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10 December 2020

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. With help from my friends, today’s playlist contained 72 songs in honor of the anniversary.
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Give Peace A Chance – Aerosmith Feat. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars
Rise Up – Andra Day
Just One Candle (Live) – Abraham Jam
Masters Of War – Eddie Vedder & Mike McCready
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey In the Rock
Victor Jara’s Hands – Calexico
Took The Children Away – Archie Roach
This Land – Gary Clark Jr.
Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Blowin’ In The Wind – Stevie Wonder
Dead Man Walkin’ – Bruce Springsteen
Not In My Name – John McCutcheon
Ballad for Americans – Paul Robeson
This Is America – Childish Gambino
Luka – Suzanne Vega
1 2 3 – Indigo Girls
Lives In the Balance – Richie Havens
Wonder – Natalie Merchant
Is This the World We Created…? – Queen
Ring Them Bells – Natasha Bedingfield
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
You Got to Run (Spirit of the Wind) – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
Hope – David LaMotte
The Times They Are A Changin’ – Keb’ Mo’
Jerusalem 3:56 Steve Earle
Libertad – Los Miserables
Freedom – Beyoncé (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes
Which Side Are You On? – The Freedom Singers
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) – Arlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger
If I Had a Hammer – Odetta
Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Imagine – Willie Nelson
One (Hu)’man One Vote – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
The Dreamer – Jackson Browne (feat. Los Cenzontles)
Get Up Stand Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Weary Mothers (People Union 1) – Joan Baez
When The Ship Comes In – Marcus Carl Franklin
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Among the Believers – Little Steven
Fight the Power – Public Enemy 20th
White Man’s World – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Music Of Healing – Tommy Sands (With Pete Seeger)
Crowded Table – The Highwomen
Canticle of the Turning – Princeton Seminary Choir
The Cellist of Sarajevo – A Lament in Rondo Form for Solo ‘Cello, Op. 12 – Yo-Yo Ma
Our Precious Mothers – Bear Fox
Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday
This Land Is Your Land – Sharon Jones & The Dap-King
American Remains – Highwaymen
Call It Democracy – Bruce Cockburn
We Will Not Stop – Tom Chapin (feat. The Chapin Sisters)
Woke Up This Morning – Mary D Williams Blood
Pastures of Plenty – Woody Guthrie
Dear Mr. President – P!nk (feat. Indigo Girls)
Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down – Eric Bibb
Trail Of Freedom – Bill Miller
Stimela – Hugh Masekela
Treaties – Frank Waln
Wavin’ Flag – K’naan
Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
No Knock – Gil Scott-Heron
Wedding March – Walter Rinaldi
How Can I Keep From Singing – Eva Cassidy

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10 December 2019

Walking (30 minutes). Morningside Gardens.
The playlist continued during the day.
Nar Yu Right – Star Zee
Rise Up – Andra Day
Anthem for the Amazon – Amazon Aid
My People – Yusaf/Cat Stevens
Just One Candle – Abraham Jam
God Bless the Child – Richie Havens
Masters of War – Eddie Vedder & Mike McReady
Ella’s Song – Sweet Honey in the Rock
Victor Jara’s Hands – Calexico
Took the Children Away – Archie Roach
Ring Them Bells – Natasha Bedingfield
You’ve Got to Run – Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq
The Times They Are A-Changing – Flogging Molly
Know Your Rights – The Clash
Freedom! ’90 – George Michael
Weary Mothers – Joan Baez
One Human One Vote – Johnny Clegg & Savuka
Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The Dreamer – Jackson Brown & Los Cenzontles
Not in My Name – John McCutcheon
The Music of Healing – Tommy Sands & Pete Seeger
Solidarity Forever – Pete Seeger
Mothers of the Disappeared – U2
Luka – Suzanne Vega
Wake Up – Rage Against the Machine
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Redemption Song – Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
No Human Is Illegal – The Wakes
Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Libertad – Los Miserables
How Can I Keep from Singing – Eva Cassidy

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You Made Us In Your Image

Pastor and hymnwriter Carolyn Winfrey Gillette writes new words to old hymns. Over the years she has written several hymns for peace and justice ministries of which I have been and am a part.

You Made Us in Your Image is a hymn Carolyn wrote for Human Rights Day at the request of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

You made us to be equal; you made us to be free —
To speak the truth with courage, to change society,
To follow our own conscience, to choose the words we pray.
O God, may all your children enjoy these gifts each day.

Check out the full hymn – use it for personal devotions or in a worship service:

You Have Made Us in Your Image (pdf)
You Have Made Us in Your Image (text)

See you along the Trail.

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