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Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons

GUEST,leeneia 17 Jan 05 - 12:42 PM
W y s i w y G ! 17 Jan 05 - 12:43 PM
Nigel Parsons 17 Jan 05 - 02:06 PM
Megan L 17 Jan 05 - 02:13 PM
W y s i w y G ! 17 Jan 05 - 02:31 PM
EagleWing 17 Jan 05 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,leeneia 18 Jan 05 - 11:57 AM
Nigel Parsons 18 Jan 05 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Pat Flynn 07 Jun 09 - 11:27 PM
GUEST 07 Jun 09 - 11:34 PM
GUEST,Gigia 11 Nov 09 - 08:07 AM
GUEST,Monsignor 16 Apr 10 - 03:37 PM
GUEST,Apocalyptus 23 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM
GUEST,crazy little woman 24 Apr 10 - 10:06 AM
banjoman 26 Apr 10 - 10:25 AM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Apr 10 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Harvey Yoder, Family of Hope House Church 20 Mar 11 - 09:19 PM
Joe Offer 21 Mar 11 - 01:17 AM
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Subject: they stayed for five verses
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 12:42 PM

Just thought I'd share a tune and a gratifying moment. On Sunday, the final song at church as "The Summons," which has words by John Bell (of the Iona Community in Scotland) and a traditional tune in 3/4 called Kelvingrove.

We usually see people walking out of church during the final song, but for this tune only a handful out of a couple hundred left. All the others stayed happily and sang five verses of this song. They must have liked it!

If you would like to hear Kelvingrove and perhaps download the MIDI file, one place you can do so is this:

http://www.contemplator.com/scotland/kelvin.html


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 12:43 PM

Would you post the lyric you used? We'd like to do it at church.

~Susan


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILL YOU COME AND FOLLOW ME (THE SUMMONS)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 02:06 PM

Found on the net:Here

Nigel



WILL YOU COME AND FOLLOW ME (The Summons)
John Bell (1949- ) and Graham Maule (1958- )
Tune: Kelvingrove

Will you come and follow me,
If I but call your name?
Will you go where you don't know
And never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown,
will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown
in you and you in me?

Will you leave your self behind
if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind
and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare
should your life attract or scare,
will you let me answer prayer
in you and you in me?

Will you love the 'you' you hide
if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside
and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you've found
to reshape the world around
through my sight and touch and sound
in you and you in me?

Lord, your summons echoes true
when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you
and never be the same.
In your company I'll go
where your love and footsteps show.
Thus I'll move and live and grow
in you and you in me.


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: Megan L
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 02:13 PM

leeneia this brought back memorys, when i was in fith year at school many years ago, two young men came from one of the universities (probably Glasgow as opposed to strathclyde) to talk to us about student life, one of those young men was John Bell


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: W y s i w y G !
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 02:31 PM

Thanks Nigel!

~S~


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: EagleWing
Date: 17 Jan 05 - 02:39 PM

Hm! One of my favourite tunes - though I use it for the song, "The Shearing's not for You" rather than the rather-too-sweet "Kelvin Grove".

That's a great set of hymn words. I wonder if I could persuade my Baptist Church to try it?

Frank L


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 11:57 AM

Well, other churches can of course sing Bell's words, but they are his own work and he has the copyright. To be fair, you should obtain the song through a publisher.

The tune's public, and I hope people will like it enough to add to the repertoire.


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Jan 05 - 12:14 PM

I realise the copyright requirements, but as this hymn seems freely available on the internet already (4 times in the first ten hits on Google for "Will you come and follow me,") I saw no reason not to bring it in here.


Nigel


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: GUEST,Pat Flynn
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 11:27 PM

Check your hymnal at church for the song first. Gia publishing has the song in their books. We use Gia hymnals at our Catholic Church.


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Subject: RE: they stayed for five verses
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jun 09 - 11:34 PM

If you want another celtic song, The Canticle of the Turning is based on the "Star of the County Down."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,Gigia
Date: 11 Nov 09 - 08:07 AM

Can i have the tune in mp3? thanks ^_^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,Monsignor
Date: 16 Apr 10 - 03:37 PM

I am using Kelvingrove and THE SUMMONS as the tiuch-stone for the 2011 3-Hour Good Friday Service... "Come and follow me"

It's a work in progress.

http://www.msgr.ca/msgr-7/come_and_follow_me.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,Apocalyptus
Date: 23 Apr 10 - 03:26 PM

As far as I know is this an old irish or scotch folk song beginning with the words "the shearing´s nae for you my bonnie lassie-o". It concerns about a rape with undesired consequences. You will certainly find it somewhere on a music page.
Seen drom ths aspect the song suits well to the recent problems of the catholic church. lol.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 24 Apr 10 - 10:06 AM

Not only that, the guy who raped her was Bonnie Prince Charlie disguised as a girl.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: banjoman
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 10:25 AM

We sing this Hymn often in Church and it is listed in both Celebration Hymnal and Hymns Old & New.
Its an easy one to play on guitar and banjo,which we do, and its one of our most popular hymns


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Apr 10 - 10:48 AM

Hi, banjoman. I'm glad to hear that you like it too.

In my old edition of 'O'Neill's Music of Ireland,' there is #226, 'Shady Groves,' which shares an A part with 'Kelvingrove.'

It can probably be found online by anyone who'd like to hear it and see the similarities.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: GUEST,Harvey Yoder, Family of Hope House Church
Date: 20 Mar 11 - 09:19 PM

How could I get permission to use the words in our house church's newsletter (giving credit to John Bell, of course)? We're a small group of 12 members in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Will You Come and Follow Me / The Summons
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Mar 11 - 01:17 AM

Hi, Harvey-
I believe that GIA holds the U.S. publishing rights to John Bell's music, including "The Summons." GIA now handles licensing through http://onelicense.net/ - HOWEVER, not the last paragraph on the GIA page I linked to, the paragraph about free reprint permission.

Hope that does the trick for you.

-Joe-


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