A Better Place


No matter who you are—what religion, race, caste or gender—no matter where you live, each one of us has the right to live in freedom, dignity and peace.

“A Better Place” by Playing for Change was released on International Human Rights Day in 2012. This arrangement was written for United Methodist Churches in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.

Playing For Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire and bring peace to the world through music. Learn more at Playing for Change at playingforchange.com.

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Bread of Life


Dave says, “This song and arrangement reminds me of the Israelites on their journey from Egypt. It’s a wonderful song to use for Holy Communion.” Pianists take note: the right hand is played one octave lower than notated, as indicated by the score. Written for Piano/Guitar/Vocal with Optional Descant.

Visit the composer’s website at www.sueyoungmusic.com

Words and Music Copyright © 1993 Sue Young. Arrangement Copyright © Dave Merkel. All Rights Reserved.

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May the Peace of the Lord Christ Go with You


This song is a Celtic blessing. The wonderful Northumbria Community allowed Dave to share his arrangement, available in Piano/Guitar/Vocal and Piano/SATB.

Copyright © The Blessing in Morning Prayer from Northumbria Community’s Celtic Daily Prayer.

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