Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plain song

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Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plain song

Product Description

Quaker Press releases It's first musical CD - the words of George Fox, Margaret Fell, John Woolman, and others who may be new to you are sung in piercingly clear plainsong, a remarkable collection of 21 Gregorian chant-like songs of early Quaker texts, arranged and sung by Paulette Meier. You will receive the words in new ways. Sheet music to the songs, as well as background on the authors and Quaker themes of the quotations, are included as PDF on the disc. Hear sample tracks by following the link below, and see the reviews of Paulettes songs in the comment section below. 


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Here's what people are saying about these stirring quotations, set to lucid, luminous plain song:


Paulette Meiers rich voice, unforced singing, meditative pacing, and natural cadences bring the hearer to that inner peace where truth abides. This approach helps liberate early Quaker spiritual power for a new time.    Doug Gwyn, Quaker scholar, writer, minister and musician


What a treasure these are! . . . The passages [Paulette] has chosen represent timeless wisdom that all, regardless of denomination, will find inspiring. I now frequently find them coming to mind on my morning prayer walks, which are richer for them.    Bill Dietrich, former Executive Director, Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation


The chants are like prayer beads for me, grounding my spiritual intention to follow my inner guide.    Rose Marie Cipryk


[These songs] open a doorway to a spirituality that can . . .shake all the country for ten miles round. Her voice moves us into Gods heart, leaving us both challenged and comforted, and resting in a place of deep peace.    Peter Blood-Patterson, co-author, Rise Up Singing


The sung quotations, listed in order:


Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit, from thy own thoughts. Then thou wilt feel the principle of God, to turn thy mind to the Lord God, whereby thou wilt receive Gods strength and power from whence life comes, whereby thou wilt receive Gods strength to allay all blustering, storms, and tempests.    George Fox (1658)

Ye have no time but this present time, therefore prize your time, for your souls sake.    George Fox (1652)

Keep within. And when they say, Look here or look there is Christ, go not fourth, for Christ is within you. And those who try to draw your minds away from the teaching inside you are opposed to Christ. For the measures within, and the light of God is within, and the pearl is within you, though hidden.    George Fox (1652)

Art thou in darkness? Mind it not, for if thou dost it will feed thee more. But stand still, and act not, and wait in patience, till Light arises out of Darkness and leads thee.    JamesNayler (1659)

Stand still in that which is pure, after ye see yourselves, and then mercy comes in. After thou seest thy thoughts and temptations, do not think, but submit, and then power comes in. stand still in that which shows and discovers, and there doth strength immediately come. And stand still in the light, and submit to it, and the other will be hushed and gone, and then contentment comes.    George Fox (1652)

Lord, give me and mine the comfortable enjoyment of thy presence forever, and then try us as Thou pleasest. Thy preserving power is all that I desire of Thee, and unto it I commit all, and with Thee I leave all; for Thou art worthy to dispose of all; and then would Life flow in like a river, to the comforting and strengthening of soul and body.    Joan Vokins(1691)

Give over thine own willing, give over thine own running, give over thine own desiring to know or be anything, and sink down to the seed, which God sows in thy heart, and let that be in thee and grow in thee and breathe in thee and act in thee, and thou shalt find by sweet experience that the Lord knows that and loves and owns that, and will lead it to the inheritance of life, which Gods portion.    Isaac Penington (1681)

Oh, love Truth and its testimony, whether its witness be to you or against you. Love it, that into my Mothers house you all may come, and into the chamber of Her that conceived me, where you may embrace and be embraced of my dearly beloved one. Love is His name, Love is His nature, and Love is His life.    Sarah Blackborow (1658)

I saw that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness. In that, I also saw the infinite love of God, and I had great openings.    George Fox (1647)

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same Divine Principle, the root and reward of their friendship.    William Penn (1693)

Truth is one and the same always, though ages and generations pass away, and one generation goes and another comes, yet the word and power and spirit of the Living God endures forever, and is the same and never changes.    Margaret Fell (1660)

Mind that which is eternal, which gathers your hearts together up to the Lord, and lets you see that ye are written in one anothers heart.    George Fox (1653)

Our life is love, our life is peace, our life is tenderness and bearing with each other, and forgiving one another and not laying accusations one against another; but praying for each other and helping each other up with a tender hand.    Isaac Penington (1667)

Let not the sons and daughters, nor the handmaids, be stopped in their prophesying, nor the young men in their visions, nor the old men in their dreams. . . . So every one may improve their talents, every one exercise their gifts, and everyone speak as the Spirit gives them utterance. . . . So that all plants may bud and bring forth fruit to the glory of God.    George Fox (1657)

And may not the Spirit of Christ speak in the female as well as the male? Who is it that dare limit the Holy One of Israel? For the Light is the same in the male and in the female, and it cometh from Christ. . . . And who is it that dare stop Christs mouth?    George Fox (1657)

All meet together everywhere, and in your meetings wait upon the Lord. And take heed of forming words, but mind the Power, and know that which is Eternal, which will keep you all in unity, walking in the Spirit, and will let you see the Lord near you and among you.    George Fox (1653)

We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love and unity. It is our desire that others feet may walk in the same. We do deny and bear our testimony against all strife and wars and contention.    Margaret Fell (1660)

Be patterns, be examples, in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone; whereby in them ye may be a blessing, and make the witness of God in them to bless you.    George Fox (1656)

It would go a great way to caution and direct people in their use of the world, if we understood more about the creation of it. For how could we find the confidence to abuse it, while we should see the Great Creator stare us in the face, in all and every part thereof?    William Penn (1693)

Peace requires justice. Justice requires law. Law requires government, not only within nations, but also between nations.    William Penn (paraphrase, 1693)

May we look upon our treasure, our furniture and our garments, and try to discover whether the seeds of war are nourished by these, our possessions.    John Woolman (1763)



Posted by QuakerBooks on June 29, 2010 2:39 PM