Due to an unexpected tragedy, I won’t be able to create a new worship service video this week. My apologies for any inconvenience.
To provide a nondenominational church service for the elders in your care this week, may I suggest replaying one of my earlier videos. Some options include services with these themes:
- Mercy (first published June 24, 2020)
- Golden Rule (first published July 20, 2020)
- Family (first published July 30, 2020)
Two new hymn videos
In 2019-20, when I worked with professional musicians to create the free hymn downloads for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, I specifically arranged the recordings to be dementia-friendly: that is, slower, shorter, and in a lower key than usual, with very simple singing.
When we were done, two recordings didn’t meet these very specific needs, but they were so beautiful that I kept them as “bonus tracks,” and they are included on the complete album of 80+ dementia-friendly hymns and spirituals.
The reason I call them bonus tracks is because they’re not especially well-suited as sing-alongs for people with dementia … but they are wonderful for listening and worshiping!
It occurred to me that they would also make beautiful videos, so I’ve just uploaded them to the Spiritual Eldercare YouTube channel.
Enjoy these worshipful videos of two beautiful hymns, accompanied by lyrics and images.
- “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Vocals by Cheryl Jackson and piano by Dr. Michael A. Williams.
- “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” Vocals and piano by Dr. Michael A. Williams.
P.S. Those two hymns also have simpler, dementia-friendly sing-along videos: Tis So Sweet and His Eye is on the Sparrow.
Photo by Ramiro Martinez on Unsplash
4 thoughts on “This week’s videos: two worship hymns with lyrics”
Thank you Elisa for all you do to fill the void of worship with our seniors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Lucie at Glenwarren Lodge
Thank you so much, Lucie.
I am holding you in prayer.
Your ministry has been so helpful to me as a parish pastor new to chaplaincy in an eldercare facility. Thank you for all do.
Peace be with you,
Yvette, thank you so much. When hardships come, the body of believers is a great blessing.