Songs of Contemplation for Activists and Christians
Windy God Windy God, take the fire of my tongue and let it sing for me. Windy God, take the fire of my tongue and let it sing for me. Windy God, take the fire of my tongue, Windy God, take the fire of my tongue and Windy God, take the fire of my tongue and let it sing for me.
I Am Not Wrong I am not wrong to be cynical, and I'm not wrong to celebrate!
Receive My Peace I do not give as the world gives, Alleluia! Alleluia! I do not give as the world gives, receive my peace.
How Can Our Anger How can our anger give life, anger give life?
What Is Your Dream? What is your dream for me? What is your dream for me? What is your dream for me, Dreamer?
We Are the Body of Christ REFRAIN: We are the bread, we are the cup, we are the body of Christ! VERSES: 1. For as in one body we have many parts with each its own work to do, so we who are many are one body in Christ, even when we are scattered or few. 2. "Yes, I do have need of you!" says the eye to the hand to the heart. The least of these has a gift to give, for the body needs every part! 3. The holy one took flesh and bone and took pleasure in food, touch, and play. The risen Christ is alive and well because we are the Body today! 4. No one part can do the work all on its own, lungs can't lift and the bones don't breathe. So we who love justice each must use our gift, for the Kin-dom still longs to be free!
Soak Me in Your Love One who sees me, soak me in your love. One who knows me, soak me in your love.
Spit and Dirt Spit and dirt of healing, polluting yeast of God, Spirit like a weed, grow in me.
It Is Time It is time, it is time, it is time, for a new secret plan!
Songs of Contemplation for Travelers and Troublemakers
Daughters of Hope Go with us, Anger, go with us, Anger, Go with us, Courage, go with us, Courage: daughters of Hope. Daughters of Hope.
Sequoias lyrics by Wendell Berry from "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" Plant sequoias. Say that your main crop is the forest that you did not plant, that you will not live to harvest.
a German interpretation: Pflanze Mammutbäume. Deine Haupternte ist der Wald den du nicht gepflanzt hast, die Ernte die du nicht erleben wirst.
Wild Tenderness O wild tenderness of my body, love what you love!
a German interpretation: Oh wilde Zärtlichkeit meines Koerpers. Liebe was du liebst!
Confusion and Wonder Your confusion will give way to wonder.
Here You Are I don't know what to call you, but here you are. I don't know what to call you, but here you are.
a German interpretation: I weiss nicht wie ich dich rufen soll aber du bist da.
Where Two or Three Where two or three are gathered, where two or three among you I am there. Where two or three in my name are gathered, I am there, I am there.
Welcome Here Sweet and holy Friend, welcome here. All of who we are, welcome here! Faithful loving Guide, welcome here. Welcome here!
Tears We offer you our tears, we offer you our tears, sweet friend, we offer them to you.
No Puedo Pasarlyrics by Martin Alvarez Fabela No puedo pasar indiferente ante el dolor de tanta gente no, no puedo callar.
Who? Who? Who? Who will roll away the stone?
Speak to Me Through all the voices in and out, in and out, speak to me.
Dancer Dancer, we will follow as we move in you. Dancer, we will follow as we move in you.
Thank You REFRAIN/RESPONSE: Thank you, thank you! VERSES/CALLS: 1. For this gathering here O Spirit draw near 2. For the love that we share for the hope that we dare 3. For the healing we've known for the strength that has grown 4. For the peace we receive for the burdens we leave 5. For answers to prayer in our questions you're there 6. For the love in our lives for the hope that still thrives (additional verse options in songbook)