Each month we are releasing one new song and pairing it with one of our existing hymns! This month its In Christ Alone
and the new hymn Kyrie Eleison.
Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy)
Kyrie Eleison, have mercy
Christ Eleison, have mercy;
Kyrie Eleison, have mercy,
Christ Eleison, have mercy.
As we come before You with the needs of our world,
We confess our failures and our sin,
For our words are many yet our deeds have been few;
Fan the fire of compassion once again.
When the cries of victims go unheard in the land,
And the scars of war refuse to heal;
Will we stand for justice to empower the weak
Till their bonds of oppression are no more?
If we love our God with all our heart, mind and strength,
And we love our neighbors as ourselves;
Then this law of love will heal the nations of earth
And the glory of Christ will be revealed.
Lord, renew our vision to be Christ where we live,
To reach out in mercy to the lost;
For each cup of kindness to the least in our midst
Is an offering of worship to the throne.
Kyrie Eleison (Lord Have Mercy)
Words & Music by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
© 2010 Thankyou Music & Gettymusic
Also watch the other half - In Christ Alone!
Praise Team Edition
Includes Hymnal Style Sheet Music and
This package of reproducible charts contains everything you need to lead "Lord, Have Mercy" for congregational singing with your praise team. Charts include a four-part hymn sheet that you can use with your congregational CCLI license and a lead sheet that your soloists and instrumentalists can use.
$3.49 (Special Value!) - click here
Choir + Praise Team Edition
Includes Choir Part, Piano Reduction Part, Vocal/Rhythm Chart, and Hymnal
Style Sheet Music
This package of reproducible charts contains everything you need to lead
"Lord, Have Mercy" for congregational singing with your choir, congregation and
praise team. Charts include a four-part hymn sheet that you can use with your
congregational CCLI license, a piano part, a choir-only part that gives them the
parts they need to sing on the chorus, and a lead sheet that your soloists and
instrumentalists can use.
$15.00 - click here
Praise Team + Choir + Orchestra Edition
This package of reproducible charts contains everything you need to lead "Lord,
Have Mercy" for congregational singing with your choir, congregation, praise
team, and orchestra. Includes all of the Choir & Praise Team Edition charts,
plus an orchestral score and parts for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn,
Trumpets I + II, Trombone I + II, Trombone III/Tuba, Sus Cymbal, Timpani, Violin
I + II, Viola, Cello and Contrabass.
$36.95 - click here
Some notes from Keith:
Stuart and I (Keith) were privileged to contribute a new song to the Lausane Congress in Capetown this past October and I'm excited to make it available to you as our 'new song of the month'! Kyrie Eleison is the Greek translation of 'Lord have Mercy' and is a song of confession and repentance with a focus on those sins of ommission- the things we should do but do not do particularly as we consider the deep needs of our world.
When we sing as a church we need to make time to voice our sin before the One we have sinned against so that we might also look with relief to the One who is merciful and see a path of freedom unfold before us where we can walk as He did.
Using the song in church:
1. It can be used congregationally and also as a choir piece (as this recording
2. It could be used around communion, during confession in a liturgical church,
when considering the needs of the world.
3. We have written the chorus simply and harmony friendly to encourage part
singing in the congregation and of course for the choir. The chorus could also
be used on its own and if confusing sung to the lyric 'Lord have mercy'
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!