Music & Song

Many commonly used hymnals and supplements contain songs that would be very appropriate for a worship focus on Palestine:

In The United Methodist Hymnal, possibilities include “What Does the Lord Require of You” and “This Is My Song.” Look in the topic index under Justice or Social Concerns for more.

In the UMC’s The Faith We Sing Hymnal, “We Are Called” and “The Summons” are often used.

In the United Church of Christ New Century Hymnal, look under Peace or Freedom and Liberation.

Build Us a Table
Composer Lori True calls this song “musical preaching.” Words by Ruth C. Duck speak of the inclusiveness of the Eucharist and include a call to tear down walls that “keep the world from our eyes and our heart.” View and download

O Spirit of Peace/Yarabba Ssalami
A Taizé-style song written by an anonymous Palestinian author and used by Christian churches in Palestine, Jordan, and Lebanon during the passing of the peace. The words call for peace to come to every heart and to the land. View and download