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Songs, from Emily’s Repertoire, for a Church or Sunday School

Posted on: May 12, 2017

I was asked to prepare a list of songs for a possible program at a summer vacation bible school.

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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All Things Bright and Beautiful
Words by Cecil F. Alexander (based on)
Tune, a 17th century English melody, “Royal Oak”
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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amazing grace sing&red walker
Amazing Grace (Sing and Read Storybook)
Words and Tune by John Newton (1772)
Illustrated by Sylvia Walkter
ISBN 0-439-60319-6

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America the Beautiful

Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Illustrated by Chris Gall

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america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords
AMERICAN THE BEAUTIFUL (lyrics and chords for SBWE)
Poem by Katharine Lee Bates
Music by Samuel A. Ward
To view or print this sheet, click here:
america-the-beautiful-sbwe-w-chords

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Angels Watching Over Me
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Julie Durango
Illustrated by Elisa Kleven

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Angels Watching Over Me for SBWE (w chords) DurangoKleven
Angels Watching Over Me (for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
This song sheet corresponds to the illustration by Elisa Kleven, with words adapted by Julie Durango
Guitar chords adapted by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this sheet, click here:
Angels Watching Over Me for SBWE (w chords) DurangoKleven

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animals went in two by two
Animals Went in Two by Two
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Wendy Straw

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Dolly mentions Joseph’s coat of many colors and her mother reading the bible.
coat of many colors parton boynton-hughes
Coat of Many Colors
Words and Music by Dolly Parton
Illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes

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cumbayah-floyd-cooper
Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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Cumbaya for SBWE (w chords)

Cumbayah (for SBWE w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this page, click here:
Cumbaya for SBWE (w chords)

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Cumbaya for SBWE (no chords)
Cumbayah (for SBWE no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this page, click here:
Cumbaya for SBWE (no chords)

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do-all-the-good-you-can-sbwe-rainbow-w-chords
Do All the Good You Can w Rainbow Song Sheet w Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
do-all-the-good-you-can-sbwe-rainbow-

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN (bk 4 SBWE) cover only
Do All the Good You Can (book for song) by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE
Do All the Good You Can Poster by ELEG for SBWE
Words by John Wesley
Sing to the tune of My Country Tis of Thee
To view or print this poster, click here:
DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN by ELEG for SBWE

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Dry Bones (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Spiritual Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kate Edmunds

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flower carol arcimboldo cover
FLOWER CAROL
“Tempus adest floridum”
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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flower carol ELEG SBWE w chords
FLOWER CAROL (“Tempus adest floridum”) w chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
flower carol ELEG SBWE w chords

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flower carol ELEG SBWE no chords
FLOWER CAROL (“Tempus adest floridum”) no chords
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
flower carol ELEG SBWE no chords

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The first lyric of the song is, “May God bless and keep you always…”

Forever Young
Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Illustrated by Paul Rogers

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get on board book SBWE cover only
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (For SBWE) 
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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get on board eleg sbwe portrait
GET ON BOARD LITTLE CHILDREN (Portrait Song Sheet with Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Music
Additional Lyrics and Adaptation by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Song Page Made by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page:
get on board eleg sbwe portrait – update

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Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Text by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Illustrated by Fiona King

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to-tell-it-on-the-mountain-chords-4-book
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Text by Debbie Trafton O’Neal
Page and Guitar Chords Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
to-tell-it-on-the-mountain-chords-4-book

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

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For: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson)
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson
He’s got the Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Nelson

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For: He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands (Illustrated by Kadir Nelson)
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

He’s got the Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Nelson)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Nelson

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Jesus Loves Me
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Tim Warnes
The last two pages of the book have a simple version of the tune and guitar chords so you can play for yourself.

