Finding a Way to Freedom
In this space you can (listen to) or perform music in relation to the unjust imprisonment.
Singing is a popular form of resistance and peaceful protest used by prisoners and those supporting them alike.
This space contains suggestions for hymns, pieces of classical music and tracks from modern music albums. If you are designing a worship time you might like to consider using some of these suggestions.
Hymns you may have in your hymn book
When I needed a neighbour were you there?
Sydney Carter (born 1915)
© 1965 Stainer & Bell Ltd.
The God of hope is God who comes,
Don Pickard (born 1941)
© 1993 Stainer & Bell Ltd & The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes
'How can we sing our songs of faith In this far, foreign land?'
Fred Pratt Green 1903-2000
© 1982 Stainer & Bell Ltd
God's Spirit is in my heart.
Alan Date (1902-1979) & Hubert J. Richards (B 1921)
There are a number of well known songs of resistance sung by black slaves in America which have become popular hymns including:
- Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- Wade in the Water
- The Gospel Train's a'Comin'
- Psalm 69
- Psalm 102
- Psalm 146
- I am sure I shall see
- Jesus remember me
- The kingdom of God
Listening to Classical music
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Fidelio
- Guiseppe Verdi, 'Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves' from Nabucco
- Michael Tippett 'Go Down Jordan' and 'Steal Away' from A Child of Our Time
Listening to more contemporary music
We hope you have had a chance to engage with this space in music and song and that you have found sounds and songs which help you to reflect, pray or praise.
If you have other hymns, songs or music which you've found to be particularly inspiring on the themes of the house, we'd like to know about them through CT Connect or you can contact us through Anne Richards or MTAG.