We were very fortunate to have Archdeacon Robert Jones with us at this month’s Kingdom Arts.
He led a small group of people in singing, and thinking about the power of music in worship and how prayerful and joyful it can be.
The songs we sang were very simple which enabled us to concentrate on the meaning of the words. We used short phrases such as Kyrie Eleison and Alleluya. We were taken in song to different parts of the world where Robert had experienced the joys and sorrows of the human condition. We discovered the power that music has, to take us to places, people, emotions and memories.
The short recordings here are not performances but tasters to show that – ’tis a gift to be simple – and that we can all participate in praising the Lord wherever we are, be it on a hill top, in the kitchen, by the bedside of a loved one, or with friends.
Kyrie eleison (Lord, have mercy)
Alleluya 1 (Alleluya/Alleluia/Hallelujah – Praise the Lord)