Hi God: First Communion [CD]
by Carey Landry, Carol Jean Kinghorn-Landry
Enrich the sacrament of First Communion for the children in your community with songs from the bestselling Hi God series!
Teachers, catechists, parents, and liturgists have relied on the Hi God music series for 40 years to develop faith in children of all ages. Combining beloved titles from previous volumes with two songs new to the collection, Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn offer 21 songs to help children prepare for and celebrate their first Holy Communion.
From energetic processional pieces—such as "God Is Here" and Let Us Sing"—to reflective selections for the Communion Rite—like "We Receive the Lord” and "At the Center of My Heart”—Hi God: First Communion delivers a wealth of age-appropriate and theologically sound music to lift voices in praise throughout this important sacramental moment.
Great as a gift or as a go-to resource for religious education programs, this collection features beautiful recordings of songs kids love to sing. The 2-CD set includes full recordings as well as instrumental-only versions, or you can purchase the vocal and instrumental versions individually depending on your needs. PLUS, bring music to life with the Hi God: First Communion songbook—packed with assembly editions, keyboard/guitar/vocal arrangements and composer notes!
List of Songs:
We Celebrate with Joy
At the Center of My Heart
Jesus Is Here With Us Now
Sending Song of Joy
Holy Table, Holy Bread
Let Us Go Rejoicing
This Bread, This Wine
We Receive the Lord
Who Is This
God Is Here
At the Table of Jesus
Let Us Sing
Psalms for First Communion
Sing, Sing a New Song
Thank You, God, for Being So Good
Feed Us, Lord
Followers of Jesus
Communion Song of Thanks and Praise
Walk in the Light
Sing a Simple Song (Joey's Song)
Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn-Landry:
Best known for their Hi God series of songs for children, Carey and Carol Jean have also written songs for general worship—some of the most beloved of our time—including “Abba! Father” and “Hail Mary: Gentle Woman.”
Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn-Landry are partners in marriage as well as in ministry. They’ve been ministering together in music and liturgy, religious education and prayer since 1972. Their music is known and used worldwide. In addition to their music ministry, Carey and Carol Jean both serve as hospital chaplains. Carey received a master’s in theology from the Catholic University of America. Carol Jean has a master’s in education from Butler University in Indianapolis.
Best known for their Hi God series of songs for children, Carey and Carol Jean have a longstanding commitment to leading children to Jesus. Initiated more than forty years ago, the Hi God series now includes more than seven volumes, including Hi God: First Communion, released in 2015 and the latest Hi God 7, released in 2018. Of course, Carey has also written songs for general worship—some of the most beloved of our time—including “Abba! Father” and “Hail Mary: Gentle Woman.”
Their grounding in parish ministry enables them to bring to their events a deep sense of what is needed at the parish and school levels. They have given workshops and concerts throughout the US and Canada, Australia, Europe, Ireland, and Scotland.
Carey and Carol Jean are coordinators of liturgical music at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Indianapolis, where Carey directs the choir.