“Welcome Our Sister-Brother Creator” Video

"Ruach," by Lucy A. Synk

"His Hand," by H. Kopp-Delaney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording artist Shannon Kincaid sings “Welcome Our Sister-Brother Creator,” with pictures from various artists, to the tune of “Greensleeves.” This song envisions the creation of a world of peace, justice, kindness, freedom, healing, hope, and celebration of diverse gifts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezm4QIxs2Pw

Come, let us join our Sister Creator,
birthing a new world more than we know.
With Her revealing all of our fullness,
we create healing wherever we go.
 
Come, let us join our Brother Creator,
bringing forth freedom for every race.
All of earth’s colors dancing together,
celebrate beauty in every face.
 
Welcome our Sister-Brother Creator
into our spirits’ life-giving wombs.
Glad expectation grows from our labor
for new creation’s glorious blooms.
 
Wisdom, Sophia, joins in our labor;
She with us freely co-creates life;
on this adventure, loving our neighbors,
kindness we nurture, ending the strife.
 
Wisdom, Sophia, shares in our sorrows,
joining us freely, feeling our pain,
caring, caressing, now and tomorrow,
giving us blessing, hope to regain.
 
Wisdom, Sophia, gives us new power,
helping to free us, bringing us peace;
She with us healing that we may flower,
beauty revealing, talents released.
 
She is transforming, Wisdom, Sophia,
daily reforming, giving new birth;
changing and growing, She with us freeing,
touching and flowing, nourishing earth.
 

Words  © Jann Aldredge-Clanton, from Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians (Eakin Press, 2006), and Inclusive Hymns for Liberation, Peace, and Justice (Eakin Press, 2011).

Vocal Artist: Shannon Kincaid, http://www.shannonkincaid.com/

Visual Artists:

Lucy A. Synk: “Ruach” © Lucy A. Synk. Used with permission. http://lucysynkfantasyart.com/print_gallery

Hartwig Kopp-Delaney: “His Hand”  http://www.koppdelaney.de/koppdelaney.de/Willkommen.html

David Clanton: “Dancing Children,” “Tree of Life,” and “Blaze of Glory” © David M. Clanton. Used with permission.  http://www.davidclanton.com/; http://david-clanton.artistwebsites.com/

Stacy Boorn: “Purple & Orange,” “Blooms,” “Rwandan Woman & Child,” “My Inner Tulip,” “Goddess in Blue,” “In Praise of Balloon,” and “Dancing after Work at ‘Speak I’m Listening’” © Stacy Boorn. Used with permission http://stacy.awegallery.com/; http://www.awegallery.com/index.php?page=artists&aid=1

Mary Plaster: “Sophia, Divine Wisdom” © 2003 Mary Plaster. Used with permission. http://www.maryplaster.com/mary.html

Sister Marie-Celeste Fadden: “God’s Womb Pain” © Carmel of Reno. Drawing (or sketch) by Marie-Celeste Fadden, O.C.D. Used with permission.

Mirta Toledo: “Sophia” © 2003 Mirta Toledo, http://www.afrolatinart.com/#/mirta-         toledo/4532396991; http://www.jannaldredgeclanton.com/books.php#book3

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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13 Comments

  1. Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Jann, your lyrics are absolutely spectacular and fit perfectly with “Greensleeves,” which is beautifully sung by Shannon Kincaid. How wonderful to have such a theologically accurate hymn presented with such glorious illustrations! Thank you, thank you! When the church eventually changes (and it will, eventually) it will be because of determined workers like you who will not give up about inclusiveness of language and behavior. Virginia

  2. Mitzi Ellington
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow!!!! This is beautiful And inspiring!!
    Thank you Jann and your collaborators for such a wonderful gift!!
    Mitzi

  3. Laura Grimes
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    As I said on FB (where I reposted) this is another great one, Jann! Thanks for writing it and for all the work of making an appealing Youtube as well to spread Her Good News!
    Laura

  4. Lourdes Ganczarski
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jann,

    Thanks for the beautiful, peaceful, and healing video…

    Blessings and Light

    Lourdes

  5. Kendra Weddle Irons
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Jann,

    This is really terrific! Thank you.

    I put it on my Facebook page.

    Kendra

  6. Rosalind de Rolon
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful; thank you! I shared it and LIKED it on Facebook.

    Rosalind de Rolon

  7. Nancy Ellett Allison
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    That is wonderful! thanks for sharing!

    Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison, Ph.D

    Holy Covenant United Church of Christ

    3501 W. WT Harris Blvd.

    Charlotte, NC 28269

  8. Beth Lousteau
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    That’s beautiful, Jann! Very nice all the way around.

  9. Rev. Marylou Ghyst
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Magnificent Jann!

    And I enjoyed listening to We Sound A Call to Freedom again – is that Freedom video for sale? If so, I would like to purchase it.

    Blessings always, Marylou

  10. Bishop Bridget Mary
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Just put it up your beautiful, inspirational video on blog with link and recommendation, also facebook and twitter!
    Bridget Mary

  11. Jo Wharton
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Jann,

    The video is wonderful! It touched my heart.
    Thank you SO much.

    Jo

  12. Lourene Bender
    Posted October 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous video! I just now saw it this morning and loved it! Thanks for sending this to us.

    May your creative spirit continue,
    Lourene

  13. Kathleen Fogarty
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I was very touched and moved by your new video! Thank you for helping share the good word!

    And music!

    Kathleen Fogarty

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