Three Songs from the Gospels

Amen, Amen, It Shall Be So! / I Am the Vine / Don't Be Afraid

by John L. Bell

1. © 1997, 2.–3. © 1995 WGRG, Iona, admin. GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, SAB, Cantor

Accompaniment: Reduction

Tune Name: Amen, Amen

Text Source: Matthew 5, John 14:5, adapt. JLB

Series: Iona

Difficulty Level: E

Description:

With music and text adaptations by John L. Bell, these short pieces are inspired by  the words of Jesus. “Amen, Amen, It Shall Be So!” is based on the Beatitudes; “I Am the Vine” is taken from John 15:5; and “Don’t Be Afraid” can be a powerful source of comfort during times of personal or corporate grief. A number of suggestions for use from the composer are included.

Categories: Choral Vocal, Iona

Liturgical: All Saints, OT 4 A, OT 6 C, Easter 5 B

Rites: Order of Christian Funerals, Penance / Reconciliation

Topical: Fear, Funeral, Grief, Humility, Justice, Kingdom of God, Presence of God, Thanksgiving

Bible Reference: Matthew 5, John 15:5, Isaiah 43:1c

Style: World Music

Number of Pages: 4

Language: English

Format: Octavo

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