Commissions

Ordinary Prayer

Composer: Jane Godfrey

Arranger: Adam Maness

Publication: No Information Available at this Time

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Duration: 5:38

Program Notes:

World Premiere Performance by the Women's HOPE Chorale

 

 

 

 

Score Sample:

 

Voicing:

SSA and Alto Soloist

Accompaniment:

Piano and Cello

Themes:

Prayer, Faith, Peace​

 

Lyrics:

Jane Godfrey

Here is an ordinary prayer
When your troubles take their toll let it reassure your soul
My heart longed for tending and repair

I was down in such a state, in a crisis of my faith

I couldn't see, insignificant as I am

Who'd hear me among the millions cryin' everyday

I forgot how to pray

Guide, bless, heal and protect today

No I could not ask

Guide and bless, heal and protect us today


Then I tried an ordinary prayer
I learned it from a friend in need 
with his heart upon his sleeve

His plea touched me, caught me unaware

There I was falling apart when I opened up my heart

And I knew it was so overwhelming

Through and through I felt the spirit tell me

It's okay

Then I broke down and prayed

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today
My humble request
Guide and bless, heal and protect us today

God in your infinite wisdom guide the choices we make
Bless every decision, please bless our mistakes

Protect us from danger, guard us from our self will

Keep still the evil of strangers

Heal our pain, grant us strength to build again

You may take this ordinary prayer
I am passing it along, you can have it for a song
Send your dreams rising higher in the air

Where they gather up above in a prayer of peace and love

Here below don't you know we all need it

Just let go won't you listen and repeat it when I say

Oh God hear us pray

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today
Hear my humble request
Guide and bless, heal and protect us
Guide and bless, heal and protect us

Guide, bless, heal and protect us today

Ordinary PrayerAdam Maness
00:00 / 05:38
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