Leading the music for the Anglican Youth Pilgrimage to Walsingham has been and annual highlight in our music ministry diary for about 15 years (we’ve literally lost count!)
The liturgies are creative and joyful, prayerful and beautiful. And loud. It’s one of the few engagements where we wield the decibel enhancing power of a full six-piece band being pumped through a mighty PA stack! (Definitely not recommended for your average parish gathering.)
In recent years the pilgrimage themes have called for a different kind of musical creativity. In 2013, for “00Heaven” we reworked the words for several well-known James Bond movie themes. In 2014 for “Lord of All Time” – we found ourselves playing the Dr Who theme.
This year we explored the Lord’s Prayer under the theme “ABBA Father”. And yes, we tinkered with the lyrics of a few well-known ABBA songs.
Obviously, for copyright reasons we can’t supply full recordings of our very unofficial reworkings of these songs. But if you’d like to give them a try in your own setting you can access the lyrics and chords via the links below.
- Holy Holy Holy (Money Money Money)
- Heavenly Queen (Dancing Queen)
- Thank You For the Eucharist (Thank You for the Music)
- The Sinner Takes A Fall (The Winner Takes it All)
- Walsingham (Waterloo)
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