Music

Sing the Journey 1

By Kenneth Nafziger and the Journey Musicians

This music is a gift of the spirit by which we mark and measure the life of the Church and its mission in the world, corresponding to the season between Pentecost and Advent.

  1. One is the body
  2. Listen, God is calling
  3. We will walk with God
  4. You are all we have
  5. O hear my people
  6. My soul is filled with joy
  7. God of the Bible
  8. Beloved, God’s chosen
  9. Just as I am
  10. Rain down
  11. Come and be light for our eyes
  12. Somos el cuerpo de Cristo
  13. How can we be silent
  14. Creation is a song
  15. The peace of the earth
  16. Keep me safe, O God
  17. Ubi caritas
  18. All will be well.

Price: $16

Sing the Journey 2

By Kenneth Nafziger and the Journey Musicians

Journey has been, throughout much of human history, a metaphor that has aided the intellect in understanding what the spirit intuits. Journey happens on so many levels of life, some of which are visible, many of which are known but never seen.

Featured are guest soloist Marilyn Houser Hamm, the Journey Musicians, Shekinah (an independent female singing group) and Sons of the Day (a group of young men who explore a wide variety of a cappella traditions).

  1. If you believe and I believe
  2. The Lord is my light; Loving Spirit
  3. Hamba nathi/Come, walk with us
  4. O God in heaven
  5. Longing for light
  6. By the waters of Babylon
  7. Cuando el pobre/When the poor ones
  8. Christ’s is the world
  9. God remembers pain
  10. Be still
  11. Alleluia, the Great Storm is over
  12. We sing to you, O God
  13. Long before my journey’s start
  14. Just a closer walk with thee
  15. Go, silent friend
  16. If you believe and I believe/O God, we pray this day
  17. Now go in peace
  18. Like a mother who has borne us.

Price: $16

Amish School Christmas

Amish children singing and reciting Christmas songs and poems

Amish School Christmas is not a performance.  Not a studio production.  This CD will bring you inside a one-room Amish school.   The Christmas program is about to begin.  Family and neighbors sit wall to wall, adding background sounds.   When grades one through eight sing and recite, the folksy charm will lift your heart. Songs range from “Good King Wenceslas” to “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”  In English, except two carols in German with parents singing along.  Original cover art by Cheryl Benner.  Rare photos of Amish-dressed snow figures.  24 minutes.

  1. Good King Wenceslas
  2. O come all ye faithful (parents)
  3. Welcome to you
  4. Yes, we like Christmas
  5. I feel it in my fingers (poem)
  6. The love of Jesus
  7. Is Christmas just trees? (poem)
  8. Johnny stays after school (skit)
  9. Ten little candles (poem)
  10. This little light of mine
  11. German carol, “housetop” tune (parents)
  12. Jesus loves me
  13. O beautiful star of Bethlehem
  14. German carol, “wie schoen” tune (parents)
  15. Our program now is ended
  16. (outdoor) Silent Night
  17. (outdoor) Joy to the world
  18. (outdoor) The first noel
  19. (outdoor) We wish you a merry Christmas

Price: $12.95

18 Most Beloved Hymns

The Mennonite Hour Singers

Features 18 hymns, including favorites like How Great Thou Art, Blessed Assurance, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus These hymns are all sung a cappella by either the Mennonite Hour Mixed Chorus or by one of its men’s or women’s groups.

  1. How Great Thou Art
  2. The Old Rugged Cross
  3. My God and I
  4. The Love of God
  5. In Times Like These
  6. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  7. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  8. Amazing Grace
  9. Rock of Ages
  10. In the Garden
  11. Lift Your Glad Voices
  12. Abide with Me
  13. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  14. Blessed Assurance
  15. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
  16. There Were Ninety and Nine
  17. My Jesus, I Love Thee
  18. Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Price: $12.95

 

Magnify The Lord: Original A Cappella Recordings


The Mennonite Hour Singers

The original Mennonite Hour sound at its finest with simple arrangements, rich harmony, and strong melody sung by the Mennonite Hour Men’s quartet, ladies’ sextet, and triple trio. Music that helps nurture the Christian life in beautiful harmonies. The songs touch on guidance, prayer, salvation, heaven, troubled times, and sharing the Good News. Original recordings digitally re-mastered, now available on CD.

