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Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)

GUEST,R. Goodwin 03 Jul 00 - 12:33 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Jul 00 - 12:46 PM
Ed Pellow 03 Jul 00 - 04:25 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jul 00 - 08:24 PM
Mary in Kentucky 03 Jul 00 - 09:47 PM
Bagpuss 04 Jul 00 - 06:16 AM
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Subject: Song of Ruth
From: GUEST,R. Goodwin
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 12:33 PM

Looking for words and chords to the Song of Ruth. There are apparently two versions, one with a spoken section between the first and second verse, and the other version without the spoken section. I am looking for the version without the spoken section. The version with the spoken section was released some years ago by the Monks of Weston Priory. I do not know if the other version, without the spoken section differs much, if any, from the version with the spoken section. That is why I am trying to find the words and music for this other version to confirm if there are any differences. Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 12:46 PM

I can get you a version of the song of Ruth, but not for a couple of days - it comes from a UK Christian song book called 'Acclaim the King' edited by Chris O'Hara (a bloody good musician and all round nice bloke), from somewhere north (but not Sheffield).

Music Practice is on Wednesday, I'll snaffle a copy of the book then.

LTS


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Subject: ADD: Wherever You Go (Song of Ruth) (Norbet)
From: Ed Pellow
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 04:25 PM

WHEREVER YOU GO
Song of Ruth
(Gregory Norbet, OSB)

Wherever you go, I shall go.
Wherever you live, so shall I live.
Your people will be my people,
And your God will be my God too.

Wherever you die, I shall die.
And there shall I be buried beside you.
We will be together forever;
And our love will be the gift of our lives.
( repeat 2 )

We will be together forever;
And our love will be the gift of our lives.


I found this version on the web.

Ed
    Copyright 1972, the Benedictine Foundation of the State of Vermont


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 08:24 PM

Words and music for the song Ed posted were by Gregory Norbet, O.S.B., who copyrighted the song in 1972. Norbet is no longer a Benedictine monk, but he still writes church music. I went to a workshop of his a few years ago, and it was fairly good. I really like this particular song, but the spoken part sounds like it comes right out of the seventies:
(Spoken:)
I want to say something to all of you
Who have become a part
Of the fabric of my life.

The color and texture
Which you have brought into my being
Have become a song,
And I want to sing it forever.

There is an energy in us
Which makes things happen
When the paths of other persons
Touch ours
And we have to be there
And let it happen.

When the time
Of our particular sunset comes
Our thing, our accomplishment
Won't really matter a great deal.

But the clarity and care
With which we have loved others
Will speak with vitality
Of the great gift of life
We have been for each other.

©1972 Gregory Norbet O.S.B., Weston Priory, Weston, Vermont
Norbet's music is still pretty much the same as it was in the 70's - very sincere, reeking of polyester and Kahlil Gibran.
But some of it is pretty good. I plan to sing "Wherever You Go" at a wedding later this month - but I'll leave out the spoken part.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 09:47 PM

Now I'm confused. Is this the same as "Whither Thou Goest"?

Whither thou go-est, I will go.
And whither thou lodgest, I will lodge.
Thy people will be my people my all (??????)
????????????

It's a wedding-type song...couldn't find a midi.

Mary


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Bagpuss
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 06:16 AM

It seems to be a popular wedding song - I'm singing it (without the spoken part) at a wedding this saturday.

There is another version of it, that I had sung at my wedding, but I dont have a copy of it, I'm afraid.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jul 00 - 05:58 PM

Hi, Mary - the song is a direct quote from the Bible, Ruth 1:16-17. What you have is close to the King James Version:
And Ruth said,
Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee
For whither thou goest, I will go;
And where thou lodgest, I will lodge;
Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
This is often used at weddings, in one form or another. Interestingly, this is Ruth's pledge of fidelity to her mother-in-law, Naomi. By this time, Naomi's husband and two sons have died, leaving Naomi with just two daughters-in-law. Orpah, the other daughter-in-law, went back to her home country and became a famous talk show host; but Ruth insisted on staying with Naomi - and we end up with one of the more colorful and poetic books of the Bible.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: GUEST,unknown
Date: 03 May 08 - 07:36 PM

Wither Thou Goest I will go
wither thou logest there will i lodge
thy people should be my people now where thou goest i will go
entreat me not to leave you and return again to my fathers house
for the god that watches over all has commanded me to stay......
idk the rest


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: GUEST,Danielle
Date: 29 Mar 09 - 04:39 PM

Hi Ed, this passage from the book of Ruth is particularly meaningful to me as I wrote it as a sign of my undying comittment to my now fiance in his valentine's card. We are looking to marry in September this year and I would really like to sing it to him at our wedding. Do you know where I can find the song sheets/cd suitable for a piano and a choir?

