We thank you God for history’s tales
But which version should we tell?
The story of the powerful rich
Or the poor’s oppressive hell?
Part 2 of Sacred Energy (Mass of the Universe) contains the complete text of the mass, with melody lines, and a separate pdf with the complete score, for an accompanist. These two files together give you the basis for producing the mass in your community.read more
Part 1 of Sacred Energy (Mass of the Universe) presents the mass in a form that you can interact with. Each individual musical segment has both an audio file (mp3) and a musical score (pdf).read more
Blessed be our journey as we make our way,
Reaching forward to that timeless day
When God’s mighty hand will unite in loving bond
All creation in new life beyond.
So the hymns in this collection are my attempts to express aspects of a positive progressive theology. They are not meant to give a systematic statement of that theology; there are plenty of topics unaddressed here, and there’s plenty of room for a sequel. These hymns are, in the old sense, occasional pieces. They were written for particular occasions in my spiritual journey.read more
Who maims life today?
We maim life today
When we see the wood and not the tree,
When we fail to dream of what could be,
We maim life today.
Spirit’s golden fire,
God’s life-force in our depth, *
Fan within our hearts
Your just and caring warmth.
Deep in the human heart
The fires of justice burn;
With visions of a world renewed
Through radical concern.
“Knock, knock, knock and the door will surely open, *
Seek, seek, seek and the questing heart will find,”
All that only seems to lie outside us
Also dwells within our heart and mind.
When we find beauty in our depths,
When we find love within our heart,
When we find dance within our toes,
God will form our sail and chart.
There’s a beautiful place in our minds,
Deeper than hatred or fear;
There’s a beautiful space in our hearts
Filled with God’s wisdom and care.
I’m on the road to nowhere
A place that I can find
Beyond my measured thinking,
Beyond my structured mind.