Installation – At This Table Everybody Belongs

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For everyone born, a place at the table,

For everyone born, clean water and bread,

A shelter, a space, a safe place for growing,

For everyone born, a star overhead.

 

For woman and man, a place at the table,

Revising the roles, deciding the share,

With wisdom and grace, dividing the power,

For woman and man, a system that’s fair.

 

CHORUS

And God will delight when we are creators

of justice and joy, justice and joy

yes, God will delight when we are creators

of justice and joy, compassion and peace.

 

For young and for old, a place at the table,

a voice to be heard, a part in the song,

the hands of a child in hands kind and wrinkled,

for young and for old, the right to belong.

 

For everyone born, a place at the table,

to live without fear, and simply to be,

to work, to speak out, to witness and worship,

for everyone born, the right to be free.

 

And God will delight when we are creators

of justice and joy, justice and joy

yes, God will delight when we are creators

of justice and joy, compassion and peace.

(Shirley Erena Murray)

Reaching Up

The only piece dedicated to a text – so far

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies

I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord”

(Romans 8:22-39)