The Earth and Spirit Songbook
This anthology of 110 old and new songs is a great resource for educators, song leaders, church musicians and anyone who celebrates our amazing planet. The Earth and Spirit Songbook provides entertaining, educational songs of ecology, world humanity and peace with participatory choruses for groups to sing. Compiled and edited by musician-composer Jim Scott, it includes songs by many well-known contemporary songwriters.
– Earth education – for children and adults
– Social action, environmental justice issues, etc.
– Earth celebrations – earth oriented holidays
– Beauty, abundance, community, rights of passage, etc.
– World humanity and peace
The songs not only teach about the earth, in scientific terms and representing a variety of spiritual traditions, but also make a collective musical statement by the many musicians who have made ecology and peace a part of their artistic work.
Music directors, performers, and all literate accompanists will find it a great resource, as it includes full piano accompaniments, even for rounds. Some arrangements are more elaborate than typically found in hymnbooks or commercial sheet music, and include chord symbols to be universally useful to all musicians. Many songs also include some vocal harmony, so choirs will find a wealth of short-cut choral pieces useful for the weekly production of anthems, and special music, etc.
Some of the Songs and Composers Included in the Book: If you would like the complete list, please contact me.
A Great Big Breath – Jim Scott
A Place in the Choir- Bill Staines
A Song for the Earth – Jim Scott
Air Moves Us – Anonymous
All Around the Child – Jim Scott
Best Earth Day Songs
Top 15 Green Songs for Celebrating the Environment
(All these songs are in the Earth and Spirit Songbook)
Somos El Barco – Lorre Wyatt
This Pretty Planet – Tom Chapin
Circle of the Sun – Sally Rogers
The Blue Green Hills of Earth – Kim Oler
Singing For Our Lives – Holly Near
The Rainforest Song – Jim Scott
Swimming to the Other Side – Pat Humphries
(All God’s Critters Got) A Place in the Choir – Bill Staines
God Bless The Grass – Malvina Reynolds
The Garden Song (Inch by Inch) – David Mallett
Love Song for Mother Earth – Mimi Bornstein
We Are All One Planet – Molly Scott
We Stand On Holy Ground – Carol Eagleheart
Of Time And Rivers Flowing – Pete Seeger
You can purchase the Earth and Spirit Songbook HERE
There are 110 songs in the book, and this is my quick top 15 – if I were to lead a songfest of earth songs. I might include more of my own, but I kept it to just two of them on this list.
Some other Earth anthems of mine:
Harmony, The Oneness of Everything, Nothing but Peace is Enough and An Enchanted Isle are in the book.
Also I’d include my song We Are the Earth. It’s not in the book, but you can find it on