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    Westminster Shorter Catechism Songs

    There are a variety of places where you can listen to selections from the Westminster Shorter Catechism set to music. Here are a few including some by Bruce Benedict on YouTube:

    The Westminster Shorter Catechism Singing Project

    ReformedMusic.com

    Bruce Benedict: The Shorter Catechism Vol. 1















    Andrew

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    I've heard the folksy versions before and really like them. I wish he had the whole WSC done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SemperFideles View Post
    I've heard the folksy versions before and really like them. I wish he had the whole WSC done.
    Me too!
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    I went to the church where Bruce was the music and arts director before he left for London with his wife. Redeemer Indy has a really sweet cd with music Bruce wrote for worship.
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    I just want to reiterate how great something like singing is for kids if you have children. We sing the Psalms every night with our kids. Last night I heard my daughter (3) singing to herself: "You are my shield a gwowy Lord, you lifted up my head...."

    At least the folksy songs get up to the thirties and that's better than nothing.
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    I bought the Bruce Benedict CD from CDbaby and it is excellent. Thanks Andrew for the tip.
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    Is there is cd available with these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3John2 View Post
    Is there is cd available with these?
    Just click on the last two links in my OP. Blessings!
    Andrew

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    Hello all,
    thanks for the shorter catechism cd shout out. The 2nd CD is in the works which will feature the questions on the Sacraments and the Lord's Prayer.
    bruce
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    Thanks for the information. The tunes are very easy to pick up and I found myself singing over and over to the questions. This is a great resource for memorization in home study or a catechism class. My only concern is if it violates the RPW.
    Stephen Welch
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    Very cool!



    Ha, yes we can recite the WSC but don't you dare sing it!
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    Thomas Doolittle, The Prefatory Catechism Enlarged:

    For if thofe that cannot read, can learn a Ballad, or a merry Song, by hearing it often faid, may they not alfo fo learn their Catechifm if they will? Yes.
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    Man, did Mr. Doolittle run that through a fpell checker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
    Man, did Mr. Doolittle run that through a fpell checker?
    Yef. It was a prototype, however, which fometimes crafhes when one attempts converfions to modern difcuffion forum parlance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    Thomas Doolittle, The Prefatory Catechism Enlarged:

    For if thofe that cannot read, can learn a Ballad, or a merry Song, by hearing it often faid, may they not alfo fo learn their Catechifm if they will? Yes.
    Thanking you on this post because it wouldn't let me thank the first post. On a different note, when are you going to start your own search engine website on Reformed issues?

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    Crown & Covenant now sells a cd by Tim and Lori McCracken which contains the Westminster Shorter Catechism 1-20 set to music.

    Sing the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q 1-20
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    Crown & Covenant now sells a cd by Tim and Lori McCracken which contains the Westminster Shorter Catechism 1-20 set to music.

    Sing the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q 1-20
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaArcher View Post
    Any recommendations on either of these? We were looking at both recently. We would go with the C&C McCracken ones, but they only have first 20 q's.
    Thanks.
    J.L.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaArcher View Post
    The Veritas Press link is for the same set as Holly Dutton's Reformed Music.com which I referenced earlier.

    Quote Originally Posted by he beholds View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginiaHuguenot View Post
    Crown & Covenant now sells a cd by Tim and Lori McCracken which contains the Westminster Shorter Catechism 1-20 set to music.

    Sing the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q 1-20
    Quote Originally Posted by MamaArcher View Post
    Any recommendations on either of these? We were looking at both recently. We would go with the C&C McCracken ones, but they only have first 20 q's.
    Thanks.
    I think it is great to get the whole set. I have not been able to compare these yet. We have another cd by Tim and Lori (Tim's father is my former pastor) and they have beautiful voices.

    There are a lot of selections to choose from, which is kind of a good thing!
    Last edited by VirginiaHuguenot; 12-07-2008 at 06:29 PM.
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    The Veritas Press link is for the same set as Holly Dutton's Reformed Music.com which I referenced earlier.
    sorry to duplicate..I have not heard these personally but from experience Veritas Press has some great resources, these are on our list to purchase.
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