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Songs, from Emily’s Repertoire, for a Church or Sunday School (includes nonsecular holiday songs)

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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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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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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cumbayah-floyd-cooper
Cumbayah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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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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Frere Jacques-Brother John 
Traditional Words and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE
Book Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE

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SBWE SBS Frere Jacques Brother John w chords
Frere Jacques-Brother John w Chords for SBWE Songbook Series
Traditional Words and Tune
Page Coordinated by ELEG for SBWE Songbook Series

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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 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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The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Frances Tyrrell

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Huraon Carol Wallace
The Huron Carol
Words by Jean de Brébeuf (1643)
English Lyrics by Jesse Edgar Middleton (1926)
Set to an Adaptation of the 16th Century French Noel: “Une Jeune Pucelle” (“A Young Maid”)
Illustrated by Ian Wallace

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let it shine
Let it Shine (Three Favorite Spirituals)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan
For a list of the songs in this book and info, click the title.

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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 (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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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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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 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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These songs are not in my regular repertoire, but I know them and could sing them for a group of kids at a church:

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He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
This book features historical information about the song.

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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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The Lord’s Prayer

Traditional Words
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Tim Ladwig

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Silent Night
Words by Joseph Mohr
Music by Franz Gruber
Illustrated by Susan Jeffers

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We Three Kings
Words and music by John H. Hopkins, Jr.
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin

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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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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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