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We Need Each Other

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A rhythmic celebration of interdependence, ideal for lively processionals or recessionals
Commissioned by Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Poet/Lyricist: 
Susan Gittler, adapted

Sharing, giving and receiving are at the heart of this rhythmic song, which begins with voices in unison and builds to a call-and-response style finale. Several optional repeats make this a natural processional or recessional, and the score can be easily adapted to incorporate combined choirs, intergeneration choirs, or audience participation.

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We Need Each Other

Susan Gittler, adapted

We need each other,
As we hunger to give,
    and thirst to receive,
    in all of our days:
We need each other.

In the joy of celebration,
And when sorrows linger long,
In our labor and creation,
And in every word, every dance, every song.

In discovery and learning,
And in the mystery of art.
In our trusting and our yearning,
blessing every face, every hand, every heart.

We need each other,
As we hunger to give,
    and thirst to receive,
    in all of our days:
We need each other.

Original poem by Susan Gittler

We need each other in the joy of celebration,
To know the mystery of the arts,
Of dance and song and
The glory of the spoken word.

We need each other
For tasks greater than ourselves
For discovery, for learning,
For building and creation.

We yearn to give and thirst to receive,
For all of life, we need each other.

© Susan Gittler

Performers: 

PREMIERE: Choir of Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship / Kevin Badanes

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