Social and Economic Justice Music
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"All the Earth Belongs to God" is an environmental justice hymn written for the 2022 Sacred Season for Climate Justice.
"Deliver Us to Evil" is a play on the request in the Lord's Prayer to "deliver us from evil." This hymn is a prayer that we may be willing to confront and work against evil in all its forms. No video currently exists for this hymn.
"The Difference" is a folk song about being willing to be the one who makes the difference. It was a runner-up in the Renaissance Artists and Writers Association 2017 Songs for Social Change songwriting competition.
"Everything Remains" is a pop-style worship song.
"God Abundant, God of Wonder" is a Christian hymn in opposition to Christian nationalism. Note the use of the Battle Hymn of the Republic for the music.
"Holy Boldness, Move Our Spirits" was written for the Reconciling Ministries Network.
"If the Prophets Lived Today," "Once Jesus Loved a Rich Man," and "Proclaim the Acceptable Year of the Lord" are economic justice hymns previously published in the hymnal supplement "Sing Justice! Do Justice!" Videos do not exist for these hymns.
"Jesus the Essential Worker," originally written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is included in this section because of its vision of the role we could all have as "essential workers, building up the world we dream."
"Oh, My Shepherd" is a confessional psalm inspired by Psalm 23, written specifically for white people striving to work against white supremacy.
"Rebuilding Starts with Weeping" (suggested tune: Passion Chorale) was written immediately following the outcome of the 2020 US election.
"Vote Your Dream" is an easy-to-learn song/chant about voting our values.
"Who Is My Neighbor?" is inspired by Jesus' question but expands the answer to include, not just all people, but the planet.
"You Cannot Serve God and Guns" is a simple prayer of protest.
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