  1. Magnificat
  2. Beside the Still Waters
  3. My Shepherd
  4. Guide Me o Thou Great Jehovah
  5. O Thou in Whose Presence
  6. One Sweetly Solemn Thought
  7. I Will Arise and Go To Jesus
  8. From Every Stormy Wind
  9. Secret Prayer
  10. I Love to Steal Awhile Away
  11. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
  12. Jesus Our Lord is Crucified
  13. He Who Would Follow Christ
  14. I Want My Life To Tell
  15. Lord of the Living Harvest
  16. My Task
  17. God Leads Us Along
  18. Hold Thou My Hand
  19. I Will Not Forsake Thee
  20. O Master Workman of the Race
  21. He Leadeth Me
  22. O Love Divine
  23. It is Well With My Soul
  24. Home Sweet Home
  25. Jesus Has Loved Me
  26. Open My Eyes
  27. Songs in the Night
  28. Dare To Be A Daniel
  29. Victory Through Grace
  30. Where My Savior Leads I’ll Follow
  31. O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

Price: $12.95

Century Singing Live


Table Singers; Glenn Lehman

The Table Singers, founded by Glenn Lehman in 1987, specializes in acappella hymn singing. On this album they present in concert several old favorites with St. Mark’s Band. Glenn solos and accompanies on the piano several numbers.

  1. Great is the Lord
  2. I Owe the Lord a Morning Song
  3. By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill
  4. Over My Head
  5. I Must Tell Jesus
  6. Precious Lord
  7. By and By
  8. Rescue the Perishing/Would You Be Free
  9. Softly and Tenderly
  10. Far and Near
  11. Spirit of the Living God
  12. We Are Going Down the Valley
  13. Safe in the Arms of Jesus
  14. When the Trumpet of the Lord Shall Sound
  15. Life Is Like a Mountain Railroad
  16. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  17. Abide With Me ‘Tis Eventide
  18. Deep River
  19. I’ve Got Shoes
  20. Blest Be the Tie That Binds/God Be with You

Price: $12

German Hymn Singing: Glimpses of a Christian Heritage

Set of CD and booklet. Edited and produced by James K. Nolt. A survey of hymns from the Upartheyisches Gesangbuch. Singing by Eli Z. Horst and Titus B. Martin, elderly Weaverland Conference Mennonite song leaders. Recorded in 1959 or 1960 by C. Richard Beam, former professor of German at Millersville State University, while documenting hymn singing by Pennsylvania-German Mennonites.

  1. Introduction
  2. Jesu, Jesu, Brunn des Lebens/Jesus, Jesus, Life the Fountain
  3. Ich Will, O Vater, Allezeit/O Father, I Want to Always
  4. Nun Gott Lob!/Praise Now Be to God
  5. Reading of “Nun Gott Lob!”, stanza 2
  6. Nun Danket Alle Gott/Now Thank We All Our God
  7. Schaffet, Schaffet, Meine Kinder/Work, Work, My Children
  8. Demuth ist die Schonste Tugend/Humbleness, O Fairest Virtue
  9. Schicket Euch, ihr Lieben Gaste/Prepare Yourselves, Ye Beloved Guests
  10. Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme/Awake, the Voice is Calling
  11. Gnad, Fried, und Reichen Segen/Grace, Peace, and Rich Blessing
  12. Gnad, Fried, und Reichen Segen (sung to a different tune)
  13. Von Himmel Hoch da Komm ich Her/From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
  14. Sey Gott Getreu/Be Faithful to God
  15. O Gott Vaterm wir Loben Dich/Our Father God, Thy Name We Praise
  16. Es Glanzet der Christen Inwendiges Leben/The Innermost Life of the Christian Shines
  17. Gott Lob, die Stund ist Kommen/Praise God, the Hour is Come
  18. Kommt, Bruder, Kommt/Come, Brother, Come
  19. Wer nur den Lieben Gott/He Who Allows the Loving God
  20. Wer nur den Lieben Gott (sung to a different tune)
  21. Gross ist Unsers Gottes Gute/Great is the Goodness of our God
  22. Was Gott Thut, das ist Wohl Gethan/What God Does is Well Done
  23. Kommt her zu mir, Spricht/Come Unto Me
  24. Examination of Tune Variation
  25. Edler Meister Aller Tugend/Noble Master of Every Virtue
  26. Aus der Tiefe Ich/From the Depths I Cry to Thee
  27. Meine Zufriedenheit/My Contentment
  28. Meine Zufriedenheit and The Year of Jubilee is Come
  29. Come Every Pious Heart
  30. Ach Herzens Geliebte!/Oh, Dearly Beloved
  31. Reading of Psalm 128 Selig ist der Gepreiset (stanzas 1-2)
  32. Reading of Psalm 128 Selig ist der Gepreiset (stanzas 3-4)
  33. Psalm 128 Selig ist der Gepreiset
  34. Gnad, Fried und Reichen Segen/Grace, Peace, and Rich Blessing
  35. Different tune to previous song
  36. Continuation of Track 35 (due to tape change in original recording)
  37. Jesu, Wahres Gottes Lam/Jesus, True Lamb of God
  38. Different tune to previous song
  39. Endlich, Endlich Muss es Doch/Finally, Finally it Must Surely (End)
  40. Stanza 2 to previous song

