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A Love Like That
Words by Hafiz, rendered by Daniel Ladinsky / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Ruth MacKenzie, Jacqueline Ultan, and Elizabeth Alexander

 Before the Bread
Words: English folk blessing / Music: Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Lumina Women's Ensemble

Calm the Tempests of My Heart
Words by Soren Kierkegaard / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Lumina Women's Ensemble

Cherish Your Doubt
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Shirley Leiphon, with the choir of Unity Church-Unitarian, Ruth Palmer conductor

Chosen People
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Choir of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, Donald Milton III conductor

Die Gedanken Sind Frei
16th century German protest song
Translation, arrangement, and additional lyrics by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by John Hubert, Jennifer DeDominici, and Sarah Libert

Do Not Leave Your Cares at the Door
Words by Rev. Norman V. Naylor / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Mounds Park Academy Chamber Choir

Faith is the Bird that Feels the Light (August 2020)
Words by Rabindranath Tagore / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by First Readings Project, J. David Moore conductor

Fighting Over What We Believe
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Greta Oglesby and Jared Oxborough,
with members of Unity Singers of Unity Church-Unitarian / Randi Rexroth

Freedom and Justice
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Gary Rue

Holy One, Source of Radiance and Reason
Words by Rob Eller-Isaacs / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Lumina Women's Ensemble

Immortal Love
Words by John Greenleaf Whittier / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Concordia University St Paul Christus Chorus

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Words by Edith M. Reid (Vs. 1 & 2 ) and by Elizabeth Alexander (vs. 3)
Polish folk carol, arranged by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Lumina Women's Ensemble
Art by Joan Bohlig

Love is the Spirit of this Church
Words by Tony Larsen and Music by Elisha Hoffman
Arrangement and additional lyrics by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Choir of Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston, Cynthia Young

No Ordinary Song
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Laura Betinis Healy and Anthony Healy

Pages
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Harmonium Choral Society, Anne Matlack conductor

Reasons for the Perpetuation of Slavery
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Cantala of Lawrence University, Phillip Swan

Song of Kabir
Words by Kabir, translated by Rabindranath Tagore
Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Unity Singers of Unity Church-Unitarian, Ruth Palmer

The Gate is Open
Poem by Sister Peronne Marie Thibert / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by South Bend Chamber Singers, Nancy Menk conductor

The Gospel Isn't Written in the Bible Alone
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Libby Turner and Elizabeth Alexander

The Meadow Doesn't Know About the Stock Market
Words by George Ella Lyon / Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Ruth MacKenzie, Jacqueline Ultan, and Elizabeth Alexander

This is What Democracy Looks Like / This Land is Your Land
Song by Elizabeth Alexander, based on the popular social justice chant
Performance by Alysia Lee

This is What Democracy Looks Like
Words and Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Twin Cities Justice Choir

 

When the Song of the Angels is Stilled
Words by Rev. Howard Thurman - Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Performance by Concordia University St Paul Christus Chorus

 

 

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