Listening to Zac Hick’s recording of The Lord’s Prayer on our most recent compilation inspired me to search around and see what other versions of the Lord’s Prayer have been written and recorded recently. Churches often recite the Lord’s Prayer during worship but I’ve never been to a church that sings it (although this is traditional in more liturgically oriented traditions). If we follow St. Augustine’s maxim that singing is praying twice then singing the Lord’s Prayer should be something we consider as worship planners.
Below are a number of musical versions of The Lord’s Prayer covering the gamut of church music styles – from the uber-traditional Malotte to a contemporary arabic version!
Erik Wyse (A popular liturgical version)
mp3 & charts
Greg Scheer (from Blog)
mp3 and chart
Sarah Macintosh (From Then Sing My Soul)
Bruce Benedict – The Shorter Catechism
And of course you can also check out the 9 song-questions on the Lord’s Prayer that cap off the Shorter Catechism!