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Guest post — Robert Train Adams — music for “School Shopping”

Robert Train Adams has written music for my poem School Shopping. I am deeply grateful. Sheet music and mp3 follow. If you have trouble accessing, contact me at giftsinopenhands@gmail.com. School Shopping

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Living Psalm, Living Song — Guest Post

A psalm and a song for my guest post this Thursday. I am fortunate enough to be the “hunter-gatherer” for re-settings of lectionary psalms each week in art, movement, word, music, event for the United Church of Christ (US) Worship … Continue reading

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Creative Worship … free (and amazing) songs, prayers and liturgy from Aotearoa, New Zealand

The artistic gifts of Philip Garside are remarkable. He is making available the first volume of Creative Worship electronically — thirty-two pages of his songs, prayers and poems. People can download the PDF for free on his website here: And, because … Continue reading

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Charlottesville — music by Jerry and Petie Hebenstreit

Jerry Hebenstreit of Virginia has sent on this powerful song reflecting on the experiences of violence and racism in Charlottesville.He sent on to me but I failed to be able to post the sheet music and a mp3 which gives … Continue reading

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Breath of the Spirit – a poem, litany and song

The wonderful Philip Garside, musician, poet and publisher from Aotearoa / New Zealand has been in touch to share “Breath of the Spirit” in three forms. It’s a gift to me in the northern hemisphere that someone who is coming into summer … Continue reading

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Advent Song from Aotearoa / New Zealand in response to hatred and violence

As we turn to Advent in a year when there is fear and fear that changes into hatred so easily I am glad to share a song that Philip Garside wrote last January for Advent and shared with me in … Continue reading

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Kindle a Flame – One song, many uses

A few weeks ago, Philip Garside, writer and publisher from Aotearoa / New Zealand sent a hymn to be shared “Loving God of Aotearoa. He’s sent a new song and suggests ways in which he has used it. It is … Continue reading

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