“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD;Psalm 95:1
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.”
Each week, Music Director Barb Bosman shares her favourite hymns to encourage and inspire you.
This week’s song is “Today I’m Gonna Try and Change the World,” sung by the Londesborough United Church choir featuring Mark Mitchell.
We’ve sung this piece as a choir several times at Londesborough United. The performance featured in the video was at a community choir concert in November 2019 at Clinton United Church.
The song was written in 2010 by Canadian singer/songwriter Johnny Reid. Who could have known then how fitting the words would be now at this strange, worrisome time when it is so important for each of us to do our part? It couldn’t be more appropriate for this time of worshipping together while apart.
This is the 5th week of Lent, and two of the hymns which we would have been singing in worship this week are from our hymnal, Voices United: “O Jesus I Have Promised” (#120) and “Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness” (#375). Both hymns have been posted to YouTube numerous times, including by United Church choirs. Go to YouTube.com and type in either title, and take your pick. Listen to a couple of different versions if you have time, and see which one you like best.
Sing along! When you’re singing at home, you be as loud as you like!