All the Beautiful Names

All the Beautiful Names (2014)

SATB a cappella
Commissioned by the Downtown Minneapolis Churches for their Choral Festival,
15 Feburary, 2015

Sacred

Preview Score 

Performed by Downtown Minneapolis Church choirs, Mark Sedio, conductor.

(please enter the number of scores you will need in the shopping cart)
Ex. 40 copies needed = 40 scores, $40 in your cart

Text:

We know we belong to You.
When we lose heart, when we despair,
whenever we tremble

    • tremble

      • tremble,

it means we have forgotten You.

Bring us home with every breath,
with every beat of the heart
we in You and You in us,
and remember

    • remember

      • remember

The freedom of how we belong to You.

All flesh comes to You
all the beautiful names are in You
all rivers and veins and sinews of the sea
all languages, all silences
all leaves and flames and blossoms and rains and wings
all voices we have ever longed to hear

Help us to know ourselves
always worthy of Your love

  • credo alpha, omega

To know how we deserve Your joy in us

  • credo corazon

Help us to heal our world’s divided houses

  • credo sangha

Help us restore and bless and release

  • credo sunyata

Lead us from the real to the unreal

  • Abwoon d’bwashmaya

May we sing out in every holy tongue

  • credo neshamah

And freed from every fear

  • credo noli timere

    • noli timere

      • noli timere

May we be Your mouth
May we be Your music

- Michael Dennis Browne, from “Credo (Noli Timere)” (homage to Seamus Heaney)

Meanings:

Alpha/Omega: beginning, end (Greek).
Corazon: heart (Spanish)
Sangha: community (Sanskrit)
Sunyata: emptiness (Sanskrit)
Abwoon d’bwashmaya: Our Father (Aramaic)
Neshamah: breath, spirit (Hebrew)
Noli timere: do not be afraid (Latin)