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Hosanna! Ecumenical Songs for Justice and Peace

Perhaps the greatest treasure of the ecumenical movement lies in its gatherings of songs, prayers, and other liturgical resources from around the Christian world. Now, adding to this wealth, come these 70 songs from composers around the world. Inspired by the WCC’s 10th Assembly, these songs of praise, adoration, struggle, mission, faith and hope constitute a deep resource for the pilgrimage of justice and peace. They are here published in English, French, Spanish, and German, with other languages, introduced by Andrew Donaldson, and augmented by recorded performances available on YouTube.

Perhaps the greatest treasure of the ecumenical movement lies in its gatherings of songs, prayers, and other liturgical resources from around the Christian world.  Now, adding to this wealth, come these 70 songs from composers around the world.  Inspired by the WCC’s 10th Assembly, these songs of praise, adoration, struggle, mission, faith and hope constitute a deep resource for the pilgrimage of justice and peace. They are here published in English, French, Spanish, and German, with other languages, introduced by Andrew Donaldson, and augmented by recorded performances available online.

The collection includes contributions by noted international composers, such as:

  • Unsu Kang, Geonyong Lee, and Ryu Hyung Sun, (Korea)
  • Simei Monteiro and Gerardo Carlos C. Oberman (Argentina)
  • Francisco Feliciano (Philippines)
  • Linnea Good, Tom Witt (Canada, USA), Douglas Romanow (Canada)

Songs from many traditions are here represented, including Orthodox traditions from Armenia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, and Russia.

Translations and transcriptions are by Fritz Baltruweit (Germany), Terry MacArthur (Switzerland), Maria Minnaar-Bailey (Zimbabwe/USA), John Thornburg (USA), and others.

Edited by Andrew Donaldson. Canadian musician, composer and music director,  Andrew Donaldson is a consultant to the WCC in the area of worship and spirituality, seconded by the United Methodist Church.

Specs: 204pages, 7.25 x 8.25”, paper, perfect bound, 4-colour cover

Topic: Worship / Hymnody

ISBN 978-2-8254-1667-9

Price: CHF 20.00; £13.00; €13.00; $20.00

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Click here to download the table of contents and introduction

This book is complemented by a website edited by Wendy and Andrew Donaldson which includes recordings of the songs and additional material.