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Music Worship resources by Allan Baer

Song of inclusion (for kids too!): "Everything is Connected"
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The story behind the song
Posted: April 2017     ID: Connect
Music & words © 2017 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song of Seeking: "If Only We Could See the Light"
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The story behind the song
Posted: April 2017     ID: Light
Music & words © 2017 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song seeking healing: "In the Healing That We Seek"
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The story behind the song
Posted: May 2016     ID: Healing
Music & words © 2016 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for an uncertain future: "We Do Not Know What Lies Ahead"
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The story behind the song
Posted: November 2016, revised: March 2017     ID: Ahead
Music & words © 2016 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Welcoming Song: "Now Welcome In"
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The story behind the song
Posted: March 2016     ID: Welcome
Music & words © 2016 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for expanding our horizons: "Look Beyond"
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Optional verse to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the United Church of Canada in 2015 (posted June, 2015):

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Posted: September 2014     ID: Beyond
Music & words © 2014 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for justice: "Move Us To Action"
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The story behind the song
Posted: May 2014     ID: Move
Music & words © 2014 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for parting/blessing/offering: "Lift Us Up, Send Us Out"
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The story behind the song
Posted: April 2014     ID: Lift
Music & words © 2014 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for our stewardship of creation: "The Earth Is the Lord's"
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The story behind the song
Posted: March 2013     ID: Earth
Music & words © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for seeking what matters: "We Do Not Live by Bread Alone"
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Posted: February 2013     ID: Bread
Music & words © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song to recognize our shortcomings: "To Love Our God"
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Posted: February 2013     ID: Faults
Music & words © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song of blessing/going out: "May the Christ Who Walks"
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Posted: February 2013     ID: Walk
Music & words © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Offertory song: "We Bring Our Gifts to Share"
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Posted: January 2013     ID: Gifts
Music & words © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for growing our faith: "Could a Climber Scale a Mountain?"
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Posted: December 2011     ID: Faith
Music & words © 2011 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for celebrating the sacred: "It Moves in Creation"
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Posted: June 2010     ID: Faces
Music & words © 2010 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for illumination and inspiration: "Fill Our Lives"
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The story behind the song
Posted: June 2010; Revised Nov 2013     ID: Fulfill
Music & words © 2010 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for seeking vision: "As We Chart Our Course"
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The story behind the song
Posted: October 2009     ID: Chart
Music & words © 2009 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for Spiritual Seeking: "When We Try to Comprehend"
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The story behind the song
Posted: May 2008     ID: Comprehend
Music & words © 2008 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Christmas/Epiphany song: "When the Child Wakes"
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Posted: Nov 2007     ID: Awakes
Music & words © 2007 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Advent song: "Wait for the Promise"
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Posted: Nov 2007     ID: Wait
Music & words © 2007 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Gathering song: "When We Come Together"
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The story behind the song
Posted: Tune - July 2007; New text - Nov 2007     ID: Together
Music & words © 2007 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for community/action: "God works Through Us"
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The story behind the song
Posted: Sept 2007 Revised: Jan. 2010     ID: Works
Music & words © 2007-10 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song of Promise/Covenant: "Call On Me"
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Posted: Feb 2007     ID: Call
Music & words © 2007 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for the seasons of life: "Everything Will Have Its Season"
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"Through the Heart of Every City"
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Scripture reference: Ecclesiastes 3:1-14

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(Alternate text by S. Dunstan © 1987
- found in Voices United at #584)

Posted: Sept 2014     ID: Seasons
Music © 2006 and words ©2014 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for times of violence: "When Peaceful Lives are Shaken"
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Updated: July 2007 Revised: March 2013     ID: Shaken
Music & words © 2007 & 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for the journey: "Come Join the Sacred Journey"
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(Alternate text © 1989 by S. Dunstan
- found in Voices United at #633)

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"Bless Now, O God, the Journey"
Posted: Oct 2006, Revised: Dec 2014 (new lyrics)     ID: Journey
Music © 2006 & words © 2014 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Song for closing or offering: "May You Guide"
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Posted: Oct 2006; Verses added: Nov 2013 & 2016     ID: Guide
Music and lyrics © 2006-16 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Advent song (revised 2012): "Once in Distant Lands"
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Posted: Dec 2005, Revised: Dec 2012 (new lyrics)     ID: Birth
Music © 2005, lyrics © 2012 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Lenten/Passion song (revised: 2013): "Why did it have to come to this?"
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Posted: March, 2006, Revised: February 2013 (new lyrics)     ID: Lenten
Music © 2006, lyrics © 2013 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
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Pentecost Song: "Father, We Have Heard You Calling"

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(Alternate text suggestion: "Come, O Spirit, dwell among us" Voices United #198)

Posted: May, 2006     ID: Calling
Music © 2006 by Allan Baer, 290 Indian Rd Kingston ON K7M 1T8, E-mail: ab25@queensu.ca
Lyrics © 2004 by Gareth Hill, Wadebridge, North Cornwall, Runnymeade, Fernleigh Road, Wadebridge PL 27 7AZ. Telephone: (44) 1208 812887; E-Mail: rev.gareth@cybervicar.com Permission is granted for the non-commercial use of these songs for non-profit worship purposes, provided that this complete notice is included.


(Voices United is the current hymnal of the United Church of Canada)

For additional information, contact:

Allan Baer
Crossroads United Church
690 Sir John A. MacDonald Blvd.
Kingston Ontario Canada K7M 1A2
ab25@queensu.ca


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