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One More Redeemer

"Big Sister" by Patrick Entenmann.  Used by permission of the artist.  www.patrickentenmann.com

A warm-hearted affirmation of the divine spark in each child
Poet/Lyricist: 
Rob Eller-Isaacs & Bill Neely

A warm-hearted affirmation of the divine spark in each child. Rich in close-harmony voicings and counterpoint, this American folk/gospel-inspired song is especially moving as an anthem for baptism and child dedication services.

One More Redeemer may also be performed as part of the concert-length work, Go Out!

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One More Redeemer

Original writings by Rob Eller-Isaacs and Bill Neely
Adapted by Elizabeth Alexander

Every child is born one more redeemer
In each new heart is a spark divine,
One more voice for compassion, one more holy sign,
One more chance to restore and reveal and receive.
This is our faith, this we believe:
Every child that is born brings one more redeemer to this world.

Composer's Note: 

For many years, Unitarian Universalist minister Rob Eller-Isaacs has spoken of each new birth as the arrival of "one more redeemer".  This phrase has now become an essential part of dedication and baptism ceremonies in many churches.  My adaptation of Eller-Isaacs' words also includes excepts from a sermon given by his friend and colleague Rev. Bill Neely.

Reviews and Responses: 

"Hey Elizabeth, it's Jason Shelton.  It's Thursday evening.  Just finished choir practice and want to tell you how much I love One More Redeemer.  That piece makes me happy.  Thank you for that."  Voicemail from Jason Shelton, Music Director of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Nashville, TN)

Performers: 

Unity Singers - Ruth Palmer, conductor ~ Unity Church-Unitarian (Saint Paul, MN)  * Premiere
Chalice Choir of First Unitarian Church of Toledo - Gladys Rudolph, conductor (Toledo, OH)
Chamber Singers of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville - Jason Shelton, conductor (Nashville, TN)
Choir of Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church - Lila Farrar, conductor (Brookfield, MA)
Choir of Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church - Dixon Redditt, conductor (Camp Springs, MD)
Choir of Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church - Mary Neumann, conductor (Melrose, MA)
Choir of Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church - Sarah Dan Jones, conductor (Atlanta, GA)
Choir of Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church - David Simmons, conductor (Overland Park, KS)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin - Philip Hildreth, conductor (San Rafael, CA)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Saint Johnsbury - Steve Finner, conductor (Saint Johnsbury, VT)
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville - Ruth Lewis, conductor (Gainsville, FL)""
MidSouth Unitarian Universalist Music Festival - Sarah Dan Jones, conductor (Atlanta, GA)


 

 

 

 

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