“Hear Our Cries, Sophia,” sung by Tiana Marquez

In 2018 at a Christian Feminism Today gathering, I met Tiana Marquez and had delightful conversations with her.  There I heard her beautiful singing voice, and I’ve also loved hearing her solos at Zoom gatherings of Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran.

Tiana honored me by recording some of my songs, which she plans to include on her next CD.

Here is Tiana singing “Hear Our Cries, Sophia.”


Hear our cries, hear our cries, hear our cries, Sophia;
hear our cries, hear and arise; hear and arise, Sophia.

You cry out with us; you feel injustice with us.
How long, how long will wrong prevail? Hear and arise, Sophia.  Refrain

Come, give us courage when evildoers flourish;
with you we all will overcome; hear and arise, Sophia. Refrain

Come, give us wisdom to work with you for freedom;
with you we will create new life; hear and arise, Sophia. Refrain

Words © 2017 Jann Aldredge-Clanton                       STEAL AWAY

Video Credits

Performed by: Tiana Marquez

Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton

From: Inclusive Songs for Resistance & Social Action

Visual Art:

Katie Ketchum: “Christ-Sophia” painting

Stacy Boorn: 3 “Christ-Sophia” paintings

Elaine Chan-Scherer: “Sacred Feminine” painting

Mirta Toledo: “Sophia” painting

Since singing a solo in church at age three, Tiana Marquez has had an active career in the arts. In adulthood, she has found fulfillment in contributing to the cultural life of her community, with an emphasis on highlighting the African-American experience.

Tiana has performed at a number of locations from California to Canada, from the United States to the United Kingdom, in churches, libraries, and schools. She has performed live on radio and television. Whatever the venue, Tiana captivates diverse audiences with her multi-cultural storytelling and song.

Tiana has released five albums, featuring both her music and storytelling.

Her most recent CD, Feeling Good, is her first album to feature jazz standards. This CD and individual tracks are available for purchase and download on Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Tiana Marquez holds an M.A. in Art Education, specializing in Art Therapy, and has had intensive training in dance, acting, and singing. She sees herself as not just a performer, but also an educator, believing the arts to be an important means of teaching non-violence and tolerance.

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top