music by Greg Scheer
text: “We Are Your People” by Brian Wren
Chordal enough for a guitarist or worship band to play, but could also be led effectively at the organ. The tune is more or less modal, yet keeps sliding out of the mode’s center. What holds things together are the strong sequences that follow a subtle inner logic–they guide your voice to the next pitch even when you don’t understand why. It was originally written for Brian Wren’s text, “We Are Your People.”
This is an orphan tune, waiting to be adopted by a text to call its own. If you write your own lyrics for this melody or pair it with an existing text, please let me know how you’ve used it.