Price: $12.95

Foresingers: 17 Gesangbuch & Zion’s Harp Hymns

Zion’s Harp was published in 1803 in the Franconia, Pennsylvania area. Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch was published in 1804 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. These two are the first hymnals produced in America by Mennonites, who until then used the Ausbund which they brought with them from Europe and reprinted.

  1. Jesu, Jesu (hymn tune)
  2. Jesu, Jesu (folk tune)
  3. Demuth ist die
  4. Bedenke mensch
  5. O Jerusalem
  6. Wer Jesum
  7. Wer nur den Lieben
  8. Zither tune
  9. O Gott, Vater (loblied, half show tune)
  10. Liebster Jesu
  11. Spar deine Busse nicht
  12. Jesu nimmt
  13. Zither tune
  14. Doxology (old 100th)
  15. Von Herzen
  16. God Knows the Time
  17. Wie schon leuchtet

Price: $14.95

A Symphony of Hymns

The Mennonite Hour Singers

An outstanding collection of classic Mennonite Hour a cappella music compiled by John L. Horst, a member of the Mennonite Hour Quartet from 1956-1963. The arrangements in this collection are more elaborate than some of the simple, solid congregational singing mirrored on albums from earlier eras.

The Mennonite Hour Singers: Mixed Chorus, Ladies’ Sextet, Men’s Chorus, Men’s Quartet. Music of the internationally-renowned Mennonite Hour Singers. Original recordings digitally re-mastered.

  1. How Great In Zion
  2. Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
  3. Ambrosian Hymn of Praise
  4. Still, Still With Thee
  5. All For Jesus
  6. The Solid Rock
  7. Before Jehovah’s Aweful Throne
  8. How Sweet Thy Name
  9. Help Me To Be Holy
  10. Dear Spirit Lead Me
  11. Jesus The Very Thought Is Sweet
  12. Jesus Thy Name
  13. I Have Found A Hiding Place
  14. I’m Gonna Sing
  15. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands
  16. Hold Out Your Light
  17. Michael Row The Boat Ashore
  18. Lord I Want To Be A Christian
  19. Saints Bound For Heaven
  20. Jesus, Thou Joy Of Loving Hearts
  21. Cross of Jesus
  22. The Wayside Cross
  23. I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
  24. Wonderful Peace
  25. All The Way My Savior Leads Me
  26. There’s a Light Upon The Mountain

Price: $12.95

 

The Holy City: Eastern Mennonite College 1963

Recording of the 1963 live rendition of A. R. Gaul’s oratorio “The Holy City” and Haydn’s “The Heavens Are Telling” and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” The college (now Eastern Mennonite University) community presented this annually from about 1930 to 1970. Here is one of the shining moments of EMC acappella singing with J. Mark Stauffer directing, before piano was added a few years later. This CD is taken from a reel to reel copy, deemed to be the best recording available.

Price: $14.95

Meetinghouse Treasures: German Hymns Sung to Slow Tunes

Hymns from Reformed, Lutheran and Mennonite hymnals of the 1797-1804 years, sung in German by Old Order Mennonites who still use them regularly in worship. Tunes embellished with passing notes, continuing today the oral tradition in fashion before singing school teachers urged part singing and following the printed score. 21 hymns. Translations inside.

