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Title Poems from "Singing The Journey"

Singing the Journey uses our Six Sources as organizing themes, as shown in the sections of the Table of Contents. “The Living Tradition we share draws from many sources,” so come with me now on a short spiritual romp through these six sections as I draw only from the song titles in each section to create Haiku-like poems, to honor the inclusive breadth and creativity of both our Living Tradition and this collection of tunes for Singing the Journey

Transcending Mystery and Wonder

When Our Heart Is in a Holy Place There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul.
In My Quiet Sorrow, Comfort Me, Breaths.
When I Am Frightened Open My Heart; Morning Has Come.

Words and Deeds of Prophetic Women and Men

Standing on the Side of Love, I Know I Can Open the Window.
Love Knocks & Waits for Us to Hear The Fire of Commitment. Woyaya!
Come and Go with Me, Building Bridges When the Spirit Says Lean on Me.

Wisdom from the World's Religions

Freedom is Coming, Filled with Loving Kindness.

Jewish and Christian Teachings

Hush, There Is a Balm in Gilead.
Shall We Gather at the Rivers of Babylon?
We Begin Again in Love; Be Thou with Us.

Humanist Teachings

As We Sing of Hope and Joy, May Your Life Be As a Song.
Ours Be a Religion All Around the Child.
We Are The Oneness of Everything.
Let This Be a House of Peace, For So the Children Come.

Earth-Centered Traditions

Evening Breeze Rising Green, Mother I Feel You On the Dusty Earth Drum.
Turn the World Around, Mother Earth, Beloved Garden, Blue Boat Home.

About the Author

  • The Rev. Jaco ten Hove is a “home-bred” UU, retiring in 2017 after thirty years of ministry, mostly with spouse and co-minister the Rev. Dr. Barbara Wells ten Hove. They’ve been serving Cedars UU Church on Bainbridge Island, Washington, since 2008.

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