The Faith Creative Songbook

Posted By on Apr 24, 2015 | 1 comment


One of the pieces I’m really excited about is the evening campfire. OK, I’m always excited about the convergence of camp + fire + music, but I’m especially excited about planning this nightly ritual at the Faith Creative. I want to have as much of the music (lyrics, chords, melody lines) available so that everyone can join in, not just the people who grew up with song “x” and can sing it by heart. I also want to build an opportunity for folks to experiment with new musical tools, so we’ll be bringing a few extra instruments (like the spare Melodica I took apart to learn how to tune and will put back together sometime before August). If you’ve never played a hand drum, or guitar, or melodica this will be a great opportunity to try it out in a group with folks who can give some direction.

I’m starting to dream about what songs will be in the song book with Aimee and Jonathan. Here’s the starting list:

BUILDING UP THE TEMPLE
BY GRACE (Jonathan Rundman)
COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING
FATHER ABRAHAM
GLORY IN THE HIGHEST (Jonathan Rundman)
HE CAME DOWN
HEY HEY SAMUEL (Jonathan Rundman)
I WILL NOT LET YOU GO (Tangled Blue)
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION (Jonathan Rundman)
JOYFUL JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE
KYRIE (Tangled Blue)
LORD’S PRAYER (Tangled Blue)
SIMPLE WORDS (Tangled Blue)
THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
UP ABOVE MY HEAD

We need your help. What songs are quintessential to your campfire sing-a-long experience?  Also, what songs are so over done, out of date, cringe-worthy that every time you hear it you look for the most plausible excuse to take a bathroom break? For me, that song is “Pharaoh, Pharaoh”. It elicits a flight response in me every time. How ’bout you? –Joel

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  1. Almost anything by Fat and Happy should at least be in the running. Servant’s Prayer is a favorite for me. Up Above My Head, that one song that I can never remember the title to (one of the verses starts “No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me; From life’s first cry, to final breath, Jesus controls my destiny”), Lord I Lift Your Name on High… so many that I can’t even think!

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