No one knew Abel’s blood had been shed.
Out of the ground came a mournful sound:
Abel’s blood crying out in his stead.
Our precious young children of Newtown
Asked us all for this one sacrifice.
“Grieve our demise with eyes on the prize.
Save the children; our blood paid the price.”
What is that sound coming out of the ground?
It's the blood of our fallen children.
What is their crying trying to say?
We've got to stop this senseless killing.
Young brothers died asking this question:
“Must we fall so that you can feel tall?”
When we can see we're one family,
Life will be so much better for all.
The blood in our veins should be crying
With the blood that's still crying today.
Rise above fear, speak out loud and clear!
For our children, put weapons away!
There Will be Rest
poem by Sara Teasdale
music by Frank Ticheli
There will be rest, and sure stars shining
Over the rooftops crowned with snow.
A reign of rest, serene forgetting,
The music of stillness, holy and low.
I will make this world of my devising
Out of a dream in my lonely mind.
I shall find the crystal of peace; and above me
Stars I shall find.