  1. O Gott Vater, wir loben dich
  2. Zeuch uns nach dir
  3. O Jesu du mein brautigam!
  4. Nun lobet alle Gottes Sohn
  5. Ach! wie so lieblich
  6. Ich Weiss ein blumlein
  7. Aus der tiefe rufe ich Zu dir
  8. Wer nur den lieben Gott labt walten
  9. Gott wills machen
  10. Gott, du hast es so beschlossen
  11. Wer weib, wie nahe mir mein ende?
  12. Gute nacht, ihr meine lieben
  13. Gnad, fried und reichen segen
  14. Es glanzet der christen inwendiges leben
  15. Wachtet auf! ruft uns die stimme
  16. Aecker, ochsen an sich kaufen
  17. Setze dich, mein geist, ein wenig
  18. Sieh! wie lieblich
  19. Wer Jesum bei sich hat
  20. Richtet euch selbst allezeit
  21. Wie schlon leucht uns der Morgenstern

Price: $14.95

A Song to be Sung: Best of the Table Singers Volume 1

Four-part, acappella congregational singing style by this Mennonite choir led by Glenn Lehman.

The spirit of “Sunday morning” any day of the week. The best selections from the Table Singers’ cassette recordings Happy Day (1987) and Life Songs (1989) now exclusively on CD! All acappella.

  1. O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
  2. Alleluia Sing to Jesus
  3. We’ve a Story to Tell
  4. Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  5. Savior Who Died for Me
  6. She Only Touched the Hem
  7. Purer in Heart
  8. There is a Name I Love to Hear
  9. Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah
  10. When Peace Like a River
  11. Safe in the Arms of Jesus
  12. People of the Living God
  13. Be Silent
  14. Master the Tempest is Raging
  15. Come Every Soul
  16. Free from the Law
  17. There Comes to My Heart
  18. When My Life Work is Ended
  19. We Bless Thy Name

Price: $13

Holy Light: Best of the Table Singers Volume 3

Four-part, acappella congregational singing style by this Mennonite choir led by Glenn Lehman.

The material on this CD was first released as two cassettes: Beulah land (1995), which features hymns from the 1953 Songs of the Church, and Acappella early gospel of the 20th century and J.D. Brunk classics (1997). Remastered from the original recordings.

  1. Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  2. I Will Extol Thee
  3. I Surrender All
  4. Alone with God
  5. Great God of Wonders
  6. Open My Eyes That I May See
  7. Medley (Transformed/Blessed Quietness/Showers of Blessing/Into My Heart/Ask the Savior to Help You/Be like Jesus)
  8. Hallelujah, ‘Tis Done
  9. My Jesus, Thou Art Precious
  10. Hail Immanuel
  11. Throw Out the Life Line; For You I Am Praying
  12. Have Thine Own Way; Just As I Am; Softly and Tenderly
  13. Far and Near
  14. Tread Softly
  15. O Happy Day
  16. His Eye is On the Sparrow
  17. Great God Indulge
  18. You Are the Light
  19. By the Cross
  20. In the Garden
  21. Twilight is Stealing
  22. In the Rifted Rock

Price: $13

 

Christmas Acappella: Mennonite Singing

Table Singers; Glenn Lehman

The Table Singers bring you traditional, beautifully arranged Christmas carols . All acappella.

  1. Joy to the World
  2. O Holy Night
  3. To Us a Child of Hope is Born
  4. O Little Town of Bethlehem
  5. O Come All Ye Faithful
  6. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  7. A Child is Born in Bethlehem
  8. O Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  9. Silent Night, Holy Night
  10. Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming
  11. Fear Not O Ye Shepherds
  12. Silently O’er Bethlehem
  13. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  14. Hail the Bless’d Morn (Brightest and Best)
  15. Star of the East

Price: $12.95

Spare Parts: Ain’t Got Time To Die

A cappella male quartet

Spare Parts is the Akron, PA Mennonite Church Men’s Quartet singing hymns and gospel music. But they also treat their fans to spirituals, barbershop, jazz standards, and classical. Like real spare parts, their voices get swapped and switched around to make the music vibrant.

  1. My Lord, What A Mornin’
  2. Keep in the Middle of the Road
  3. Softly and Tenderly
  4. Ain’t Got Time to Die
  5. Steal Away
  6. Climbin’ Up The Mountain
  7. Go Down, Moses
  8. There’s a Meeting Here Tonight
  9. One is the Body
  10. The Mennonite Game
  11. How High the Moon
  12. Angel Band
  13. Shenandoah
  14. Bow Down Low
  15. We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace
  16. I Hear a Voice A-Prayin’
  17. It Won’t Be Long
  18. Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  19. All Through the Night

Price: $14.00

 

He Rose: Acapella Songs of Resurrection

Table Singers; Glenn Lehman

Table Singers produce a refined congregational, acappella sound. The most contemporary of the sets they have recorded.

