Bret Hesla, 2001
A call response song; an SATB celebration of the diversity within community.
Here’s on way to teach this gathering song without having to pass out any printed music. I teach the response parts in four steps, using a call/response style. First I sing, “Shower your spirit upon us all.” All repeat. Then “Make your ever-presence known to us –[clap, clap]”. All repeat. Third, “Hear our prayer when we call to you.” All repeat. Finally, I sing all three, from “Make your ever presence” to the end. Congregation sings it back. Next I explain the flow. Then start the song for real.