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Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice


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Words we sing in worship have great power to shape our beliefs and actions. This second collection of hymns, like the first, will contribute to an expansive theology and an ethic of equality and justice in human relationships. Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice will empower people to take prophetic action on gender, race, interfaith cooperation, sexual orientation, ecology, and other social justice issues.

These hymns include female and male divine images to support the foundational biblical truth that all people are created equally in the divine image (Genesis 1:27). Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice will instill belief in the sacredness of all people and all creation. The predominant themes of social justice, peace, liberation, care of creation, partnership in relationships, and unity in diversity come from the prophetic tradition in Scripture. This collection also includes hymns of lament and hymns that celebrate special occasions. Many of the hymns are appropriate for interfaith settings. Most of the hymns are set to widely-known tunes, many with fresh arrangements.

Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians

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The wide variety of biblical divine names and images in Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians will contribute to belief in the sacredness of all people and all creation.  Peace and justice flow from this belief.  This collection includes 116 hymns, notes and extensive indexes. These hymns draw from the prophetic, liberating tradition in Scripture.  Biblical themes, phrases, and images form the foundation for all the hymns.  Predominant themes of the hymns are peace, justice, resurrection, abundant life, liberation, new creation, and partnership in relationships.  This collection includes hymns that celebrate the seasons of the church year and other special occasions.

Balancing female and male divine names, Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians will lead to deeper understanding and experience of the Creator of all.  Some of the hymns resurrect female divine images, like Wisdom and Ruah, that have long been buried in Scripture and Christian tradition.  Bringing female sacred names into worship encourages the revaluing of the female so that the Gospel values of liberation and equality are realized.

Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians also supports the sacred value of people of color by changing the traditional negative symbolism of darkness.  These hymns symbolize darkness as creative bounty and beauty.  Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians will help churches and individuals in their journey toward freedom from racism, sexism, and other injustices.

For many of these hymns Jann Aldredge-Clanton draws from the rich tradition of hymn tunes, giving new expression to familiar music.  This hymn collection also includes original tunes and arrangements by composer Larry E. Schultz.  This new, vibrant music enhances the meaning of the texts.

Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians CD


With the purchase of 10 or more copies of this book, unlimited permission to reproduce the hymns is given.  With purchase of fewer than 10, for permission to reproduce the hymns please contact OneLicense.net, CCLI.com, or LicenSingOnline.org.

The 21 hymns recorded on this CD are selected from Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians. These hymns inspire justice and peacemaking. They empower women, men, and children of all races to become all they are created to be in the divine image. The wide variety of biblical divine names and images in Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians will contribute to belief in the sacredness of all people and all creation. Peace and justice flow from this belief. These hymns draw from the prophetic, liberating tradition in Scripture. Predominant themes of the hymns are peace, justice, resurrection, abundant life, liberation, new creation, and partnership in relationships.

Imagine God! A Children's Musical Exploring and Expressing Images of God

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This musical offers children a multi-sensory approach to expressing numerous images of God as revealed in the Bible, the natural world, each individual, and relationships with others. Imagine God! teaches children that God is much greater than everything and everyone they know. Through a variety of female, male, and non-gender images of God, this musical invites children and adults to imagine a God who is both transcendent and immanent and to believe that the great Creator of the universe lives within them.

This musical includes female along with male divine names to instill the belief that girls as well as boys are created in the image of God, and that girls and boys are equally valued by God. Imagine God! contributes to an expansive theology of God and an ethic of equality and justice in human relationships.

Along with the music and narration in the score, the companion Imagine God! Production Guide provides ideas for creative art projects, dance and body movement, multi-generational participation, Bible exploration, and ministry activities that will enhance the learning and presentation of Imagine God! This musical works perfectly in any worship setting, music camp, or Vacation Bible School format. A demonstration CD is also available.

We Thank You, God, for Animal Friends


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This anthem of praise and thanksgiving invites all people to celebrate the gift of pets and animals. Ideal for use in animal blessing services or any service centered around God’s creation, this charming anthem reminds us that “all living creatures, large or small, are gifts from the Spirit, Maker of all!”

A winsome piano accompaniment and delightful melody creatively mirror the animated text that gives children a unique opportunity to thank God for their animal friends.


Sing and Dance and Play with Joy! Inclusive Songs for Young Children


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This collection offers a theologically rich and musically flexible resource for those who lead young children in music experiences in the church or at home. These songs include female and male divine images to teach the foundational biblical truth that male and female of all races are created equally in the divine image (Genesis 1:27). The music, teaching ideas, and activities can enhance the work of preschool church music groups and children’s choirs, and can be used in Church School classes, Vacation Bible Schools, daycare programs, music camps, and worship experiences for young children. The songs and activities in this collection teach children fairness, kindness, peace, sharing, helping others, and caring for the earth. Sing and Dance and Play with Joy: Inclusive Songs for Young Children comes with the hope that all children will learn an expansive theology of God and an ethic of equality and fairness in human relationships.

Loving Friend of Everyone


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This anthem is a prayer to the loving, gracious, and faithful Friend of everyone. Supported by a gentle, soothing melody, the prayer expresses gratitude for eternal, divine love and gives examples of how we should care for others. An optional descant on the final stanza may be sung or played by a C treble instrument.


Are You Good and Are You Strong?


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This anthem seeks to express theodicy struggles as it presents honest questions asked by children of all ages during times of grief. The text provides an effective means of conversing with children and ministering to them in difficult situations. The theodicy questions conclude with the hopeful prayers that our Creator would “keep us safely from all harm,” and “rock us gently in Your arms.”