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Go Out! (Individual Song)

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A rousing song of commission, with an "anti-hellfire-and-brimstone" message
Poet/Lyricist: 
John Murray (as rendered by Alfred S. Cole)

Preaching a gospel of religious tolerance and unconditional love, the message of early American minister John Murray (1741-1815) is as relevant and refreshing today as it was during his own time.  Alfred S. Cole's oft-quoted rendering of Murray's universalist gospel, with its "anti-hellfire-and-brimstone" message, is beloved by people of many faiths all around the world.

Elizabeth Alexander brings her Appalachian roots and inventive ear to this rousing song of commission, with sweet gospel harmonies, a soulful piano accompaniment, and an overlay of fierce compassion.

Go Out! may also be performed as part of the concert-length work, Go Out!

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Go Out

Text by Alfred S. Cole ~ Abridged by Elizabeth Alexander

Go out into the highways and by-ways
And give the people something of your new vision.

You may possess only a small light, but uncover it and let it shine.
Use it to bring more understanding to the hearts and minds of men.

Give them not Hell, but hope and courage.
Do not push them deeper into their despair,
But preach the kindness and the everlasting love of God.

Reviews and Responses: 

"I love this piece.  I'm also just tickled that you’ve found a way to set this text – such a classic, with obvious selling points, but so tricky to do well.  You nailed it."  Jason Shelton, Music Director, First Unitarian Universalist Church (Nashville, TN)

Performers: 

THE CHORAL FORCES OF:

* PREMIERE: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville / Jason Shelton (Nashville, TN)
Arizona/Nevada Unitarian Universalist Choir Fest / Kellie Walker (Chandler, AZ)
Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church / Dale Churchill (Portland, ME)
Arlington Street Church / Mark Buckles (Boston, MA)
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church / Henry Sgrecci (Bethesda, MD)
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia / Jen Hayman (Philadelphia, PA)
First Unitarian Church of Portland / Mark Slegers (Portland, OR)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Des Moines / Moira Leu (Des Moines, IA)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston / Jason Oby (Houston, TX)
Mountain Desert Unitarian Universalist Conference / Beth Dion (Ogden, UT)
Plymouth Congregational Church / Sonja Thompson (Minneapolis, MN)
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church / Dave Simmons (Overland Park, KS)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Grand Traverse / Kevin Tarsa (Traverse City, MI)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua / Jed Holland (Nashua, NH)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Phoenix / Connie Jahrmarkt (Phoenix, AZ)
Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Hillsboro / Alison Wilski (Hillsboro, OR)
Unitarian-Univeralist Musicians Network National Conference / Jason Shelton, soloist (Madison, WI)
Unity Church-Unitarian / Ruth Palmer (Saint Paul, MN)
Waldon Hill Vocal Ensemble / Joe Mish ~  First Unitarian Universalist Church (Rochester, MN)

                

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