Music for Pilgrimage

Thinking about music to accompany Walking the Way? We’ve compiled some ideas to help.

Walking the Way is about how we can journey together on the road of discipleship. Here are a selection of hymns, songs and chants for Pilgrimage, compiled by Ray Adams for the URC’s 2010 pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela led by John Marsh.

Pilgrimage hymns

  1. Who would true valour see (Rejoice and Sing #557)
  2. To Abraham and Sarah (R&S 553)
  3. Guide me O thou great Jehovah (R&S 345)
  4. Moses I know you’re the man (R&S 547)
  5. One more step along the world I’ll go (R&S 549)
  6. We are marching in the light of God (R&S 555)
  7. Come let us walk this road together (‘Fill us with your love’ #10 – Tom Colvin)
  8. Will you come and follow me (R&S 558)
  9. When we lift our pack and go (Song for travelers) (Alleluia Aotearoa #153)
  10. Where the road runs out and the signposts end (Alleluia Aotearoa #156)
  11. Sent by the Lord am I (Church Hymnary 4 #250) (Central American)

Remembering other journeys

  1. As with gladness men of old (R&S 184)
  2. I the Lord of sea and sky (Common Ground #50)
  3. Ride on, ride on in majesty (R&S 209)
  4. Come Lord be our guest ( Communion – Emmaus theme) (Iona – Love from Below page 103)
  5. Refugees (Iona – ‘Innkeepers and light sleepers’ page 52)

The journey of life

  1. O the life of the world is a joy and a treasure (Common Ground #97)
  2. Touch the earth lightly (Common Ground #134)

Responses and Prayer songs

  1. (Evening) Stay with us now (Iona – ‘Love from below’ page 41)
  2. (Evening) De noche iremos de noche (By night we hasten in darkness)
    (Taizé: ‘Songs for prayer’ page 10) – Psalm 42
  3. (Evening) Night has fallen (Common Ground #89)
  4. (Evening) Let us stay together for a time (Iona Abbey Music Bookpage 72)
  5. Bless the Lord my soul (Taizé: ‘Songs for prayer’ pages 5-7)
  6. Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit) (Taizé: ‘Songs for prayer’pages 55-56)
  7. La bendicíon de Dios de Sara Agar y Abraham (Argentinian blessing)
  8. Lord Jesus Christ, your light shines within us (Songs from Taizé#9)
  9. Confitemini Domino (Songs from Taizé #18)
  10. In manus tuas, Pater (Songs from Taizé #30)
  11. Nada te turbe (Songs from Taizé #50)
  12. I am sure I shall see (Songs from Taizé #140)

Other resources

  1. In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful (Taizé) (CH4 #772)
  2. Behold, behold I make all things new, beginning with you (John Bell)
  3. May the mind of Christ my Saviour (tune: Candlebeam) (CH4 #536)
  4. As the deer longs for running streams (Psalm 42-43) (CH4 #33)
  5. Saranam ( Sri Lankan text) ( CH4 #573)
  6. Take this moment (Iona) (Common Ground #122)