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.

Categories include:
– 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.

Songs and Composers Included in the Book:

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
All The World Is Now One – Kay Eskenazi
An Enchanted Isle – Jim Scott
An Irish Blessing – Jaie Arianna Livingston
Ancient Mother – Native American
Arise! Arise! – Jim Scott
Blessed – Lui Collins
Blessing – Donna Hebert
Brief Our Days – J S Bach /Kenneth Patton
Building A New Way – Martha Sandefer
Calypso Chant – Harry Belefonte
Carry the Flame – Patricia Pavey
Circle of the Sun – Sally Rogers
Common Ground – Lins/Winter/ Scott
Cosmic Stew – Stan Slaughter
Cycle Song of Life – James Durst
Disguised as Poetry – Dana Clark
Earth’s Endless Treasures – Ellen Hansen-Ellis
Far Too Long by Fear Divided – John Andrew Story/Jim Scott
For the Beauty of the Earth – Folliot Pierpont
For This We Stand – Jim Scott
From You I Receive – Joseph and Nathan Siegel
Fruit Song, The – Henry Carey/ Kay Eskanazi
Garbage – Bill Steele
Gather the Spirit – Jim Scott
Gently Homeward – Jim Scott
Give Yourself to Love – Kate Wolf
God Bless the Grass – Malvina Reynolds
Gwaza Universe – Nick Page
Habitat – Bill Oliver
Harmony – Jim Scott
Healing Circle – Julia Hikory
I Am A Seed of Peace – James Durst
I Come and Stand at Every Door – Pete Seeger
I Will Shelter You – Jim Scott
If I Had A Hammer – Pete Seeger/Lee Hays
Ishk Allah Ma Bood/Wondrous Love- Allaudin Matthieu
Keepers of the Flame – Raymonbd Egan
Love Will Guide Us – Trad./Sally Rogers
Long Tailfeathers/Hey Hey Watanay – Native American
Longest Night – Trad./Jim Scott
Love is All Around – Ruth Pelham
Love Song for Mother Earth – Mimi Bornstein Doble
Maisha Ni Safi (Life Is Good) – Lui Collins
May the Long Time Sun – Mike Heron
May There Always be Sunshine – Lev Oshanina/Arkadi Ostrovski
May Your Life Be as a Song – Trad./Jim Scott
Minuit – Kieta Fodeba
Morning Glory – Terry Garthwaite
Morning Has Broken – Trad./Eleanor Farjeon
Mystery – Jeremy Geffen
Nothing But Peace – Jim Scott
Of Time and Rivers Flowing – Pete Seeger
Oh Great Spirit – annon.
On Your Way – Jaie Arrianna Livingston
One Earth, One Sky – Kim Oler
One More Circle – Peter Mayer
Once More the Liberal Year – Whittier/Scott
Open Your Heart – Mary Grigolia
Over My Head – Trad. African American
Peace Is – Fred Small
Peace is Flowing Like River – Trad.
Peace On Earth – Lui Collins
Plant More Than You Harvest – Jim Scott
Put Me in the Compost Pile – Stan Slaughter
Rising Green – Carolyn McDade
River – Bill Staines
Roots and Wings – Pete and Jason Leary
Season of the Grateful Heart – Jim Scott
Shalom Havayreem – Trad.
Sing It for the Earth in Need – Sue Ribaudo
Singing for Our Lives – Holly Near
Siyahamba – South African/Andres Nyberg
Solstice Carol – Jim Scott
Somos el Barco – Lorre Wyatt
Swimming to the Other Side – Pat Humphries
Taste and See – Betsy Rose
Temple Round – Allaudin Mattieu
The Blue Green Hills of Earth – Kim Oler
The Fire of Commitment – Jason Shelton
The Friendly Beasts – Trad.
The Garden Song (Inch by Inch) – Davic Mallet
The Great Storm is Over – Bob Franke
The Oneness of Everything – Jim Scott
The Rainforest Song – Jim Scott
There’s A Moon Out My Window – Jim Scott
There’s a Way – Jim Scott
This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
This Pretty Planet – Tom Chapin
Two Hands Hold the Earth – Sarah Pirtle
Vine and Fig Tree – Trad.
We Are…- Ysaye Barnwell
We Are All One Planet – Molly Scott
We Are One, We Are Many – Rick and Hillary Wagner
We Are the Rain and the Rainbow – Cynthia Crossen
We Shall Not Be Moved – Trad.
We Stand On Holy Ground – Carol Eagleheart
Weaving – John Corrado
Welcome the Traveler Home – John Mc Cutcheon
Well May the World Go – Trad./Pete Seeger
What Can I Use Instead – Ann Bailey Roland
Where Is the Moon – Becky Reardon
Winter Solstice Round – Becky Reardon
Wondrous Love – Trad./Jim Scott
Wondrous Love – Trad./ Raymond Egan
Wondrous Love/Ishk Allah Ma Bood – Allaudin Matthieu
World of Wonder – Tom Benjamin