My friend Jann Aldredge-Clanton is the author of Inclusive Hymns for Liberating Christians, and I am taking these days surrounding Christmas to share some of her beautiful work, which features the beautiful images of others.
Today, “Sound Forth the News That Wisdom Comes” (to the tune of “Joy to the World”) which she describes as follows:
Recording artist Shannon Kincaid sings “Sound Forth the News That Wisdom Comes,” with pictures from various artists, to the tune of “Joy to the World.” The book of Proverbs depicts Wisdom as a female image of the Divine: “She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with Her. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all Her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of Her; those who hold Her fast are called happy” (Proverbs 3: 15, 17-18).
“Sound Forth the News That Wisdom Comes” calls us to co-create with Wisdom a world of peace, justice, equality, love, freedom, and joy.
Some lyrics:Sound forth the news that Wisdom comes to bring new life to birth. Arise with hope, Her labor join, and peace shall fill the earth, and peace shall fill the earth, and peace, and peace shall fill the earth. No more let fear and custom hide the path of Wisdom fair. She leads the way to life and joy, with gifts for all to share, with gifts for all to share, with gifts, with gifts for all to share.