Changing Church Resource: “We Sound a Call to Freedom” video

"Christ-Sophia," by Mirta Toledo

Recording artist Shannon Kincaid sings “We Sound a Call to Freedom,” with pictures from various artists. This song envisions peace, justice, and liberation to the tune of “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZx8LVzFzrQ

We sound a call to freedom that will heal our broken land;
as the call rings out more clearly, violent forces will disband.
Prison doors will open; bonds will loosen by the Spirit’s hand;
the truth will set us free.

We are tired of idle promises and token words and deeds;
we want equal rights and benefits for every race and creed.
Cries of women, men, and children we want everyone to heed;
the truth will set us free.

Our recovery is coming as our eyes receive new sight;
we are moving out of bondage; we are bound for freedom bright.
As we claim our fullest powers, we walk on into the light;
the truth will set us free.

Now our joy breaks forth in dawning of a free and glorious day,
and our healing springs up quickly as our talents we display.
Come and join our celebration; come rejoice and gladly say:
“The truth has set us free.”

REFRAIN:

Free at last, O Hallelujah! Free at last, O Hallelujah!
Now, Sophia, you have freed us! Your truth has set us free

Words  © Jann Aldredge-Clanton, from Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians (Eakin Press, 2006).

Visual Artists:

David Clanton: “The Magic Begins” and dancing children photos: http://www.davidclanton.com/; http://david-clanton.artistwebsites.com/

Shannon Kincaid: woman carrying torch paintings: http://www.shannonkincaid.com/

Mirta Toledo: Christ-Sophia painting:  https://www.facebook.com/mirtatoledoart; http://www.jannaldredgeclanton.com/books.php#book3

Chad Clanton: purple irises photo

Instrumentalists:

Keyboard: Ron DiIulio

Percussion: Warren Dewey

Guitar: Danny Hubbard

Bass & Percussion: Jerry Hancock

Music Producer/Arranger:

Ron DiIulio: http://www.silverdollarsounds.com/personality-profiles/ron-diiulioSource

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12 Comments

  1. Rev. Charles Johnson
    Posted October 19, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Jann,

    This is beautiful and powerful, lyrically and musically!
    I’ve taken the liberty to forward it to some of my contacts.
    Thank you for sending it.

    All best,
    Charlie

  2. Brian Burton
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Love this ! I’ve forwarded to others. Love the visual interpretation. Brian

  3. Suzanna Brown
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Love it! Free at last ….
    How can we get a copy?

    Truth has set us free!

    Suzanna

  4. Lorin Nelson
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    OMGoddess! This just takes my breath away! I love it, love it, love it! I’ve played it 4 times. Can’t wait to share it with others and possibly play it at some presentation! Shannon’s voice is beautiful! Oh, Jann, I’m so overjoyed that you were able to get your uplifting lyrics put to music in such a way….with such a moving video. Just stunning! Well done! Lorin

  5. Rev. Sholes-Ross
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    This is fantastic…the singing…the visuals…everything…”Now Sophia You Have Freed Us”…yes.

    Does Alliance of Baptists know about this? May I forward to the Leadership Team and to Chris Copeland and request that this be used in some way as the “Theme Song” for the Equity Community? If not for Equity, then still allow the AOB membership an opportunity to view it in some capacity. Please, unless there are some copyright issues.

    I was so inspired by this today.

    Sheila

  6. Dr. Margaret Christensen
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    BEAUTIFUL JANN!! She is with us all in these times of precarious freedom.

    Margaret Christensen,MD

  7. Carol Cappa
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Jann,
    What a great video!! Thank you so much for all you do.

    Sincerely,
    Carol Cappa

  8. Mark M. Mattison
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Wow, Jann, that video is just stunning! I’ve added a link to it on our
    weblog. Thanks for sharing!

    In Sophia,
    Mark

  9. Marylou Ghyst
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Jann, the words are absolutely beautiful! Bless you for being so dedicated and inspired!
    Blessings, Marylou

  10. Rev. Dr. Isabel Docampo
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Jann,

    I sent it out to my Baptist Peace fellowship and alliance leader friends and to the women faculty at Perkins. Good job! And to some local Methodist pastors who I think would be open to it.

    Thanks, Isabel

  11. Marybeth Hayes
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Jann you have done it once again!!! Amazing, powerful, inspiring, and most of all, and the thing I needed most of all today, is HOPE!!!!!

    Marybeth Hayes

  12. Karen Tate
    Posted October 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    BRAVA!! BRAVA!!! Please post the lyrics!!!! Let this be our marching song as we fill the streets and say we’re mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore! The ideals of the Sacred Feminine set us free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liberation awaits!

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