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Abide With Me


arranged by Greg Jasperse

from "Hope Comes Home" 

at The Bowery Mission

June 1, 2019

Video: Chase Anderson Audio: Peter L. Smith

Vision Chant


Ojibway text

music by Andrew Balfour

from "Earth, Teach Me" at the Society for Ethical Culture

March 16, 2018

I Will Lift Mine Eyes

Psalm 121

music by Jake Runestad

I Will Lift Mine Eyes - Inspire: A Choir for Unity

I will lift mine eyes unto the hills.

From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the Lord,

He is them maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved.

He who keeps you will not slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper the Lord is thy shade 

upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not harm you by day

nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil.

He will keep your soul.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in

from this day forth for evermore.

Sound out of the Ground

song and poetry by the Rev. Dr. James Forbes

arranged by Ari Messenger

solo by Abaigh Wheatley

Sound out of the Ground - Inspire: A Choir for Unity

Cain murdered and buried his brother.

No one knew Abel’s blood had been shed.

Out of the ground came a mournful sound:

Abel’s blood crying out in his stead.


Our precious young children of Newtown

Asked us all for this one sacrifice.

“Grieve our demise with eyes on the prize.

Save the children; our blood paid the price.”



What is that sound coming out of the ground?

It's the blood of our fallen children.

What is their crying trying to say?

We've got to stop this senseless killing.


Young brothers died asking this question: 

“Must we fall so that you can feel tall?”

When we can see we're one family,

Life will be so much better for all.


The blood in our veins should be crying

With the blood that's still crying today.

Rise above fear, speak out loud and clear!

For our children, put weapons away!

There Will be Rest

poem by Sara Teasdale

music by Frank Ticheli

There Will be Rest - Inspire: A Choir for Unity

There will be rest, and sure stars shining
Over the rooftops crowned with snow.
A reign of rest, serene forgetting,
The music of stillness, holy and low.

I will make this world of my devising
Out of a dream in my lonely mind.
I shall find the crystal of peace; and above me
Stars I shall find.

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