“Holy Wisdom Calls,” Inclusive Songs from the Heart of Gospel

Holy Wisdom Calls

When will oppression and violence cease?
When will we see Wisdom’s truth increase?
She is the path to a world of peace;
Holy Wisdom calls.

How long will hatred and fear hold sway?
When will we all follow Wisdom’s way?
She guides us forward to peaceful days;
Holy Wisdom calls.

Come, join with Wisdom to end the strife;
follow Her pathways for all to thrive;
She leads us on to abundant life;
Holy Wisdom calls.


Holy Wisdom calls, Holy Wisdom calls;
She is the path to a world of peace;
Holy Wisdom calls.

Words © 2019 Jann Aldredge-Clanton

It is my joy and honor to collaborate with The Gathering, A Womanist Church; Pullen Memorial Baptist Church; Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran; and New Wineskins Community. Our creative collaborations focus especially on music of various styles, including gospel and Taizé.

In The Gathering and New Wineskins Community, I’ve collaborated with Vontril and Alex McLemore, Rev. Winner Laws, and DeShay Freemeyer-Jackson. You can find many of our collaborations on YouTube. Also, it was rewarding to collaborate with Rev. Dr. Irie Lynne Session and Rev. Kamilah Hall Sharp on The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons and Litanies.

Katie Ketchum, lead musician at Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran, and I collaborated on Hersay: Songs for Healing and Empowerment. Stacy Boorn, pastor of the church, and I collaborated on Changing Church and She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World.

For more than 20 years, Larry E. Schultz, minister of music at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, and I have collaborated, creating a children’s musical, a song and activity book for young children, choral anthems, and 5 songbooks. Our most recent is Inclusive Songs from the Heart of Gospel. Included in this songbook are “Holy Wisdom Calls” and “We Are Dreaming of a World.”

In the video above DeShay Free-Meyer Jackson, minister of music of The Gathering, sings “Holy Wisdom Calls.”

In the videos below the “Pullen Pickers” sing the refrains of “Holy Wisdom Calls” and “We Are Dreaming of a World.” Here is a link to the worship service where they sing and lead the congregation in singing these songs in their entirety and many others from Inclusive Songs from the Heart of Gospel: h/eE5xEhhyZU/. In the worship order below the videos, you will find words of the songs they sang.


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