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.
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.
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.
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.”