Come, Join in Cana’s Feast

Herman G. Stuempfle, unwitting collaborator

Update 1/11/22: Sheet music for this tune is now available at

A few months ago I wrote a tune for a text by Herman Stuempfle. Strangely, when I went searching for a text to accompany this week’s sermon on the Wedding in Cana, I was led again to Stuempfle. Even stranger? The new text, “Come, Join in Cana’s Feast,” fits the same tune!

Because yesterday’s service was led by the Joyful Noise Orchestra, I had some cool instrumental options. I’m a huge fan of jazz with orchestra, so I broke out my hollow body Ibanez and wrote some string parts, a la Wes Montgomery’s Bumpin’. Throw in Lauren Figueroa on vocals and Joel Klamer on tenor sax, I figure you can’t go wrong.

Here’s the the MP3 of the service. Below, for your listening pleasure is some real music: Wes Montgomery’s Bumpin’.

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2 Responses to Come, Join in Cana’s Feast

  1. Carol Madsen says:

    May our church choir have permission to sing Come, Join in Cana’s Feast on January 16? We do broadcast on-line. Please e-mail me.

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