• Amanda Udis-Kessler
    • Amanda Udis-Kessler is a songwriter and published composer of sacred music (everysoulmusic.com; queersacredmusic.com), a writer (sermons, other worship materials, adult faith formation curricula, a sociology monograph, and other writings), and community educator on matters of religion, social inequality, and social justice. She has a sociology doctorate from Boston College and a certificate from the Iliff School of Theology. She is the Director of Assessment and Program Review at The Colorado College. Contact her at amanda@amandaudiskessler.com.

A Blessing for Civil Disobedience

The religious traditions of the world affirm that we should treat others as we wish to be treated, but too often our laws are cruel.

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God Abundant, God of Wonder

A Christian Hymn against Christian Nationalism

God abundant, God of wonder, God of every living thing,

God of justice and of righteousness, empower us as we sing.

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Hymn: Blest Are You, the Poor in Spirit

A Beatitudes hymn text with a suggested public domain hymn tune.

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You Cannot Serve God and Guns: A Prayer of Protest

Initially written as a somber a cappella piece for a worship service, this version is musically full and rich, leaning toward hope while still acknowledging the grief so many of us feel from deaths caused by gun violence.

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Litany for Strength and Guidance in Justice Work

Holy One, lover of all, knowing that you desire that all people should live in joy and
wellness, we ask today for strength and guidance in the work we do to build a just and peaceful

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When All is Burned Away: An Ash Wednesday Reading

A Liturgical Piece

When all is burned away by violence, fear and greed
We tremble in our terror that we’ve lost the things we need.

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Love Will Have the Final Laugh: An Easter Hymn

A pretty, simple Easter Hymn: Love Will Have the Final Laugh

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A Holy Week Litany for White People Working against Racism

As we enter Holy Week, we remember the holy work of Jesus in order to take up that work in our own lives and for our own time.

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The Creatures We Love

A new hymn by Amanda Udis-Kessler for The Blessing of The Animals Services

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Love Had a Dream

An Easter Journey

A progressive Christian encounter with the Easter story that situates it within the longer story of sacred love and within our lives today.

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Two Processions by Amanda Udis-Kessler

A solemn Palm Sunday hymn based on the book The Last Week by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan

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An Advent Hymn and A Christmas Hymn

Do all the good you can by all the means you can
In all the ways you can in all the places you can
At all the times you can to all the people you can
As long as ever you can (John Wesley)

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LGBTQ+ Hymns

Amanda Udis-Kessler shares LBGTQ+ hymns along with the sheet music – just click on the title of the hymn to open the PDF Sheet Music.

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Eight Hymns with Music Sheets

Amanda Udis-Kessler shares 8 hymns along with the sheet music – just click on the Title of the Hymn to open the PDF Sheet Music.

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A hymn for congregations currently doing virtual worshipping

A hymn text specifically for congregations currently doing virtual worshipping. It is to the tune of Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Nettleton

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The Fast That Love Has Chosen

Fast from fear and feast on love.

Fast from violence, feast on peace.

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