I first encountered “Canticle of the Turning” in a worship service with the YAV program. She grew up in Richmond, VA; earned a Bachelor of Arts in both Religious Studies and Music from the College of William and Mary (2009); and spent a year living and working in Lima, Peru, as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV). Salvation History in the Presbyterian Hymnal Letter by Nahida H. Gordon, Introduction, [ezcol_2third][/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end]Author David Lamotte sings “This Is My Song” (#340)[/ezcol_1third_end] “The prophet. We turn a woman's world upside down when we show her the love and support she needs to be a mother. In a review of this book for the publisher Routledge historians Harman Bhogal and Liam Haydon wrote: Traditional interpretations of the English Civil War concentrated heavily on a top-down analysis of the doings of king and parliament. 1. We Are Still Here: The Anti-Doctrine of Discovery, Pope Francis’ recent “Apostolic Exhortation” criticizing trickle-down capitalist economics, David Lamotte quoted this hymn in his article last week, Advent IV: PEACE on Earth, Goodwill to All, Fear Not? Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down. Hymns about charity are undoubtedly an important part of Christian worship. It may make no logical sense, but for some reason, we crave these hymns. And it’s our commitment to Jesus Christ, King of Kings, that continues to turn the world upside down today, just as Paul and Silas did in Acts. , The following is the text found in the Thomason Tracts (669. f. 10 (47)), dated 8 April 1646.. Or is it possible that for us, like for Mary, singing these songs about a world turned upside down is the first step in making this world a reality? Unbound seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming platform, no matter one’s gender, sexuality, race, religion, age, ability or creed. And every time we do it, we turn the world upside down – for the good. It is a political globe with the south pole on top. It is sung to the tune of another ballad, "When the king enjoys his own again". This Christmas season, we have touched on a wide variety of topics as we have investigated what the hymns in Glory to God say about justice for the church and for individuals. In Acts 17, we see an accusation of just that, when Paul and Silas come to Thessalonica, proclaiming Jesus as King. TEXT: ACTS 17:6. The poor old cook, in the larder doth look, AUTHOR BIO: Ginna Bairby, the Managing Editor of Unbound, is a graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA (M.Div. Date and Time. Every time we speak truth into someone’s life, offer material assistance to someone in need, invite supporters to participate in the lifesaving work in our organizations, begin to mentor a young woman or man, we proclaim that there is some authority higher than this world. So what then? Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. HUMOR: Good bye, Dad! It forced a generation of historians to re-evaluate the things they thought they knew about a key pivot point in British history – and went on to influence the generations that came after them. Some, like “Heaven Shall Not Wait” (#773), joyfully anticipate the coming of such a world, proclaiming that “Heaven shall not wait for the poor to lose their patience…for the rich to share their fortunes, the proud to fall;” for, “Jesus is Lord; he has championed the unwanted; in him injustice confronts its timely end.” Others, like “In An Age of Twisted Values” (#345), confess our own complicity in such sinful systems: “In sophisticated language we have justified our greed. Jesus’ words about the last being first and the poor inheriting the Kingdom of God are deeply challenging words for the average US Christian. Old Christmas is kickt out of Town. Read: Acts 17:1-9. The wise men did rejoyce to see our Savior Christs Nativity: To conclude, I'le tell you news that's right, Christmas was kil'd at Naseby fight: The World Turned Upside Down (To the Tune of, When the King enioys his own again.) Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice is an online journal and community that examines, expresses, and encourages commitments to social justice as inspired by the prophetic gospel of Jesus Christ. So much of this verse (and this hymn as a whole) confirms the values of sharing, serving God, loving all, spreading the Gospel. Are we just a bunch of idealists and dreamers, perfectly happy to sing about the Kingdom of God from our fancy new hymnals but ultimately content to leave things the way they are? Mary’s Magnificat and Cooney’s paraphrase in this hymn draw dichotomies both in terms of power and of faithfulness that leave privileged people of faith in an uneasy tension. ___________________________________________. A world in which the poor are the first to receive the good news, the lowly are exalted, and the rich are sent away empty. The Christian imperative to care for the poor is perhaps the most widely-accepted contribution that Christianity offers to our wider culture. This song was recorded by Maddy Prior with The Carnival Band on their album Hang Up Sorrow and Care. Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down. ___________________________________________. If you can’t see this world being turned upside down, there’s plenty of evidence. Life is winning. Acts 17:5-7, According to American legend, the British army band under Lord Cornwallis played this tune when they surrendered after the Siege of Yorktown (1781). We turn a child's world upside down when we help ensure that he or she is born and loved and cherished. A different song with the same title was written by Leon Rosselson, and made popular by Billy Bragg. Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down. Reflection: “Turning the world upside down” We listen to and reflect on the video clip of the hymn: “O Lord all the world belongs to you” (Patrick Appleford) Prayers of gratitude and concern Response: Lord in your mercy Hear our prayer The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father in … And then strange motions will abound. David Lamotte quoted this hymn in his article last week as an example of a “bold challenge to power and the status quo” – a prophetic hymn worthy of the Biblical text on which it is based. As both a journal and a forum for conversation, action and community building. Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down. No matter how selflessly we might give that wealth away, our simple charity cannot erase in consequence or ethical import the sinful economic systems through which we acquired it. Let me start by saying that there is no way to address all the hymns in this volume that speak to economic concerns – and that is good news! A world turned upside down. "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also," the rabble yells, "... saying that there is another king, Jesus.". Acts 17:1-10. The new hymnal has no shortage of hymns that witness to this systemic, structural understanding of economic justice. The Holy Spirit is moving within us, giving us eyes to see that more joyful than the world of our own excesses is that world where “the hungry poor shall weep no more for the food they can never earn.” I wonder if somehow, in spite of all our wealth and privilege, the Gospel has made its way into our inmost desires to light a “fire of love in our flesh and our bones” (Gather Us In, #401).
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