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Retro Assembly - Come and Praise

Discussion in 'Personal' started by hermione2001ie, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. It was my first 'Music Assembly' today at my new job. Couldn't believe it, they're still using the Come and Praise song book that was used in the primary school I went to in the early 80s. I'm not religious at all, but it was a real blast from the past belting out 'Tha-a-a-ank you lord for this new day.' Kids were giving me funny looks! Heheheh!
     
  2. It was my first 'Music Assembly' today at my new job. Couldn't believe it, they're still using the Come and Praise song book that was used in the primary school I went to in the early 80s. I'm not religious at all, but it was a real blast from the past belting out 'Tha-a-a-ank you lord for this new day.' Kids were giving me funny looks! Heheheh!
     
  3. #All thing's bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small....#


    "Sing up at the back!"
     
  4. No, you've got the idea Cokey...
     
  5. ~ Morning has broken ~
     
  6. If i had a hammar,
    i'd hammar in the morning

    La
    LA
    la
    LA
    LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
     
  7. SING Hosannah, SING Hosannah, SING Hosannah to the king of kings...

    and there are always some kids on the front row who chirp "OF KINGS!" on the last line when everyone else has stopped singing.
     
  8. Jesu lover of my soul,
    let me to thy bosom fly


    Of course we all loved that one in Junior School!
     
  9. Soon be time for 'we plough the fields and SCATA...
     
  10. My old school still used that hymn book too. I have to confess that i stole one - for nostalgia. I borrowwed it initially to find a hymn for my assembly, but i found myself reading through the whole book singing or at least humming the majority of the songs the whole way through!

    How sad am I????

    (i know the answer is VERY)
     
  11. lfb

    lfb

    Autumn days when the grass is jewelled,
    And the silk inside a chestnut shell,
    Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled,
    All these things I love so well..."

    Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled,
    And the silk in a chestnut shell,
    Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled,
    All these things I love so well.

    So I mustn't forget
    No, I mustn't forget
    To say a great big thank you
    No, I mustn't forget.

    Clouds that look like familiar faces
    And winter's moon with frosted rings
    Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
    And the milkman sings.

    Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered
    And a swallow curving in the sky
    Shoes go comfy though they're worn out and they're battered
    And the taste of apple pie.

    Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling
    And a minnow darting down a stream
    Picked-up engine that's been stuttering and stalling
    And a win for my home team.
     
  12. "Streets of London" was always a favourite at my Primary School. Is it still being sung? (or is it sang?!)
    I also seem to remember "Lily the Pink" coming from the same book altho it never quite "fitted in"!!
     
  13. As my Dad was RN, I can always remember singing, 'For those in peril on the sea'. Still brings a tear to my eyes.
     
  14. Do yer ears hang low
    Do they wobble to and fro
    Can you tie them in a knot
    Can you tie them in a bow...

    of course, some wit always sang the rude version

    Does this count as a hymn?

    I've just started at a catholic school. They sing a lot.
     
  15. Lfb, one of my colleagues quoted that one to me today too! That's probably the best one in the book!
     
  16. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Lead commenter

    We used to file into the hall at primary school with Jerusalem or Land of Hope and Glory booming out of the record player. Then we'd sing such stalwarts as Hills of the North Rejoice... - that's still one of my favourites.
     
  17. "The ink is black the page is white together we learn to read and write" - sounds like something from a Victorian childhood but honestly I'm not that old.
     
  18. I saw a brand spanking new copy of that book in my local 'The Works' shop!
    I like the hymn that goes:

    'Love is something if you give it away
    give it away
    give it away
    Love is something if you give it away
    You end up getting more'

    It's something to do with the Magic Penny story but I think it might be a new one.

    I can remember singing 'Morning has Bro-ken' at school.

    Thankyou for making me smile :eek:)
    indi x
     
  19. "Think of a world without any flowwwwwwwers"

    My friend had that one at her wedding!! I miss a good ole sing song in Secondary.

    H x
     
  20. I danced in the morning when the world was begun
     

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