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Songs We Sing — “The Lord Is My Light” Taize Chant

Hello Song Leaders! Here is a chant from the Taizé Community, a monastic order in Burgundy, France.  We’ll use it as a lamp-lighting hymn, though there may be other uses for it too. Here’s a YouTube recording of it.  (We’ve reworked the words slightly to remove the male pronouns.)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r64gcGMNhDE You’ll notice . . . [...]

Songs We Sing — ”Spirit I Have Heard You Calling”

This beautiful hymn was written by Thew Elliott with the struggles of LGBTQ people in mind. Of his work in the church, Thew has declared his intention “to free G-d from the traditional binds and symbols of hetero-patriarchy, and call the community into increasingly creative and responsible relationship with their Creator . . . Hymns are a place [...]