Canticle – The Wastrel Son in Distant Land

Tune (Prodigal) and harmony composed for a canticle written by Rev. George van Popta:  The Wastrel Son in Distant Land.  This canticle is based on the parable of the Prodigal Son as found in Luke 15: 13-24. You can download the music by clicking on the image below.

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The Wastrel Son in Distant Land
The Wastrel Son in Distant Land

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Canticle – God Made the Heavens and the Earth

Tune (Beginnings) and harmony composed for a canticle by Rev. George van Popta:  God Made the Heavens and the Earth. A song based on Genesis 1. You can download the music by clicking on the image below.

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God Made the Heavens and the Earth
God Made the Heavens and the Earth

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Canticle – O Come Now, Holy Spirit

Tune (Carolina) and harmony composed for a canticle by Rev. George van Popta entitled: O Come Now, Holy Spirit.

Veni Sancte Spiritus (“Come Holy Spirit”), is usually attributed to either the thirteenth-century Pope Innocent III or to the Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton, although it has been attributed to others as well. Here is a new English version set to a new tune, Carolina.

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You can download the music by clicking on the image below.

O Come Now Holy Spirit
O Come Now Holy Spirit

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Canticle – Praised Be the God of Israel

Tune (Palmetto) and harmony for a new canticle by Rev. George van Popta:  “Praised Be the God of Israel” – A doxology.

The five books of the Book of Psalms all close with a doxology. This song is one extended doxology made from the five. Stanzas 1 and 12 are similar but have a significant difference. Stanza 1 calls forth praise from Israel while stanza 12 calls forth praise from all nations. To represent the post-Pentecost singing of the church today, stanza 12 employs the well-known hymnic phrase “Soli Deo Gloria.”

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You can download the music by clicking on the image below.

Praised be the God of Israel
Praised be the God of Israel

Please note: Anyone that is interested may freely download this material. The only stipulation is that it may not be reproduced for re-sale.