Psalm 109  is a passionate prayer of justice and longing that

                        inspires action.

 

                  Here are three songs to sing with your circle:

Love Stands With (Psalm 109)

 

 

 

 

 

Love stands with the one in need

Love stands with

Always hopes, always believes

Love stands with

 

Angry mob at high noon,

her accusers throw her down, stones in hand

But no longer alone

as the lover of mercy helps her stand

 

Testimonial lies

framed the innocent man who hung his head

But the court caught its breath

when the lover of justice took the stand

 

In a planet of need, fear and rage

In a planet of love when the ones who can choose

decide to change

 

 

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Love Stands With is on the "Love Stands With" album.

Album songbook available here.

 

 

Love Stands With Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpg of congregational line

  • songleader's notes

 

                                       Love Stands With Charts

                                       $10.00

Love Stands With Accompaniment Pack:

  • all charts above

PLUS:

  • powerpoint lyric slides

  • original recording

  • 2 instrumental accompaniment tracks

 

                                       Love Stands With Accomp Pack

                                       $12.00

Move (Psalm 109)

 

 

 

 

 

Move

Do not be silent

Move

Let anger bring change

No one is an island

Move

Things can't stay the same

 

Stand by the ones who are oppressed

It's time to do our part

 

Where they have cursed, we vow to bless

It's time for action now

 

Speak truth to power and let love rule

It's time to use our voice

 

 

 

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Move is on the "Love Stands With" album.

Album songbook available here.

 

 

Move Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • jpg of congregational line

  • songleader's notes

 

                                       Move Charts

                                       $10.00

Move Accompaniment Pack:

  • all charts above

PLUS:

  • powerpoint lyric slides

  • original recording

  • instrumental accompaniment track

 

                                       Move Accomp Pack

                                       $12.00

A Curse Assuring Non-Violence (Psalm 109)

Note: Psalm 109 is one of the most hate-filled rants in the Bible. As such, it's probably not appropriate for worship.

It might be useful to us in other ways, however.

 

As always, the psalms remind us what it is to be human, affirming our full-range humanity and holiness.

 

We might hear Psalm 109 as the psalmist working out his or her outrage, faith-fully venting as they surrender to God their power to act out in violence.

Sing it with your circle

A Curse Assuring Non-Violence Charts:

  • piano score

  • ​lead sheet

  • guitar/bass chart

  • songleader's notes

 

                                        A Curse Assuring Non-Violence

                                        Charts $10.00

A Curse Assuring Non-Violence Accompaniment Pack:

  • all charts above

PLUS:

  • powerpoint lyric slides

  • original mp3 recording

  • mp3 instrumental accompaniment track

 

                                        A Curse Assuring Non-Violence

                                        Accompaniment Pack

                                        $12.00

Sing it with your circle

 

Well, you stood up before the judge and you lied to hurt me

    After all these years, I can't believe you'd burn me

You repaid my honest love with a pure betrayal

    Where was your freaking head? Guess your conscience failed

May you be hounded ev'ry day by a cruel accuser

    May your friends be few and may your days be fewer

Lose your house and lose your job, up to here in debt

    Strangers come and threaten you and steal what's left

    May no one show you mercy

        as your life is in a full-tilt spin

    You're fond of a good curse,

        so have a taste of your own medicine

Maybe I'll never understand why you said all that hate

    I've been so enraged, I can't see straight

I can scarcely now believe what you did was real

    I just want your life to hurt and then disappear

    May no one give you comfort

        as you're crying in the dark alone

    You never blessed, so may you never

        get a blessing for your own

So there I said it oh my God— That’s my heartbreak talking

    All my ugly thoughts I'd never ever act on

There's a lot of letting go til this poison's gone

    God, my one and only prayer: help me move on

 

 

 

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