New Materials on the Website
Welcome to my website of free-use, no-licensing progressive religious hymns, worship songs, and rounds. Please feel free to use any material you like! No permission needed, but please consider contacting me if you use the materials so that I can request a recording or video if one is available.
Here's what's new on the website in 2023, as of May, and the subpage on which you can find it:
Blest are You, the Poor in Spirit: a hymn text based on Matthew's Beatitudes (text only; Other Worship Music #1)
God Abundant, God of Wonder: a Christian hymn text opposing Christian nationalism (text only; Justice Music)
God is Known: Evolution Sunday/process theology hymn text (text and video; Church Season Music)
Holy Dreamer, Joyful Healer: a celebratory hymn text (text only; Other Worship Music #1)
Maker of All: a sung response to the Lord's Prayer (score, recording, and video; Other Worship Music #2)
Persistent Love, Enduring Hope: hymn text inspired by Philippians 3:11-14 (text only; Other Worship Music #2)
Sing the World that God Imagines (score, recording and video; Other Worship Music #2)
The Spirit Sends Us Out: a Pentecost sending song (score and recording; Church Season Music)
We Will Go Out in Love: a progressive Christian sending-out song (lead sheet, recording, and video; Other Worship Music #2)
When We Are Afraid: a short piece in the Taize tradition (score; Church Season Music (especially appropriate for Holy Saturday))
I have updated the "African American Music" subpage substantially, including providing suggestions for where to send musical reparation donations if you use music that is inspired by African American musical traditions, and listing the pieces that fall into that category.
I have also added a "Choral Music" subpage, which highlights pieces either composed for choir or later arranged for choir (either by me or someone else).
Finally, I have completely reworked how videos are linked on all subpages. My earlier approach, I recently learned, might be difficult to navigate for people with certain kinds of visual challenges. Now, all videos are linked to the song title that begins a particular sentence in the top section of each subpage. In most cases where there are multiple videos available, visitors are directed to the YouTube videos page.