Inclusive Carols for Advent and Christmas

Imagine Christmas carols you love but with lyrics that include the Divine Feminine to celebrate the sacredness of all people and all creation! Imagine Christmas carols that sing of peace for all people and for the earth. This Christmas album, Sing of Peace, will bring inspiration, healing, and empowerment through new inclusive lyrics to familiar Christmas carol tunes, sung in sublime harmonies by Spiral Muse (formerly Devi Vaani). The carols in Sing of Peace reclaim and amplifiy the themes of peace, joy, hope, awe, and love that so much of the world associates with the Christmas season. They include the experiences of women, minorities, and all oppressed people who are not directly referenced in traditional Christmas music. Including multicultural biblical female divine names and images, Sing of Peace affirms the sacred value of females throughout the world who continue to suffer from violence and abuse. This Christmas album celebrates the sacredness of all people and all creation. It weaves the magic and mystery of Christmas with urgent cries for justice, an end to suffering, and respect and dignity for all beings.

“These Christmas songs are for anyone who is looking for rich, creative, and inclusive words to inhabit comforting and familiar tunes,” writes Lutheran theologian Dr. Caryn D. Riswold in her Patheos blog.

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Here is one of the songs in this Christmas album:

 

 

Singing inclusive carols is one way to take action for social justice. Just when I think I’ve written inclusive lyrics to all the Christmas tunes I love, I find more!

Inclusive Songs for Resistance & Social Action has more of these Advent and Christmas carols. Here is “Sophia, Holy Wisdom” to the tune of “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen”:

Sophia, Holy Wisdom
(Proverbs 3:17-18)

Sophia, Holy Wisdom, be born in us, we pray;
we labor for Your coming, Your just and peaceful way;
our wounded world cries out to You for healing every day:
Sophia, our wisdom and peace, wisdom and peace;
Sophia, our wisdom and peace!

Now violence and oppression bring suffering everywhere;
come, live in us, Sophia, encourage us to dare,
to join with You to change the world, to spread Your loving care:
Sophia, our wisdom and peace, wisdom and peace;
Sophia, our wisdom and peace!

Your Advent, Holy Wisdom, brings Good News unto all;
You give us all new power to take down every wall,
so every gender, every race can feel Your sacred call:
Sophia, our wisdom and peace, wisdom and peace;
Sophia, our wisdom and peace!

Sophia, Holy Wisdom, we celebrate Your birth;
You bring new hope of freedom and peace throughout the earth;
now everyone and all creation claim our sacred worth:
Sophia, our wisdom and peace, wisdom and peace;
Sophia, our wisdom and peace!

Words © Jann Aldredge-Clanton          GOD REST YOU MERRY

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