“Join with the Spirit,” sung by Tiana Marquez

The Spirit calls us to rise up against injustice in our world. She calls us to rise for justice, e.g. gender, racial, immigrant, environmental justice. We can join Black Lives Matter, March for our Lives, and other justice movements.

The Spirit rises for justice and peace, and we can join with Her in rising. “She will empower our rising.”

Music artist Tiana Marquez sings “Join with the Spirit.”


Join with the Spirit;
join with the Spirit, rising;
join with the Spirit;
She will empower our rising.

See those women’s rights denied,
She will empower our rising,
by leaders who have often lied;
She will empower our rising.  

See the immigrants abused,
She will empower our rising,
their basic human rights refused;
She will empower our rising.  

Work for racial justice now;
She will empower our rising;
all those oppressed will show us how;
She will empower our rising. 

We will hold each other fast;
She will empower our rising;
some day we will be free at last;
She will empower our rising.   Refrain

Words © 2017 Jann Aldredge-Clanton          


Video Credits

Performed by: Tiana Marquez

Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton

From: Inclusive Songs for Resistance & Social Action

Visual Art:

Stacy Boorn: “Ruah, Spirit, Wind, and Breath” painting

David Clanton: “Spirit Dancing” artwork

Deborah Swanson Hall: “Ruah, Breath of Life” quilt artwork

Elaine Chan-Scherer: “Sacred Feminine” painting

Susan Solstice: “She Is Calling” painting

Linda Palmstrom: “Ruah” painting

Katie Ketchum: “Ocean of Hope” painting

Lucy Synk: “Ruah” painting

Photo from Baptist Women in Ministry

Angela Yarber: “Fiam: Goddess of Becoming” painting

Natalie Jeanne Cosby: “Her Touch is in the Wildflowers” painting

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