1. Break Our Hearts Again
    By: Paul Demer

    A hauntingly beautiful melody and poetic lyrics that can be used as a lament, a prayer of longing for deeper union and response to God, and that ends with a resolve to "lay our armour down." 

    Note:  The sheet music for this song is in a key that is significantly lower than the artist's recording in order to make the range more accessible for congregational singing.  If you purchase the sheet music and would like it also in the original key, please contact CMP and we will send it to you at no additional charge.

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  2. Deliver Us
    By: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

    An upbeat rocking song with a catchy hook based on Psalm 58 that names systemic injustice and oppression.  This song has some guts and is a strong call for introspection and "uprooting corruption even when it serves us." 

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  3. Find Our Way To Love
    By: The Many

    This is a brand new song from Gary, Lenora, and Hannah Rand and their worship band, "The Many."  Among other things this song is their powerful, soulful, and faithful musical response to the violence and death of Charleston, Paris, and Orlando.  The song is a lament, a proclamation of the biblical Truth that whatever we do to someone else, we ultimately do to ourselves, and ends with the hopeful reminder that God "so loves the world" that we can always "find our way to love."  

    Piano arrangement coming soon!

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  4. Forgive Us
    By: The Many

    From Gary Rand of "The Many..." "Forgive Us is a song of lament and confession. It’s a song to sing when the words don’t come; when our efforts to help, or do right, or even pray seem to come up empty. The songs says, “we don’t know how to pray here, stay here. All we hope is that you’re here.” It’s a song that resonates with Romans 8:26-27, where Paul speaks of the Spirit interceding for us when we don’t have the words." Learn More

  5. Forsaken
    By: The Many

    Another gorgeous and soulful song of lament and longing by the Many. The lyrics were written by The Many's primary lyricist Lenora Rand, and the music by Lenora's husband Gary and daughter Hannah. This amazing family of co-writers and artists is blessing CMP and the Church with some of the best new worship music to be found. Taking it's cue from Jesus' cry on the cross from Psalm 22, this song taps into our experience of God's seeming absence in times of great struggle and pain, yet leans toward hope and faith and healing. Perfect for Lent and Holy week of course, but these themes are with us always and this song should and will be used throughout the year to help us express these deep and real longings of the human spirit for God to break in and break through. Learn More

  6. God I Am Beaten Battered And Bruised
    By: Ken Medema

    Ken Medema captures the anguishing prayer of the servant who longs for God's justice in frustrating times and who trusts in God against despair and fear. The song concludes with a comforting reminder that we belong to God. This bluesy song is a setting of Psalm 56 and is best suited to be performed as a vocal solo with piano accompaniment. Look for these additional psalm settings in this series by Ken: "All My Life (Psalm 73)," "It's Good to Give Thanks (Psalm 92)," "We Will Raise Our Eyes (Psalm 121)." Learn More

  7. Hymn Of Remorse
    By: Brian McLaren

    A soulful song of lament and confession written by Brian McLaren and sung by Traci Howe Wispelwey. The song expresses deep regret for some of the ways in which we have collectively made choices that have caused great pain to the world, to the earth, to each other, and to ourselves. It ends with a prayer for healing and renewal. Learn More

  8. I Am For Peace
    By: Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

    • The lead sheet product includes lead sheet plus songleader's guide and congregational melody line.
    • "I Am For Peace" is from Richard Bruxvoort Colligan's album, "Love Stands With."

    Psalm 120 is the voice of the psalmist desperate. At one point in the psalm, the psalmist throws their head back and wails, "I am for peace but whenever I open my mouth, they are for violence!" This is a song for sidewalk, street and capital steps. The rerfain may stand alone at a protest rally or the entire song can be sung to name moments of our lives ready for serious change. Particularly adventurous communities may invent verses that hit home at the time of singing.

    This song is licensed via OneLicense.net, CCLI and Worldmaking.net.

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  9. Let Not the Needy Be Forgotten
    By: Bret Hesla

    A song about justice for the most vulnerable, including refugees, those trafficked, victims of violence. Based on Psalm 9. Learn More

  10. Let's Confess It
    By: Brian McLaren

    A song to help us confess what's "off" in a way that's Real and True and soulful and kind of gritty. The verses are in spoken word format, and there is a sung refrain for the congregation. While the spoken word poetic form gives this a contemporary edge, the song ends with the traditional liturgical prayer of confession which many will recognize. Learn More