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Ruth Elaine Schram:

Celtic Alleluia
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Psalm 9:1-2 is set to the lovely Irish hymn tune "St. Columba," adapted and arranged with a Celtic flair. Piano accompaniment is augmented by a delightful (optional) flute part for this gently moving song of praise.

Fred Bock
BG2364 - SATB

Come Hear
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"Long ago, the Word of God came to the prophets by divine inspiration. To share the news, and to spread the word, they would issue this blanket invitation: Come hear! Come hear the Word of the Lord..." Effective choral writing by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott D. Schram remind us that God still has a powerful message for all time revealed in His Word. Suitable any time of year.

Fred Bock
BG2475 - SATB

God Be In Our Hearts, Be In Our Homes
Warmth and joy abound in this song that incorporates the hymn "Happy the Home When God is There" (by Henry Ware and John B. Dykes) and brings adult's and children's voices together singing "...Unite our hearts in love to Thee, and love to all will reign..." Suitable anytime of the year when a family emphasis is desired, or for special occasions such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Children's Day, etc.

Fred Bock
BG2190 - SATB / Children

Her Little Child
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At Christmastime, we are reminded of the tender care of a young mother over her tiny Child, and this lyric anthem so beautifully captures those quiet moments in a humble stable. Liquid vocals, piano and flute obligato (included in score) outline a new melody along with the beloved carol Once in Royal David's City in this anthem that adds a touch of wonder to your December worship service. Rehearsal CD is available to assist your choir in learning this piece.

Fred Bock
BG2507 - SATB with Optional Flute
BCRD2507 - Rehearsal CD
BGRD2507CP - 10-pak Rehearsal CD

Lord, Build Our House
Powerful arrangement incorporating the early American hymn "How Firm a Foundation." SATB and children's voices unite to sing "...How firm a foundation He builds for His own, when our homes are His dwelling, our hearts are His throne..." Suitable for general services with a family emphasis, Christian Family Sunday, or for special occasions such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings or anniversary celebrations.

Fred Bock
BG2273 - SATB / Children

Love Is
"Love is more than a feeling, more like a decision to honor and care for someone..." Lilting 6/8 meter keeps the message of this song moving along toward the climactic promise, "I will love you" that is the heart of every successful family relationship. For SATB and unison children's voices, suitable for general services, family emphasis, or special occasion Sundays such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Children's Day.

Fred Bock
BG2284 - SATB / Children

Love is Like a Rose
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Expressive and lyrical, this song is rich with symbolism. "Love is like a rose ... a seed must be planted, weeded and watered, and patiently we wait for it to bloom ... It takes the sun to make the flowers reach up for the sky; it's the wintry wind that makes the roots dig deep into the earth..." Would be effective sung at weddings or church services focusing on the family.

Fred Bock
BG2373 - SATB

Precious Promises (cover) Precious Promises
This lovely song begins with men singing their promise: "I will be a godly husband, lovingly I'll lead the way, cherishing my family and honoring the promises I've made." Women then pick up the melody with their commitment. Children promise to seek God's will to become the person God desires; youth and/or single adults sing "...I will honor His design by waiting faithfully." The whole family is given the opportunity to renew their commitment to God's standard and their vows and promises. Perfect for Christian Family Sunday or any time a family emphasis is desired.

Fred Bock
BG2286 - SATB / Youth and Children

In memory of Fred Bock, who passed away July 31, 1998
Fred Bock and Ruth Elaine Schram
Fred Bock and Ruth Elaine Schram in Nashville
July 10, 1998

Fred Bock Music Company
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