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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo View Post
    Ahh I loved the songs we used to sing in assembly, from a blue "Come and Praise" book - the ones I can remember are:

    When I Needed a Neighbour (we all giggled during the "I was cold, I was naked" part)
    Autumn Days(?)
    Lord of the Dance
    Kumbayah
    He's Got the Whole World In His Hands

    looooads more that I can't remember now! And I loved Christmas time, we had a different book and just sang carols...aaah, magical!!
    I love Autumn days, heardly anyone knows it, I annoy my husband alot with it. We never sung it in assembly, only at hymn practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Boy View Post
    On Friday mornings we had hymn practise for the hymns we would be singing the following week. At the end there was usually time for requests. I think 'When a Knight Won his Spurs' was favourite, with 'Lord of the Dance' coming a close second. I also recall 'Oh Jesus I have Promised' - to the modern bouncy tune, and 'As Jacob with Travel'.
    I had forgotten "When a knight won his spurs". I loved "Oh jesus I have promised" to the new tune, had it at my wedding. Would of had "IF I was a butterfly" but no one would let me.

    Sorry for posting twice in a row, I don't know how to put multiple quotes in a reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfie1 View Post
    I love Autumn days, heardly anyone knows it, I annoy my husband alot with it. We never sung it in assembly, only at hymn practice.
    Okay, here's as much as I can remember of Autumn Days from the BBC hymn book Come And Praise.

    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

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

    The above is what I know from memory. During my last year or two at primary school we sang that sometimes, and that's how much of it has stuck in my memory. The music teacher noticed whenever we were asked to choose a hymn, we always picked the same ones, and Autumn Days never got picked, basically because we'd never sung it (I don't think it had been on the BBC radio show "A Service For Schools" which we always used to listen to each Thursday morning week by week). Therefore the music teacher decided to teach us Autumn Days, hoping we would want to sing it when given the chance to choose a hymn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfie1 View Post
    I had forgotten "When a knight won his spurs". I loved "Oh jesus I have promised" to the new tune, had it at my wedding. Would of had "IF I was a butterfly" but no one would let me.

    Sorry for posting twice in a row, I don't know how to put multiple quotes in a reply.
    *bump"

    I still don't know how to do muliple quotes from different posts. lol

    'If I were a Butterfly' is a staple in the schools I've worked in over the past 15 years, but I don't recall it at school in the 70s.

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    We had small red hymn books.When i first went into assembly in the first form,the older boys sitting next to us would have to share their books with us younger ones,when we all stood up to sing.In reality,they never really shared the books,they would hog it to themselves,and maybe tip it once in a blue moon in the direction of the first formers eyes,so the first former got at least one glance of a hymn.

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    A reference to a post on here from last year; I found this picture:



    But I still can't find a picture of the smaller books with green and blue wavey lines on the cover.

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    hmmmmm, maybe a wee bit risque, but the only hymn I remember singing at school with my mates was the following, only word we changed was " Dance/d " to " wonk/ed " with an "a"

    LOL

    I danced in the morning when the world was young
    I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun
    I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth
    At Bethlehem I had my birth

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he

    I danced for the scribes and the Pharisees
    They wouldn't dance, they wouldn't follow me
    I danced for the fishermen James and John
    They came with me so the dance went on

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he

    I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
    The holy people said it was a shame
    They ripped, they stripped, they hung me high
    Left me there on the cross to die

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he

    I danced on a Friday when the world turned black
    It's hard to dance with the devil on your back
    They buried my body, they thought I was gone
    But I am the dance, and the dance goes on

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he

    They cut me down and I leapt up high
    I am the life that will never, never die
    I'll live in you if you'll live in me
    I am the Lord of the dance, said he

    Dance, dance, wherever you may be
    I am the lord of the dance, said he
    And I lead you all, wherever you may be
    And I lead you all in the dance, said he
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    DON'T TELL HIM YOUR NAME PIKE!!

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    Our hymns were on a huge scroll.

    The one I liked to sing the best was 'Jesus loves me this I know'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    We sang that one too... Give me joy in my heart ( sing hosanna)
    Yep, we sang 'Give me oil in my lamp' and 'Cum by ah' .... with the obligatory changes!

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    Blimey, reading through this thread, I've just remembered 'When A Knight Won His Spurs' ..... and bizarrely found myself recalling almost every word!!!!




    "When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
    He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold;
    With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand,
    For God and for valour he rode through the land.

    No charger have I, and no sword by my side,
    Yet still to adventure and battle I ride,
    Though back into storyland giants have fled,
    And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead.

    Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
    'Gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed;
    And let me set free with the sword of my youth,
    From the castle of darkness, the power of the truth."

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