Many thanks in advance for your help...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jun 09 - 03:05 AM

This thread was refreshed by a blank message from an unnamed guest. Usually, we just delete blank messages because we get lots of them, but this one brought back a thread with an unanswered question. "Wherever You Go" was written in 1972 by Gregory Norbet, who at the time was a monk in the Benedictine Abbey in Weston, Vermont. The hymn is still quite popular, and is available in a number of Roman Catholic hymnals. It can be obtained from hymnprint.net (click).

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 09 - 10:53 AM

Whither thou goest I will go,
whither thou lodgest there will I lodge
Thy people shall be my people now
where thou goest I will go

Entreat me not to leave you
and return again to my fathers house
for the god that watches over all
has commanded me to stay

whither thou goest I will go
whither thou lodgest there will I lodge
thy people shall be my people now
where thou goest I will go

whither thou diest I will die
and with thy people be laid to rest
thy people shall be my people now
where thou goest I will go

Whither thou goest I will go
whither thou lodgest there will I lodge
thy people shall be my people now
where thou goest I will go

thy people shall be my people now, where thou goest I will go.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 10 - 07:51 PM

I first heard this song/hymn from a cd of the same name recorded by the Monks of Western Priory in the seventies of which Gregory Norbert was a then member.
Fergus Flynn.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 07:54 PM

Whither Thou goest I will go is a song by Les Paul and Mary Ford from the 50's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Aug 10 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for pointing that out - the Les Paul/Mary Ford recording is wonderful. Wikipedia says "Whither Thou Goest" was written by Guy Singer and published in 1954 - recorded by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1954.
And hey, I found a Leonard Cohen recording of the same song, and I really liked it. I've never heard of Betty Johnson, but I really like her recording of "Whither Thou Goest." I won't tell you about the Perry Como recording I found.....
I sure enjoy Spotify. It give me the chance to listen to a wide variety of recordings of a song. You'll find a variety of YouTube recordings here (click).
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 05:12 PM

The Lennon Sisters from "The Lawrence Welk Show" recorded a version of this hymn on their cd called "22 Songs of Faith and Inspiration" (Ranwood) in 1983. A little different version then above. It can be purchased at lennonsisters.com. Beautiful rendition.
Peter


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Subject: ADDPOP: Whither Thou Goest
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 06:23 PM

Here's my transcription of the Les Paul-Mary Ford recording

WHITHER THOU GOEST
(Guy Singer, 1954)
(as sung by Mary Ford)

Whither thou goest, I will go.
Wherever thou lodgest, I will lodge.
Thy people shall be my people, my love,
Whither thou goest, I will go!

For as in love's story, long ago,
The same sweet love story, now is so,
Thy people shall be my people my love,
Whither thou goest, I will go!

As in that story long ago,
Whither thou goest, I will go.
Thy people shall be my people my love,
Whither thou goest, I will go,
Whither thou goest, I will go.

from Les Paul with Mary Ford: The Best of the Capitol Masters


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Feb 11 - 06:32 PM

Click here for a YouTube video of Jack Martin singing yet another arrangement of this passage from the Book of Ruth.

Here are the lyrics:

Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee (Ruth 1:16-17)
(Music by J. Marsh)

Entreat me not to leave thee,
Or to return from following after thee:
Wither thou goest I will go;
And where thou lodgest, I will lodge:
Thy people shall be my people,
And thy God shall be my God.
The Lord do so to me,
And more also,
If ought but death part thee and me.



I had a mother-in-law like Naomi once. When her daughter divorced me, she said she was still my mother-in-law, and she'd still love me. May she rest in peace. She was a wonderful woman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 05:57 AM

this is not the version i am looking for. can anyone help?

i need the third verse!

it goes....

father wecome in prayer, to witness to your love,
to make two hearts as one
father we give ourselves to you
we give our lives anew
for all time

wherever you will go
i'll be always at your side
whereveer you live
you'll find me there
for your god is mine.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST,http://enterarena.blogspot.com/
Date: 21 Aug 11 - 04:43 AM

Song Of Ruth (Father, We Come In Prayer) ~ Anthony Sharpe (Lyrics)

[V1]
Father, we come in prayer,
To witness to your love,
To make two hearts as one.
Father, we give ourselves to you,
We give our lives a-new, for all time.

[Chorus]
Wherever, you must go,
I'll be always, by your side,
Wherever you live,
You'll find me there,
For your God, is mine.

[V2]
Jesus, we ask your help
To conquer for all time
The darkness of our land
Jesus, where we live you live too
Unite our hearts with you, in your love.

[V3]
Spirit, we feel your pow'r
Your presence in our hearts
Be with us in each day
Spirit, may we be one in you
Make all we say and do, give you praise.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 06:51 AM

i'm new and behind 8ball as I need lyrics b4 week-end for feb14/valentine day project. I'm mr who(user name) metro lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: GUEST,SewTall Soprano
Date: 16 Jul 14 - 02:51 PM

I still cannot find sheet music for Wherever you go I will go by Gregory Norbet. Any suggestions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Song of Ruth (Wherever You Go)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Jul 14 - 04:15 PM

Hi, Soprano-

Sheet music is now available for download purchase through OCP.org.

-Joe-


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