This was written as a closing song and it’s in the UU Hymnbook. It’s a hymn with a gospel beat, a 16 bar melody with an 8 bar intro/interlude. The central message is taken from a Native American saying: once we have shared in this circle together, the circle doesn’t break, it just opens. As the third verse gets to the word “opens” the music takes us to a coda. “…opens – to every fate of life, and every open heart.”
From the album Sailing with the Moon, the song Nothing We Haven’t Seen! Digital Download only!
As the title implies, this collection of Jim Scott songs is filled with life-affirming messages perfect for community celebrations and spiritual gatherings. It features old favorites such as Song For the Earth and Gather the Spirit plus more recent compositions (Healing Waters and We Are the Earth). In arrangements anyone can play, the songs have piano accompaniment with chord symbols. (Don’t forget, you may need one for the soloist and one for an accompanist.)
The book has 42 songs. The price of $25 includes Priority Mail shipping within the United States.
From the album Gather the Spirit, the song If There Is No Holy Spirit! Digital Download only!
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Home Is Where You Are! Digital Download only!
This eco-anthem works well for group singing or a solo voice. The traditional hymn style melody was intended to have a more contemporary feel, not too somber, with steady folk/rock rhythm. The long phrases can be a challenge to maintain the meaning of the words as all in one sentence so don’t get too slow. Several arrangements – SAA, SATB or solo with SATB – are available from Jim Scott.
From the album Heart in Another Land, the song Heart In Another Land! Digital Download only!