ICS Niagara Family Conferences
Typical Conference Songbook
Cover and Song index from 1988

ICS Conference song books tended to hang around in boxes for a long time. They were considered precious. My own family sometimes invited people to bring theirs along and sing for a while in our backyard, in between talking about advancing the Kingdom. I suppose many song books just wore out.

This is the only year’s song book that I have left. The book is not identified in any way as being of the ICS, or from a certain year, but, judging by the cover photos, I’ll venture it is from 1988, the year after those photos appeared in Perspective.

Here is the index of songs from this songbook:

All The Earth Proclaim The Lord
Awake O Israel (Merla Watson)
Beauty For Ashes (Corrie Aalhuizen)
Being Near To God (linda Dykstra)
Benediction (Now Unto Him) (Wood)
Bind Us Together
Canticle Of Mary (Smith)
Changes: Children’s Theme Song 1986 (Dykstra/Stothouber)
Create In Me A Clean Heart
Creedal Song (De Vries/Polman)
Enter Into Jerusalem (Ho Lung)
Every Day Is A Day Of The Lord (Klaas Hart)
Father Help Your People (Vaughan Williams)
Father, 1 Adore You
For I’m Building A People Of Power
For The Beauty Of The Earth
From The Rising Of The Sun
God Gives His People Strength (Sr. Winter)
God Is Our Refuge And Our Strength (Sullivan)
Glorify Thy Name (Adkins)
Happy, Happy Is The People
He Is Exalted
He Is Lord (Myers)
He Picked Me Up
Holy, Holy, Holy
I Am The Bread Of Life (Sr. Toolan)
I Am The Bread Of Life (With Music)
I Exalt Thee
I Love You Lord (Klein)
I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light
I Will Call Upon The Lord
I Will Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving
I Will Sing Unto The Lord
If You Will Only Let God Guide You (Neumark)
In Loving Partnership (Strathclee)
In The Beginning (Wim ter Burg)
It’s Beginning To Rain
Jehovah Jireh (Merla Watson)
Jesu, Jesu (Tom Colvin)
Jesus Is Lord
King Of Glory (Jabusch)
King Of Kings
Let Our Praise Be To You As Incense
Let The Glory Of The Lord Endure Forever
Let The Hills Now Sing For Joy (Johnson)
The Lord Is My Light
Majesty (Hayford)
O Be Joyful
O Christ, Thou Lamb Of God
O Sing A New Song To The Lord
Our God Reigns
Our Rock And Fortress
Praise And Thanksgiving
Praise The Lord (Sleeth)
Praise The Name Of Jesus
Psalm 47 (Genevan)
Rejoice Evermore (Brymer)
Rejoice You Pure In Heart (Messiter)
Sacrifice Of Praise
Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God (Lafferty)
The Servant Song
Set My Spirit Free
Sing A New Song (Schutte)
Sing Alleluia
Song Of Praise
Spirit Of The Living God (Iverson)
Stand Up, O God (Saward)
Surely Goodness And Mercy
Thanksgiving Canon
The Lord’s Prayer (Fr. Ho Lung)
There Is A Redeemer (Melody Green)
Therefore The Redeemed (Lake)
This Is The Day
Those Who Wait Upon The Lord
Thou Eternal Art And Glorious
Thou Wilt Keep Them In Perfect Peace (Watty)
We Are Family
We Will Glorify The King
What Does The Lord Require (Routley
What Wondrous Love
When In Our Music God Is Glorified (Engelberg, Sandford)
Workers Song (de Vries)
You Are The Song That 1 Sing
You Are Worthy (Mills)

3 thoughts on “Song Book – 1988 Conference

  1. Christine de Boer says:

    I remember Beauty for Ashes so well. Is the music available anywhere?

    1. When I tried it out in my own congregation, years ago, hardly anyone knew it. Now, searching for it on google, it seems to have disappeared.

    2. Michael J Peck says:

      Hi Christine our church has been singing this song regularly since ’88 and I’ll try and attach the photocopy of the handwritten leadsheet if you contact me at mjepeck@yahoo.co.uk Anyone concerned with copyright issues should immediately alert me at this address. It’s a gem and should be shared more it is glorifying to the Lord and faithfully makes a precious portion of Scripture easier to commit to memory

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