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Lyrics and Recordings

All is Wonder   - Trisha Watts

 

 

In this moment in this place

All is wonder, all is grace

In this moment in this place

Silence waits


 

All I Ask of You (Ishq Allah)   Gregory Norbet combined with Traditional Sufi song, Ishq Allah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ov8spkd6lA

All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you

All I ask of you is forever to remember me as loving you
 

Ishq Allah Mabud Lilla 

Ishq Allah Mabud Lilla


 

Angel Wash (I Behold You)  -  Saphir Lewis & Rafe Pearlman

https://soundcloud.com/fairycongress/angel-wash-song

I behold you beautiful one

I behold you child of the earth and sun

Let my love wash over you

Let my love watch over you


 

Bele Mama  - 'Call Mama' Mouangue African Ensemble (song originated in Cameroon)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrUUVf9kMHs

 

Bele Mama bele mama hey

Bele mama bele mama hey

Bele mama, bele mama, bele mama, bele mama

Bele mama, bele mama hey


 

Forget Your Perfect Offering   - Adapted from Leonard Cohen’s ‘Anthem’

 

 

Forget your perfect offering / forget your perfect offering
Just sing a song that you can sing / just sing a song that you can sing

There is a crack in everything / there is a crack in everything


Thats how / thats how

The light / the light

Gets in, That’s how the light gets in (together)
 

Thats how / thats how

The light / the light

Gets in, That’s how the light gets in (together)



 

Humbly  - Laurence Cole

https://www.laurencecole.com/album/humbly/

 

P1:

Humbly we walk here,

Humbly we sing here,

Humbly we bless this ground.

P2:

Humbly,

And with gratitude,

Remembering the ancient ones who walk this ground.

 

P3:

Humbly, we walk this ground

With the Spirit of Blessing in our hearts.

I am Innocent   Kristina Jessen

I am innocent, you are innocent

We are here, just as we are

Open, Let go

I forgive, and I know


 

I Release Control  - Alexa Sunshine-Rose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HdIEfWC0xA

I release control

And surrender to the flow

Of love

That will heal me

Java Jazz  - Brian Tate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFVfN0qcCbY

P1

Grind that coffee, I said

Grind that coffee

P2

Shot a’java, hot shot a’java

Shot a’java, Hot! Hot!

P3

Gotta get a cup, gotta get a cup

Gotta get a cup, of coffee

P4

Coffee Waaaah

Coffee Waaaaaah

Jewels - Barbara McAfee

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OjQ_v7VtFI

P1:

Every time I go into the darkness, 

I return with fistfulls of jewels

P2:

Midnight velvet wraps all around me

Stars glitter brilliant above

P3: 

Dreaming darkness, Dreaming light

Lean in Softly  Ian Carrick 

https://soundcloud.com/iancarrick/to-listen-is-to-lean
 

To listen is to lean in softly

Lean in soft with your heart

With the willingness 

To be changed

Be changed by what you hear

Let Life Move Me   - Scott Kalechstein GraceAdapted
by Gretchen Sleicher/PT Songlines Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGxudEcuY0

Chords: Am Dm E 

I’m gonna let life move me

I’m gonna let life stir me deep

 

I’m gonna let life wake me

From an ancient sleep

 

I’m gonna laugh all my laughter

I’m gonna cry all my tears

 

I’m gonna love the rain just as deeply as the

Sun when it clears

 

Rutabaga  -  Joanne Hammil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kauLC1ofWpk

P1:  Broccoli, Kale, Rutabaga, Brussel Sprouts

P2:  Mama says to eat your vegetables, even, guess what, Rutabaga

P3:  Believe it or not, Rutabaga tastes good

P4:  Who would name a food Rutabagaa!


 

Put Your Roots Down  - Molly Hartwell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Ef35UIO0U

Song starts at 1:10 - Thrive Choir (Oakland CA), they're amazing, lots of great songs and videos!


Put your roots down, put your feet on the ground,
You can hear what she says if you listen (x2)
Cuz the sound
of the river as she moves across the stones,
Is the same sound as the blood in your body as it moves across your bones, 
Are you listenin? (x2)"


 

Tea Song  - (unknown)

(working to find it!)

Oh won't you, 

Bring me a nice cup of,

Tea in the morning

Just as the sun is a'risin and a'dawnin

Ooee! That would be just the ticket

Rollin on the sea

Sippin cups of tea


 

This is Home   - Sophia Efthemiou

https://www.google.com/search?q=this+is+home

This is home, where I belong

In this Breath, in this Heart

This is home, where I belong

In this Voice, in this Song


 

Trees Grow Slow  - Laurence Cole

https://www.laurencecole.com/album/trees-grow-slow

(check out the rest of his lovely website and song catalogue there too!)
 

Trees grow slow, and trees grow strong
Trees sway with the wind their whole lives long
And trees hold the ground as they reach for the sky
And fallen trees still feed the seeds they cast before they die


 

Tower of Strength   - Jackie Summers

https://singingalive.org/2015/02/26/tower-of-strength/
close! to our version :)

 

I am a tower of strength

Within and without

I am a tower of strength within

x2

 

I let, All burdens fall from my shoulders

All anxieties slip from my mind

x2

I let, all my shackles be loo-oo-oose

I let all my shackles be loose

x2


 

We Shall Be Known  - Mamuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX11MEtbkXI

We shall be known by the company we keep
By the ones who circle round to tend these fires
We shall be known by the ones who sow and reap
The seeds of change, alive from deep within the earth

 

It is time now, it is time now that we thrive
It is time we lead ourselves into the well
It is time now, and what a time to be alive
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love
In this Great Turning we shall learn to lead in love

 

When I Walk   Composer unknown (a secular hymn)

When I walk, oh walk with me

When I walk, oh walk with me

All along my pilgrim's journey

When I walk, oh walk with me

(sing, dance, rise, laugh etc)


 

Woyaya - Osibisa (Ghanaian band 'The beautiful 7')
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ux6F-A8bu4 - skip to 2:15 for choir start, and 4:45 for "Woyaya's"


Slightly different version, but so beautiful!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwckMpR9V-Q

We are going, heaven knows where we are going,
but we know within


And we will get there, heaven knows how we will get there,
but we know we will


It will be hard we know, and the road will be muddy and rough

But we’ll get there, heaven knows how we will get there
but we know we will


Woyaya (Woyaya), Woyaya (Woyaya)

Woyaya (Woyaya), Woyaya (Woyaya)

(Woyaya means “we keep going” in Ghanaian language)

Elizabeth's Contributions:

"I Have a Million Nightingales"  - recorded by song writer Linda Hirschhorn:

I Have a Million Nightingales - YouTube
 

I have a million nightingales on the branches of my heart.

I have a million nightingales on the branches of my heart.

Singing freedom, freedom, freedom!

Singing freedom, freedom, freedom!

 

“I will be Gentle with Myself”  - by Libana 

I Will Be Gentle With Myself | Our Chants

I will be gentle with myself, I will love myself.

I am a child of the universe, being born each moment.

“I am the Land”   - by Trisha Watts

I am the Land | #creating4change2021

I am the Land, living, breathing, dying, rising.

 

“Standing Like a Tree”   - Betsy Rose, as she recorded it (I have taught it slightly differently, but pretty close!):

Standing Like a Tree - YouTube

Standing like a tree with my roots dug down, my branches wide and open.

Come down the rain, come down the sun,

Come down the fruit to the heart that is open to be…

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