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Jesus Loves Me for SBWE (w chords)
Jesus Loves Me (for SBWE w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Jesus Loves Me for SBWE (w chords)

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Jesus Loves Me for SBWE (no chords)
Jesus Loves Me (for SBWE no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Jesus Loves Me for SBWE (no chords)

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let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
This book illustrates the spirituals:

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Let There Be Peace on Earth (And Let It Begin with Me)
Music and words by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller
Illustrations by David Diaz

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let-there-be-peace-on-earth-eleg-chords
Let There Be Peace on Earth (w chords by ELEG for SBWE)
Music and words by Jill Jackson and Sy Miller
Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
let-there-be-peace-on-earth-eleg-chords

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Lord’s Prayer

Lord’s Prayer (Give Us This Day)
Traditional Words
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tasha Tudor

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The Lord’s Prayer

Traditional Words
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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morning has broken
Morning Has Broken

Music from Traditional Hymn, “Bunessan”
Poem by Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Sing-along with Emily:
http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/morning-has-broken-eleg-2010

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To accompany the song MORNING HAS BROKEN
Psalm 118-24 Rejoice in It (Morning Has Broken)
Psalm 118:24 (for the song Morning Has Broken)
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
Psalm 118-24 Rejoice in It (Morning Has Broken)

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one wide river barbara emberley
One Wide River to Cross
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberle

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Simple Gifts (The Shaker Hymn)

Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Illustrated by Chris Raschka

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Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE
Simple Gifts Song Sheet with Guitar Chords for SBWE
Words and Music by Elder Joseph Brackett
Guitar Chords and Arrangement by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
Simple Gifts ELEG for SBWE

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This Little Light is featured in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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This song sheet with guitar chords was created to correspond to the lyrics as illustrated by Ashley Bryan
this little light for SBWE (w chords)
This Little Light of Mine (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
this little light for SBWE (w chords)

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This song sheet with guitar chords was created to correspond to the lyrics as illustrated by Ashley Bryan
this little light for SBWE (no chords)
This Little Light of Mine (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
this little light for SBWE (no chords)

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This Little Light of Mine (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Tune
Additional Words by Raffi
Illustrated by Stacey Schuett

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This Little Light walker
This Little Light of Mine (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Tune
Adapted by Rachel Lisberg
Illustrated by Sylvia Walker

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For THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
Matthew 5, 14-16 You are the light of the world
This Little Light of Mine (Matthew 5:14-16 for)
To view or print this page, click here:
Matthew 5, 14-16 You are the light of the world

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When the Saints
 is featured in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
When the Saints (for SBWE, w chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
(The words and chords in this sheet are made to correspond to the illustration of the song by Ashley Bryan)

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WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
When the Saints (for SBWE, no chords)
Traditional Words and Tune
Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHEN THE SAINTS for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
(The words and chords in this sheet are made to correspond to the illustration of the song by Ashley Bryan)

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Whole World 
is featured in:
let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE w chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (w chords) Bryan

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WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan
Whole World (for SBWE no chords, Bryan)
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords Arranged by ELEG for SBWE
To view or print this page, click here:
WHOLE WORLD for SBWE (no chords) Bryan

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These are lists of songs that fall in particular categories.  Not every songs in these lists are in my regular repertoire.  If you are interested in any specific song, let me know.

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All the songs I regularly sing are listed here:
SING BOOKS WITH EMILY REPERTOIRE OF ILLUSTRATED SONG
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/the-sing-books-with-emily-repertoire-of-illustrated-song/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS AND SPIRITUALS
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/sunday-school-songs-in-singable-picture-books/

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SUNDAY SCHOOL SONGS (FROM EMILY’S REPERTOIRE)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/songs-from-emilys-repertoire-for-a-church-or-sunday-school-includes-nonsecular-holiday-songs/

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EASTER

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Easter
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/singable-picture-books-for-easter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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THANKSGIVING

A Song List to Help Us Celebrate Thanksgiving!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/thank-heavens-singable-picture-books-for-thanksgiving/

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PRAYER IN ILLUSTRATED SONG
(I have not finished this list yet, but I could provide insight into some that are available if requested)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONG

Singable Picture Books Celebrating African American History Month with Songs, Poems and Illustrations by Prominent African American Artists as well as Musical Picture Books Celebrating Important African American Musical Artists
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC IN ILLUSTRATED SONGS – Emily’s Repertoire
Emily’s Repertoire Selections for Performance to Celebrate African American Music in Illustrated Song During Tinner Blues Festival at Mary Riley Styles Library, Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 11 am – 11:45 am
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/emilys-repertoire-selections-for-library-visit-to-celebrate-african-american-music-in-illustrated-song-during-tinner-blues-festival-at-mary-riley-styles-library-june-11-2016/

 

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