DeShay W. Freemyer-Jackson, Minister of Music for The Gathering, A Womanist Church, sings “Come Now, All-Inclusive Spirit.” Thank you, DeShay, for your beautiful singing of this song!
Come Now, All-Inclusive Spirit
(1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Galatians 5:22 )
Come now, all-inclusive Spirit; dwell within our minds and souls;
fill us all with deep compassion so that kindness overflows.
Come now, all-inclusive Spirit; help us build community;
give us grace to heal divisions, co-creating harmony.
Come now, all-inclusive; guide us on to open doors;
help us welcome all our neighbors, spreading love from shore to shore.
All-Inclusive, peaceful Spirit, send Your power through the earth;
joining in Your healing mission, we will labor for rebirth.
Words © 2019 Jann Aldredge-Clanton TRUST IN JESUS
From Inclusive Songs from the Heart of Gospel (Eakin Press, 2023).
Min. DeShay W. Freemyer-Jackson currently serves as Minister of Music for The Gathering, A Womanist Church in Dallas, Texas, and for First Christian Church in Granbury, Texas. DeShay holds a Master of Divinity degree from Brite Divinity School (Texas Christian University) with certificates in Black Church Studies and Gender and Sexual Justice and a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Culver-Stockton College. DeShay recently contributed a chapter to Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians published by Chalice Press, March 2022. DeShay has performed as a solo and collaborative musician with a host of instrumental and vocal ensembles in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Texas, providing music at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA, Illinois Music Educators Conference, and multiple schools, churches, and homes. During their time at Brite Divinity, they served as vice-moderator for the Brite Black Seminarians student association and served on the chapel worship committee as music liaison, worship leader, and student vocal ensemble director. DeShay is seeking ordination with the Mid-America region of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ. DeShay’s interests center the importance of Womanism and its influence on theology/spirituality, Black/LGBTQIA+ culture, music, and food.