“Sing to Our Mother” Song Video

We are all in the divine image. (Genesis 1:26-27). People of all genders and races are in the divine image. By naming the Divine “Mother” as well as “Father,” “She,” as well as “He” and more, we can live this biblical truth and contribute to justice and harmony in our world.

It’s important that children of all genders and races grow up with expansive images of Deity so they know they are created in the divine image. This is why composer Larry E. Schultz and I wrote Imagine God! A Children’s Musical Exploring and Expressing Images of God (Choristers Guild, 2004). One of the songs in this musical is “Our God Is a Mother and a Father.” The narration with this song cites Genesis 1:26-27 that all people are created in the divine image. Because the divine image includes all genders, we can call God “Mother and Father” and so much more. The narration continues: “In the Bible, the prophet Isaiah reveals that God is like a loving Mother who not only gives birth to Her children, but also comforts and nurtures them toward their full potential (Isaiah 66:13). Isaiah also reveals that God is like a nursing Mother whose relationship with Her children is so strong that nothing can break it (Isaiah 49:15).” So this song begins with these lines:

Our God is a Mother and a Father too,
and God is a Friend who will always see us through.

The song “Sing to Our Mother” also expresses this truth about our Creator.

Sing to our Mother, for She is Love,
moving within all, around, above.

She made the heavens, the night and day,
the sun and moonlight, guiding our way.

Sing to our Mother on every shore;
Her Love continues forevermore.

Words © 2019 Jann Aldredge-Clanton    Music © 2019 Katie Ketchum

Video Credits

Performed by: Katie Ketchum

Music: Katie Ketchum

Lyrics: Jann Aldredge-Clanton

From: Hersay: Songs for Healing and Empowerment

Recorded at: Joe Hoffmann Studios, Occidental, CA

Visual Art:

Katie Ketchum: Hersay book cover and ”Our Mother Caressing Earth” paintings

Stacy Boorn: “Mary Magdalene” and “Black Madonna & Child” paintings

Jennifer Mantle: “Our Lady of Guadalupe” painting

Elaine Chan-Scherer: photos of sunset and shore

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