  1. Christ Has Arisen, Alleluia
  2. Low In the Grave He Lay
  3. Christ is Arisen From The Grave’s Dark Prison
  4. The Day of Resurrection
  5. Lift Your Glad Voices
  6. Christ is Alive, Let Christians Sing
  7. Christ is Arisen, Alleluia
  8. It Was Midnight In The Garden
  9. Christ Who Left His Home in Glory
  10. I Know That My Redeemer Lives, Glory, Hallelujah
  11. Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks
  12. Man of Sorrows, What A Name
  13. Christ Is Risen, Shout Hosanna
  14. They Crucified My Savior … He Rose

Price: $13

Sing the Story 1

By Kenneth Nafziger and the Story Musicians

This music uses the seasons of the church year from Advent to Pentecost to tell the story of the life, ministry, death, resurrection, and reign of Jesus Christ through selections of song and word.

  1. Quien dicen que soy yo / Who do you say that I am
  2. The Lord’s my shepherd
  3. Open my ears, open my eyes
  4. Comme un souffle fragile / Like a tender breath, stirring
  5. First born of Mary
  6. Praise the One who breaks the darkness
  7. You are holy
  8. There is a well / Un pozo hay
  9. Let the children come to me
  10. Woza nomthwalo wakho / Come, bring your burdens to God
  11. Come unto me
  12. Nothing is lost on the breath of God
  13. Calm me, Lord
  14. Jesus, be the center
  15. How can I say
  16. Jesus walked this lonesome valley
  17. So much wrong
  18. Kyrie
  19. Jesus has done so much for me
  20. For me to live is Christ
  21. My soul cries out

Price: $16

Sing the Story 2

By Kenneth Nafziger and the Story Musicians

The selections especially focus on the seasons of the church year from Advent to Pentecost, telling the story of Jesus. Sing the Story 2 features the Story Musicians of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Shekinah, an independent female singing group based in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia; and Sons of the Day, young men who explore the wide variety of a cappella traditions.

  1. I will stand in the congregation
  2. Maranatha, come
  3. Rejoice, rejoice, the Savior comes
  4. Sithi bonga / We sing praise
  5. Erfreue dich / Be joyful
  6. A stable lamp is lighted
  7. Arise, your light is come!
  8. Abre mis ojos / Open my eyes
  9. Here to the house of God we come
  10. Vin pran / Come, take and eat
  11. I saw a tree by the riverside
  12. Beauty for brokenness
  13. God has chosen me
  14. Peace before us
  15. Som’landela / We will follow
  16. We are often tossed and driven
  17. Khudaya, rahem kar / Have mercy on us
  18. I will come to you in the silence
  19. Christ is alive
  20. Let all creation dance
  21. Keep your lamps trimmed and burning
  22. Gloria, gloria, gloria
  23. Oh, beautiful star of Bethlehem

Price: $16

Light from the Lighthouse

A cappella singing by Blue Rock Mennonite Youth

  1. Wake the Song of Jubilee
  2. Our God, He Is Alive
  3. The Light of the World is Jesus
  4. Peace! Be Still!
  5. The Lighthouse of the Lord
  6. Wonderful Grace of Jesus
  7. He Will Pilot Me
  8. Great Is Thy Faithfulness
  9. The Lighthouse
  10. My Anchor Holds
  11. Rock Of Ages
  12. Til The Storm Passes By
  13. In Times Like These
  14. Be Thou Our Captain
  15. Anchored In Jesus
  16. Fierce Raged the Tempest
  17. The Stranger of Galilee
  18. How Great Thou Art
  19. Let The Gospel Light Shine Out
  20. Now the Day Is Over

Price: $15.00

Commemorating 160 Years of Mennonite Hymns

Tunes from the 1875 Philharmonia by the James Nolt Family

  1. Come, Children of Zion
  2. My Saviour, My Almighty Friend
  3. See from Zion’s Sacred Mountain
  4. Help Thy Servant, Gracious Lord
  5. Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee
  6. Prayer is the Soul’s Sincere Desire
  7. Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices
  8. Hearts of Stone, Relent
  9. Sing to the Lord, Ye Heavenly Hosts
  10. Depth of Mercy!
  11. Begone Unbelief!
  12. Jesus I My Cross Have Taken
  13. Come, Let Us Anew
  14. Tell Me, Saviour, from Above
  15. I Would Not Live Always
  16. Ere I Sleep
  17. Asleep in Jesus

Price: $12.95