A Clare Benediction ; A Gaelic Blessing ; Be thou my vision ; By the grace of the Spirit ; Give to my eyes, Lord ; How can I keep from singing? ; Irish Blessing ; Lord of all hopefulness ; Lord, make me an instrument ; O God of Mercy ; O Light of Life! ; Pie Jesu ; The Lord bless you and keep you ; The Lord's my Shepherd ; This day ; Thou art God
These two excellent books contain 16 well-chosen songs by composers
including Bob Chilcott and John Rutter . . . the books come with a
CD which has been thoughtfully produced with both piano and organ
*Music Teacher, December 10*
. . . the Oxford Solo Songs: Sacre anthology offers songs that would work as well for a choir singing in unison. It includes unison versions of anthems such as Rutter's The Lord bless you and keep you and Gaelic Blessing, as well as Chilcott's Irish Blessing and Be thou my vision and pieces by Andrew Gant, Alan Bullard, Jonathan Willcocks, Simon Lole, Mack Wilberg and Lionel Bourne. . . an accompanying CD is supplied, this time with backing tracks available on either piano or organ. It is certain to be popular with solo singers who regularly sing at weddings or funerals and would also be a good resource for unison choirs and treble sections.
*Esther Jones, Church Music Quarterly, December 2010*