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A Benediction based on Isaiah 61
Into the World Singing
Benediction

Let us go out into the world singing.

Let us go out into the world singing songs that proclaim liberty.
Songs that turn ashes into garlands
Songs that bind up the afflicted and those who mourn.
Songs that, like oaks, have roots that go deep and stand strong.

Let us go out into the world singing.
We know these songs. They vibrate through time, in our very souls.
They are the songs that give us life.
They are the songs that give us meaning.
They are the songs that give us purpose.
Now it is our turn, to take these life-giving songs out into the world.
Let us go now—singing these songs with voices deep and strong.
And may the world join us in praise and in celebration and in love.
Amen.

About the Author

  • The Rev. Dawn Skjei (SHAY) Cooley believes that Unitarian Universalists are called to "Love the Hell Out of the World" and tries to practice this on a regular basis. She is passionate about helping congregations adapt to the changing cultural religious landscape. After seven years as the...

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