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"Reflections of Peace" & "The Father's Rose"

Based on the ‘Lessons & Carols’ format, these heartwarming programs are a collection of gospel, jazz and contemporary arrangements of hymns,  spirituals and traditional Christmas music interwoven with scripture, poetry and prayer.

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Prayer for Peace

Rev. Bruce W. Morgan


1.   Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit – Spiritual arr. by Mark Hayes/R. Bacon


Isaiah 40:28-31


2.  On Eagles’ Wings – Michael Joncas/Hayes/R. Bacon


Micah 4:2-5


3.  Down by the Riverside – Michael Hassell/R. Bacon


A Bridge of Peace

Ada A. Aharoni, Ph.D.


4.  In the Garden – C. Austin Miles/P. Driscoll


Isaiah 52:7-9


5.  Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It – Mark Hayes/R. Bacon


Luke 1:78-79


6.  Give Me Jesus – Spiritual arr. by Mark Hayes


Colossians 3:14-16


7.  I’ll Fly Away – Mark Hayes/R. Bacon

Ephesians 2:8-10


8.  Amazing Grace – Paul Basler


1 John 4:9-12


9.  What a Friend We Have in Jesus – Jack Schrader/R. Bacon


A Native American Prayer for Peace


10.  Music from the Creator – Douglas Lundeen


Revelation 22:1-5


11.  Holy Manna – Joseph Martin


Psalm 63:1-8


12.  You Raise Me Up – Rolf Lovland/R. Bacon



(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


13.  Be Thou My Vision – Joseph Martin/R. Bacon


Ephesians 5:8-10


14.  This Little Light of Mine – Martyn Thomas/R. Bacon


A Contemporary Lessons & Carols


“Advent Prayer”

Henri J.M. Nouwen


The First Lesson                                                                Isaiah 11:  1- 9

The branch from Jesse


1.  Lo, How a Rose e’re Blooming – Tune: Est ist ein Ros /Michael Praetorius



The Second Lesson:                                                             Psalm 62:5-8


2.   Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – Tune: Picardy

arr. by Chuck Marohnic/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio


The Third Lesson                                                                 Isaiah 7:14

3.  Emmanuel Comes – arr. by Mark Hayes/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio


The Fourth Lesson:                                                              Micah 5:2-4


4.  O Little Town of Bethlehem  – Traditional English Melody

arr. by Ralph Vaughan Williams



The Fifth Lesson                                                                Luke 1: 26-33


5.  A la Nanita Nana – Original Spanish Carol

arr. by David Eddleman/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio


The Sixth Lesson                                                                    Luke 2:1-7


6.  Manger Medley – arr. by Mark Hayes/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio

Seventh Lesson                                                                    Luke 2:8-20


7.  Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow –Traditional Spiritual

 arr. by Mark Hayes/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio

Eighth Lesson                                                                 Matthew 2:1-12


8.  We Three Kings – John Henry Hopkins, Jr.



Ninth Lesson                                                                        John 1:1-15


9.  Joy to the World – G.F. Handel/arr. by Mark Hayes/Rosetta Bacon

Brass Roots Trio

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