One More Redeemer

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB, piano

A warm-hearted affirmation of the divine spark in each child. Rich in close-harmony voicings and counterpoint, this American folk/gospel-inspired song is especially moving as an anthem for baptism and child dedication services.

Audio: 

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
SEA-072-00
Duration: 
2:00
Performances: 

MidSouth Unitarian Universalist Music Festival Choir; Sarah Dan Jones, conductor. Atlanta, GA
Unity Singers; Ruth Palmer, conductor. Saint Paul, MN
First Unitarian Church Chamber Singers; Jason Shelton, conductor. Nashville, TN

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Rob Eller-Isaacs & Bill Neely, adapted
Language: 
English
Text: 

"One More Redeemer "
Original texts: Rob Eller-Isaacs and Bill Neely
Lyric adapted by composer Elizabeth Alexander

Every child is born one more redeemer
In each new heart is a spark divine,
One more voice for compassion, one more holy sign,
One more chance to restore and reveal and receive.
This is our faith, this we believe:
That every child is born bring one more redeemer to this world.

Original texts © 1997 by Rob Eller-Isaacs and © 2005 by Bill Neely
Adapted lyric © 2006 by Elizabeth Alexander