Category Archives: Sibling Harmony

Luther’s Morning Prayer Song


Luther’s Morning Prayer Song

A recent post on one of Martin Luther’s prayers prompted a reader to offer his musical arrangement of Luther’s morning prayer to all.

You can grab a copy of the leadsheet here:
http://www.songsforfamilies.com/worship.html

And a copy of the MP3 here:
https://www.thrivent.com/magazine/music/collection5/index.html

Why not consider using this piece to open up your Reformation service?

Luther’s Morning Prayer – by Kevin Bueltmann

Thanks Kevin & Sibling Harmony for sharing.
http://www.siblingharmony.com/

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A Song Writing Contest


A song writing contest…

… like none other;
… to write new music about Baptism and the Lord’s Supper for the church’s use;
… Fifteen finalists,
… Fifteen biblically sound and contemporary pieces,

And the winner is…
… the church!

You can view the music and hear MP3 files at this link:

http://www.cph.org/t-topic-csi-pdf.aspx
Some of my favorite lyrical excerpts:

“Washed in a flood of selfless love.  Freedom in Christ, called from death to life.”
– “Bread of Life” (K. Huston)

“Father’s calling.  Spirit falling.  Cleansed beneath the river of His love.”
“Heaven’s Story” (G. DeMuth)

“A beautiful man, broken with our own hands.  A beautiful God went to the cross to set us free.”
“His Own” (D. Frincke)

“Lord, as grains of wheat from the fields, and as grapes from fruitful vineyards, so are we.  Gathered here as one, gathered in Your Son, make us one in You.”
“Make Us One in You” (M. Schmid)

“Father and Spirit, and Son, bring us together as one.  Drawing us near with your presence here.  A foretaste of your feast to come. “

“A taste of true fellowship with saints of the past.  Our hope for the future, and joy that will last.”

“A Taste of Your Presence” (K. Beultmann)

Please be aware that the lead sheets are available to download for review purposes but they are copyrighted and marked to prohibit further copying.  If you find a song that you really like, then I would recommend that you contact the writer and they might give you the permission to copy the lead sheets especially if you have a CCLI agreement in place.

Videos for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday


Videos for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

You might want to consider the two following youtube videos for use on Maundy Thursday or on Good Friday if your church uses imagery and videos either in worship or maybe during a pre-worship meditation/preparation time.   Even if you don’t use videos in worship, these are also good for use in bible class.  Both of these videos were created by the original artists and come with their permission for use in your church.

Maundy Thursday Video:

Good Friday Video:

You can get the free lead sheet for the first video here:
http://siblingharmony.weebly.com/broken-and-poured-out.html

Chords and lyrics for the second video here:
http://siblingharmony.weebly.com/ransom.html

You can also purchase DVDs of the videos here:
http://siblingharmony.weebly.com/videos.html

And while I am at it, you can find songs for your children’s ministry (including a few free lead sheets) here:
http://www.songsforfamilies.com/index.html

Babe in a Manger


Babe in a Manger

Sibling Harmony has just released a new Christmas song & video.  You can see and hear it here:

All of the nativity sets shown in the video were acquired by the Bueltmann family.  You can view the complete collection here:

http://tinyurl.com/NativityScenes or www.pbase.com/bbmphoto/nativity

And here are the lyrics and chords for the song used in the video, courtesy of Sibling Harmony:

Babe in a Manger
©2008 Kevin Bueltmann

Verse 1, 3, 5
(A)Babe in a manger, No more a stranger
(E)My precious Jesus, (A)Came down to save us.
(D)Angels proclaiming, (A)Shepherds adore Him.
(D)Wise men are traveling. (A)Come now before Him
(E)Christ the Savior is (A)Born.
(A)Christ the (E)Savior is (A)Lord.

Verse 2, 4, 5
(A)Joy to the World,
(E)The Lord is (A)come.
(D)Let earth receive her (A)king.
(D)Hearts are now pre(A)paring.
(E)Heaven and nature (A)sing.
(A)Heaven and na(E)ture (A)sing.

Verse 3-5 – Traditional Tune of Silent Night

Silent night. Holy night. All is calm. All is bright.
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child. Holy Infant so tender and mild.
Sleep in heavenly peace. Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night. Holy night. Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar. Heavenly hosts sing, Alleluia!
Christ, the Savior is born! Christ, the Savior is born!

Silent night. Holy night. Son of God, love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face. With the dawn of redeeming grace.
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.

Broken and Poured Out


Broken and Poured Out

The following video is a re-enactment of the Last Supper recorded at Peace Lutheran Church in St Louis.  The music in the background is performed by a band known as “Sibling Harmony.”   I met a few members of the band through this BLOG and was impressed by their biblically based lyrics, beautiful harmonies and catchy tunes.    This particular song is called “Broken and Poured Out” and is a great song about the Lord’s Supper.  I especially like the time taken during the song to read a few important scripture passages.

You can learn more about the band “Sibling Harmony” here:

www.SiblingHarmony.com

The lyrics for “Broken and Poured Out” are available to view here:

http://siblingharmony.com/Lyrics.htm